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Gateway Earth Development Group proposes plans for a space station to recycle space junk by 2050

Recycling is a necessary practice in order to keep our planet clean, but now a group of scientists is looking beyond our Earth and into the space around her to try and solve the ever-worsening issue of space junk. With an estimated one million pieces of space waste currently orbiting the Earth, the need to […]

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Amazon Seeks FCC Approval To Launch 3,236 Broadband Satellites

Amazon is seeking approval from the FCC to launch 3,236 satellites into low Earth orbit in order to provide nationwide broadband coverage. The initiative which is called “Project Kuiper” was brought to light after Amazons subsidy company Kuiper Systems LLC filed documents with the FCC requesting approval to provide coverage to the whole of America, excluding […]

Internet of Things Satellites Space

China Announces Plans to launch a constellation of 72 satellites for IoT

A research institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has announced its proposal to launch a 72 piece Internet of Things (IoT) satellite constellation over the next three years. The research institute will utilize the private Chinese satellite company, Commsat, to execute the plans. The mission will be funded by the Xi’an Institute of […]

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SpaceX Successfully Launches The First 60 Starlink Satellites

Credit: SpaceX Starlink, the satellite constellation project owned by SpaceX, successfully launched their first 60 satellites into space on May 23 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The 60 Starlink satellites were packed into the nose cone of one of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rockets. Following lift-off, the rocket’s first stage booster successfully touched […]

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OneWeb raises $3.4 billion for Global Satellite Internet Network

OneWeb, a global communication company, has secured $1.25 billion in new funding after successfully launching their first round of satellites into orbit. The company’s goal is to provide a “globe-encompassing internet system” to all corners of the Earth, providing high speed connections to people all over the world, including those in remote areas that have […]