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Broadband

SpaceX Just Launched Its First High-Speed Internet Satellites Into Orbit

The goal, to create a constellation of more than 12,000 satellites, is part of a project called Starlink.
Kaleigh Rogers
2 days ago
Star Wars
Star Wars

The US Air Force Wants More Money to Defend Its Satellites

The 2019 budget for Air Force space equipment and R&D, including new satellite defenses, represents a 9-percent increase over 2018.
David Axe
2.16.18
Geosynchronous
Geosynchronous

The Dangerous Downside to DARPA’s New Repair Satellite

One country's orbital mechanic could be another’s saboteur.
David Axe
1.8.18
what on earth
what on earth

This Strange Sensor Russia Sent to the ISS Is Baffling US Military Experts

"I think the appropriate reaction is 'mild curiosity' rather than 'worry.'"
David Axe
10.18.17
eyes on the universe
eyes on the universe

Astronomers Are 'Racing Against Time' as Humanity Clogs the Air With Radio Signals

Interference is playing havoc with radio telescopes.
Jacob Dubé
10.17.17
Mysteries
Mysteries

A Giant, Mysterious Hole Has Opened Up in Antarctica

“We’re still trying to figure out what’s going on.”
Kate Lunau
10.10.17
AI FRom space
AI FRom space

Play God With this New AI that Predicts Wealth from Space

Rewild whole neighborhoods or go full Robert Moses—the choice is yours with the newly launched Penny platform.
Becky Ferreira
7.25.17
Out Of This World
Out Of This World

Citizens of Space ‘Nation’ Asgardia Are Already Violating Earthly Laws

The organization plans to launch a data-filled satellite later this year. Already, some of its 'citizens' are uploading copyrighted files to the satellite's website.
Mark Harris
6.26.17
Commercial Space Race
Commercial Space Race

OneWeb Wins FCC Approval to Launch a Fleet of Internet-Beaming Satellites

The company, backed by Richard Branson, wants to blanket the Earth in 720 satellites offering fiber-quality internet speeds for rural areas.
Jason Koebler
Carl Franzen
6.22.17
california greenin'
california greenin'

Here’s How California’s Bounce Back From Drought Looked From Space

Landsat satellites and airborne observatories monitored the state’s driest period in recorded history.
Becky Ferreira
6.20.17
quantum encryption
quantum encryption

China’s Quantum Satellite Sent Entangled Photons to Earth for the First Time

We could be just five years away from a space-based quantum communication network.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.15.17
Science Solved It
Science Solved It

Satellite Images Revealed the Secret Meaning of These Ancient Desert Spirals

The Nazca lines are world famous geoglyphs, and their nearby spiral structure help explain why they were built.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.16.17