Satellite News

  1. Kymeta Raises $73.5 Million Ahead Of mTenna Satellite Antennas Commercial Trial

    Kymeta Corporation, a metamaterials-based antenna technology startup based in Redmond, Wash., has raised $73.5 million in financing to develop and commercialize its software-steered antennas for the global mobile communications market.

  2. New NASA Radar Technique Finds Lost Lunar Spacecraft

    Finding derelict spacecraft and space debris in Earth's orbit can be a technological challenge. Detecting these objects in orbit around Earth's moon is even more difficult.

  3. Intelsat, OneWeb Merge Into First "Truly Global Broadband Company"

    Satellite services provider Intelsat SA is merging with OneWeb Ltd. in a share-for-share transaction to build the world’s first truly global broadband network, combining OneWeb’s constellation of low earth orbit (LEO) satellites with Intelsat’s fleet of geostationary orbit (GEO) satellites.

  4. Inmarsat, Actility To Launch Global Low-Power IoT Network

    Satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat and Internet of Things (IoT) network solutions provider Actility are launching a global network of land-based, low-power IoT devices connected to a satellite communications network.

  5. SpaceX Betting Big On Satellite Broadband Internet

    Space Exploration Technologies Corp., better known as SpaceX, expects future revenue from its planned satellite broadband internet business will be significantly larger than its rocket launch business by 2020.

  6. SpaceX Plans To Launch Massive Satellite 'Constellation' For Global Broadband

    Elon Musk's aerospace company SpaceX is planning to launch by the end of the decade a 4,425-strong 'constellation' of low earth orbit (LEO) satellites to provide gigabit-speed broadband and communication services globally.

  7. NASA Builds Umbrella-Style Antenna For RainCube, MarCO CubeSats

    Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have developed a new folding, umbrella-like antenna design that can be deployed from a canister on a CubeSat – a low-cost mini-satellite slightly larger than a cereal box.

  8. China Unveils First Satellite Smartphone For "Space-Based Silk Road"

    China has unveiled the first satellite smartphone that works with the country's pioneering satellite for mobile communications, Tiantong-1 (TT-1).

  9. Australia Unveils Antenna Supporting Mission To Mars

    The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia's national science agency managing radio astronomy facilities, unveiled recently a satellite antenna that will support interplanetary missions – including upcoming missions to Mars spearheaded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

  10. HawkEye 360, Lockheed Martin To Launch First Commercial Space-Based RF Mapping, Analytics

    HawkEye 360 has announced that it is collaborating with Lockheed Martin and Deep Space Industries to build and deploy low-Earth orbit satellites for its pioneering space-based radio frequency (RF) detection and mapping service to commercial clients.