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News and analysis on satellite constellations

Artist rendering of LEO satellite constellations
Artist rendering of LEO satellite constellations. Credit: Shutterstock/SpaceQ.

Starlink availability grows but not without bumps in the road

The SpaceX Falcon 9 launch on January 6, 2022 of 49 Starlink satellites, Group 4-5

As Starlink launches and satellites have become staples for space industry observers, it’s easy to forget that the point of the enterprise is the provision of Internet services. While it’s still in beta, people are using Starlink for their Internet service provider right now. So how is it to use Starlink now? Where is it available? And can you even get it?

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Telesat looks to augment its Lightspeed constellation with an additional 1373 satellites

Telesat Lightspeed LEO satellite illustration

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had a midnight deadline of November 4th for V-band non-geostationary (NGSO) satellite constellation applications. Nine companies applied and combined they would add over 37,000 satellites to low and medium Earth orbits. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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Planet addresses global warming through SAR capabilities and new constellation

Graphic rendering of Pelican satellite SAR

Climate change products will get more high definition for customers of Planet, as the Earth observation company plans new satellites, more frequent revisit times and synthetic aperture radar (SAR). This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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NorthStar Earth & Space clears spectrum step

Artis illustration of NorthStar Space Situational Awareness satellites monitoring space

Montreal based NorthStar Earth & Space is one step closer in being able to operate its planned Skylark constellation after receiving approval in principle for its spectrum. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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Telesat sees slighter lower revenue in Q2

Telesat Alan Park ground station facility near Hannover, Ontario

A day after Telesat announced a major deal with the Government of Canada, the telecommunications company released its second quarter earning results with consolidated revenue of $188 million. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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OHB Sweden explores Arctic weather constellation

Arctic Weather Satellite constellation illustration. Credit: OHB Sweden.

OHB Sweden and a pan-European consortium are working with the European Space Agency (ESA) to create a prototype for a small satellite constellation that will help solve a pressing 21st century transportation issue: Arctic weather prediction. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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The Asian Development Bank publishes LEO Satellite Constellations report

OneWeb, Starlink, and Telesat LEO Constellations illustration

As part of our ongoing May 2021 series on satellite constellations, today we bring you a report from the Asian Development Bank with their perspective on low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellations and the opportunities for Asia and the Pacific. We note that Telesat is one of the four LEO satellite constellations discussed. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven …

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Can MDA maintain its commercial SAR lead?

The RADARSAT Constellation Mission satellites were recently installed on their dispenser and inserted into the rocket fairing at SpaceX facilities in Vandenberg Air Force Base

MDA is a leader in the development of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and the commercialization of the resulting data, but as one competitor put it in the fall of 2020, "the commercial SAR floodgates are only just now, this year, slamming open." Can MDA maintain its lead? This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology …

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Australia’s Fleet Space wants a portion of the LEO Internet of Things market

Fleet Space nanosatellite

Talking with Flavia Tata Nardini is a reminder that there’s more to the Internet than Facebook or Twitter or online gaming. Her company, Fleet Space, is focused on Internet of Things devices that communicate through a fleet of nanosatellites in low Earth orbit (LEO). This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support …

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