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SpaceX to launch first satellites for Musk's Starlink internet service

The billionaire entrepreneur and chief executive officer of Tesla Inc was set to brief reporters on the Starlink satellite-based internet business ahead of the launch from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 10:30 p.m. The first 60 Starlink satellites are stacked together atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Musk plans to send as many as 12,000 satellites into space as soon as 2024 to make high-speed internet available from space across the world. In February, satellites built by Air...
Tags: Florida, Science, Airbus, Musk, SpaceX Falcon, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, OneWeb, StarLink, Tesla Inc


Amazon plans to launch 3,236 satellites for global internet connectivity

Amazon plans to launch a constellation of 3,236 satellites into low Earth orbit to provide internet to “unserved and underserved communities around the world”, Reuters reported. The so-called Project Kuiper initiative first came to light last September, after TJI Research spotted two job... ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Facebook, Spacex, News, Reuters, OneWeb, satellite Internet, TJI Research, Project Kuiper


Space tech rockets higher

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Corporate biotech venture funding rises again 2019 US VC funds take a more boutique approach Venture investment in space technology is hitting stratospheric heights in recent quarters. But investors in the sector are betting it will rocket higher still. The latest example of high-velocity funding is satellite internet startup OneWeb, which recently announced a galactic-sized $1.2...
Tags: TC, Column, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Softbank, Tech, Satellites, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Mars, Anderson, Musk, Space Technology, Arlington VA, Chad Anderson


Amazon joins SpaceX, OneWeb, and Facebook in the race to create space-based internet services

Amazon is officially joining the race to create a network of satellites in low earth orbit that will provide high-speed terrestrial internet services. The company has filed its first papers with the U.S. government for approval to launch a network of 3,236 satellites through a subsidiary called Kuiper Systems LLC, according to a report in GeekWire.  “Project Kuiper is a new initiative to launch a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband conn...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Spacex, Coca-cola, Tech, Nasa, Broadband, United States, Satellites, Satellite, Jeff Bezos, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Internet Connectivity


SoftBank leads $1.25 bln round for OneWeb

OneWeb said March 18 that it raised $1.25 billion in new capital led by SoftBank Group Corp, Grupo Salinas, Qualcomm Technologies Inc, and the government of Rwanda. OneWeb is a global communications company. PRESS RELEASE LONDON ,  March 18, 2019  /PRNewswire/ — OneWeb, a global communications company with a mission to bring connectivity to everyone, everywhere, announces it has secured its largest fundraising round to date with the successful raise of  $1.25 billion  in new capital. This bring...
Tags: London, Mexico, Virginia, Softbank, Trends, Canada, Airbus, Leo, Latin America, Adrian, Rwanda, Hughes, SoftBank Group Corp, ITU, OneWeb, VC Deals


Successful launch propels OneWeb to $1.25B in new funding

Following the successful launch and deployment of the first six satellites in a planned constellation of hundreds, OneWeb has raised $1.25 billion in funding to kickstart mass production. It’s a powerful endorsement of and ambitious plan to create an entirely new layer of global connectivity. To blanket the world in internet, OneWeb means to send up about 650 satellites at first, with a few hundred more later to expand and reinforce coverage. The original schedule has slipped considerably, as...
Tags: Space, Fcc, Softbank, Funding, Africa, Tech, Satellites, Airbus, Mars, ITU, Talia, SATCOM, OneWeb, StarLink, Adrian Steckel, Ubiquitilink


Why space is becoming a dangerous place to do business

Internet startup OneWeb has plans to deploy hundreds of new satellites into Earth's orbit, and CEO Greg Wyler wants to make sure it's done safely.
Tags: Earth, Cnn, OneWeb, Greg Wyler


OneWeb Launched Six Satellites Today as Part of a 600 Mega-constellation

Oneweb has launched six satellites that will be part of 600 global satellite network. OneWeb will launch into a 450-500km altitude, which is above the International Space Station. From there, our... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Innovation, OneWeb


Watch OneWeb’s first six global internet satellites launch today

After four years and more than $2 billion in funding, OneWeb is ready to launch the first six satellites out of a planned constellation of 650 with which it plans to blanket the world in broadband. The Arianespace-operated Soyuz rocket will take off at 1:37 Pacific time from Guiana Space Center. You can watch it live at OneWeb’s site here. OneWeb is one of several companies that aims to connect the world with a few hundred or thousand satellites, and certainly the most well-funded — SoftBank ...
Tags: Startups, Gadgets, Space, Spacex, Florida, Hardware, Softbank, Africa, Earth, Middle East, Satellites, Satellite, Airbus, Kennedy Space Center, Gsc, Arianespace


OneWeb’s first six global internet satellites are safely in orbit

Update: Launch and deployment successful! After four years and more than $2 billion in funding, OneWeb is ready to launch the first six satellites out of a planned constellation of 650 with which it plans to blanket the world in broadband. The Arianespace-operated Soyuz rocket will take off at 1:37 Pacific time from Guiana Space Center. You can watch it live at OneWeb’s site here. OneWeb is one of several companies that aims to connect the world with a few hundred or thousand satellites, and...
Tags: Gadgets, Space, Spacex, Florida, Hardware, Softbank, Africa, Tech, Earth, Middle East, Satellites, Satellite, Airbus, Kennedy Space Center, Gsc, Arianespace


As rocket companies proliferate, new enabling tech emerges as the next wave in the space race

Blue Origin, Rocket Lab, Relativity Space, Slingshot Aeropsace, SpaceX and Virgin Orbit have raised billions of dollars to create new vehicles to launch payloads into space, but as the private space industry develops in the U.S. investors are beginning to back enabling technologies boost the next wave of innovation. Whether it’s satellite manufacturers, new propulsion systems for satellites, antennae for data transmission or actually building out the networks themselves, the new space race...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Spacex, London, California, Tech, Broadband, United States, Alaska, Satellite, Aws, Lockheed Martin, Satellite Imagery, Morgan Stanley, Spaceflight, Cloud Services


Meet the little-known Chinese WiFi startup that rubs shoulders with WeChat and Alipay

A service that connects people to WiFi hotspots for free turned out to be one of China’s most popular apps, nestling in the top ranks with Tencent’s WeChat messenger and Alibaba’s digital wallet affiliate Alipay. According to a report from app tracking service App Annie, WiFi Master Key was China’s fifth-largest app and the world’s ninth largest by monthly active users in 2018, titles it also held in 2017. Report: The State of Mobile 2019, App Annie The aptly-named WiFi Master Key, which ow...
Tags: Startups, Asia, Space, Spacex, Privacy, China, Wi-fi, Internet Access, Password, Shanghai, Alibaba, Tencent, WeChat, Alipay, E-book, Chen


Meet the little-known Chinese Wi-Fi startup that rubs shoulders with WeChat and Alipay

A service that connects people to Wi-Fi hotspots for free turned out to be one of China’s most popular apps, nestling in the top ranks with Tencent’s WeChat messenger and Alibaba’s digital wallet affiliate Alipay. According to a report from app tracking service App Annie, WiFi Master Key was China’s fifth-largest app and the world’s ninth largest by monthly active users in 2018, titles it also held in 2017. Report: The State of Mobile 2019, App Annie The aptly named WiFi Master Key, which o...
Tags: Asia, Space, Spacex, Privacy, China, Wi-fi, Tech, Internet Access, Password, Shanghai, Alibaba, Tencent, WeChat, Alipay, E-book, Chen


U.S. OneWeb satellite service has not offered stake to Russia

The U.S. satellite startup OneWeb, which plans to create a worldwide internet network using satellites, said on Friday that it had not offered the Russian government a stake in the project. Sources had earlier told Reuters that OneWeb had offered to sell a 12.5 percent stake to Russia, a move it hoped would allay Moscow's concerns about the company's satellite network plan. Russia's Federal Security Service said in October it was against the OneWeb's project to bring internet access to remote ...
Tags: Science, Russia, Moscow, Reuters, Federal Security Service, OneWeb


Exclusive: U.S. satellite service offers to sell minority stake to Russia

U.S. satellite start-up OneWeb has offered to sell a minority stake to Russia, a move it hopes will allay Moscow's concerns about the company's plan to create a worldwide internet network using satellites, three sources familiar with the matter said.
Tags: Money, Russia, businessNews, Moscow, OneWeb


Space is open for business

David Cowan Contributor Share on Twitter David Cowan is a partner at Bessemer Venture PartnersBessemer Venture Partners, where he launched the firm’s investing practices in space tech, cyber security, cloud infrastructure and consumer tech. More posts by this contributor SpaceTech Is Venture Capital’s Final Frontier Security For Startups Tess Hatch Contributor ...
Tags: Column, Space, Spacex, Stanford, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Darpa, Space Exploration, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Mars, Spaceflight, Apollo, Bessemer Venture Partners, Max


Satellite startups turn to reinventing broadband, mapping and other industries

Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor Old VC firms hold entrenched position in fundraising despite fresh entrants The largest buys of tech’s Big Five: a look at M&A deals Smartphones have disrupted transportation, payments and communication. But the underlying technology has tangentially changed a completely different sector: satellite...
Tags: TC, Column, Space, Softbank, Tech, Satellites, Planet, Crunchbase, Kymeta, Venture, Jason Rowley, OneWeb, Astro Digital, Descartes Labs, Orbital Insight, Crunchbase News More


OneWeb and SpaceX are leading the way to global internet with smallsat constellations

Oneweb has raised about $1.7 billion for its smallsat constellation. $1 billion came from Softbank. Softbank has raised $100 billion in its vision fund. OneWeb Satellites is a joint venture between... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Spacex, Innovation, OneWeb, SoftBank SoftBank


EarthNow promises real-time views of the whole planet from a new satellite constellation

A new space imaging startup called EarthNow aims to provide not just pictures of the planet on demand, but real-time video anywhere a client desires. Its ambition is matched only by its pedigree: Bill Gates, Intellectual Ventures, Airbus, SoftBank and OneWeb founder Greg Wyler are all backing the play. Its promise is a constellation of satellites that will provide video of anywhere on Earth with latency of about a second. You won’t have to wait for a satellite to come into range, or worry about ...
Tags: Startups, Gadgets, Accelerator, Space, Florida, Tech, Earth, Satellites, Airbus, Toulouse, OneWeb, Wyler, Greg Wyler, Intellectual Ventures, Hannigan, Earthnow


SpaceX is making big money moves

Planning a Mars mission, a global telecommunications network for inexpensive internet service and creating an interplanetary hedge against World War Three isn’t cheap, so it’s no wonder that SpaceX is closing on $500 million in new cash through a financing round led by Fidelity, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the round. Responding to clamoring demand from investors and their own desires to cash out (at least a little bit), existing shareholders in the company are creating se...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Funding, Tech, Space Tourism, Transport, Fidelity, Gps, Spaceflight, Hyperloop, Cnbc, Musk, Blue Origin, Rocket Lab


Smartphones to be inescapable, even at 40,000 feet

Airbus, OneWeb partner up to bring airborne roaming to the masses MWC18 Folk soon need not look up from their screens when boarding aircraft and wandering the aisles thanks to an alliance formed by OneWeb and Airbus to bring 5G roaming to the skies.…
Tags: Software, Airbus, OneWeb


OneWeb is a step closer to bringing its global, satellite-based internet services to Earth

 The billionaire-backed corporation, which has raised over $1.7 billion from Virgin Group, SoftBank, Coca Cola, Bharti Group, Qualcomm and Airbus; just announced an exclusive $190 million contract with Echostar subsidiary Hughes Network Systems to provide some of the terrestrial infrastructure necessary to distribute its internet services.  Read More
Tags: TC, Technology, Internet, Tech, Earth, Digital Media, Airbus, 3G, OneWeb, EchoStar, Hughes Network Systems


Astro Digital launched its first imaging satellites

 With the satellite launch earlier today Astro Digital has sent its first shot across the bow at its competitors in the earth imaging and analysis market. The new satellites will join their celestial counterparts at a position 600 kilometers above the earth in a synchronous orbit. The company expects the satellites to be aloft for a bit more than 5 years. Read More
Tags: Space, Tech, Satellites, Satellite, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Astro, OneWeb, Astro Digital, Planet Labs, Kepler Communications, Satellogic


Oneweb building High-Volume Satellite Manufacturing Facility

OneWeb Satellites, a 50-50 joint venture between would-be constellation operator OneWeb and satellite manufacturer Airbus, has inaugurated the first serial-production line for its planned 900 communications satellites for OneWeb’s low Earth orbit constellation. “This facility is a pivotal step toward our mission to build a new global knowledge infrastructure, accessible to everyone,” said OneWeb founder and Executive Chairman Greg Wyler. “Over the past year, and thanks to the energizing suppo...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Innovation, Airbus, Holz, OneWeb, Greg Wyler, Allan McArtor, Airbus Americas


FCC Grants OneWeb Approval To Launch Over 700 Satellites For 'Space Internet'

OneWeb has been granted approval from the FCC to launch a network of internet-beaming satellites into orbit. FCC chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement: "Humans have long sought inspiration from the stars, from the ancient Egyptians orienting the pyramids toward certain stars to the Greeks using constellations to write their mythology. In modern times, we've done the same, with over 1,000 active satellites currently in orbit. Today, the FCC harnesses that inspiration as we seek to make the promis...
Tags: Fcc, Tech, Ajit Pai, OneWeb


FCC: LEO ISPs A-OK

OneWeb gets green light to pipe internet through 720 orbiting satellites America's broadband watchdog, the FCC, has approved OneWeb's proposal to launch an ISP on the backs of 720 orbiting satellites.…
Tags: Fcc, America, Software, OneWeb


OneWeb’s satellite network approved to bring the internet to isolated spots

The Federal Communications Commission approved a plan by OneWeb to put satellites closer than ever to the Earth's surface, which will result in much faster communications than older networks at higher orbits. The post OneWeb’s satellite network approved to bring the internet to isolated spots appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Fcc, Internet, Trends, Web, Earth, Federal Communications Commission, Computing, Satellites, Isps, OneWeb


FCC approves OneWeb's low-latency internet satellite network for remote areas

The Federal Communications Commission approved a plan by OneWeb to put satellites closer than ever to the Earth's surface, which will result in much faster communications than older networks at higher orbits. The post FCC approves OneWeb's low-latency internet satellite network for remote areas appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Fcc, Internet, Trends, Web, Earth, Federal Communications Commission, Computing, Satellites, Isps, OneWeb


The next billion dollar startup will be in aerospace

 On the back of the incredible innovations that have disrupted today’s urban transit systems, with new ride-share models, electric energy, and autonomous technologies, urban air mobility is poised for massive growth over the next five years. Read More
Tags: Uber, Column, Tech, Flying Cars, Space X, Aerospace, Planet, Aurora, OneWeb, Planet Labs, Lilium Aviation, Wright Electric


Why Intelsat Stock Just Plunged Another 18%

Shares of satellite communications specialist Intelsat (NYSE: I) had another down day on Thursday, their third in a row, closing down 18.3%.That makes more than 38% in combined losses since it was announced that Japanese tech conglomerate SoftBank would merge its OneWeb satellite company with Intelsat in a 40%-60% deal, with SoftBank owning the 40%.Crazy as it may sound, SoftBank will be paying $5 a share for its stake once OneWeb and Intelsat have combined, yet right now, investors are chargi...
Tags: Finance, Softbank, I, Intelsat, Rich Smith, OneWeb, Industrials, 10% Promise, D706b57a-ff9b-11e6-a8af-0050569d4be0