How tiny satellites could transform weather forecasting

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CubeSats are small enough to fit into the spare space around rocket payloads meaning they are a more affordable alternative to conventional satellites. Source: BBC Future Date: September 17th, 2019 Link to video (with 15 second advert lead-in): https://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-49552894/how-tiny-satellites-could-transform-weather-forecasting Discussion The video here is about hand-sized satellites transforming weather forecasting. What else could a network… Read more »

SpaceX will launch its first 60 satellites to deliver internet from space

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SpaceX wants to beam cheap broadband internet all over the planet. It’s gearing up for the first crucial step toward making that a reality.Elon Musk’s rocket company will try to deliver a batch of 60 satellites into low-Earth orbit, the first for a megaconstellation of satellites that SpaceX is calling Starlink. The launch could happen sometime next week.It was scheduled to take… Read more »