Coronavirus crisis highlights internet access inequality across Saskatchewan

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Barb Stamatinos had been on a waiting list for four years to get internet access when the Covid-19 pandemic hit.    Stamatinos is an administrator with the Saskatchewan Health Authority, and she is wondering why her family has had to install essential technology on their Jedburgh, Sask., area farm northwest of Yorkton, at their own cost… Read more »

Kepler will build its small satellites at a new manufacturing facility in Toronto

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Satellite communications startup Kepler will manufacture its small satellites going forward at a new 5,000-square-foot facility in Toronto, Ontario, Canada . The company is working with partners, including the Canadian Space Agency and the University of Toronto, on the new facility, which will also incorporate design and development of its satellites in addition to manufacturing. Source: Tech… Read more »

SpaceX Launches 60 Internet Satellites

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SpaceX sent another 60 satellites into orbit on Monday, one of many such launches the company hopes to conduct over the next year as it works to build a massive broadband-from-space business. A Falcon 9 rocket carrying the satellites took off from Florida’s Canaveral Air Force Station at 9:56 am ET. Later this morning, the company will… Read more »

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 »