Source: BBC News Date: September 30th, 2022 Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-62996100 Discussion How is it possible for a country to cut off access to the internet? Why is it not possible in many countries to cut off access to the internet?
Posts Categorized: Space-based internet
SpaceX’s newest fleet of satellites is tumbling out of orbit after being struck by a solar storm. Up to 40 of the 49 small satellites launched last week have either reentered the atmosphere and burned up, or are on the verge of doing so, the company said in an online update Tuesday night. SpaceX said… Read more »
Source: YouTube – Mobile Internet Resource Center Date: November 3rd, 2020 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niy-7ITUexc Discussion In what whys might space-based internet be a game changer? How could you package a service business around this technology?
Chawathil First Nation lies just 600 metres north of the Trans-Canada Highway in southwestern B.C., but it feels much more remote when you try to log onto the internet from here. That’s apparent when, from behind a Plexiglas barrier at the band office, finance manager Peter John attempts to run an online speed test to measure the dial-up… Read more »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
Four billion people lack internet access. Satellite internet could change that. But will the jobs created be good ones? More than half the world is still unconnected to the internet. While coverage is rising in the regions mentioned above, installing cables and mobile phone masts to hook up the remaining 4 billion people would be… Read more »
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 »