Satellite Technology

Sci-Fi Tech: Space Elevators

You might be taking an elevator to the stars soon enough. While human teleportation is nearly impossible, a tubelike space elevator is plausible. While some may say the materials needed to build such elevators is quite scarce. Big names in technology, such as Japan, are still pushing forward with the space elevator. If we put […]

SpaceX Gets U.S. Approval to Deploy up to 7,500 Satellites

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said on Thursday it approved SpaceX’s bid to deploy up to 7,500 satellites, but put on hold some other decisions. SpaceX’s Starlink, a fast-growing network of more than 3,500 satellites in low-Earth orbit, has tens of thousands of users in the United States so far, with consumers paying at […]

Satellite Solutions Uplifting 5G

Mobile networks of the future will not just be 5G or 6G; they’ll be zero G. Lynk Global launched the first direct-to-mobile commercial satellite in April. On August 15, AST SpaceMobile, a rival, announced plans to launch its experimental direct-to-mobile satellite in mid-September. As launch costs decline, satellite fabrication techniques advance. Telecommunications engineers push new […]

Air Traffic Modernization Through Iris Programme Advances as Inmarsat and Esa Select Txt to Drive Adoption

GCC Passengers to Benefit From New Global Air Traffic Management System Global digital enabler TXT Group (TXT) has been selected as the latest partner for Inmarsat and the European Space Agency (ESA)’s revolutionary Iris programme, which utilizes the latest generation of satellite technology to modernize air traffic management (ATM).  Electronic flight bag application will lead to reduced fuel […]