Arianespace Says Faulty Carbon Component to Blame for Failed Satellite Launch

Arianespace’s failed satellite launch in December was likely to have been caused by a faulty carbon component, which Italian aerospace group Avio had purchased from a supplier in Ukraine, the company said, as it published findings of an enquiry on Friday. An Arianespace mission on Dec. 20 carrying two Airbus Defence & Space satellites failed […]

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 […]

The End of Line for DSL?

Internet connectivity has become an integral part of our daily life, without which, most daily activities could not be achieved properly. The ongoing digitalization has moved most business, governmental and other processes to the web, further limiting activities relying on physical interactions. Digital subscriber lines (DSL) have been the technology of choice in most countries […]

N.Korea Says It Conducted Test for Developing Reconnaissance Satellite

North Korea said a test conducted on Sunday was for the development of a reconnaissance satellite system, state news agency KCNA reported on Monday, a day after a missile launch was detected from the country. KCNA’s report did not elaborate on what type of rocket had been used in the test, but authorities in South […]

India's ISRO Places Three Satellites into Orbit

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched the radar imaging satellite EOS-04 along with two others on board Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C52) Monday. ISRO’s first launch of 2022 and under the new Chairman S. Somanath went off without any problem, placing all the three satellites into their intended orbit with precision While the […]

Brazil Approves Exploration of Satellites by SpaceX and Swarm until 2027

Anatel (A National Telecommunications Agency) granted satellite exploration rights, late last week, to both companies SpaceX and Swarm.   As such, Space Exploration Holdings, through its legal representative Starlink Brazil Holding Ltda, now has the right to explore the Starlink non-geostationary satellite system until March 2027.   On the other hand, Anatel granted the right to Swarm […]

OneWeb, Hughes to provide satellite broadband connections in India

Satellite communication companies, OneWeb and Hughes, offered high-speed, low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite broadband connectivity across India.   The agreement between OneWeb and Hughes Communications India Private Ltd. (HCIPL), a joint venture between Hughes and Bharti Airtel Limited, follows the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the companies in September 2021.   “OneWeb’s constellation will cover the length and breadth of India, from […]