SpaceX launches satellites for global web service

Elon Musk’s private rocket company, SpaceX, has sent 60 small satellites into low orbit as he prepares to launch a new internet service.
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Elon Musk unveils 60 internet satellites ready for launch

SpaceX boss Elon Musk has unveiled 60 satellites he is sending into space on Wednesday to help improve internet coverage on earth.
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New 5G network could jam weather satellites

The roll-out of 5G mobile networks could have a big impact on weather forecasters’ ability to predict major weather events.
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UK won’t use EU’s Galileo satellites after Brexit

The UK must build its own satellite system after Theresa May confirmed the country will not be involved in the EU’s Galileo project post-Brexit.
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Pyramids and Sydney showcased in UK satellite’s first images

A space firm is showcasing the first images captured by its radar satellite which was designed and built in the UK.
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Mystery Russian satellite’s behaviour raises alarm in US

Official says “there is no way to verify” what object is and whether or not it may pose a danger.
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NASA could launch satellites from UK spaceports

NASA could one day launch satellites from Britain, the new space agency boss has told Sky News.
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Satellites could be launched from UK in three years

Satellites could be launched from the UK in as little as three years, heralding the start of what the government called the “Great British Space Age”.
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SpaceX Launches Rocket With 10 Iridium Satellites

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket, rebounding from a catastrophic accident in September.
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SpaceX Launches Rocket With 10 Iridium Satellites

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. blasted a rocket with 10 commercial satellites into space, rebounding from a catastrophic accident in September.
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Say hello to FemtoSats — the tiny new satellites that could democratize space

First launched in 2003, CubeSats have made quite an impact on space exploration with universities, enthusiasts, and others deploying the small and affordable satellites. Now, a team of researchers at Arizona State University are developing FemtoSats, an even smaller satellite that is easier and less expensive to launch. The FemtoSat, also known as SunCubes, were developed by Professor Jekan Thangavelautham from the Arizona’s School of Earth and Space Exploration. The cubes are amazingly small and light, measuring a mere 3cm and weighing only 35g. These FemtoSats are significantly smaller than their CubeSat counterparts, which are 11cm long and 1.3kg in weight.Related: NASA and Japan just released over 2.95 million thermal satellite photos of Earth, for free The FemtoSats are not only small and easy to deploy, they are also affordable when compared to the CubeSat, which costs up to $ 50,000 to prepare for launch and $ 100,000 to launch into orbit. According to the Arizona State team, each FemtoSat will cost $ 3,000 to deliver into a lower Earth orbit, and, if desired, $ 1,000 to send to the International Space Station. The FemtoSat will be deployed using a CubeSat equipped with a spring that will shoot the FemtoSat out into space. Approximately 27 FemtoSats can be released by a single deployer. This will cut down on launch costs, allowing the FemtoSats to piggyback on existing CubeSat missions. The Arizona researchers hope their FemtoSats will make it possible for the hobbyists, students, and other enthusiasts to explore space. “By reducing the launch cost, it is hoped a wider community of educators, researchers, and hobbyists can develop their own spacecraft,” said the team. “The standard is targeted towards personal, scientific, private, and government payloads.” What would you do with your own personal satellite?Also watch: Raimond de Hullu’s vision for Oas1s green buildings Please enable Javascript to watch this video

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