Chinese scientists take a step closer to 6G with optical switch

To address demands, networks need to become three-dimensional in the future By Ameya Paleja, Published by Interesting Engineering, 16 October 2023 Scientists at the Xian Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics under the Chinese Academy of Sciences have successfully tested optical switching in space for the first time, South China Morning

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Amazon’s space dreams deserve to be grounded

By Robert Cyran, Published by Reuters, 16 October 2023 NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Amazon.com’s (AMZN.O) Project Kuiper is a misguided technological marvel. The plan to build a sky-spanning network beaming down internet service from space, dreamed up when founder Jeff Bezos still ran the company, took a step forward with the launch of

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Billionaire space race: can Bezos’s Project Kuiper catch up to Musk’s Starlink?

Amazon's Project Kuiper lifted off at Cape Canaveral, Florida, on 6 October 2023, carrying the first two of a planned 3,236 satellites into space. Photograph: Terry Renna/AP By Adam Gabbatt, Published by The Guardian, 15 October 2023 As the world’s wealthiest men chest-thump in low-Earth orbit, others wonder how their mess

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A composite image showing rows of Starlink satellites awaiting deployment into low Earth orbit in front of a picture of Earth taken from the International Space Station. (Image credit: SpaceX via X)

Starlink Upgrade Incoming? SpaceX Filing Requests Spectrum for 29,888 Satellites

By Michael Kan, Published by PC Magazine, 13 October 2023 The International Telecommunication Union filing may be an effort to seize more radio spectrum ahead of a future Starlink upgrade. SpaceX has made a mysterious new regulatory filing for 29,888 satellites, possibly in an attempt to secure more radio spectrum

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SpaceX’s Starlink Internet Faces Grave Safety Allegations from FAA

Published by hocmarketing, 11 October 2023 Editor: Diem My SpaceX has requested federal regulators to rectify a report that erroneously implies that the Starlink satellite constellation could potentially endanger individuals on Earth. The Federal Aviation Administration, responsible for granting licenses for commercial spacecraft launch and reentry, presented the report to

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SpaceX wins $70 million Space Force contract for Starshield military satellites

By Brett Tingley, Published by Space.com, 2 October 2023 Starshield satellites are capable of hosting "the most demanding customer payload missions." SpaceX has won its first contract with the United States Space Force for its new Starshield satellite constellation.  The one-year contract is worth $70 million and was confirmed by

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