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Russia Publishes Pentagon Coordinates, Says Western Satellites 'Work for Our Enemy'

LONDON (Reuters) - Russia's space agency published the coordinates of Western defence headquarters including the U.S. Pentagon and the venue of NATO's summit on Tuesday, saying Western satellite operators were working for Russia's enemy - Ukraine. Dmitry Rogozin, head of Roscosmos, told the Russian RIA Novosti news agency: "The entire...
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Starlink satellite internet is speedier than ever in North America

While residents of metropolitan areas usually have a lot of internet providers to pick from, the same can't be said about consumers in rural parts of the world. SpaceX launched Starlink as an effective means of providing high-speed internet in such areas. The service has been around for a couple of years now, with the beta going up in late 2020. More recently, Starlink reached a noteworthy milestone by averaging 100 Mbps download speeds in 15 countries. Ookla is now sharing the latest Starlink speed data, highlighting the service's growth around the world since Q1 2021.
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Digital Trends

Watch Rocket Lab launch NASA’s CAPSTONE satellite to the moon

NASA successfully launched its CAPSTONE satellite using a Rocket Lab vehicle in New Zealand on Tuesday, June 28. You can watch Rocket Lab’s workhorse Electron rocket launch the satellite to space in the video below:. Short for Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment, the CAPSTONE satellite...
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TechCrunch

Rocket Lab launches NASA’s CAPSTONE satellite on its scouting mission for a lunar space station

The Electron rocket took off from Rocket Lab’s launch facility in New Zealand at 5:55 AM ET, marking Rocket Lab’s 27th flight for its launch vehicle, and its first ever with the moon as the intended destination. The satellite will remain in low-Earth orbit for around six days, attached to a custom-designed Photon upper-stage created by Rocket Lab for this mission, after which Photon will ignite its engines a final time to leave Earth’s orbit on a path toward deep space, subsequently releasing CAPSTONE to continue on for arrival at the moon roughly three months from now.
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CNET

Starlink Explained: Everything to Know About Elon Musk's Satellite Internet Venture

When you think of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, chances are high that you think of his electric car company Tesla, his space exploration venture SpaceX, or his bid to take control of Twitter. Perhaps it's his history of stirring up controversy on social media or smoking weed with Joe Rogan that comes to mind. Maybe you just know him as one of the richest people on Earth.
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TechCrunch

Astrix Astronautics’ Fia Jones on wooing Peter Beck to launch her startup

Cheeky, badass, naive — all words that come to mind when imagining this scenario, but it was Jones’ tenacity and confidence in the idea she and her co-founders (Max Daniels and William Hunter) came up with that enabled their startup, Astrix Astronautics, to take off. The company, which...
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Planet Labs Grows Quickly. Its Stock -- Not So Much.

The company also missed its guidance, telling investors fiscal 2023 sales won't live up to predictions. But even if Planet Labs isn't growing quite as fast as it would like to, it is growing -- and its growth is accelerating. You’re reading a free article with opinions that may differ...
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NASA Launches Nanosatellite in Landmark Mission to Return to Moon

NASA blasted a nanosatellite barely bigger than a microwave oven into outer space Tuesday, part of a landmark mission to return humans to the Moon. A rocket carrying the tiny CAPSTONE module successfully launched from New Zealand's eastern Mahia Peninsula to a deafening blast and a wash of fiery propulsion.
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BBC

UK-built Forum satellite will measure greenhouse effect

A spacecraft measuring Earth's warming 'greenhouse' effect in its greatest ever detail will be built in the UK. The Forum satellite will be assembled by aerospace giant Airbus at its factory in Stevenage. It will monitor far-infrared radiation coming up from our planet's surface. It's this particular type of light...
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Stunning Satellite Selfie Captured Using Only A GoPro [Watch]

A company has shared a stunning selfie of its microsatellite with the Earth in its background, but it wasn't shot using state-of-the-art space-grade camera technology. It was shot using a GoPro. The selfie was taken using a GoPro 7 Hero camera that was attached to the microsatellite via a custom-made...
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ZDNet

Touchdown: First Raspberry Pi-powered mini satellite finishes record flight

The first satellite to use Raspberry Pi Zero as its flight computer re-entered Earth's atmosphere in May, completing a record 117 days in space. The Get Away Special Passive Attitude Control Satellite [GASPCAS] CubeSat was deployed from the International Space Station in January 2022, and has been tracked by ground stations globally since. Developed by undergraduates from Utah State University, the project's main objective was to test the experimental inflatable stabilization system called 'AeroBoom', which successfully demonstrated that small spacecraft can self-stabilise in orbit.
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GFAFB ribbon cutting for space networking operation

It’s a really big deal. That’s how U.S. Senator John Hoeven describes the selection of the Grand Forks Air Force Base as the home of the Space Development Agency’s first Operations and Integration Center. Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held today (Tuesday) at the GFAFB to mark the...
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