T-Mobile and SpaceX’s efforts to join cellular and satellite phone service are getting a bit of help from the FCC.
FCC Deals Blow to Starlink, Approves Amazon’s Kuiper Satellite Plans
The Federal Communications Commission has dealt a blow to Starlink, approving Amazon’s Kuiper satellite plans.
Starshield: SpaceX’s Military Satellite Platform
SpaceX is launching a second line of satellites named “Starshield,” this one aimed at military and national security applications.
AST SpaceMobile Taps Nokia for Its Space-Based Cellular Network
AST SpaceMobile has signed a five-year deal with Nokia as it works to develop the only space-based cellular network.
Amazon Will Launch First Kuiper Satellites Next Year
Amazon is nearly ready to begin deploying its Kuiper satellite internet constellation, with plans to launch the first two next year.
Microsoft and Starlink Combine Cloud Computing and Anywhere Connectivity
Microsoft is expanding its focus on space, working with SpaceX to combine the power of Azure with the latter’s Starlink internet.
FCC Denies Nearly $1 Billion in Subsidies for Starlink
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) dealt a major blow to SpaceX’s Starlink, rejecting its application for nearly $1 billion in subsidies.
Russia Plans to Leave the International Space Station After 2024
Russia appears to be planning to withdraw from the International Space Station (ISS) after 2024, possibly with a view to building its own.
OneWeb and Eutelsat Are Merging to Take On SpaceX
OneWeb and Eutelsat have announced an agreement to combine forces in an all-stock deal.
DirecTV Joins SpaceX, OneWeb in Objecting to Dish Network’s 5G Plans
The hits keep on coming for Dish Network’s 5G plans, with rival DirecTV contacting the FCC with concerns about the impact on satellite TV.
OneWeb Throws Its Weight Behind SpaceX in Dish Network Dispute
SpaceX received some help from satellite internet competitor OneWeb, with the latter sending its own study to the FCC in support of SpaceX.
Nearly 100,000 Starlink Users Petition FCC to Block Dish’s 12GHz 5G
Starlink’s objections to Dish Network’s 5G plans have received a major boost, with nearly 100,000 users petitioning the FCC in support of Starlink.
SpaceX Says Dish Network’s 5G Aspirations Could Render Starlink Internet ‘Unusable’
SpaceX has published an analysis raising alarms over Dish Network’s 5G network rollout, saying it will severely impact its own Starlink internet service.
Starlink IPO Still a Few Years Away
Investors and employees hoping for a Starlink IPO will have to wait a while longer, with Elon Musk saying it’s still several years away.
SpaceX Expanding Starlink Service to the Philippines
SpaceX is expanding Starlink service to the Philippines, adding to the growing list of countries where the company provides service.
US Space Force Meet Australian Space Command
Australia is forming Space Command, aimed at protecting it and its allies’ interest in space.
Russia Refuses to Launch Starlink Rival OneWeb’s Satellites Over Sanctions
Russia is refusing to launch Starlink rival OneWeb’s satellites over sanctions the UK has imposed as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Raining Satellites: Solar Storm Knocks Starlink Satellites From Orbit
Starlink has suffered a major setback, with a solar storm knocking some 40 satellites from orbit.
US Space Force Wants Help Combatting Space Junk
It may not be battling aliens, but the US Space Force still wants help combating a major enemy: space junk.
US Agrees to Extend Space Station Operations Through 2030
The International Space Station (ISS) has earned another lease on life, with the Biden-Harris administration committed to funding it through 2030.