Britain’s decision to extract itself from the European Union (EU) has caused it to lose an important satellite monitoring center. The U.K. won the contract in 2010 to host the center that acts as a backup monitor for the Galileo satellite navigation system. Now, the EU will relocate it to Spain to ensure Galileo infrastructure […]
According to rumors circulating at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Verizon is working on new services to ensure it can compete with Over-the-Top (OTT) content providers like Hulu and Netflix. Already, Verizon has reportedly invested between $4 billion and $5 billion in content deals. Read more at TechCrunch.
North Korea intends to launch an advanced reconnaissance satellite in the near future (Kwangmyongsong 5), yet another step to improve the technology supporting its military endeavors. This move and others have unnerved the country’s neighbors China and Japan, forcing them to pour their own money into improving their defensive space capabilities. Read more at The […]
The technology and trends opening new opportunities in the broadcasting market continue to make strides, from the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Virtual Reality (VR) to new legislation about consumer privacy. In this article, Chem Assayag runs down how these elements will impact the Over-the-Top (OTT) sector in 2018. Read more at Viaccess-Orca.
For decades, several countries have competed to claim territory within the South China Sea, and China is no exception. Now, the country — which already has more advanced maritime technology than its rivals nearby — is launching multiple observation satellites to improve its situational awareness in the region. Read more at VOA
Sensing market opportunities in Africa, China Exim Bank and manufacturer China Great Wall have agreed to pay $550 million to procure two new satellites for Nigeria. The contract comes after Nigeria renegotiated an earlier deal which required it to front 15 percent of the satellites’ cost — now, the country isn’t paying anything for it. […]
Clever data mavericks have found a number of ways to leverage the information collected by satellites orbiting above, from calculating income growth profiles for agriculture to tracking the global oil stock. Now, scientists are figuring out how to use satellite data to predict outbreaks of diseases such as cholera weeks in advance. Read more at […]
SpaceX is preparing to launch a highly classified payload for the U.S. government this week, known only as “Zuma.” Other than it being a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite, no information about the payload has been released, including which government branch procured it. Read more at Sky News
Scientists from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel, will attempt to fly a group of autonomous nanosatellites in formation for the first time this year. The satellites will launch aboard the Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) sometime before the end of 2018, as the rocket returns to flight following […]
Each year, the global space industry raises the bar on what mankind is able to accomplish beyond the confines of the Earth’s atmosphere. Amid the uprise of fully reusable rockets and record-breaking smallsat launches, we’ve curated a gallery of our favorite moments in spaceflight in 2017. First SpaceX Relanding This photo captures SpaceX’s Falcon 9 […]