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Nearly 40 to 49 SpaceX satellites fall out of orbit after solar storm
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Nearly 40 to 49 SpaceX satellites fall out of orbit after solar storm

SpaceX said a geomagnetic storm on 4 February, 2022, made the atmosphere denser, which increased the drag on the Starlink satellites, effectively dooming them

Starlink could soon provide satellite internet connectivity to 10 rural Lok Sabha constituencies
India

Starlink could soon provide satellite internet connectivity to 10 rural Lok Sabha constituencies

Starlink's services will compete with that of Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea in broadband and it will be a direct competitor to Bharti Group-backed OneWeb.

Russian Soyuz rocket carries 34 Oneweb satellites to complete broadband internet constellation
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Russian Soyuz rocket carries 34 Oneweb satellites to complete broadband internet constellation

OneWeb is working to complete the construction of a constellation of low earth orbit satellites providing enhanced broadband and other services to countries worldwide.

OneWeb successfully launches 36 satellites from Russian cosmodrome
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OneWeb successfully launches 36 satellites from Russian cosmodrome

This will be OneWeb's eighth launch and they will have a total fleet of 254 satellites in LEO.

Bharti to invest an additional Rs 3,700 crore into OneWeb; to become the largest shareholder
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Bharti to invest an additional Rs 3,700 crore into OneWeb; to become the largest shareholder

The announcement comes as OneWeb gears up for its eighth launch on 1 July, delivering the much-anticipated Arctic region coverage down to 50 degrees latitude.

OneWeb completes launch of another batch of 36 satellites; taking its in-orbit constellation to 182
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OneWeb completes launch of another batch of 36 satellites; taking its in-orbit constellation to 182

Backed by Bharti Group, OneWeb has completed the sixth launch with service ready to start by the end of the year.

Japan-UK private mission to demonstrate new space debris removal service on 22 March
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Japan-UK private mission to demonstrate new space debris removal service on 22 March

The Space Surveillance Network is supposedly tracking over 28,000 pieces of debris, on top of the 3,600 working satellites in low-Earth orbit.

OneWeb launches 36 satellites with an aim to offer high-speed internet in India by mid-2022
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OneWeb launches 36 satellites with an aim to offer high-speed internet in India by mid-2022

OneWeb launched the 36 satellites from a Soyuz launch vehicle, which began from the Vostochny Cosmodrome, in Russia.

Amazon's Project Kuiper gets FCC approval; half of its 3,236 internet satellites to go up by 2026
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Amazon's Project Kuiper gets FCC approval; half of its 3,236 internet satellites to go up by 2026

Project Kuiper is supposed to have gotten its names from the region of the Solar System called Kuiper belt.

SpaceX to test encrypted internet services from Starlink satellites in US military planes
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SpaceX to test encrypted internet services from Starlink satellites in US military planes

The US Space Command chief visited SpaceX’s Starlink factory in Washington but didn't elaborate on the Pentagon’s plans.

SpaceX Falcon 9 launch of Starlink satellites pushed by days in second scrub this week
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SpaceX Falcon 9 launch of Starlink satellites pushed by days in second scrub this week

SpaceX's tweeted that it wants to 'update satellite software and triple-check everything again' before launch.

SpaceX gears up to launch sixty demo Starlink internet satellites on 15 May
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SpaceX gears up to launch sixty demo Starlink internet satellites on 15 May

The Starlink satellites look snugly placed inside the Falcon 9's nosecone in Musk's recent tweet.

Starlink: SpaceX to launch dozens more 'test' internet satellites on 15 May
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Starlink: SpaceX to launch dozens more 'test' internet satellites on 15 May

The first of SpaceX's satellites in the Starlink network were launched to orbit in February 2018.

Space race to bring satellite internet to the world may be five to ten years away
science

Space race to bring satellite internet to the world may be five to ten years away

Internet beamed from space is a priority for isolated zones more than cities & still at least 5-10 years away.

FCC gives SpaceX green light to fly internet-beaming satellites in a lower orbit
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FCC gives SpaceX green light to fly internet-beaming satellites in a lower orbit

SpaceX has already produced a bunch of Starlink satellites and is on track to start launching them in May.

Project Kuiper: Amazon's plans for a 3,236-satellite network for high-speed internet
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Project Kuiper: Amazon's plans for a 3,236-satellite network for high-speed internet

Amazon, too, will join many other big & small names in the race to provide global access to internet.

Space-internet start-up OneWeb secures a fresh $1.25 billion in funding
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Space-internet start-up OneWeb secures a fresh $1.25 billion in funding

To blanket the world in internet, OneWeb means to send up about 650 satellites into orbit.

Elon Musk's SpaceX to cut 10% of workforce; cites 'difficult challenges' ahead
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Elon Musk's SpaceX to cut 10% of workforce; cites 'difficult challenges' ahead

In December, SpaceX was reported to raise $500 million, taking its valuation to $30.5 billion.

Satellite startup OneWeb says it did not offer Russian government a stake in project
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Satellite startup OneWeb says it did not offer Russian government a stake in project

OneWeb plans to create a network of 900 satellites, most of which it wants to send into orbit.

US satellite start-up OneWeb may sell a minority stake to Russia: Report
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US satellite start-up OneWeb may sell a minority stake to Russia: Report

Russia is an important market for OneWeb’s project because it has many remote areas where high-speed broadband is not available.