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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.

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.

Alphabet Inc's internet providing Project Loon to get a $125 million boost from Softbank
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Alphabet Inc's internet providing Project Loon to get a $125 million boost from Softbank

Loon, spun out from Alphabet’s business incubator in July, carries the gear with a long balloon, while HAPSMobile uses a drone.

Google's Loon balloons to deliver internet access to tough terrains in Kenya
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Google's Loon balloons to deliver internet access to tough terrains in Kenya

The balloons will be tested in central Kenya, which is difficult to service due to difficult terrain.

A Google Project Loon internet balloon crashes in Kenya
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A Google Project Loon internet balloon crashes in Kenya

Google announced that it was "years closer" to deliver internet to remote parts of the world using high-flying balloons.

Alphabet’s X division to sell Andhra Pradesh govt technology for providing high-speed wireless internet
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Alphabet’s X division to sell Andhra Pradesh govt technology for providing high-speed wireless internet

The agreement is an outgrowth of X’s Project Loon, which on several occasions has beamed cellphone service to Earth from a network of large balloons.

Project Loon has delivered internet services to 100,000 people in Hurricane Maria-hit Puerto Rico
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Project Loon has delivered internet services to 100,000 people in Hurricane Maria-hit Puerto Rico

he Project Loon is providing internet services to these people who have web access AT&T communications and have 4G LTE-enabled handset.

Google to provide emergency cellular service using Project Loon balloons in hurricane-hit Puerto Rico
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Google to provide emergency cellular service using Project Loon balloons in hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico has struggled to regain communications services. The FCC said on Friday that 83 percent of cell sites remain out of service, while wireless communications company are deploying temporary sites.

Alphabet Inc loses crucial patent for Project Loon, endangering the future of the initiative
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Alphabet Inc loses crucial patent for Project Loon, endangering the future of the initiative

Google's parent company Alphabet Inc has reportedly lost a crucial patent to its Project Loon to Space Data

Google's plan to stream internet from balloons now seems 100x more likely thanks to AI breakthrough
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Google's plan to stream internet from balloons now seems 100x more likely thanks to AI breakthrough

Google’s Project Loon may sound loony on paper, but it’s seeming less and less loony as time goes by.

Google approaches UN agency to request access to airspace of member states, to try out Project Loon
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Google approaches UN agency to request access to airspace of member states, to try out Project Loon

Google, which is hoping to beam the internet to remote areas of the world via balloon, went before the UN's aviation agency to ask member states to let it ply their airspace.

Facebook's solar-powered Internet drone Aquila takes flight
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Facebook's solar-powered Internet drone Aquila takes flight

Facebook has said it had completed a successful test flight of a solar-powered drone that it hopes will help it extend internet connectivity to every corner of the planet.

Google is accused of being a balloon thief
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Google is accused of being a balloon thief

Space Data Corporation has demanded a jury trial for patent rights infringement by Google and Alphabet in their Project Loon.

Google on the verge of getting government permission to test Project Loon in India
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Google on the verge of getting government permission to test Project Loon in India

Project Loon in India has to work around the roadblock of sharing spectrum space with telecom operators.

Project Loon: Govt asks Google to submit fresh proposal for testing Loon
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Project Loon: Govt asks Google to submit fresh proposal for testing Loon

Government has asked IT giant Google to submit fresh proposal for testing its balloon-based Internet technology for the Loon Project following objections to the use of spectrum band it had proposed earlier.

Loon Project: Government asks Google to choose telco partner
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Loon Project: Government asks Google to choose telco partner

The government has asked Google to select a telecom operator as a partner for testing the balloon-based Internet technology, Loon Project, in India.

Google Project Loon's Internet balloon crashes during Sri Lanka test flight
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Google Project Loon's Internet balloon crashes during Sri Lanka test flight

A Google balloon, part of the company's high-speed Internet service known as "Project Loon", crashed in a Sri Lankan tea plantation during its maiden test flight, local police said Thursday.

Google's Project Loon begins its first balloon internet tests in Sri Lanka
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Google's Project Loon begins its first balloon internet tests in Sri Lanka

Google's balloon-powered high-speed Internet service known as "Project Loon" began its first tests in Sri Lanka ahead of a planned joint venture with Colombo, the country's top IT official said.