OneWeb readies internet satellites for launch

OneWeb, the heavily funded startup that’s setting out to create a constellation of micro satellites to deliver broadband from space, is finally gearing up for the first in a series of regular monthly launches throughout 2020 and beyond. The London-based company, which was founded in 2012, is one of a number of organizations battling to […]

Gears & Gadgets

Report: Apple is developing satellites so the iPhone can skip wireless carriers

Enlarge / The iPhone 11. Samuel Axon Bloomberg has cited sources familiar with Apple plans saying that the iPhone-maker has a “top-secret” team dedicated to developing satellite technology that could, among other things, allow Apple’s mobile devices to communicate with each other without relying on wireless carriers like Verizon, Deutsche Telekom, or China Mobile. The […]

Emerging Tech

Astronomers are worried SpaceX satellites could soon put an end to stargazing

SpaceX successfully launched 60 satellites last month that will become part of a larger network designed to provide internet to all reaches of the globe. The company’s Starlink constellation of satellites isn’t the only of its kind. Other companies including OneWeb, Samsung, and Boeing have plans to build their own satellite internet clusters. Facebook and […]