Deep Space Networks

A Look Inside Deep Space Networks

“Deep space” is a term used by NASA and the aerospace industry as any distance further than the moon. Meanwhile, the European Space Agency (ESA) considers the same term to mean distances greater than 2 million kilometers, which is over five times greater than the distance to the moon.  Related: [...]

LEO Satellites and IoT

Satellite Internet and IoT Devices in Space

First came satellite communications, then came the internet. Decades later the two technologies have joined to shape the future of how humans communicate. Low-Earth-Orbit Satellites (LEOs) are an emerging development moving toward communication in outer space. Here's a look at how LEO satellites and IoT devices are spreading in space [...]

Internet of Space Things

Internet of Space Things: Extending IoT Applications in Space

A key component of IoT’s long-term success is its capacity to be ubiquitous, an area in which disparate connectivity solutions fall amazingly short. Today, the Internet of Things is stretching towards the skies in what is known as the “Internet of Space.” Internet of Space Leading companies around the globe [...]

Space Economy

Race to Space: The Commercial Space Age Has Begun

SpaceX was the first private company to take NASA astronauts into orbit, in this case towards the International Space Station (ISS) which travels around the Earth between 400 and 500 kilometers high.  It did so with its Dragon transport capsule carried to final orbit by a Falcon 9 rocket, all proprietary material, [...]

Space Satellites

Space Satellites to Help Solve Environmental Challenges

NASA has been visiting space since the 1950s when it was created. One of its earliest missions was to launch space satellites to communicate with stations on Earth. In 2022, the federal aerospace agency will launch six small satellites called “smallsats” to observe tropical storms on Earth. It will help scientists understand [...]