Satellite Constellations

An Astronomical Crisis: Conservation and the Privatization of Space

The privatization of near-Earth space is fast approaching, with new opportunities in low Earth orbit getting headlines, inspiring startups, and gaining attention from investors. Now that internet access has become essential for daily life, satellite companies are racing to corner the services market for high-speed, low-cost global internet coverage. Read [...]

Blockchain Space

Tech Breakthroughs: Blockchain Space Is Coming

Blockchain technology makes it possible to secure digital transactions in a decentralized international way, and now the newly reinvigorated space race is beginning to align itself with this technology. The end result? Astonishing breakthroughs, economic opportunities, and a total realignment of economic realities. We’re going to explore a small component [...]

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: [...]

Space Race

Trillion Dollar Markets: IoT and the Billionaires Space Race

When the Falcon 9 rocket blasted off into space, SpaceX became the first private company to reach the International Space Station. This accomplishment set in motion a global race for space supremacy on earth. Today, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic are also going full throttle for the business potential in [...]

Autonomous Systems

Autonomous Systems Heading for Outer Space

Today’s aerospace industry is working on autonomous systems to launch in space. Current satellite constellations in Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) are paving the way for future robotic experimentation in space. Here’s a look at how autonomous systems are evolving for aerospace applications. Read on: Low Earth Orbit Satellites and the Paradox [...]

LEO Satellites

Low Earth Orbit Satellites and the Paradox of Choice

There are a growing number of startups providing rocket and satellite services around the world. Low earth orbit satellites, also called LEO satellites, are a primary focus for these companies, with these satellites already accounting for the majority of satellite capacity. Related: Satellite Internet and IoT Devices in Space The [...]

Satellite NB-IoT

Introducing Satellite NB-IoT, or Connectivity Everywhere

The concept of internet everywhere has been promoted as nextgen technology arriving in 2021. Advancements in narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) and satellite NB-IoT are moving closer to that goal. Basic narrow-band connectivity allows for users in remote locations such as farmers to connect with the internet. Here’s a deeper [...]

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, [...]