Tag: space

Networking & Wireless, Tech

Forget 5G wireless, SpaceX and T-Mobile want to offer Zero-G coverage

August 26, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

SpaceX and T-Mobile announced an ambitious plan on Thursday evening to provide ubiquitous connectivity from space to anyone with a cell phone. The project would pair SpaceX’s Starlink satellite technology with the second-largest wireless carrier in the United States, T-Mobile […]

Industry, Workforce

Dmitry Rogozin has been dismissed as director general of Roscosmos

July 15, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

The Kremlin has made it official in a short communique—Dmitry Rogozin is out as director general of the country’s state-owned space corporation, Roscosmos. The decree is effective immediately. Former Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov will replace Rogozin. The moves come […]

Federal, Policy

Congress finally delivers a budget, and NASA gets most of what it wants

March 9, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

Let’s face it, the US budgeting process is largely broken. The current budget year, fiscal year 2022, began back on October 1. This year is now nearly half gone, and the US Congress has yet to pass a budget for […]

Federal, Policy

Here’s what to expect from Trump’s space council meeting this week

October 4, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Vice President Mike Pence will convene the first meeting of the reconstituted National Space Council on Thursday, which will begin its deliberations at 10am EDT in Chantilly, Virginia. Titled “Leading the Next Frontier,” the event will allow key leaders of […]


Four things SpaceX can do in 2017 to get its groove back

December 28, 2016

Via: Ars Technica

For rocket company SpaceX, 2016 was both the best of times and the worst of times. The company landed its orbital Falcon 9 rocket in April on an autonomous drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean—a captivating, unprecedented spectacle that promised a […]

Networking & Wireless, Tech

ISS installs networking tech that may soon connect the whole Solar System

June 22, 2016

Via: Tech Crunch

When you really need to get a signal in from Pluto, a direct connection isn’t always possible. Oh sure, when it’s a big project like New Horizons, you can make sure the line is clear and someone’s listening — but […]


SpaceX is awarded its first national security contract

April 29, 2016

Via: Tech Crunch

The U.S. Air Force has awarded SpaceX an $82.7 million contract to launch their GPS-3 satellite into orbit. This is the first National Security Space (NSS) contract for SpaceX, who won essentially by default since ULA, the only other viable […]


Microsoft apologizes for riling OneDrive users, restores some free storage space on request

December 14, 2015

Via: CIO

Microsoft on Friday apologized for how it conveyed last month’s decision to slash OneDrive storage allotments, and restored the 15GB of free cloud storage space to current users who asked for it. But it did not back down from its […]