Update: Launch was aborted 48 seconds before ignition.
SpaceX successfully launched a new, upgraded Falcon 9 rocket with 60 percent more powerful engines yesterday. The demonstration flight appeared to go off without a hitch, as the rocket reached a speed of 5 kilometers/second and an altitude of 310 kilometers within five minutes of launch.
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Cassiope satellite for the Canadian Space Agency this Sunday. Canada is launching Cassiope in an effort to unravel “the mysteries of space weather.”
Digital Globe uses satellite imagery and geospatial analytics to track what’s happening in the world and predict the likelihood of extreme events.
Leave it to Amazon to explore something beyond mere cellular networks to get its devices online.
SpaceX was awarded a contract with Thales Alenia Space to launch the country’s first satellite into orbit. This satellite will enable Turkemenistan to operate a National System of Satellite Communications.
Google Maps is probably the gold standard when it comes to modern maps, as Apple found to its chagrin when it swapped out Google’s maps app for its own a few months ago. But even the best aren’t perfect.
Satellite provider Dish Network might unveil a broadband satellite service and a new home DVR solution called the “Hopper” at CES Monday, according to leaked reports.
TerreStar Networks on Wednesday revealed that Dish Network had placed an opening bid of $1.38 billion for the ailing telecommunications company’s assets through a bankruptcy auction, according to Reuters. TerreStar has operated under bankruptcy protection since Oct. 19.
New Dish Network CEO Joe Clayton isn’t planning to sit still. After being named CEO on Monday, Clayton says Dish will continue with its somewhat unusual acquisition strategy as it pieces together a “new video model” to combat Netflix and cable/satellite competitors, the AP reports.
Google has opened its Map Maker tool, which lets locals contribute mapping information to Google Maps, in the United States.
“Potential” is the key word when discussing Google TV. It has the potential to completely reshape the way we watch TV, the potential to change the way content providers do business, and the potential to give Google the sort of dominance in the TV market that it’s already seeing in search and mobile.
IBM announced its new cloud services platform today, which aims to make it easier for communications service providers (CSPs, which include communication companies like telcos, ISPs, and satellite companies) to take advantage of cloud computing.
Nokia has announced that it will develop mobile devices for billionaire Philip Falcone’s LightSquared — an ambitious 4G cellular network venture meant to compete with established carriers like AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint, Bloomberg reports.
Dish Network subscribers will soon have free access to live television streams and content recorded on their digital video recorders from a variety of mobile devices, according to a report by the Associated Press.
If you thought your TV would be safe from Google’s search empire, think again. Google is currently testing a service on Dish Network that will allow users to search through TV listings and web video (including Youtube) on their televisions.
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