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TrustPoint has raised $2 million for a GPS replacement

TrustPoint Inc., a company that is working on a GNSS (global navigation satellite system), has received $2 million in preliminary funding from DCVC. TrustPoint wants to increase its technical team,…

In California, the Earth-monitoring Landsat 9 spacecraft is launched

The newest in a succession of US satellites that have been recording human and natural changes on the Earth’s surface for decades was deployed into orbit from California, ensuring continuing…

Lynk shows off a global satellite connection for regular phones and is getting ready to go commercial

The days of “no signal” may be numbered, thanks to Lynk’s satellite network, which allows any modern phone to exchange data instantaneously with a satellite overhead, without the need for…

GEO-Microsoft Planetary Computer Grants Program Has Been Expanded to Include Recipients of The NICFI Satellite Data Program

Planet has partnered with Microsoft to create tropical forest Basemaps that are of high-resolution, available to chosen researchers on the Planetary Computer platform in order to improve scientific study, development,…

MDA emphasizes Radarsat-2 follow-on tasking and extensive coverage

A C-band SAR (synthetic-aperture radar) satellite in the mid-inclination orbit will capture imagery in the 700-kilometer swath at 50 meters per pixel resolution, according to MDA’s Radarsat-2 follow-on. Customers are going to be…

What is the total number of satellites orbiting the Earth?

Every week, it seems, another rocket is sent into space, this time delivering rovers to Mars, tourists, or, most typically, satellites. The notion that “space is growing crowded” has been…