Latest satellites publications

Indonesian satellite deal to patch broadband coverage across archipelago

Kacific Broadband Satellites, a startup operating satellites in Asia Pacific, has today announced a new partnership with Indonesian satellite provider BigNet. The deal, which closed at $78mn (approx. £50mn), aims to increase broadband connectivity across Indonesia, using satellite signals to cover the nation’s entire archipelago of 17,000 islands with a particular focus on the developing… Read More

Satellite analytics to assist in fight against terrorism and humanitarian crises

Satellite imaging company DigitalGlobe, which provides much of the imagery found on Google Maps and Microsoft Bing, has announced that it now offers an analytics service that could help track illegal human activity such as that of poachers and terrorists. In February, the Colorado-based firm became the first commercial aerial imaging company to make 30cm resolution… Read More

Outernet brings digital content to world’s most isolated communities

Outernet, a small U.S.-based broadcast company, has launched its first digital library in Kenya today as it embarks on its mission to make information accessible to everyone, even in the most remote locations. Using satellites Outernet is able to transfer information to on-land receivers; either community hubs named Pillar, or smaller portable receivers called Lantern… Read More

Tesla and SpaceX tycoon Elon Musk launches internet satellites project

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has announced his next venture into space satellites with the aim of delivering global internet access, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Musk is planning to work with former Google executive Greg Wyler, founder of WorldVu Satellites, which already owns a large block of radio spectrum. The venture is looking… Read More