DES Ministry demand disrupts satellite orbital slot auction

DES Ministry demand disrupts satellite orbital slot auction

The second attempt by the telecom regulator to hold a satellite orbital slot auction looks set to face a major hurdle as the Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry demands reservation of some satellite capacity from the winning bidders for state use without charges. The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) plans to meet with … Read more

FCC adopts 5-year satellite deorbiting rule

The Federal Communications Commission has adopted new rules requiring satellite operators in low-Earth orbit to dispose of their satellites within five years of completing their missions. The new rules shorten the decades-old 25-year guideline for deorbiting satellites post-mission, taking an important step in a new era for space safety and orbital debris policy. The FCC … Read more

ViaSat-3 achieves flight configuration – Runway Girl

Viasat Inc., a global leader in satellite communications, announced today the completion of the integration of the first ViaSat-3 satellite, marking the first time the satellite is in its flight configuration. The ViaSat-3 satellite has now entered the mechanical environmental testing process, simulating the vibration and acoustic environments that the satellite will experience during the … Read more

News at a glance: Earth science satellites, Global Fund’s haul, and Neptune’s rings | Science

EARTH SCIENCE European satellite duo will study oceans and warming The European Space Agency (ESA) last week approved the $420 million Harmony mission as the next in its Earth Explorer line of science missions, following a competition. Harmony’s two satellites will carry infrared sensors and radar receivers to observe the turbulent waves, winds, and eddies … Read more

A quick guide to satellites for superyachts

Those round domes seen on top of a yacht’s mast aren’t just for show. Pretty much anything that requires an internet connection – whether that be a Netflix show, a ride on a Peloton bike, a check of the engine monitors or a yacht’s charter itinerary – is provided by this infrastructure. It’s an essential … Read more

FCC votes to impose five-year deadline for de-orbiting outdated satellites

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. Washington CNN Business — Satellites that are no longer in service must get out of the sky far more quickly under a new rule adopted by US federal regulators Thursday — and it’s all in … Read more

John Deere Announces Request for Proposals for Satellite Communications Opportunity

MOLINE, Ill., Sept. 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) announced it has issued a satellite communications (SATCOM)-focused request for proposals to secure a cutting-edge solution that will further connect its fleet of intelligent machines. This will enhance the satellite connectivity that Deere is already delivering to its customers today, and is a … Read more

Large Constellations of Satellites: Mitigating Environmental and Other Effects

What GAO Found There are almost 5,500 active satellites in orbit as of spring 2022, and one estimate predicts the launch of an additional 58,000 by 2030. Large constellations of satellites in low Earth orbit are the primary drivers of the increase. Satellites provide important services, but there are potential environmental and other effects that … Read more