NHL Taps Fanatics as Official Jersey Retailer, Adidas Agent

NHL Taps Fanatics as Official Jersey Retailer, Adidas Agent

Adidas has provided NHL jerseys since 2015 in a deal that ended last year. Image: Carlos Osorio/Associated Press March 21, 2023 8:25 am ET Fanatics Inc. will replace Adidas AG ADDYY 1.20% as the official uniform supplier for the National Hockey League beginning in the 2024-2025 season, the league said. The 10-year deal will see … Read more

Terran Orbital wins the $2.4 billion Rivada satellite contract

Company banner above the New York Stock Exchange on March 28, 2022. Terran Orbital Terran Orbital Shares rose on Wednesday after the company announced a $2.4 billion contract to build communications satellites for Rivada Space Networks. “I believe this is the biggest short [satellite] The deal in the history of smaller sets — I don’t … Read more

Bullitt launches satellite smartphones as mobile space race heats up

British smartphone firm Bullitt has launched a handset capable of sending messages via satellite. bullet British smartphone firm Bullitt on Friday launched a new phone capable of sending text messages through space, joining the crowded race to commercialize satellite-enabled devices. The phone, which fits into the “rugged” category of durable handsets, comes in two versions: … Read more

MLB umpires will have a new approach to teleconference replays this season — on Zoom

NEW YORK – Referees will have a new look this season: on Zoom. Major League Baseball reached an agreement with Zoom Video Communications Inc. ZM allowing on-field umpires to view the replay center evaluating contested calls. MLB first adopted instant replay in September 2008 for home run calls and expanded it to various decisions during … Read more

NASA Taps Firefly for Lunar Far Side Delivery Mission

Texas-based Firefly is tasked with placing a lunar lander on the far side of the moon, where it will drop off a pair of communications experiments. NASA selects Firefly Aerospace to deliver multiple lunar payloads in 2026 under $112 million contract, Firefly announced on Wednesday. The company will use its Blue Ghost spacecraft to place … Read more

SpaceX will test Starlink, T-Mobile cell service this year

SpaceX plans to begin testing its Starlink satellite-to-cell service with T-Mobile this year, an executive at Elon Musk’s company said Monday. For space-based data services directly to ground devices, such as smartphones, is widely considered a lucrative potential. Washington, DC At the Satellite 2023 conference in 2013, SpaceX vice president of Starlink Enterprise Sales Jonathan … Read more

SpaceX begins launching V2 mini Starlink satellites

Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched the first batch of its next-generation Starlink Internet satellite. A Falcon 9 rocket carried 21 satellites, called “V2 mini” satellites, into orbit. V2 mini satellites add four times more network capacity per satellite than previous iterations, the company said. A Falcon 9 rocket launched a Starlink mission from Florida on February … Read more

Satellite constellations are ruining the Hubble images

A Hubble image ruined by satellite streaks. Fig: NASA/ESA/S Crook et al., 2023 The ever-growing satellite population poses challenges for ground-based astronomy, but new research suggests that space-based telescopes like Hubble are also suffering. Satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) orbit the Earth once every 90 minutes. Factor in the tens of thousands of satellites … Read more

Cindy Williams, ‘Laverne & Shirley’ star, dead at 75

CNN — Cindy Williams, the dynamic actress best known for playing the bubbly Shirley Feeney on the beloved sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” has died, according to a statement from her family, provided to CNN by a representative. She was 75. Williams died after a short illness, said the statement from her children Zak and Emily … Read more

Astrocast : How Satellite IoT takes farming to the next level

Today, agriculture operations have reached new levels thanks to increasing technology and the amount of data available from the field to farmers. But how can they keep monitoring and tracking their assets in remote areas when connectivity is not available? And how can satellite IoT optimize precision farming? Farming needs to be precise Increasing yield, … Read more