• SpaceX gets FCC approval to operate a second satellite constellation for broadband internet

    26 days ago - By Stl Today

    SpaceX's plan to offer broadband internet service took another step forward Thursday as the Federal Communications Commission approved the company's application to operate an additional constellation of thousands of small satellites in very low Earth orbit. CEO Elon Musk has...
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  • FCC Approves SpaceX to Launch New, ‘Very-Low-Earth-Orbit,' Internet-Beaming Satellites

    26 days ago - By Fortune

    In a move that is expected to expand satellite Internet connectivity, the US Federal Communications Commission unanimously voted Thursday to allow SpaceX and three other companies to deploy new satellites systems.
    The approval allows Elon Musk's company to operate more than 7,000 “very-low-Earth orbit” satellites and the additional flexibility to provide “both diverse geographic coverage and the capacity to support a wide range of broadband communications services for residential, commercial, institutional, governmental and professional users in the United States and globally.”
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  • FCC approval of Europe's Galileo satellite signals may give your phone's GPS a boost

    FCC approval of Europe's Galileo satellite signals may give your phone's GPS a boost

    26 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    The FCC's space-focused meeting today had actions taken on SpaceX satellites and orbital debris reduction, but the decision most likely to affect users has to do with Galileo. No, not the astronomer - the global positioning satellite constellation put in place by the E.U. over the last few years. It's now legal for U.S. phones to use, and a simple software update could soon give your GPS signal a major bump.
    Galileo is one of several successors to the Global Positioning System that's been in use since the '90s. But because it is U.S.-managed and was for a long time artificially limited in...
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