PSLV-C38 (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) takeoff

Startup reportedly launches satellites into orbit—without FCC permission

It may be the first case of an unauthorized satellite launch.

On Mar 12, 2018 by Christina Bonnington

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Can satellites help save the world’s rainforests?

Rainforests are our global lungs, yet we’ve continued to destroy them. Better satellites can help us understand how and why—and hopefully stop the damage.

On Apr 17, 2016 by Nithin Coca

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Japanese space agency tries to salvage Hitomi satellite after it briefly blinks to life

They were able to momentarily establish contact.

On Mar 30, 2016 by Cynthia McKelvey

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The Internet in space is slow—but maybe not for long

Current Internet speeds in outer space are about a decade behind the times.

On Sep 27, 2015 by Dylan Love

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How hacked satellites could be the next great hardware vulnerability

Hackers are setting their sights high.

On Sep 14, 2015 by Curt Hopkins

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Samsung’s proposed Internet satellites could bring access to 5 billion people

It would be like mobile Internet from the heavens.

On Aug 14, 2015 by AJ Dellinger

Project Loon Puerto Rico

Google’s Project Loon will start powering Internet access in Sri Lanka

After months of testing, Project Loon is ready to take flight for real.

On Jul 30, 2015 by Selena Larson

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Facebook abandons its creepy secret plan to build Internet satellites

The project would have cost up to $1 billion

On Jun 9, 2015 by AJ Dellinger

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Relive Arthur C. Clarke’s bold and accurate predictions of the future from 1976

Much of what he believed would happen actually came to pass.

On Feb 6, 2015 by Michelle Jaworski

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Why we still don’t have the technology to find missing airplanes

It's 5 am: Do you know where your plane is?

On Dec 29, 2014 by S.E. Smith

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You can put your selfie on Mars for less than a buck

That's one small step for snapshots, one giant leap for selfies.

On Apr 23, 2014 by Miles Klee

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Will the ‘Outernet’ bring the entire world Wi-Fi—from space?

The project's founders hope to subvert state censorship and greatly expand Web access.

On Feb 3, 2014 by Miles Klee

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NASA sent phones into space, and now they’ve called home

NASA is testing two-way communications technology on on ot its experimental satellites. 

On Dec 8, 2013 by [email protected]

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View a stirring memorial for UTA Flight 772—from space

In the middle of the Sahara, an eye-popping ode to lives lost.

On Nov 5, 2013 by Miles Klee

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North Korean anchorwoman very, very excited about rocket launch

This reporter's reaction to North Korea's controversial satellite launch has gone viral.

On Dec 13, 2012 by Michelle Jaworski