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SpaceX valued at $74 billion

SpaceX has wrapped a fundraising round of a reported $850 million (€704.4bn) to help pay for his new Starlink launches and development work on his Starship/Mars project. CNBC reports that the new cash was generated by the sale of shares at an impressive $419.99 per share and thus giving the privately held business a value […]

February 18, 2021By Chris Forrester

Bezos warns on frequency interference

Jeff Bezos is planning to launch an eventual 3236 low-Earth orbiting satellites into space in order to provide a broadband-by-satellite service to consumers. Project Kuiper will compete directly with the Starlink scheme from Elon Musk as well as a few other would-be satellite operators such as OneWeb, Telesat and others. As yet there is no […]

October 12, 2020

FCC approves Bezos plan for 3,236 satellites

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved Amazon’s plan for its Project Kuiper scheme to launch 3236 satellites into orbit for a global ‘broadband by satellite’ Ka-band system. The FCC approval is an important regulatory step for Jeff Bezos who has earmarked $10 billion for Kuiper. In previous comments Jeff Bezos has said that he […]

August 3, 2020By Chris Forrester

OneWeb: What next for India/UK bid?

The British government is spending an initial $500 million (€444.9m),to take a reported 45 per cent stake in the consortium which includes Indian giant telco Bharti Global (paying a similar sum for a 45 per cent holding) to acquire bankrupt satellite constellation OneWeb Global Ltd. The UK has confirmed it will receive a “significant equity […]

July 6, 2020By Chris Forrester