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India LEO licences could cost applicants

OneWeb has formally applied for a licence to operate over India. The problem is that Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, ViaSat and others are seeking or will be seeking the same permissions. India could auction off the broadband satellite frequencies. India’s Financial Express, while confirming the OneWeb move (and OneWeb is part-owned by India’s Bharti Enterprises), […]

June 16, 2021By Chris Forrester

Starlink satellite service “this summer”

After a day’s delay, a SpaceX rocket placed the ninth batch of Starlink satellites into orbit at 5.21am, Florida time, on June 13th. The normal Starlink manifest is 60 satellites per launch, but on this flight there was also a cargo of three ‘piggyback’ satellites for San Francisco-based Planet Labs and its SkySat Earth observation […]

June 15, 2020By Chris Forrester

SpaceX raises $346m

According to Securities & Exchange Commission filing last week, Elon Musk’s SpaceX has raised an extra $346.2 million (net) in its latest fund-raising efforts. This suggests that Musk’s company has raised some $1.7 billion since the beginning of 2019. The company has a valuation of some $36 billion.  It previously raised $221 million on March […]

June 1, 2020