SpaceX Launches First Wave of Iridium Next Satellite Constellation Into Orbit

SpaceX this past weekend launched the first ten satellites of the upgraded Iridium Next satellite constellation, the first step in replacing the decades-old Iridium service with something more advanced and capable. The current Iridium constellation was launched between 1997 and 2002, and is best known for enabling satellite telephones that work anywhere on the globe. But […]

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2016 RV Mobile Internet Year in Review & Looking Forward Into 2017

2016 has been a good year for staying connected. It has never been easier to get online in more places than ever – but the number of options and the tradeoffs between them remains as overwhelming as always. Things may be getting faster, data more bountiful, and connectivity better overall – but the world of RV Mobile […]

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SpaceX Reveals More Details About Global Satellite Broadband Plans

SpaceX hasn’t shared much about its plans for building a global satellite internet network since January 2015 when Elon Musk announced he was opening a new office in Seattle focused on: “Creating global communications system that would be larger than anything that has been talked about to date.” But what exactly did he have in […]

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2015 RV Mobile Internet Year in Review

2015 has been a fabulous year for keeping connected on the road – with technology options, speeds, and coverage all getting better than ever. This is our end-of-year quick update on the state of the RV mobile internet world – chronicling some of the major changes that happened in 2015, and giving a glimpse at what we’re most looking forward […]

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OneWeb Partners With Airbus To Provide Satellite Internet “To Everyone, Everywhere”

Satellite internet startup OneWeb took a major step forward this week – announcing that it has entered into a joint venture with European aerospace giant Airbus to mass produce 900 low earth orbit micro-sized satellites designed to bring “Internet to everyone, everywhere on Earth.” OneWeb has an incredibly ambitious plan to set up a satellite assembly line […]

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Drone Warfare: Facebook to Battle SpaceX and Google With Laser Internet Drones

SpaceX isn’t the only company with crazily ambitious plans to bring the Internet to the remote corners of the globe. Facebook announced yesterday that it has completed the first test flight of a high-altitude laser-equipped Internet drone. Yes, really. Facebook has drones. With lasers. Mark Zuckerberg posted on his Wall yesterday: As part of our Internet.org […]

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Elon Musk Plans Global Satellite Broadband – On Earth, and Mars

Elon Musk hosted an event this evening opening up a new SpaceX office in Seattle – the future home for his as-yet-unnamed hugely ambitious Space Internet venture. The SpaceX communication network will involve hundreds of satellites working together, swarming in low earth orbit 750 miles up. At this altitude, satellite data will have the potential to […]

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