Tagged: Satellite

Secret U.S. Space Plane To Land After 22 Months In Orbit

This much we know: It’s not a bird and it’s not exactly a plane.

Beyond that, the U.S. Air Force holds all the answers. The mission of the unmanned X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, which is scheduled to touch down at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California Tuesday after 22 months in orbit, has been described only vaguely as “to gather more test data.”

Your future ultra-fast internet connection just launched into space

Elon Musk’s commercial space company, SpaceX, has just launched a Falcon 9 rocket into orbit carrying a Canadian Space Agency satellite, CASSIOPE. Part of the satellite’s payload is Cascade, a prototype for a super-fast space-borne file-transfer system—a kind of digital courier service.  (more…)

Hackers want to circumvent Censorship by moving to Satellite Grid

Hackers want to eliminate Web censorship with satellite grid – TechSpot News

In what appears to be a pipe dream.  A group of #hackers associated with Chaos Computer club out in Stuttgart, Germany.  Appears to have plans to launch their own communications satellites into space.