CubeSat Satellites

Satellite IoT Startup Plans to Track Everything from Space

If at first you don’t succeed, try again. That’s not just the motto of drunk blokes trying to pick up women at She Soho in an attempt to pull off Gareth Keenan’s ultimate fantasy. It’s also the words by which most entrepreneurs live by, especially if their ultimate fantasy involves building a communications network in […]

5 Space Startups Using AI to Make Smart Satellites

“I’m sorry, Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.” That’s probably one of the most chilling lines of any sci-fi AI villain. HAL, the sentient computer that runs the ship in 2001: A Space Odyssey, has decided that humans are superfluous to its mission. That iconic scene has influenced how we think about the role […]

6 SmallSat Companies Building and Launching Satellites

The year is already off to an exciting start if you’re one of those people whose pulse races a little faster when you hear the “final frontier” intro to any Star Trek episode. SpaceX just completed a successful test of its crewed launch system, “piloted” by a mannequin named Ripley, all but ensuring we’ll be […]

Rocket Lab Launches Into NewSpace Leadership Role

The new space race is no longer about the United States and the Soviet Union going tit for tat in a chest-thumping contest for dominance over the pockmarked rock that orbits our planet. The rapid commercialization of space is witnessing an unprecedented emergence of private companies racing for lucrative government contracts, as well as private […]

Space Radar Satellites Tracking Earth From Space

Nobody likes to be told, “We told you so.” It’s right up there with someone saying, “look out,” right after you’ve stepped through a manhole that’s missing its cover. But at the end of last year, we told you about five developments to look out for in NewSpace. As we predicted, the industry is heating […]

10 SmallSat Startups Launching Fleets into Outer Space

We recently introduced you to the super-secret, shadowy government agency known as DARPA. The organization is behind the development of everything from the internet to Google Maps, and they generously fund innovative tech startups when not extracting advanced technologies from alien spaceships. The agency blinked into existence when in 1957 the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, […]

Spire CubeSat Satellites Will Enable Drone Ships

In a recent article, we talked about the potential of drone cargo shipping. Why is there so much talk about autonomous cars, when the potential of autonomous shipping sounds so much more feasible and safe?  While the technology for drone shipping is in development at the moment, there’s one thing that’s keeping drone ships from becoming a […]