SpaceX delivered 64 satellites into orbit in one fell swoop for a record-setting mission.
Last night, SpaceX released some new information on what it will cost you to sent a satellite into orbit aboard their Falcon 9 or Falcon 9 Heavy rockets, anywhere from $62 to $90 million.
Two months ago, astronomers picked up and then pinpointed a location of a weird burst of radio waves from space, prompting heated debate about just what was sending them. Now, new data has finally revealed that source.
You’re aware that your cell service comes from cell towers. And that your mapping app is made possible by GPS satellites. And that wifi signals deliver your fail videos. But the sight of that invisible world is breathtaking.
It’s easy to forget, in our world of ever-present GPS directions, that it’s still possible to get lost on this little planet. Then the ocean swallows an entire airliner, and then it does it again, and the world suddenly seems vast and unknowable again. Fortunately, technology exists that can track planes, and not just as hypothetical future designs. Today, the United Nations set aside a small part of the radio spectrum for better tracking of airplanes from space.
Our lives today depend largely on systems and infrastructure that is invisible—a hidden landscape of webs and waves that come from cell towers, routers, satellites, and more.
Yesterday, DARPA released their latest vision for the future. As the far-seeing technological eye of the Defense Department, DARPA’s had its hand in everything from the launch of stealth fighter jets to the birth of the Internet. So when they predict the future, it’s likely they’re in a place to make that future come true. Here are four future technologies the DARPA report highlights, which we can expect to see in the battlefields of the future.