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Arthur C. Clarke’s Vision of Laser Communication Comes to Life: Part 2

The world’s first commercial laser-based satellite network is underway with Optus Satellite and UK-based company, Laser Light Global Source – www.cio.com.au, Bonny Gardiner Optus…


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Interactive Map of Every Satellite Orbiting Earth: Surveillance, Broadcast, Private, Govt

The Union of Concerned Scientists has created a satellite database of more than 1,000 operational satellites orbiting the Earth. The interactive infographic has satellites…


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Tiny Satellites That Could Have Found the Plane Within Hours

A company called Planet Labs is in the process of activating a squadron of tiny satellites that they released from the International Space Station…