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Kenya's first satellite released from Japan's Kibo module at ISS

/ May 12, 2018

Kenya's first satellite released from Japan's Kibo module at ISS

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) released three foreign-made microsatellites, including the first Kenyan-developed satellite, from its Kibo experimental module at the International Space Station on Friday night. The Kenyan satellite, named 1KUNS-PF, was developed by the University of Nairobi. Another, called Irazu, is the first ...

SpaceX gets FCC chief's nod to launch satellite-based broadband network

Feb 15, 2018

SpaceX gets FCC chief's nod to launch satellite-based broadband network

Elon Musk's SpaceX, fresh off the successful launch this month of the world's most powerful rocket, won an endorsement on Wednesday from the top U.S. communications regulator to build a broadband network using satellites. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai proposed the approval of an ...

Jan 9, 2018

Japan to offer disaster info through car navigation systems

The government is set to offer disaster information to drivers through vehicle navigation systems using Japan's satellite system, a government source has said. Tokyo wants to introduce the service, which could start as early as fiscal 2018, after many people in vehicles were not able ...