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NASA to use Virginia site to launch five rockets in experiment visible along Eastern Seaboard

US Army sends rapid prototyping labs to Afghanistan, prepares to battle insurgents with 3D printed equipment

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The US Army has begun sending rapid prototyping Expeditionary Labs to Afghanistan, to create and modify tools and weapons in the battlefield. Each lab is built out of a standard 20-foot (6m) shipping container, costs $2.8 million, and contains more tools than you can ever imagine — including a state-of-the-art...
US Army sends rapid prototyping labs to Afghanistan, prepares to battle insurgents with 3D printed equipment

What is HD voice?

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Yesterday, Sprint and HTC announced the HTC Evo 4G LTE, the latest in the series of Evo phones from Sprint. While the device is largely unexceptional — it is simply a modified version of the HTC One XL that is heading to AT&T — there is a particular feature that...
What is HD voice?

LightSquared defaults on $56M payment to spectrum owner Inmarsat

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LightSquared has defaulted on a $56.25 million payment due under a 2007 wireless spectrum cooperation agreement with Inmarsat, the U.K. satellite communications operator said Monday, adding that it could terminate the agreement if LightSquared doesn't make payment within 60 days....
LightSquared defaults on $56M payment to spectrum owner Inmarsat

How femtocells are connecting the Congo

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You thought it was hard to get cellular coverage in your basement — try getting it in the rain forests of the Congo. Pan-African satellite communications provider RascomStar-QAF has plans to ensure that remotest communities in the Republic of the Congo get mobile service using the smallest access node imaginable:...
How femtocells are connecting the Congo

Curtains for LightSquared? NTIA says GPS interference is unfixable

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LightSquared, the aspiring 4G wireless network built in the "L band" of spectrum has been under fire from the GPS industry for the last year over the interference the experimental network was shown to create for GPS receivers. Due to the L-band's close proximity to frequencies used in satellite...
Curtains for LightSquared? NTIA says GPS interference is unfixable

AT&T & Dish fight over spectrum, but will either build a network?

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Report after report points to AT&T marrying Dish Network after Ma Bell’s forced breakup with T-Mobile, but given the companies’ increasing belligerence, you wouldn’t think that was the case. AT&T is petitioning the Federal Communications Commission to impose network buildout conditions on Dish’s satellite spectrum –- requirements that would be...
AT&T & Dish fight over spectrum, but will either build a network?

Craig McCaw-backed Pendrell makes a big patent buy

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Nathan Myhrvold’s Intellectual Ventures may be the best known of the patent holding firms in the Seattle area. But another player with ties to a different wealthy Seattle techie is starting to stake its claim. Pendrell, a Kirkland company formerly known as ICO Global Communications and led by telecommunications billionaire...
Craig McCaw-backed Pendrell makes a big patent buy
How Elon Musk Is Revolutionizing Two Major Industries At The Same Time

MTN Satellite opens Seattle office, plans to double staff

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Bob Wise MTN Satellite Communications, a provider of wireless communications technologies to the maritime industry, has officially opened its Seattle operation under the direction of technology veteran Robert Wise. We reported on Wise’s appointment as chief innovation officer at MTN in April, at the time noting that the Ignition-backed company...
MTN Satellite opens Seattle office, plans to double staff
SpaceX Successfully Sends Its Dragon Spacecraft On Its Maiden ISS Resupply Mission
Google-Dish: Perfect match or disaster in the making?

Pendrell stock falls 45% after court overturns $603M verdict in Boeing case

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Pendrell Corp., the Kirkland patent holding firm led by former executives of Clearwire, said it was disappointed after the Court of Appeal of the State of California overturned a 2008 verdict involving its ICO Global Communications unit and The Boeing Co. In 2008, ICO was awarded $603 million after a jury...
Pendrell stock falls 45% after court overturns $603M verdict in Boeing case
Twisted light: New tech can transmit 70 DVDs worth of data per second

How Iridium took a chance on SpaceX and won

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Four years of meticulous planning, and it all came down to one moment: the lighting of a gigantic fuse. On June 4, 2010, Matt Desch, CEO of satellite communications company Iridium, sat in his McLean, Va., office staring into a computer screen at a live video feed of a 368-ton...
How Iridium took a chance on SpaceX and won
FCC sets the stage to make in-flight Wi-Fi ridiculously fast
Obama orders sanctions against foreign parties using technology in human rights abuses
Pipeline | Geo-Location, Geo-Location, Geo-Location: The Tragedy of Lightsquared

Spot satellite-powered Global Phone keeps adventurers connected for $499

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Sick of that spotty (read: non-existent) cell coverage 1,000 miles off the coast of Alaska? This time, you can't blame AT&T. There is an option for getting connected, though, and it's not quite as pricey as you think. Spot, a subsidiary of satellite communications giant Globalstar, recently announced its...
Spot satellite-powered Global Phone keeps adventurers connected for $499
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