SpaceX is set to launch a Falcon 9 rocket with a payload of 143 satellites aboard today. However, only a few minutes before the rocket was supposed to lift off, the launch was canceled. There was no problem with the rocket or the payload. The launch was scrubbed due to poor weather conditions at Cape Canaveral. Reports indicate the mission … Continue reading
Elon Musk's SpaceX on Saturday scrubbed its plan to launch a transporter with 143 satellites, saying it would try again Sunday.
2021 is off to a flying start for satellite communications, with China launching the third satellite in its Tiantong-1 series and Elon Musk's SpaceX sending its latest batch of Starlink satellites into orbit.
(Carnegie Mellon University) A NASA mission slated for launch on Friday will place three tiny satellites into low-Earth orbit, where they will demonstrate how satellites might track and communicate with each other, setting the stage for swarms of thousands of small satellites that can work cooperatively and autonomously.
NHL Center Ice, the sports package for out-of-market satellite and cable subscribers, is now available to those who prefer to stream their entertainment. Sling TV has announced that has integrated NHL Center Ice with its platform, making it the first streaming service to offer the hockey portal. The addition comes shortly after the start of the 2021 NHL season, giving … Continue reading
Scientists have unveiled a new tool for monitoring endangered wildlife: an AI system that automatically counts elephants from space. The tech combines satellite cameras with a convolutional neural network (CNN) to capture African elephants moving through forests and grasslands. In tests, the surveying technique detected elephants as accurately as human observers, while eliminating the risk of disturbing the species. The research joins a growing range of AI projects that are seeking to protect endangered animals. “Accurate monitoring is essential if we’re to save the species,” said Dr Olga Isupova, a computer scientist at the University of Bath who created the detection algorithm. “We… This story continues at The Next Web
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Streaming services are slowly turning into cable TV — complete with bundles, an ever-growing list of channels, and a reinvented TV guide. And a series of lawsuits could portend the return of something even worse: the hidden cable fee.
Three municipalities in Georgia are suing Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming video providers for as much as 5 percent of their gross revenue in the district — joining a nationwide group of towns and counties that want these services regulated more like cable TV. It’s a small but growing front in the war over cord-cutting, challenging regulators to decide which matters more: the increasing role streaming services play in American media diets or their significant practical differences from traditional TV.
If you want to stream UFC, you’re in luck: The world’s biggest MMA promotion has joined with ESPN to bring the action online. Here's how you can watch it.
Installing a dish from the Direct Satellite Television Network is not that hectic that you are thinking about.Actually, it is such a service which comes directly to your home and you don’t have to pay the cable service provider on a monthly basis.This DSTV installation services is easily available in the countries of the Sub Saharan African zone and is very popular among the people of the countries like South Africa, Nigeria, Angola, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Kenya, Gambia, Botswana, Swaziland, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Mozambique and many more.They will serve you with different types of entertainment packages like movies packages, music packages, sports packages, knowledge-based program packages, entertainment for kids, and so on.They are not only confined to installing the DSTV dishes but they also serve you as the security consultant of your home.On the other hand, they are also available for you to mount the flat-screen TV Sets on the walls.
(University of Bath) For the first time, scientists have successfully used satellite cameras coupled with deep learning to count animals in complex geographical landscapes, taking conservationists an important step forward in monitoring populations of endangered species.
However, in simple words, the answer to this question would be that it majorly depends on the provider you are subscribed to and what they offer to their customers.
At times, expensive service(s) means that they are offering something exclusive to their users, premium services, or on-demand features and anything of that sort.
Most of the population opts for the cable TV services, whereas, the usage of satellite TV is limited to the rural areas only - which of course makes satellite TV more expensive than cable TV.
Now let's look deeper into cable TV - with a cable TV company like spectrum you can watch 125 plus local, sports, music and news channels for just $44.99 monthly via its spectrum select package, it depends on what you choose.
Moreover, if the market somehow had alternatives to cable and satellite TV that are less expensive than both, then in order to survive, cable and satellite TV had to change their prcing, packages or offerings to retain the customers.
When the market first had streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Roku, and Apple TV cable providers like Xfinity and Spectrum launched their apps for their customers.
Virgin Orbit’s airborne rocket-launching system during a previous test. | Image: Virgin Orbit
Virgin Orbit — the sister company of billionaire Richard Branson’s space tourism outfit Virgin Galactic — will try a second test of its small satellite-launching rocket later today, months after it failed to reach orbit during a first attempt. It will also be the first time that the company tries to launch working satellites into space on behalf of NASA.
Sometime after 1PM ET, Virgin Orbit’s customized Boeing 747 will take off from Virgin Galactic’s spaceport in the Mojave desert and ascend to 35,000 feet with the satellite-launching rocket attached to its wing. Once it reaches a predetermined location, the rocket is supposed to drop and ignite, taking the small satellites on board the rest of the way into orbit around the Earth. Virgin...
There’s a Canon camera on a satellite right now that you can use to “take photos” of Earth. This camera is part of an interactive demonstration of the powers of the camera – coupled with a 40cm telescope – pointed at our planet. The camera that’s mounted to the company’s CE-SAT-I satellite is a “lightly modified” Canon 5D Mark III … Continue reading
AT&T TV Now folded into AT&T TV, which finally gets a no-contract option.
AT&T TV Now is going away.
Russia is planning its own Internet from space plan, called Sphere.
New, expensive option for nation's notspots Ofcom has given the thumbs-up to SpaceX's Starlink broadband user terminals, opening the door to a UK launch of Elon Musk's satellite-based broadband service.…
The FCC has agreed to allow SpaceX to launch ten Starlink satellites into a polar orbit later this month. The FCC published the order on January 8 granting permission for the ten satellites to be placed into a 560 kilometers orbit with an inclination of 97.6 degrees. The satellites will be launched by a SpaceX Falcon 9 no earlier than … Continue reading
SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral to put a Turkish communications satellite in space this week. The launch marked the first of 2021 and the first of more than 40 Falcon rocket missions scheduled for 2021. All of those missions will be launched from Florida and California. The heavy pace of rocket launches scheduled for 2021 … Continue reading
Following a very busy 2020 that saw it make a number of achievements, SpaceX completed its first rocket launch of 2021 on Thursday.