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Oct 21, 2020

Microsoft partners with SpaceX to connect Azure cloud to Musk’s Starlink satellite internet

Posted by in categories: computing, Elon Musk, internet, satellites

Microsoft is partnering with SpaceX to connect the tech giant’s Azure cloud computing network to the growing Starlink satellite internet service offered by Elon Musk’s company, the companies announced Tuesday.

Starlink is SpaceX’s ambitious plan to build an interconnected internet network with thousands of satellites, designed to deliver high-speed internet to anywhere on the planet.

“The collaboration that we’re announcing today will allow us to work together to deliver new offerings for both the public and the private sector to deliver connectivity through Starlink for use on Azure,” SpaceX president and COO Gwynne Shotwell said in a video. “Where it makes sense, we will work with [Microsoft]: co-selling to our mutual customers, co-selling to new enterprise and future customers.”

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Oct 20, 2020

Microsoft’s new data center in a box will use SpaceX Starlink broadband

Posted by in categories: computing, internet, satellites

Starlink and SES will bring satellite to modular data centers in remote areas.

Oct 20, 2020

Google Says Biggest DDoS Attack on Record Hit the Company in 2017

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, internet

The largest DDoS attack in history was done against Google on 2017. It was done by a state-backed group.

Read article for more details.

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Oct 20, 2020

Sweden bans use of Huawei, ZTE equipment in 5G networks

Posted by in category: internet

Sweden is looking to phase out all Huawei and ZTE 5G equipment by 2025 ‘at the latest’


A Swedish regulator on Tuesday banned the use of telecom equipment from Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE in its 5G networks. The move comes ahead of the spectrum auctions scheduled to start on 10 November.

Oct 18, 2020

Nokia wins NASA contract to put a 4G network on the moon. Yes, really

Posted by in categories: internet, space

The network will enable communications with rovers and support the agency’s plans to have a lunar base by 2028.

Oct 18, 2020

Three Percent of SpaceX’s Starlink Satellites Died

Posted by in categories: internet, satellites

Piling Up

SpaceX has launched about 775 Starlink satellites so far but plans to have 42,000 by the time the constellation is complete. At a three percent failure rate — assuming it stays consistent — that amounts to 1,260 immobilized satellites waiting to smash into other stuff in space.

“I would say their failure rate is not egregious,” McDowell told Business Insider. “It’s not worse than anybody else’s failure rates. The concern is that even a normal failure rate in such a huge constellation is going to end up with a lot of bad space junk.”

Oct 17, 2020

Soldiers Become Another Node In DoD’s Internet Of Things: ENVG-B

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, internet, military

Article on the soldiers of the very near future. This is when Internet of Things is used for military purposes allowing better situational awareness.


ENVG-B is still being fielded across the force, but the Army is already developing a next-gen system, a set of augmented reality targeting goggles — a militarized Microsoft HoloLens — known as IVAS. The Army’s also developing an Adaptive Squad Architecture to ensure all the different technologies going on a soldier’s body are compatible.

“ENVG-B is a system of systems,” Lynn Bollengier of L3Harris Technologies said at this week’s annual Association of the US Army conference. These systems include integrated augmented reality aspects from the Nett Warrior tablet, as well as wireless interconnectivity with weapon sights.

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Oct 17, 2020

High-speed internet for Hoh Tribe

Posted by in categories: economics, habitats, internet, space

State Broadband Office Director Russ Elliott introduced the Hoh Tribe’s Economic Development Director to SpaceX Starlink. Almost overnight, the Tribe went from almost no connectivity to high-speed internet. Creative partnerships like this can help the state reach its goal to bring connectivity to every home by 2024.

Oct 16, 2020

SpaceX targeting this weekend for Starlink launch from Kennedy Space Center

Posted by in categories: drones, internet, robotics/AI, satellites

SpaceX is targeting this weekend for its next Falcon 9 rocket launch from Kennedy Space Center, this time with another batch of Starlink internet satellites.

If schedules hold, teams will give the go-ahead for the 230-foot rocket to launch from pad 39A at 8:27 a.m. Sunday, the opening of an instantaneous window. It must launch at that time or delay to another day.

About eight minutes after liftoff, the rocket’s 162-foot first stage will target an autonomous landing on the Of Course I Still Love You drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. SpaceX’s fleet of ships and the booster should return to Port Canaveral a few days later.

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Oct 15, 2020

SpaceX hopes to launch two batches of Starlink satellites from Florida in one week

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, internet, satellites

Elon Musk is looking to get caught up after several weeks marked by delays.

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