Futurum’s Ron Westfall considers the mobile ecosystem implications of the T-Mobile SpaceX Above and Beyond initiative and its potential role in advancing satellite-to-phone communications that seek to diminish dead zones across global mobile coverage.
Microsoft takes on AWS Ground Station and announces its Azure Orbital, a fully managed ground station-as-a-service that enables satellite communication, control, and data processing directly in Microsoft Azure.
Internet satellites continue to crowd the skies, with Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Richard Branson’s OneWeb leading the way. With early-stage space tech investments reported thus far at about $24 billion invested in 500 companies, this sector is beginning its boom. Specific to internet satellites, what does that mean for our skies? What is the FAA focused on as it relates to space tech? What are the overriding concerns for the space tech industry? Here’s what we think is ahead.