August DEFCON hacker convention project
White-hat hackers at the DEFCON hacker convention will compete to try and breach the computer systems on a satellite in orbit.
Just as good as metal
The Japanese space agency (JAXA) and NASA plan to launch a satellite made of wood in 2024.
Unmodified Samsung Galaxy S22 smartphone reaches for the skies
Satellite manufacturer AST SpaceMobile partnered with AT&T to make the first two-way audio call using satellites with a standard smartphone.
The first Space-Grade Versal Adaptive SoCs Enabling On-Board AI
Processing in Space. Processing AI in space. Having a space-grade chip requires a lot of commitment and preparation for the radiation shielding, but AMD’s Xilinx managed to ship its first space-ready Versal AI cores.
No sharks involved
Two US spy satellites exchanged more than 200 gigabits of data over a distance of about 100 kilometers using lasers.
Moving away to Max orbit
A satellite built by Boeing and operated by DirecTV is moving to a higher orbit because the signs are that it is about to explode.
Bong, bong, bong satellite of cash
Blockstream announced the availability of Blockstream Satellite, a new service that broadcasts real time Bitcoin blockchain data from a group of communication satellites in space to almost everyone on the planet to anyone who wants it.
A 12.5-inch notebook with 4K/UHD screen
At the IFA 2015 show in Berlin, Toshiba unveiled a rather interesting 12.5-inch convertible notebook with a 4K/UHD 3840x2160 screen, the Toshiba Satellite Radius 12.
Airbus wins the contract
Airbus is to design and build about 900 satellites for the privately owned OneWeb which plans to offer high-speed, space-based Internet access to billions of people worldwide.
Broadband to the Alps and Wales