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SpaceX plans to boost Starlink network with launch

SpaceX plans to boost Starlink network with launch

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ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- SpaceX plans to launch 60 more of its Starlink communications satellites from Florida on Sunday night as the company expands sales of the broadband internet service those satellites provide. Liftoff on a Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled for 11:20 p.m. EST, but the U.S. Space Force forecasts a 60% chance that storm clouds or a threat of lightning that could cause a postponement. Advertisement Elon Musk's Starlink operation has about 1,000 active satellites in orbit, and has implemented part of its planned network on Earth, while competitors for broadband service dependent on satellites in low-Earth orbit have yet to start sales. That includes London-based OneWeb, which has launched 110 satellites with a goal for 648 during its first phase. Also, Amazon founder ...
Nokia to build 4G network on the moon for NASA

Nokia to build 4G network on the moon for NASA

Technology
NASA has chosen Nokia to build a 4G network on the moon as part of the space agency's Artemis programme, which aims to establish a sustainable human presence there.The Finnish company will build the technology which will be integrated into NASA's lunar landers and used for remote control, as well as streaming high-definition videos. The Artemis programme, named after the mythological sister of Apollo, the first moon mission's namesake, aims to take the first woman and the next man taken to the lunar surface by 2024. Image: The Finnish company has adapted designs from its work on Earth SpaceX and Blue Origin have been given the nod to develop the new lunar landers which will take the astronauts to the surface of the moon from orbit.The...
Marine Corps stands up Network Activity to prevent cyberattacks

Marine Corps stands up Network Activity to prevent cyberattacks

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Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The Marine Corps this week stood up a dedicated group to upgrade its ability to prevent and counter cyberattacks -- and minimize disruptions and shortages. The Network Activity - National Capital Region in Quantico, Virginia is the second network-focused unit and will follow the model pioneered by the 1st Network Battalion out of Camp Pendleton in California, according to a Marine Corps press release. Advertisement The group will command and control the Marine Corps Enterprise Network within the Washington, D.C., area. "This will realign the workforce and all of its resources; I'm talking about people and money," said Col. Edward J. Debish, the commanding officer of Marine Corps Cyberspace Operations Group during an activation ceremony Wednesday. In total, the Marine Corp...
UK set to phase out Huawei from 5G network in major U-turn

UK set to phase out Huawei from 5G network in major U-turn

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The UK is poised to end the use of Huawei technology in its 5G network as soon as this year over security concerns.Boris Johnson is set for a major policy change after GCHQ is believed to have reassessed the risks posed by the Chinese company. The prime minister decided in January to allow Huawei to play a limited role in the UK's 5G network as he defied security concerns, particularly from the US, about the firm. Image: Boris Johnson will reportedly be presented with a GCHQ report on Huawei this week But a study set to be presented to Mr Johnson this week will declare that US sanctions on Huawei will force the company to use technology that is "untrusted", reports say.The news was first reported in the Sunday Telegraph and Sunday Tim...
Ericsson: We can replace Huawei in UK’s 5G network

Ericsson: We can replace Huawei in UK’s 5G network

Technology
Swedish telecoms company Ericsson has said it would be capable of replacing all of the Huawei equipment in the UK's 5G network if the British government decides to ban the Chinese vendor.In an interview with Sky News the company's president for Europe, Arun Bansal, said Ericsson was not lobbying for its Chinese rival to be banned - but would be capable of meeting the demand if it was. It comes as the UK reassesses its previous decision to allow Huawei equipment a limited role within the country's 5G networks following new sanctions imposed by the US government. ...