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Spot Global Phone

The satellite-powered Spot Global Phone lets you go far off the grid, just as long as you keep your cost and performance expectations in check.

By Oct. 9, 2013

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Planet Labs raises $52 million to launch a swarm of satellites

A second round of funding will help pay for "Flock 1," a group of 28 diminutive satellites set to launch this month to supply customers with images of Earth.

By Dec. 18, 2013


Stamp-size thrusters could propel small satellites into space

Satellites the size of a Rubik's Cube could explore distant planets, thanks to tiny ion thrusters that could help reduce the cost of space missions.

By Oct. 25, 2013


New NASA satellites are powered by everyday items

NASA is showing off a new generation of satellites that are capable of all sorts of extra-terrestrial work -- and they are powered by something you probably already own. Sumi Das has the story.

By Apr. 1, 2013


Safeway-size asteroid to get closer to Earth than satellites

NASA says there's no chance this "small asteroid" will strike the Earth, but it could be nasty if it did.

By Feb. 4, 2013


New Toshiba Satellites galore, and Qosmio (photos)

New Intel Ivy Bridge and AMD processors and next-gen Nvidia graphics are the big story here: otherwise, these laptops look awfully similar to last year.

16 Images By Apr. 10, 2012


NASA twin satellites to probe mysteries of the Van Allen belts

In a mission 11 years in the making, NASA today launched a pair of Johns Hopkins University satellites into the Van Allen radiation belts to study their structure in unprecedented detail.

By Aug. 30, 2012


Remember invisibility cloak tech? It's useful for talking to satellites

Intellectual Ventures' second spinoff is translating research in so-called metamaterials into cheaper and easier-to-use communications equipment for plans, ships, and eventually even your individual hot spot.

By Aug. 21, 2012


Farnborough air show: Satellites, space planes, and more (pictures)

The annual aerospace extravaganza brings a bounty of gear headed for Mercury, Mars, and other destinations in outer space.

12 Images By Jul. 13, 2012


Surgical robots tweaked to fuel satellites in space

John Hopkins researchers modify a robot normally used for surgery with the hopes of operating a robotic tanker to refuel satellites in space.

By Dec. 12, 2011