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Spacecraft Maneuvers as Intellectual Property? Wow!

In the past I had encountered a few mentions of orbits being patented (or at least applications filed) but didn't take much notice. Then I did a simple search and was blown away by the sheer volume of ...
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Starlink vs 5G technology, are they directly competing services?

While the world is preparing for 5G mobile technology (which involves new devices for smartphones and stations), SpaceX is going to roll out its Starlink "constellation". What I did not know is that ...
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Were there any non-state organizations to organize space flight and colonizations in the second half of the 20th century?

Today, we observe a real boom of private spaceflight. Was there anything similar in the second half of the 20th century, at least were any people founding ventures for space business beyond satellite ...
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How much do on-demand, artificial meteor showers cost these days?

On-demand, artificial meteor showers are discussed in Artificial Shooting Stars - how could this possibly work (economically/technologically)? Why would a box full of 1cm balls released into LEO be ...
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Regulations preventing SpaceX from saying “no” if OneWeb asked them to launch their satellites?

The Forbes article With A Successful Launch, OneWeb Just Joined SpaceX And Others In The Satellite Internet Race says: This marks a turning point in a new generation of communications satellites, ...
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Why does Blue Origin want to go to the moon?

Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin released their first moon lander, Blue Moon. Have Blue Origin published anything about their reasons for going to the moon?
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Globally extensive overview of rocket startup companies

Is there any known report, website or other source from where one can get a comprehensive overview of almost all startup companies related to space rockets or hardware that's dedicated to space ...
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How will Amazon's constellation differentiate itself from SpaceX's and OneWeb's?

The New York Times' Amazon Satellites Add to Astronomers’ Worries About the Night Sky says: Much of the attention on these strings of satellites has been placed on the prolific launches of SpaceX and ...
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Cubesat/Nanosat dispensers/deployers costs

I’ m looking for informations about dispensers/deployers equipement costs and associated launch costs, espacially for 12U configurations and over. I’ve got price information on Tyvak 12U Deployer in a ...
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Can you buy land (while) in space?

The question Can you buy land on the moon? does not ask about being on the Moon and purchasing land on Earth, so I thought I'd ask here instead. Can astronauts in space buy and sell property on Earth ...
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What exactly has “changed” about the way that NASA will procure technology for the Artemis program?

A video in the Space.com article NASA Taps Maxar to Build Lunar Gateway Power Module for Artemis Moon Plan shows the NASA director explaining the series Artemis 1, 2, 3... and announcing that the ...
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Has California implemented its “rocket tax” yet?

Questions from 2017: California's rocket tax "by the mile", how would that work exactly? What expenses and risks might the state of California incur that might partially justify a new &...
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Does Surrey Satellite's Pathfinder lunar communications relay have customers lined up, or is it “If you build it, they will come”?

After about 24:00 in the BBC podcast Do We Need More Space Stations? BBC reporter Marnie Chesterton talks with Charles Cranston, the project manager for lunar ...
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What to do with money?

Suppose I raise $10 million from venture capitalists for my rocket startup, what are the initial steps I must take (as a person with no experience of making rockets before) to ensure my companies ...
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How much of the piggybacked Aireon system rely on its Iridium Next hosts?

The NBC News article Next-generation satellites gave federal officials key data in Boeing 737 Max investigation says: The Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA, grounded Boeing's 737 Max airplanes ...
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What's happening with Laser Light Communications (company) now? What satellites will it communicate with?

The pair of Stack Exchange questions linked below are almost four years old. I still don't exactly understand how this will work, but here I'd like to ask if this company is still around and if it ...
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Which regulatory agencies involved in approving GMDSS providers are staffed with people from Inmarsat?

NASA Spaceflight's Iridium marks major milestone with maritime safety, breaks monopoly says: Since its implementation, Inmarsat has held a monopoly over the GMDSS. But that has now changed. In May ...