In a world divided between digital haves and have-nots, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are trying to close the gap by launching thousands of satellites to zip around the globe in what’s known as low-Earth orbit.
Britain is betting that satellite operator OneWeb will help it boldly go into a post-Brexit era. But it faces formidable challenges to complete a working constellation and rebuild a collapsed venture.
A thunderous crackle ripped through the Amazon rain forest on Wednesday evening, carrying with it the notion that the world is entering a new, even more connected age.
The race is on to get billions of people connected to the Internet via a global network of satellites. Europe’s Airbus announced this week that it is to design and build up to 900 satellites for the privately owned OneWeb, which includes Richard Branson as a