If all continues to go as planned, OneWeb’s first six spacecraft will finish on-orbit testing this spring, clearing the path for an initial system of 648 satellites — 600 operational and 48 spares — and setting the stage for a larger system that could eventually number 900 or more satellites.
QuantumFlow will Represent Southwest Antennas’ line of high-performance antennas and RF accessory products
San Diego, California, March 5, 2019 - Southwest Antennas, an industry leader in rugged RF and microwave antennas and accessory product solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of QuantumFlow as their new authorized sales representative firm covering the territory of Southern California.
SpaceX successfully launched its first Crew Dragon capsule to the International Space Station (ISS) on March 2 and now the mission is underway.
This flight, known as Demo-1, is uncrewed. But if all goes well, Crew Dragon will likely carry astronauts to and from the orbiting lab for the first time this summer.
Clearwater, FL - 2/27/2019 - Today, Electro Technik Industries, Inc. has announced the acquisition of RF Techniques, Inc. in San Jose, California. The newly acquired company will be part of the RF/Microwave Group and report to Alen Fejzuli the Group President.
Ten years ago, if you were a daily commuter, you'd struggle to do much more than watching a few pre-loaded movies or TV episodes or play single-player games on your smartphone as you traveled to work. Today, there are all manner of streaming services which, thanks to 4G, allow you to download and upload high-quality content straight to and from your mobile device.
New from our friends at Milliwavess - the 3D Gimbal is at the center of all Millibox products. Wiring of the DUT is done with on axis pass-through channels to prevent tangling. The Device Under Test is mounted on the laser guided 3D gimbal rotating platform. The 3D gimbal is controlled over a simple USB connection with open source software (source provided) containing all the functions and API to run and plot a full spherical (or partial) radiation pattern graph up to 1 degree resolution (64000 points). The outcome of the plot is a Comma Separated Value.
From Tech Crunch:
That most famous characterization of the complexity causality, a butterfly beating its wings and causing a hurricane on the other side of the world, is thought-provoking but ultimately not helpful. What we really need is to look at a hurricane and figure out which butterfly caused it — or perhaps stop it before it takes flight in the first place. DARPA thinks AI should be able to do just that.
From Mobile World Live:
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) moved to unleash another massive tranche of mmWave spectrum for mobile service, as it approved an auction of airwaves in the 37GHz, 39GHz and 47GHz bands for the second half of 2019.
Commissioner Brendan Carr declared 2019 “the year of 5G”, noting the new auction plan will “result in more spectrum being auctioned in a single year than at any time in the commission’s history”.
And now a bit of 5G news from Anritsu and Qualcomm: