Royal Caribbean International is taking some of the industry's first steps towards introducing robot crew members with its newest ship, the Quantum of the Seas.
The Guyana Space Centre confirms that O3b successfully launched four satellites yesterday on a Soyuz launch vehicle, completing its initial eight-strong constellation designed to improve satellite connectivity in emerging markets.
O3b Networks reports that it is set to launch the latest satellites in its network on July 10, which will complete its initial constellation.
O3b Networks today announced that its second batch of four Ka-band satellites has begun its journey from the Thales Alenia Space facility in Rome to the Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) in Kourou, French Guiana, from where they will be launched in late June.
Royal Caribbean reports that bandwidth speeds exceeding 500 Mbps have been achieved during system tests for the O3b satellite communications solution it is rolling out on two of its cruise ships.
Satellite company O3b has opened a satellite ground station in Peru, in preparation for its launch and service commencement in 2014.
O3b Networks and Huawei have announced that they have enabled a system to allow full 3G voice, data and video transmission over satellite.
O3b Networks, which recently launched the first four satellites in its planned Ka-band constellation, has signed an agreement with Kymeta to develop flat panel satellite antennas for use on its network.
O3b Networks announced earlier this week that its first four satellites have successfully cleared in-orbit testing (IOT) following their launch in June. The company has now taken over control and operation of the Ka-band satellites from their manufacturer Thales Alenia Space.
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