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SpaceX gets FCC approval for satellite broadband internet

Launch of the first experimental satellites is scheduled for Saturday

Launch of the first experimental satellites is scheduled for Saturday

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US military creates 'Space Mission Force' to wage satellite war

Star Wars... for real.

A new paper is calling for the US military to overhaul its space defense systems as rivals from around the globe increase their ability to wage war in space.

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Kymeta's Toyota Mirai plays well with satellites

The Toyota Mirai Kymeta Research Vehicle 001 Beams Into Detroit

A Mirai outfitted with Kymeta's flat antenna shows the possibility of a more-connected future for Toyota vehicles.

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Elon Musk wants to build an Internet in space

While opening a SpaceX office in Seattle, Elon Musk said that the engineers and software programmers in the Pacific Northwest outpost will be working on "a global communications system that would be larger than anything that has been talked about to date." That system would eventually be the start of a satellite communications initiative that would provide Internet for a colony on Mars.

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Successful Chinese missile test raises fears of satellite killers

Fears are arising among US defense experts and State Department personnel following a successful Chinese missile test. The July 23 test is being called an anti-missile test, but it's feared the test was actually part of a program an anti-satellite weapon, Defense News reports.

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Toyota RAV4 EV ads will focus on target DirecTV customers

Toyota is working with satellite-television provider DirecTV on hyper-targeting TV advertising for the automaker's RAV4 electric vehicle in an effort to more efficiently boost sales for the limited-volume model, Bloomberg News reports. D

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OnStar asks FCC to investigate LightSquared over GPS interference

The ongoing spat between a company known as LightSquared and a number of high-profile combatants including the Defense Department, the Federal Aviation Administration, John Deere and General Motors' OnStar service continues unabated.

Will Ford's Sync kill Sirius XM?

There are currently 19 million Sirius XM subscribers out there, and the vast majority of those cash-paying customers listen only in the car. Ford was among the earliest mass-market adopters of Sirius, as The Blue Oval made infotainment a big part of its vehicle strategy. But while Ford was an early passenger on the satellite bandwagon, another very popular technology could put the squeeze on pay-for-play radio.

Audi, Mitsubishi making Sirius standard on some models

Radio is on a roll. While BMW and Jaguar have allied themselves with HD Radio and Infiniti's gotten in bed with XM Satellite Radio, Audi and and Mitsubishi have taken sides with SIRIUS Satellite Radio. Audi will offer SIRIUS as standard equipment on the S4, RS 4, A6, A8, R8, and specific Q7 variants. Mitsubishi will make SIRIUS standard on the new Eclipse Spyder, and make it part of the premium sound system on the 2008 Galant, Raider, Endeavor, Outlander, Lancer, Ec

Slacker brings internet radio into your car

It's like Pandora for your car! Slacker, a new web-based radio website has just launched this week. The channel selection is very similar to what's available on XM or Sirius, and we liken it to Pandora because the number of songs you can skip is limited, bu

GM slashes price of XM Satellite Radio to $199 for 2007

General Motors announced that it is slashing the price of XM Satellite Radio to $199 for the 2007 model year, down 38.8 percent over last year's price of $325. The new price goes into effect immediately, and consumers still get the first three months of service included, with subsequent months costing $12.95 per month.