The new space race is all about satellites: Pros and cons of each orbit

For most people, satellites probably bring to mind things like weather forecasts, GPS, or satellite TV broadcasting. Other common satellite applications, such as extending cellular coverage, connecting ATM machines, and restoring communications infrastructure quickly, among others, often go unnoticed since they’re not visible to users. But with the FCC recently granting SpaceX, and OneWeb before it, a license to launch thousands of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites into space to deliver consumer internet services, as well as Facebook’s confirmation of its own plans to deliver LEO broadband access, satellites in every orbit – including Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) and Geostationary… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Laverne Cox Tells Beautycon Audience That The Trans Community Is In “Survival Mode”

Laverne Cox has been one of our beauty icons and activist heroes for a long time. The actress and vocal civil rights champion attended this year’s Beautycon festival in Los Angeles, where she shared a powerful message about the attack on trans rights under President Donald Trump’s administration. “We’re in survival mode now, because so many basic rights we’ve fought for for a really long time are being threatened,” Cox said, according to Pret-a-Reporter. “Trans people are being murdered disproportionately to other populations. I could go on and on.” It’s true that trans people are targeted in horrific acts of violence at an alarming rate. In 2017 alone, at least… Read More

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