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Facebook To Beam Internet To Sub-Saharan Africa From Space

MENLO PARK (CBS SF) — Facebook is teaming up with a French satellite operator to deliver Internet coverage to 14 sub-Saharan countries in Africa in 2016. 95 more words


Scramble for Africa:Facebook set to Launch a Satellite

In partnership with French-based provider Eutelsat, Facebook hope the first satellite will be launched in 2016.

“We’re going to keep working to connect the entire world — even if that means looking beyond our planet,” Mark Zuckerberg.

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LQSat Launched

LQSat was launched into a 656 km sun synchronous orbit at 0413 UT on Wednesday, October 7 from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center (JSLC) in Inner Mongolia on a Chang Zheng 2D (CZ-2D) rocket. 89 more words

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Satellite by Facebook.

Facebook is to launch a satellite that will provide internet access to remote parts of Africa, the social network’s founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced.

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Galileo satellites 9 and 10 prepare for liftoff (ESA)

(ESA press release) This timelapse video shows Galileo satellites 9 and 10, from final preparations to liftoff on a Soyuz rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, at 02:08 GMT on 11 September 2015 (04:08 CEST; 23:08 local time, 10 September 2015. 111 more words