Brazil signs technology safeguard agreement with the U.S.

In a development that paves the way for U.S. companies to use Brazil’s Alcantara base in the Northeastern-state of Maranhao to launch satellites, the Brazilian Senate has approved the ratification of an agreement signed earlier this year to safeguard U.S. space and defense technology. The agreement was earlier signed in March 2019 during an official…

Launch of Huawei’s 5G compatible flagship Mate 30 smartphone clouded by lack of Android as its OS

In recent years, Huawei has shot up surprising fast into the global smartphone business. A U.S. ban citing theft of intellectual property and being a threat to U.S. national security has however crippled its sales outside China. On September 18 Huawei Technologies plans to launch its new Mate 30 line of smartphones in Munich, said…

Vodafone launches limited 5G services in 20 German cities and towns

Vodafone is following a dual vendor strategy for its 5G networks; given its security concerns consumer data could probably be at stake especially if it is routed through Chinese servers. On Tuesday, Vodafone stated it was launching 5G services in Germany. The development sees Vodafone offering cheaper deals than industry leader Deutsche Telekom; its services…

SpaceX launches Israel’s first unmanned moon lander

Israel’s first unmanned moon lander’s Beresheet was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at about 8:45 p.m. EST (0145 GMT Friday). In a significant development for Elon Musk’s SpaceX, the firm’s Falcon 9 rocket launched off successfully on Thursday night from Florida carrying Israel’s first lunar lander. The development is likely to make Israel…

SpaceX launches 1st U.S. military navigational satellite

The launch is huge for SpaceX since it marks its first ever national security space mission for the United States. In what is possibly a milestone in SpaceX’s corporate history, Elon Musk’s privately held rocket company has blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Sunday carrying a U.S. military navigation satellite, marking the launch as…