SoftBank to launch autonomous-enabling services in Japan in July 2019

SoftBank’s service will power a range of machineries including autonomous farm equipment to buses and drones. In a statement, Japan’s SoftBank Corp stated it will be launching a service in 2019 that will use satellite navigation data and the telco’s mobile base stations to help power self-driving buses, drones and farm machinery. SoftBank’s service will…

Amazon courts space industry, adds antenna service for satellites to its cloud business

The move is significant as it marks Amazon.com’s growing ambition to tap contracts from the U.S. Department of Defense. Amazon.com Inc, the world’s biggest online retailer and also the world’s top cloud computing company, stated it was starting a new antenna service for uploading and downloading data from satellites; the move underscores its efforts to…

Boeing to use 3D printing for its modular satellites

The new manufacturing method could not only save significant costs but also benefit from an improved technological upgrade cycle. Known for manufacturing huge, gigantic satellites that cost a bomb, nearly $150 million, aerospace giant Boeing plans on adopting new production practices which could significantly lower its production costs. The Wall Street Journal has reported, Boeing plans…