Russia may fine citizens who use SpaceX’s Starlink Internet service

Russia may fine citizens who use SpaceX’s Starlink Internet service

Russia's legislative body, the State Duma, is considering fines for individuals and companies in the country that use Western-based satellite Internet services.The proposed law seeks to prevent accessing the Internet by means of SpaceX's Starlink service, OneWeb, or other non-Russian satellite constellations under development.

Capella Space's new satellite is eerily observant

Capella Space's new satellite is eerily observant

Like other hunks of metal currently orbiting Earth, The Capella-2 satellite's onboard radar system makes it capable of producing ludicrously high-resolution visuals from its data.

Eyes in the sky will soon see everything – even what happened in the past; is it too late to worry about privacy?

Eyes in the sky will soon see everything – even what happened in the past; is it too late to worry about privacy?

Last year, a company called EarthNow announced that it planned to deploy a large constellation of advanced imaging satellites that would deliver real-time, continuous video of almost anywhere on Earth.

Soon, satellites will be able to watch you everywhere all the time

Soon, satellites will be able to watch you everywhere all the time

Commercial satellite imagery is currently in a sweet spot: powerful enough to see a car, but not enough to tell the make and model; collected frequently enough for a farmer to keep tabs on crops’ health, but not so often that people could track the comings and goings of a neighbor.

China is reportedly using US satellite technologies to bolster its surveillance capabilities

China is reportedly using US satellite technologies to bolster its surveillance capabilities

The Chinese government has been using a private company jointly owned by a U.S. investment firm and its Chinese counterpart to expand its surveillance and telecommunications capabilities using American technology, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Private company launches "largest fleet of satellites in human history" to photograph Earth

Private company launches "largest fleet of satellites in human history" to photograph Earth

A private company named Planet Labs has put about 300 small satellites into space, enough to take a picture of the entire land mass of the Earth every day. David Martin: That's a pretty big statement: "largest fleet of satellites in human history." Robbie Schingler: I know.