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Humble Bluetooth device connects to satellite
« on: May 09, 2024, 11:12:35 PM »
https://www.techspot.com/news/102866-humble-bluetooth-device-has-successfully-connected-satellite-orbit.html

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Earlier this year, the Seattle-based startup launched its first two satellites into orbit on SpaceX's Transporter-10 rideshare mission from Vandenberg Space Force Base on the central coast of California. Since then, they have successfully received signals from a simple 3.5mm Bluetooth chip over a distance of 600 km... According to the company, connecting any off-the-shelf Bluetooth device to Hubble's satellite network via a software update - even without cellular reception - could potentially offer global coverage with 20 times less battery drain and 50 times lower operating costs. Countless applications utilizing existing low-power, low-cost sensors could be developed without the need for additional expensive space-enabled hardware.