Cupertino – California-based iPhone maker has hired a dozen experienced engineers. The engineers are specialists in the fields of satellite, aerospace and antenna design. They are working on the project to show the outcomes in the next five years. But, the project is on the initial stage and could leave. It is because of the lack of clear direction for the use of satellites.
Apple’s project of satellite constellation:
Apple is working on the next-generation wireless technology and communication satellites. The aim is to link devices, bypassing the traditional broadcast networks. Apple may also go for improved maps and new features by searching space stations. These features can lead to more precise location tracking for its devices.
Satellite constellation as Apple’s special project:
Apple Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Tim Cook, has marked the project as a company priority. The satellite technology project is one of the “special projects” of the company. However, Apple will follow the development of its satellite constellation or would go for existing satellites. It’s a matter to finalize yet.
Major satellite makers:
Some of the biggest satellite makers are:
Other satellite technology projects:
Apple is not the only incorporation to look up at the sky as:
Reasons for failure of former ventures:The industry has to face failures in previous satellite constellation ventures such as:
Tim Farrar – principal at TMF associates
Tim Farrar is the principal at Telecom, Media and Finance (TMF) associates. As a satellite expert, he explains the failures as:
“The lessons of prior failures like Iridium, Globalstar and Teledesic are that it’s tough to find a viable business plan for multibillion-dollar satellite communications projects.”
Satellite constellation projects of Amazon, SpaceX, and Facebook are far from generating profit. Apple rarely enters such doors which opens into the shorter revenue generation.
The hiring of Aerospace Engineers for the satellite project:Recently, Apple has hired new software and hardware experts. The company seeks efficient engineers to design components for communication equipment. The company has further added two Google executives, Michael Trela and John Fenwick. These experts are from the aerospace and wireless data delivery fields. Trela and Fenwick led Skybox, a satellite imaging company before Google owned it in 2014. The pair also led satellite and spacecraft operations of Google. Finally, they both joined Apple in 2017.
Trela and Fenwick work at Apple:
Earlier at Apple, Trela and Fenwick explored the feasibility of developing satellite technology. In recent months they have intensified their work on the project. But, the effort underwent a setback following Greg Duffy left Apple after joining in 2017. Duffy co-founded camera startup Dropcam, which Google bought in 2014. Duffy reported to Apple’s senior vice president of hardware engineering, Dan Riccio. On his LinkedIn profile, Duffy mentioned his general work at Apple. His work was about satellite communication, wireless, and home technologies. But he didn’t disclose his specific work at Apple.
Trela and Fenwick are still working at Apple within the hardware engineering division. But they report to Riccio’s lieutenant instead, having control of iPhone engineering.
The hiring of different field specialists:
The secret satellite team also hired the following specialists from various fields:
Other projects of Apple:Apple is also working on:
Also, Apple is expanding its in-house chip development.
Under the leadership of Tim Cook, CEO Apple:
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