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SpaceX’s 200th launch ferries a whopping 114 satellites into

SpaceX launches first Falcon 9 rocket of 2023 SpaceX has wasted no time getting in its first launch of the new year — sending up a Falcon 9 rocket into low-Earth orbit carrying a payload of 114 satellites. The mission, dubbed Transporter-6, blasted off into the clear skies over the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station […]

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NASA picks SpaceX’s Starship for its second crewed Artemis lunar landing | Engadget

NASA has expanded SpaceX’s role in the Artemis program and has selected the company’s Starship lunar lander to ferry the second batch of astronauts to the Moon. If you’ll recall, the agency picked SpaceX’s human landing system for Artemis 3, which will take humanity back to the Moon decades after the last Apollo mission.  Earlier […]

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Watch SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful rocket, launch a Space Force mission

[The webcast is scheduled to begin at 9:26 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see the video player above.] Elon Musk’s SpaceX on Tuesday is set to launch the first Falcon Heavy mission in over three years, a towering rocket that is the most powerful currently in operation. SpaceX’s rocket is […]

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SpaceX’s costlier Starlink internet service for RVs works on moving vehicles | Engadget

The Starlink service for RVs gives you a way to stay connected online even while you’re off the grid, but it comes with one big limitation: It can’t be used while in motion. Now, SpaceX has launched a new variant of Starlink for RVs called “Flat High Performance” that you can use on moving vehicles. […]

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Space tourism pioneer Dennis Tito books private moon trip on SpaceX’s Starship

Dennis Tito, most widely known as being the first space tourist back in mid-2001. Wikipedia Entrepreneur Dennis Tito and his wife Akiko purchased seats on a private trip with SpaceX’s Starship rocket, the third such spaceflight Elon Musk’s venture has announced to date. Tito – 82, and famous for becoming the first private space tourist […]

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Finance

SpaceX’s Starlink terminals back online in Ukraine after outages

Some of the Starlink internet devices that had suffered outages have come back online in the past few days, restoring crucial lines of communications in territory recently liberated from Russian occupation, say Ukrainian soldiers and officials. The improvement was recorded hours after the Financial Times reported widespread outages during Ukrainian counteroffensives, two Ukrainian government officials […]

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Photos: SpaceX’s historic Crew-5 launch | CNN

Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday, October 5. SpaceX and NASA launched a crew of astronauts on a trip to the International Space Station on Wednesday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Dubbed Crew-5, the mission is the sixth astronaut flight […]

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Microsoft Azure ramps up access to cloud computing via SpaceX’s Starlink satellites

A SpaceX Starlink satellite antenna is connected to Microsoft’s Azure Stack Edge device. (Microsoft Photo) With SpaceX’s help, Microsoft is taking the next step toward merging cloud computing with available-anywhere satellite connectivity. Today Microsoft announced the start of a private preview for Azure Orbital Cloud Access, which lets users link up with the cloud in […]

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Northrop Grumman exec says SpaceX’s Starship rocket has ‘awesome’ potential but ‘not there yet’

Starship prototype #24 conducts a test firing of six of its Raptor engines at the company’s facility near Brownsville, Texas on Sept. 8, 2022. SpaceX PARIS — The leader of a Northrop Grumman subsidiary that’s working with Elon Musk’s SpaceX sees exciting potential in the private space venture’s massive Starship rockets, but warned the industry […]

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Musk humiliated as UK firm ‘jumps ahead’ of SpaceX’s plan

In a revolutionary step for mobile connectivity, Bullitt’s new phones are expected to automatically link to one of two global satellite networks. While satellite phones are typically expensive and have limited functionality, users will be able to send texts in a matter of seconds, even if they are not near any cell towers. Further down […]