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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
SpaceX and Starlink are changing the night sky, and fast

SpaceX and Starlink are changing the night sky, and fast

This image of a distant galaxy group from Arizona's Lowell Observatory is marred by diagonal lines from the trails of Starlink satellites shortly after their launch in May. Victoria Girgis/Lowell Observatory Astronomer Cees Bassa spends lots of time working with advanced radio telescopes aimed at deep space. But on May 24, 2019, he stepped outside…
SpaceX plans likely spinoff and IPO for Starlink broadband division

SpaceX plans likely spinoff and IPO for Starlink broadband division

Enlarge / A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying 60 Starlink satellites launching from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on January 29, 2020. SpaceX is likely to spin out its Starlink broadband business, SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell said today at an investor event. "Right now, we are a private company, but Starlink is the…
Book a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket ride online for as cheap as $1 million

Book a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket ride online for as cheap...

Falcon 9 sits ready on the launchpad for an Iridium NEXT mission in 2019. SpaceX You can book hotels, cars and airplane flights online. Now you can book a satellite launch online, too. SpaceX activated an online booking form this week for its smallsat rideshare program. This program lets small-satellite operators share the cost burden of…
Elon Musk invites SpaceX hopefuls to ‘Starship career day’ in Texas

Elon Musk invites SpaceX hopefuls to ‘Starship career day’ in Texas

Do you wanna build a spaceship? SpaceX SpaceX is hitting the hyperdrive pedal on the development of a next-generation Starship that can reach orbit (and beyond). To get there, SpaceX needs a lot of talent on the ground. On Tuesday, SpaceX founder Elon Musk tweeted out an invitation the world over to the company's development facility in…
SpaceX moon passenger Yusaku Maezawa scraps search for girlfriend to take along

SpaceX moon passenger Yusaku Maezawa scraps search for girlfriend to take...

The SpaceX mission is scheduled to launch in 2023.  Alessandro Di Ciommo/NurPhoto via Getty Images Yusaku Maezawa, the Japanese billionaire set to become the first private passenger on a SpaceX Starship, is calling off his television quest to find a female partner to take to the moon. On Wednesday, Maezawa said he could no longer…
SpaceX successfully launches 60 more Starlink satellites into orbit

SpaceX successfully launches 60 more Starlink satellites into orbit

This is the nose cone that shields 60 Starlink satellites. SpaceX SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is 60 satellites closer to blanketing Earth with the Starlink broadband service. A Falcon 9 rocket launched Wednesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida carrying the latest batch of what could eventually become a mega-constellation. Several minutes after launch,…
The SpaceX Starlink satellite constellation is growing: Here’s how to spot it

The SpaceX Starlink satellite constellation is growing: Here’s how to spot...

The SpaceX Starlink train seen over Japan. Screenshot by Eric Mack/CNET Elon Musk and SpaceX hope to launch more than 1,000 of the company's small Starlink broadband satellites this year, including the latest batch of 60, set to blast off this week. The growing constellation has set off a controversy in the astronomy community over…
SpaceX is set to launch more Starlink satellites soon: How to watch

SpaceX is set to launch more Starlink satellites soon: How to...

This is the nose cone that shields 60 Starlink satellites awaiting launch. SpaceX SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is ramping up his plan to blanket Earth with Starlink broadband service by launching tens of thousands of small satellites into a low orbit. His company is set to launch another 60 of the space routers from Launch Complex 40…
SpaceX is set to launch more Starlink satellites this week: How to watch

SpaceX is set to launch more Starlink satellites this week: How...

This is the nose cone that shields 60 Starlink satellites awaits launch. SpaceX SpaceX CEO Elon Musk envisions blanketing the Earth with Starlink broadband service by launching tens of thousands of small satellites into a low orbit, and he's wasting no time getting started. His company is set to launch another 60 of the space routers…
SpaceX is already launching more Starlink satellites: How to watch

SpaceX is already launching more Starlink satellites: How to watch

The fairing shielding 60 Starlink satellites awaits launch. SpaceX SpaceX and Elon Musk have a vision to blanket the Earth with its Starlink broadband service by launching tens of thousands of small satellites into a low orbit, and they're wasting little time getting started. The company is set to launch another 60 of the space routers…

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