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SpaceX satellites’ effect on night sky can’t be eliminated, astronomers say

SpaceX satellites’ effect on night sky can’t be eliminated, astronomers say

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Enlarge / Artist's impression of low-Earth orbit satellites like those launched by SpaceX and OneWeb. Broadband satellites being launched by SpaceX and other companies will inevitably have a negative impact on astronomers' ability to observe the night sky, according to a new report by astronomers. There are no mitigation strategies that can completely eliminate the…
SpaceX Starlink speeds revealed as beta users get downloads of 11 to 60Mbps

SpaceX Starlink speeds revealed as beta users get downloads of 11...

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Enlarge / A SpaceX Starlink user terminal/satellite dish.SpaceX Beta users of SpaceX's Starlink satellite-broadband service are getting download speeds ranging from 11Mbps to 60Mbps, according to tests conducted using Ookla's speedtest.net tool. Speed tests showed upload speeds ranging from 5Mbps to 18Mbps. The same tests, conducted over the past two weeks, showed latencies or ping…
SpaceX now plans for 5 million Starlink customers in US, up from 1 million

SpaceX now plans for 5 million Starlink customers in US, up...

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Enlarge / A SpaceX Starlink user terminal/satellite dish.SpaceX SpaceX has asked the US for permission to deploy up to 5 million user terminals for its Starlink satellite-broadband network in the US after nearly 700,000 people in the country registered interest in the service. SpaceX in March received a Federal Communications Commission license for up to…
Details on SpaceX Starlink beta emerge along with photos of user terminals

Details on SpaceX Starlink beta emerge along with photos of user...

As SpaceX readies beta-testing for its Starlink broadband service, Internet users have dug into the Starlink website and found new details on the upcoming beta tests and images of the user terminals that will be installed outside customers' homes. Reddit users yesterday said they did some data mining of the Starlink support website and main…
SpaceX Starlink: How to watch the record-chasing launch on Friday

SpaceX Starlink: How to watch the record-chasing launch on Friday

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft, perched atop the company's Falcon 9 rocket, takes off from launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station.  SpaceX With two more launches planned for June, SpaceX is on schedule to launch five of its…
Next SpaceX Starlink launch pushed to Friday as Elon Musk chases record

Next SpaceX Starlink launch pushed to Friday as Elon Musk chases...

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft, perched atop the company's Falcon 9 rocket, takes off from launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station.  SpaceX With two more launches planned for June, SpaceX is on schedule to launch five of its…
Next Starlink mission moved to Thursday as SpaceX chases launch record

Next Starlink mission moved to Thursday as SpaceX chases launch record

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft, perched atop the company's Falcon 9 rocket, takes off from launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station.  SpaceX With two more launches planned for June, SpaceX is on schedule to launch five of its…
SpaceX Starlink satellites deploying from a Falcon 9 is a sight to behold

SpaceX Starlink satellites deploying from a Falcon 9 is a sight...

And away. we. go! SpaceX/Twitter SpaceX, Elon Musk's private spaceflight company, is having a bit of a moment. Just days after delivering two astronauts to the International Space Station in May, the team dropped off another batch of 60 high-speed internet satellites to orbit and achieved another milestone: reusing the same rocket five times.One of…
The SpaceX Starlink satellite constellation is growing again: Here’s how to spot it

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

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The SpaceX Starlink train seen over Japan. Screenshot by Eric Mack/CNET Last week, SpaceX sent 60 more of the company's small Starlink broadband satellites to orbit, bringing the total in space to over 400, with hundreds more set to launch in the coming months. The growing constellation has set off a controversy in the astronomy community over how…
Elon Musk says Starlink satellite broadband to start beta testing this year

Elon Musk says Starlink satellite broadband to start beta testing this...

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The Falcon 9 launch in November 2019 carried 60 Starlink satellites. SpaceX Broadband is in higher demand as much of the world spends more time at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Elon Musk's SpaceX is scrambling to provide more access. This week the company launched another batch of 60 satellites to bring the total…

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