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Friday, January 24, 2020
Elon Musk went on shooting spree over sluggish satellite broadband development

Elon Musk went on shooting spree over sluggish satellite broadband development

Enlarge / Elon Musk at a SpaceX press conference on September 17, 2018 in Hawthorne, California. Getty Images | Mario Tama SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently "fired at least seven" managers in order to speed up development and testing of satellites that could provide broadband around the world, Reuters reported today. SpaceX has Federal Communications…
Move Over SpaceX. Amazon Wants To Introduce Countless Web Satellites Too

Move Over SpaceX. Amazon Wants To Introduce Countless Web Satellites Too

Back in April 2019 Amazon signaled its intention to get into the internet satellite business. Following in the footsteps of SpaceX and their Starlink satellite system, Amazon intends to launch thousands of internet satellites in the coming years. Now that they’ve filed their application with the FCC, we have more details of their plan. Amazon…
SpaceX looks for FCC OK for 1 million satellite broadband Earth stations

SpaceX looks for FCC OK for 1 million satellite broadband Earth...

SpaceX is seeking US approval to deploy up to 1 million Earth stations to receive transmissions from its planned satellite broadband constellation. The Federal Communications Commission last year gave SpaceX permission to deploy 11,943 low-Earth orbit satellites for the planned Starlink system. A new application from SpaceX Services, a sister company, asks the FCC for…
SpaceX has actually Lost Contact With 3 of its Starlink Satellites

SpaceX has actually Lost Contact With 3 of its Starlink Satellites

Back in May 23rd, 2019, SpaceX launched the first batch of its Starlink constellation, a fleet of satellites that will fulfill Elon Musk’s promise to provide broadband satellite-internet access to the entire planet. The deployment of these sixty satellites was the first in a series of six planned launches that would see around 720 satellites…
SpaceX cuts broadband-satellite elevation in half to avoid area particles

SpaceX cuts broadband-satellite elevation in half to avoid area particles

SpaceX has received Federal Communications Commission approval to halve the orbital altitude of more than 1,500 planned broadband satellites in order to lower the risk of space debris and improve latency. SpaceX's satellite project, named Starlink, aims to provide high-speed, low-latency broadband around the world. In a statement on the new FCC approval, SpaceX said…
SpaceX’s Starlink Might Modification The Night Sky Forever, And Astronomers Are Not Delighted

SpaceX’s Starlink Might Modification The Night Sky Forever, And Astronomers Are...

Each Starlink satellite is equipped with a large solar panel. SpaceX On Thursday, May 23, Elon Musk’s SpaceX successfully launched its first 60 Starlink satellites, a planned mega constellation of satellites designed to beam internet from space to the world. But since footage emerged of the train of satellites in the night sky, astronomers have…
SpaceX Starlink satellites dazzle however pose large questions for astronomers

SpaceX Starlink satellites dazzle however pose large questions for astronomers

Toot toot! Marco Langbroek/GIF by Nicole Archer/CNET Those lights aren't an intelligent extraterrestrial army moving in to take over planet Earth -- they're just SpaceX's Starlink satellites, designed to provide broadband services across the globe. The first batch of satellites were launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and deployed to orbit by a Falcon 9 rocket…
SpaceX Starlink success kicks off Elon Musk’s satellite tv for pc web aspirations

SpaceX Starlink success kicks off Elon Musk’s satellite tv for pc...

Rockets, man. SpaceX SpaceX has officially entered the satellite broadband race, delivering 60 Starlink satellites to orbit via a Falcon 9 rocket. The workhorse rocket achieved liftoff at 7:30 p.m. PT Thursday from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Originally scheduled for last week, the first delivery of the Starlink satellites was scrubbed twice, one due to bad…
SpaceX Starlink satellites have astronomers amplifying the cosmic alarm

SpaceX Starlink satellites have astronomers amplifying the cosmic alarm

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 The world's largest organization of professional astronomers is sounding the galactic alarm over Elon Musk's plan to send a swarm of SpaceX satellites into…
What is Starlink? Enjoy Live As SpaceX Gets Running Start On Amazon With Landmark Release On Wednesday

What is Starlink? Enjoy Live As SpaceX Gets Running Start On...

Long exposure of a Falcon 9 launch shows trajectory. SpaceX SpaceX is targeting 10:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 for the launch of 60 of its own Starlink satellites from Pad 40 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. If it’s successful, it will begin to offer global internet coverage from space. So what is Starlink?…

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