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SpaceX simply released 60 satellites for its Starlink Constellation. Web service companies need to be really anxious.

SpaceX simply released 60 satellites for its Starlink Constellation. Web service...

On Thursday, May 23rd, 2019, SpaceX launched the first batch of their Starlink satellites to orbit. The launch took place at 10:30 pm EDT (07:30 pm PDT) from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral on the Florida coast. With this delivery, SpaceX founder Elon Musk is making good on his promise to begin…
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 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…
Capturing a Flight on the Starlink Satellite Train: Midnight Marvel, or Night Sky Threat?

Capturing a Flight on the Starlink Satellite Train: Midnight Marvel, or...

Have you seen Starlink? It all started, as all good breaking astronomical events seem to do, late on a Friday night. We got the notification first from veteran satellite tracker Dr. Marco Langbroek over in the Netherlands via the venerable See-Sat-L message board, and on Twitter soon after: “I could not help shouting ‘OAAAAH!!!’” says…
How to find the SpaceX Starlink satellite train overhead today

How to find the SpaceX Starlink satellite train overhead today

A Falcon 9 rocket launched into space on Monday morning. Trevor Mahlmann Nine Merlin engines all firing at once. Trevor Mahlmann The weather was fine in Florida. Trevor Mahlmann This was the fourth time this rocket's first stage has flown. Trevor Mahlmann for Ars It was a pleasant November morning in Florida. Trevor Mahlmann The…
SpaceX Starlink launch success kicks off Elon Musk’s satellite tv for pc web aspirations

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

Night launches should be mandatory if these are the types of scenes we get. This image shows a previous SpaceX launch from Cape Canaveral.  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…
SpaceX Starlink broadband satellites placed on controversial mild present

SpaceX Starlink broadband satellites placed on controversial mild present

Those bright lights marching slowly in a straight line across the sky this week aren't comets or meteors -- although there was also this bright meteor -- but the second batch of SpaceX Starlink broadband satellites. Elon Musk's space company launched 60 of the small internet routers aboard a Falcon 9 rocket Monday and within…
SpaceX’s Starlink Constellation Building Starts. 2,200 Satellites Will increase Over the Next 5 years

SpaceX’s Starlink Constellation Building Starts. 2,200 Satellites Will increase Over the...

Elon Musk has made a lot of crazy promises and proposals over the years, which inevitably leads people to pester him about deadlines. Whether it’s reusable rockets, affordable electric cars, missions to Mars, intercontinental flights, or anything having to do with his many other ventures, the question inevitably is “when can we expect it?” That…
SpaceX Starlink satellites impress however might trigger headaches for astronomers

SpaceX Starlink satellites impress however might trigger headaches for astronomers

Toot toot! Marco Langbroek/GIF by Nicole Archer/CNET Those aren't an intelligent extra-terrestrial 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 successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida and deployed to orbit by a Falcon 9 rocket…
SpaceX Starlink: How to watch Falcon 9 launch 60 more satellites to space

SpaceX Starlink: How to watch Falcon 9 launch 60 more satellites...

The Falcon 9 launched in November 2019 carried 60 Starlink satellites. SpaceX We're only a few days into 2020 and SpaceX is already gearing up for its first launch of the year. On Jan. 6, the workhorse Falcon 9 booster will be sending a batch of 60 Starlink satellites into low-earth orbit, part of the…

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