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Work begins on Starlink-like constellation of small hypersonic missile-tracking satellites

October 14th, 2020 at 12:09 pm » Comments Off

The Pentagon’s grand space strategy envisions a shift from larger, expensive satellites to massive constellations of smaller, easier to replace ones.  The U.S. military has hired L3Harris and SpaceX to build small satellites with powerful infrared sensors capable of spotting and tracking ballistic missiles and hypersonic weapons. These satellites could become part of a large […]



Elons Musk’s Space X’s road to the fastest internet from orbit: Here’s what latest stats say

August 27th, 2020 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 Rocket SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has been dreaming of creating a constellation of broadband satellites surrounding the Earth. He vowed to provide the fastest broadband internet service to anyone in the world, and he seems to be on his way to fulfilling his promise. With the new data from Speedtest.net, Starlink […]



Elon Musk’s SpaceX: We now want to bring Starlink internet from space to 5 million in US

August 16th, 2020 at 10:25 am » Comments Off

The rise of Elon Musk and SpaceX  SpaceX asks to operate 5 million end-user terminals after the US approves Amazon’s rival satellite broadband plan. Elon Musk’s SpaceX has applied for a license to roll out five million ‘UFO on a stick’ end-user terminals, after 700,000 US residents signed up to be updated about the service’s […]



GPS III isn’t fully operational yet, but when it is, it’ll be great

July 5th, 2020 at 10:41 am » Comments Off

  The GPS III satellite armada will eventually make our GPS technology more accurate, but we’re not quite there yet. Just three satellites have been launched thus far, and only one of them is operational at the moment. Elon Musk recently tweeted that our ‘GPS just got slightly better,’ but that isn’t entirely true. We […]



Elon Musk reveals when Starlink internet service will go live

May 10th, 2020 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

SpaceX’s Starlink broadband service will begin private beta testing in around 3 months, with a public beta opening in around 6 months. Elon Musk revealed this tentative timeline in a tweet after the Wednesday launch of 60 new Starlink satellites. On Wednesday afternoon, SpaceX sent one of its Falcon 9 rockets into space. It was […]



SpaceX’s first manned flight gets a launch window

April 4th, 2020 at 10:39 am » Comments Off

When will SpaceX’s first manned flight launch? No earlier than mid-to-late May, the company declared via its Twitter account Wednesday. The “Demo–2” Crew Dragon flight will see astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley fly to the International Space Station. A successful mission will enable SpaceX to send NASA astronauts to the space station, giving the […]



Elon Musk’s SpaceX: Now 1 million Starlink user terminals OKed for US internet service

April 3rd, 2020 at 11:52 am » Comments Off

The Federal Communications Commission has approved SpaceX’s application to roll out a million user terminals in the US to connect with its growing Starlink satellite broadband network. The approval gives SpaceX a 15-year “blanket license for the operation of up to 1,000,000 fixed earth stations that will communicate with its non-geostationary orbit satellite system”.



Human settlements in space are closer than we think. Here’s what it will look like

March 25th, 2020 at 11:24 am » Comments Off

From vast spaceships orbiting close to Earth to tunnels the size of Los Angeles under the surface of the moon  European Space Agency’s plan for the Moon Village. “We already have, or at least understand, the technology needed for a moon base,” says Lewis Dartnell, an astrobiologist from the University of Westminster in London. “The […]



Elon Musk says he’s ‘definitely going to be dead’ before humans ever reach Mars — unless the pace of innovation picks up

March 16th, 2020 at 11:04 am » Comments Off

An illustration of a woman orbiting Mars inside a SpaceX vehicle. Elon Musk/SpaceX Elon Musk said he’s “definitely going to be dead” before humans reach Mars unless innovation speeds up. The SpaceX CEO made the comments on Monday while speaking to attendees of the Satellite 2020 conference in Washington, DC. Musk said the biggest obstacle […]



You can now book an all-inclusive 10-day trip to the International Space Station for $55 million

March 13th, 2020 at 2:44 pm » Comments Off

The trip is expected to launch during the second half of 2021. It may not be a trip to the moon, but Axiom Space is offering deep-pocketed customers a trip to space. And no, we’re not talking a quick little jaunt into orbit either. Instead, the company is offering an all-inclusive stay on the International […]



Here are all the ways to visit space this decade (if you’re extremely rich)

March 7th, 2020 at 11:26 am » Comments Off

Glamping in zero gravity will cost a few millions bucks at least. Have you always dreamt of leaving Earth? Are you a member of the two, or better yet three commas club? Well it’s a great time to be alive because after decades of delays, the space tourism industry may finally be taking off. Not […]



SpaceX will launch private citizens into orbit

February 27th, 2020 at 12:08 pm » Comments Off

SpaceX is planning to send up to four private citizens into space to take a trip around Earth sometime at the end of 2021 or in early 2022. The spaceflight company announced an agreement on Tuesday with Space Adventures, a space tourism business that has helped seven different private citizens take trips to (and from) […]



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