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SpaceX postpones launch of its first internet network satellites

SpaceX postponed a launch of 60 satellites into low-Earth orbit that was scheduled for Thursday night, possibly until next week, citing a need for software updates. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral was to be the first of potentially thousands in its Starlink project to beam broadband internet across the planet. "Standing down to update satellite software and triple-check everything again," said a tweet from the official SpaceX account.
Tags: Spacex, Science, Cape Canaveral, SpaceX Falcon, StarLink

SpaceX postpones Starlink satellite launch again, for 'about a week'

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A SpaceX launch already scrubbed once due to inclement weather was postponed again nearly 24 hours later on Thursday, this time for "about a week," in order to update satellite software and "triple-check everything," Elon Musk's rocket company said. The delayed mission is designed to carry into low-Earth orbit an initial batch of 60 satellites for Musk's new Starlink global internet service, a venture intended to generate cash for the rest of the billiona...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Musk, Cape, CANAVERAL Fla Reuters, StarLink

SpaceX’s Elon Musk says ‘goodness’ will come from twice-delayed Starlink launch

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says the launch of 60 Starlink satellites is aimed at spreading “fundamental goodness” in the form of high-speed internet access for the billions of people who currently don’t have it. The first full stack of Starlink satellites is packed in the nose cone of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Liftoff was originally scheduled for Wednesday night, but had to be called off with less than 15 minutes left on the countdown clock due to unacceptable upper-level winds. SpaceX announced anoth...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, SpaceX Falcon, StarLink

Watch SpaceX try to launch 60 satellites tonight after yesterday’s scrub

SpaceX originally planned on launching its Starlink mission on Wednesday night, reserving a solid 1.5-hour launch window for its Falcon 9 to take off, and eventually deploy a whopping 60 tiny satellites into Earth orbit. Unfortunately, due to weather conditions that were less than ideal, the launch was scrubbed and the mission had to be pushed back.The good news is that the rescheduled launch window happens to be tonight, and if all goes well we'll get to see SpaceX launch its suite of satel...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Earth, Falcon, Atlantic Ocean, StarLink

SpaceX set to launch first satellites of its internet network

SpaceX is targeting Thursday night for the launch of 60 satellites into low-Earth orbit, the first of potentially thousands in its Starlink project to beam broadband internet across the planet. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is set to take off from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 10:30 pm (0230 GMT Friday). Billionaire Elon Musk's firm, which is leading the private space race when it comes to rocket launches, is now looking to seize a chunk of the future space internet market.
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, Cape Canaveral, SpaceX Falcon, StarLink, Billionaire Elon Musk

SpaceX postpones launch of Starlink satellites aimed at delivering internet from space

Billionaire Elon Musk’s plans to launch 60 satellites into space as part of a project to build a high-speed internet network that would be available anywhere on the planet has had to be postponed due to high winds.His company SpaceX was set to blast a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the satellites into orbit late Wednesday night.But the adverse weather conditions at Florida’s Cape Canaveral meant the launch was delayed by 24 hours.It will now take place on Thursday at 10.30pm local time.If successful, ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, Tesla, Paypal, Mars, Musk, Falcon, Cape Canaveral, StarLink

SpaceX is going to launch 60 satellites at once, and you can watch it live here

SpaceX is continuing its busy year with another rocket launch, and this time it's sending its own suite of communications satellites into Earth orbit that it hopes will facilitate the spread of high-speed internet networks into remote areas. The mission, called Starlink, requires the deployment of lots and lots of pint-sized satellites, and SpaceX will send a full 60 of them into space tonight. As with most SpaceX launches, the company will be live streaming the entire event from start to fi...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Youtube, Earth, Falcon, Atlantic Ocean, StarLink

SpaceX’s Elon Musk sees ‘fundamental goodness’ in 60-satellite Starlink launch

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says tonight’s scheduled launch of 60 Starlink satellites is aimed at spreading “fundamental goodness” in the form of high-speed internet access for the billions of people who currently don’t have it. The first full stack of Starlink satellites is packed in the nose cone of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that’s set to lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 11 p.m. ET (8 p.m. PT). At roughly 18.5 tons, the total payload mass sets a record for a SpaceX liftoff, Musk said ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Musk, SpaceX Falcon, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, StarLink

SpaceX to launch first satellites for Musk's Starlink internet service

The billionaire entrepreneur and chief executive officer of Tesla Inc was set to brief reporters on the Starlink satellite-based internet business ahead of the launch from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 10:30 p.m. The first 60 Starlink satellites are stacked together atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Musk plans to send as many as 12,000 satellites into space as soon as 2024 to make high-speed internet available from space across the world. In February, satellites built by Air...
Tags: Florida, Science, Airbus, Musk, SpaceX Falcon, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, OneWeb, StarLink, Tesla Inc

How to watch SpaceX's Starlink satellite launch

SpaceX will launch 60 Starlink satellites into orbit on Wednesday, the first step in the company's plan to build a global satellite internet network. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, launching from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, will carry the satellites. SEE ALSO: SpaceX just blasted a critical NASA instrument into spaceThe first launch window is from a 10:30 p.m. ET Wednesday until 12:00 a.m. Thursday. Failing that, a second launch window opens...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, Nasa, Falcon, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, StarLink, Spacex Starlink Tech

Everything You Need to Know About Elon Musk's Satellite Launch Tomorrow

Elon Musk is a busy guy, and the latest project on his plate involves launching 60 satellites into space tomorrow. The launch is part of his company SpaceX’s Starlink plan—an ambitious attempt to bring high-speed, low-latency internet to anyone in the world. Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Internet, StarLink, Elon Really Out Here Doin His Best Tony Stark

Elon Musk Wants Global Broadband Internet. Here's His First Step

SpaceX's Starlink satellite network will have its first launch on Wednesday.
Tags: Spacex, Science, StarLink, Elon Musk Wants Global Broadband

Elon Musk shows us the 60 satellites that will one day help power a better internet

The first seeds of SpaceX's Starlink project will soon be planted.On Saturday, Elon Musk tweeted out a photo of 60 satellites loaded into the fairing, or nose cone, of his company's Falcon rocket. The hardware represents a first step toward completing Starlink, an eventual satellite constellation that will beam high-speed internet down to Earth from space.The fairing is the same one that carried a Tesla Roadster into space in 2018. Musk included a photo of that as well, just to give his ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Nasa, Earth, Federal Trade Commission, Musk, Falcon, StarLink

Elon Musk shows SpaceX's first 60 Starlink internet satellites packed for launch

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk shared a first look of his company's internet satellites packed and ready for launch in a few days.
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, StarLink

New space race to bring satellite internet to the world

Anxiety has set in across the space industry ever since the world's richest man, Jeff Bezos, revealed Project Kuiper: a plan to put 3,236 satellites in orbit to provide high-speed internet across the globe. Billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX is equally active: it's just received a clearance to put 12,000 satellites in orbit at various altitudes in the Starlink constellation.
Tags: Spacex, Science, Jeff Bezos, StarLink

SpaceX plans to launch dozens of Starlink broadband satellites next week

SpaceX confirmed that it will launch dozens of Starlink satellites in one go, as early as May 15, to start filling out what’s expected to become a constellation of thousands of satellites providing global broadband data access from low Earth orbit. The company’s president and chief operating officer, Gwynne Shotwell, laid out those details today at the Satellite 2019 conference in Washington, D.C. In an email exchange with GeekWire, SpaceX confirmed what Shotwell said but could add no further in...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Washington, Seattle, Gwynne Shotwell, Shotwell, StarLink

FCC Clears SpaceX to Launch Nearly 1,600 Internet-Beaming Satellites to a Lower Orbit

The Federal Communications Commission has approved SpaceX’s plans to fly a fleet of internet-transmitting satellites, Starlink, at a “lower orbit than originally planned,” the Verge reported on Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Space, Spacex, Science, Technology, Internet, Broadband, Satellites, StarLink, Internet Satellites

FCC approves SpaceX’s revised Starlink satellite plan; first wave gets set for liftoff

The Federal Communications Commission today approved SpaceX's proposed revisions in its plan to put thousands of satellites in low Earth orbit to provide global broadband connectivity, clearing the way to start launching satellites next month. SpaceX already had authorization for 4,425 Starlink satellites that would use Ku- and Ka-band radio spectrum to beam internet data, but last November, the company asked the FCC to sign off on a plan that would put more than a third of the satellites in...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Fcc, Federal Communications Commission, KU, StarLink

SpaceX successfully recovered Falcon Heavy’s nosecone, and it’s going to space again

After many delays, SpaceX was finally able to launch its Falcon Heavy rocket this week, for just the second time ever. The company also made history by successfully recovering both of its side boosters and the central core booster, which it had never done before.Believe it or not, the trio of boosters aren't the only things that SpaceX managed to recover. SpaceX boss Elon Musk revealed on Twitter that both halves of the spacecraft's nosecone were also picked up, and they're going to ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Musk, Falcon Heavy, StarLink, Falcon Heavy SpaceX

Meow! Elon Musk calls Jeff Bezos a satellite copycat — and gets called out

The fur is flying in the broadband internet satellite race. It all started when we found out that Amazon was planning its own 3,236-satellite constellation to provide global internet access. The campaign, known as Project Kuiper, is likely to compete with SpaceX’s long-running Starlink project to put thousands of satellites in low Earth orbit and do pretty much the same thing. SpaceX’s operation in Redmond, Wash., was set up in 2015 to lead the Starlink development effort. The fact that Amazon r...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Science, Jeff Bezos, Redmond, StarLink, Redmond Wash, Meow Elon Musk

SpaceX Starlink satellite veterans join Amazon’s competing Project Kuiper team

The leadership team for Amazon's newly revealed broadband satellite constellation, code-named Project Kuiper, includes engineers who left SpaceX's Starlink constellation program last year as part of a reorganization, industry sources say. The personnel shift, first reported today by CNBC, illustrates how interconnected and competitive the satellite mega-constellation business is turning out to be. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the sources said the engineers include Rajeev Badyal, w...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spacex, Science, Cnbc, StarLink, SpaceX Starlink, Mark Krebs, Rajeev Badyal

Project Kuiper: Amazon to launch 3,000 satellites to offer broadband internet service from space

Tech giant Amazon is planing to set up a network of more than 3,000 satellites in order to provide a high-speed broadband internet service from space.In his latest space venture, Jeff Bezos plans to establish 3,236 satellites to provide high-speed internet access to people around the world. In recent weeks, Amazon has been posting job adverts for the project, named Project Kuiper, after a part of the distant solar system believed to contain many comets, asteroids, and other small bodies and disc...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Softbank, US, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Boeing, Cnbc, Bezos, ITU, GeekWire, International Telecommunications Union, StarLink, Telesat

Ubiquitilink advance means every phone is now a satellite phone

Last month I wrote about Ubiquitilink, which promised, through undisclosed means, it was on the verge of providing a sort of global satellite-based roaming service. But how, I asked? (Wait, they told me.) Turns out our phones are capable of a lot more than we think: they can reach satellites acting as cell towers in orbit just fine, and the company just proved it. Utilizing a constellation of satellites in low Earth orbit, Ubiquitilink claimed during a briefing at Mobile World Congress in Barcel...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gadgets, Mobile, Verizon, Space, Spacex, Science, Hardware, Barcelona, Nasa, Earth, Mobile World Congress, Death Valley, Miller, Jpl

Watch a space harpoon impale a piece of space debris

The U.S. government tracks 500,000 chunks and bits of space junk as they hurtle around Earth. Some 20,000 of these objects are larger than a softball.To clean up the growing mess, scientists at the University of Surrey have previously tested a net to catch chunks of debris. Now, they've successfully tested out a harpoon.The video below, released Friday by the university's space center, shows a test of the experimental RemoveDEBRIS satellite as it unleashes a harpoon at a piece of solar p...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Trump, Kessler, University of Surrey, StarLink, Guglielmo Aglietti, Surrey Space Centre

SpaceX seeks FCC approval for up to 1M Starlink satellite earth stations

SpaceX has opened a new window into its ambitious plans for a global satellite broadband data network, thanks to an earth-station license application filed with the Federal Communications Commission. The application, filed on behalf of a sister company called SpaceX Services, seeks blanket approval for up to a million earth stations that would be used by customers of the Starlink satellite internet service. The stations would rely on a flat-panel, phased-array system to transmit and receive sign...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Fcc, Federal Communications Commission, KU, StarLink, SpaceX Services

Elon Musk's SpaceX Says It Is Laying Off 10 Percent of Its Workforce

Just days after Elon Musk unveiled the first images of his aerospace company’s Starship test rocket, SpaceX has announced that it is slimming down its workforce by roughly 10 percent.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Layoffs, Science, Starship, StarLink

SpaceX is trimming back 10 percent of its workforce in strategic realignment

SpaceX says it’s reducing its workforce by about 10 percent as part of a strategic realignment to focus the California-based company on providings its global Starlink satellite broadband service and furthering CEO Elon Musk’s drive to make humanity a multiplanet species. Word of the reductions came just hours after SpaceX executed its first Falcon 9 rocket launch of the year, putting 10 Iridium NEXT satellites into low Earth orbit, and a day after Musk hailed the assembly of a subscale test prot...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, California, Musk, Falcon, Iridium, StarLink

SpaceX to layoff 10 percent of workforce

The company said it will "part ways" with some of its manpower, citing "extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead." "To continue delivering for our customers and to succeed in developing interplanetary spacecraft and a global space-based Internet, SpaceX must become a leaner company. In June, Elon Musk fired at least seven people in the senior management team leading a SpaceX satellite launch project, Reuters reported in November. SpaceX's Starlink program is competing with OneWeb and Canada...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Canada, Reuters, StarLink, Telesat

SpaceX completes its last mission of 2018 with the launch of a military GPS satellite

SpaceX successfully launched the United States Air Force’s first Global Positioning System  (GPS) III satellite, nicknamed Vespucci, from Cape Canaveral, Florida this morning in what was the aerospace company’s first U.S. national security mission to date. The company had planned to complete the launch, its last of the year, earlier this week but heavy winds imposed delays. SpaceX won the National Security Space (NSS) contract with the Air Force in 2016 and intends to launch an additional ...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tech, United States, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Falcon, Global Positioning System, United States Air Force, Cape Canaveral Florida, StarLink

SpaceX wins $28.7M contract from Air Force for data connectivity research

SpaceX has won a $28.7 million fixed-price contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory for experiments in data connectivity involving ground sites, aircraft and space assets — a project that could give a boost to the company’s Starlink broadband satellite service. The contract was awarded on Wednesday, with work due to be completed by mid-2021. It’s part of a program called Defense Experimentation Using Commercial Space Internet, or DEUCSI, which aims to provide the Air Force with the abilit...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Air Force, Air Force Research Laboratory, StarLink

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