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SpaceX’s Starlink satellites ruin another awesome photo

July 27th, 2020

A horde of SpaceX Starlink satellites obscured the view of the comet nicknamed NEOWISE, ruining an otherwise awesome photo of the comet. SpaceX has launched hundreds of the satellites already, but plans to have tens of thousands of them in orbit before long. The satellites reflect light back to Earth, making it difficult for astronomers …

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SpaceX delays mount as Elon Musk says company is ‘paranoid’

July 14th, 2020

SpaceX delays begin to pile up as a trio of missions are waiting to launch but continue to get pushed back. SpaceX’s launch schedule is packed, and delays can have dramatic effects on future launches. The fifth launch of SpaceX’s Starship could still happen this week, but it’s up in the air. For much of …

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SpaceX’s next Starlink mission keeps getting tripped up

July 13th, 2020

SpaceX was forced to again delay the launch of its next Starlink mission as well as the deployment of a satellite for paying customer BlackSky The launch was delayed three times due to various issues including weather and some vague “checkouts” that need to be performed on the rocket. No new launch date has been …

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SpaceX will try to launch another batch of Starlink satellites on Saturday

July 11th, 2020

The SpaceX Starlink mission that was scheduled for Wednesday and then Friday has now been pushed to Saturday. Weather conditions have repeatedly delayed the launch, which includes a batch of 57 new communications satellites. The launch is slated for 10:55 a.m. ET on Saturday, weather permitting. It’s been something of a rough week for SpaceX. …

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Watch SpaceX launch another batch of Starlink satellites into space

July 8th, 2020

SpaceX is scheduled to launch another batch of its Starlink communications satellites today from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The launch is scheduled for 11:59 a.m. ET, and you can watch the live stream here. The Starlink satellites headed to space today include new sun shades to prevent reflections from interfering with scientific work on the …

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SpaceX allows board members to test Starlink internet service

June 15th, 2020

SpaceX’s Starlink internet service is up and running, at least for a small number of testers. The company is still working on developing its user hardware, which includes a terminal that connects to the satellite network flying high overhead. SpaceX says it wants to begin beta testing by the end of the year before eventually …

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Another 180 SpaceX Starlink satellites are headed for space

June 12th, 2020

SpaceX is going to launch three Starlink missions in less than three weeks’ time. Nearly 200 Starlink satellites will be carried to Earth orbit over the course of three separate launches. The company says it may launch up to 54,000 satellites before the Starlink program is truly ready to serve the planet with high-speed data …

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SpaceX just set a ridiculous record

June 5th, 2020

SpaceX launched a Starlink mission earlier this week that set a new record for reusable spacecraft. The Falcon 9 booster that was used in the launch had already been to space four times, and this week’s launch was the fifth. That particular booster is now the fastest spacecraft of its type to perform five successful …