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Watch SpaceX launch 60 Starlink satellites into orbit live right here

June 3rd, 2020

SpaceX will send another 60 tiny Starink satellites into orbit tonight, and you can watch the launch live right here. The mission is scheduled to launch at 9:25 p.m. EDT and will be live-streamed on SpaceX’s YouTube channel. The Starlink mission is SpaceX’s future-looking attempt to build a grid of communication satellites around Earth. SpaceX …

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SpaceX found a way to make Starlink satellites less annoying

April 28th, 2020

SpaceX has a new plan for minimizing the visibility of its Starlink satellites from Earth. The company will use shaded “visors” to mitigate the reflection of sunlight off the satellites. Astronomers have voiced their concerns over the Starlink program, stating that the satellites interfere with their observations of space. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. …

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Elon Musk reveals when Starlink internet service will go live

April 23rd, 2020

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. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. On Wednesday afternoon, SpaceX sent one of its Falcon …

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Watch live as SpaceX launches another 60 tiny satellites into orbit

April 22nd, 2020

SpaceX is sending another 60 Starlink satellites into orbit today, and you can watch it live. The Starlink mission will be flown on a Falcon 9 rocket that has already traveled to space three times. Starlink satellites have been a headache for astronomers, but SpaceX has shown no signs of slowing its deployment of the …

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Watch SpaceX launch 60 new Starlink satellites live right here

January 27th, 2020

Update: The launch has been delayed until Tuesday, January 28th.  SpaceX’s continued efforts to build a vast communications network will continue today with the launch of 60 new Starlink satellites at right around 6:50 AM PT / 9:50 AM ET. The tiny satellites are just a tiny fraction of the company’s larger goal, which could …

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SpaceX is getting ready for its first launch of 2020

January 1st, 2020

2019 was an absolutely packed year for SpaceX. The company launched a whole bunch of missions for its commercial clients, made good progress on its Crew Dragon spacecraft for NASA (and experienced one very unfortunate setback), and began launching its Starlink communications satellites, much to the chagrin of astronomers everywhere. 2020 promises to be just …

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SpaceX’s satellite horde is a nightmare for astronomers

November 19th, 2019

SpaceX has done a lot to help scientists over the years. It’s a business, first and foremost, but by lowering the bar for satellite launches it has facilitated research that might not otherwise have been possible. Unfortunately, the company’s Starlink project is doing the exact opposite by hindering the ability of astronomers to observe the …