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Spaceflight gears up for satellite extravaganza

There’s a grand convergence coming for the two subsidiaries of Seattle-based Spaceflight Industries. Spaceflight, which handles launch logistics for small satellites, is gearing up for its most ambitious mission yet: the “dedicated rideshare” launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that … Continue reading

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SpaceX ties its record for most launches in a year

SpaceX sent the Es’hail-2 telecommunications satellite into orbit today, then brought the Falcon 9 rocket’s first-stage booster back down for an at-sea landing. The Falcon 9 lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center after a trouble-free … Continue reading

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FCC OKs plan for 7,500 SpaceX satellites

The Federal Communications Commission today gave the go-ahead for SpaceX to operate a constellation of more than 7,500 broadband access satellites in very low Earth orbit — and also gave the go-ahead for other satellite constellations chasing similar markets. SpaceX’s plan to … Continue reading

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Elon Musk and Mars take the TV spotlight

Science fiction blends with fact in tonight’s double dose of Mars from National Geographic’s TV channel. Truth to tell, there’s more fact than fiction: The first show in the double feature is “Mars: Inside SpaceX,” which wraps a tale of … Continue reading

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SpaceX sets sights on lower Starlink satellite orbits

SpaceX wants to lower the bar for its first batch of Starlink broadband satellites, with the aim of beginning deployment by the end of 2019. The revised plan is laid out for regulators at the Federal Communications Commission in filings that … Continue reading

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Elon Musk talks up Space Force and Jeff Bezos

Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, is really psyched about the electric pickup truck he’s got on the drawing board — and he’s also cool with the Space Force and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space effort. Those are just … Continue reading

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SpaceX reorganizes Starlink satellite operation

SpaceX says it has reorganized its satellite development operation in Redmond, Wash., to accelerate design and testing of the elements for its planned satellite broadband constellation — and high-level departures were reportedly part of the shift. Word of the reorg came … Continue reading

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