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FCC approves SpaceX’s revised satellite plan

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 … Continue reading

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SpaceX Crew Dragon suffers anomaly during test

SpaceX suffered a setback in preparations for its first crewed launch to the International Space Station today when one of its Crew Dragon spacecraft experienced an anomaly during an engine test firing in Florida. No injuries were reported, but the … Continue reading

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy booster falls over at sea

Mother Nature has splashed cold water over SpaceX’s triumphant triple booster landing in the wake of last week’s Falcon Heavy rocket launch. Literally. After sending the Arabsat-6 telecommunications satellite on the first leg of its journey to geostationary orbit on April … Continue reading

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Falcon Heavy rocket aces a triple landing

More than a year after SpaceX sent its Falcon Heavy rocket on a majestic test launch, the second Falcon Heavy put a satellite in orbit today for its first customer. Then, for the first time, all three of the rocket’s reusable … Continue reading

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Elon Musk calls Jeff Bezos a satellite copycat

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 … Continue reading

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Satellite veterans go from SpaceX to Amazon

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 … Continue reading

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SpaceX’s Starhopper takes one small hop

After weeks of preparation, the prototype test vehicle for SpaceX’s monster spaceship, known as Starhopper, fired up its methane-powered Raptor rocket engine for the first time today and lifted ever so slightly off its Texas launch pad. “Starhopper completed tethered … Continue reading

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