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SpaceX’s satellites are good enough for gaming

It’s been three months since SpaceX launched the first prototype satellites for its Starlink broadband internet network, and there’s been precious little information about what they’re up to. Until today. Responding to a follower’s Twitter inquiry, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk assessed how … Continue reading

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SpaceX president sees satellites as next frontier

SpaceX is taking a commanding role in the rocket business — but Gwynne Shotwell, the company’s president and chief operating officer, expects the satellite business to be more lucrative. Shotwell sized up SpaceX’s road ahead in a CNBC interview that aired today in … Continue reading

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SpaceX’s Starlink satellite plan wins FCC’s approval

The Federal Communications Commission says it has approved SpaceX’s application to provide broadband internet access via thousands of Starlink satellites — a new breed of spacecraft that’s currently under development at the company’s Seattle-area facilities. SpaceX launched its first test prototype … Continue reading

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SpaceX launches first Starlink internet satellites

SpaceX put its first two prototype Starlink broadband satellites into orbit along with a Spanish radar imaging satellite today. The launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California came at 6:17 a.m. PT Thursday, 24 hours after strong upper-level winds … Continue reading

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SpaceX gets set to try out its first internet satellites

The first test satellites for SpaceX’s global internet constellation are being prepped for launch as early as this week — three years after SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveiled the project in Seattle. The prototype spacecraft, known as Microsat 2a and 2b, … Continue reading

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SpaceX hints at ‘Starlink’ brand for satellite web

SpaceX has filed documents seeking to trademark the name “Starlink” for a satellite network that could provide global broadband access to data and video services as well as Earth imagery and remote sensing. The California company’s satellite unit operates primarily out of facilities … Continue reading

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