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SpaceX launches third batch of Starlink satellites

SpaceX sent a fresh batch of 60 Starlink broadband satellites into orbit tonight on a Falcon 9 rocket, executing a mission that aims to give the California-based company the world’s biggest commercial satellite constellation. When added to the previous two 60-satellite launches, … Continue reading

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Mega-constellations spark fears about space traffic

The retired commander of the U.S. Strategic Command says the tens of thousands of satellites that SpaceX, OneWeb and Amazon are planning to put into orbit over the next few years will require a new automated system for space traffic … Continue reading

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How the Seattle area became a satellite hotspot

Seattle may not be the best place to put a launch pad, but the region is turning into one of the most prolific satellite production centers in the United States. “How many of you know that Washington state is actually … Continue reading

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SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites

SpaceX sent its second set of 60 Starlink satellites into orbit today, atop a Falcon 9 rocket that featured the fourth go-round for the first-stage booster and the first reuse of a nose cone. Liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in … Continue reading

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SpaceX seeks 30,000 spots for Starlink satellites

SpaceX has filed paperwork with the International Telecommunication Union to add up to 30,000 Starlink broadband data satellites to the 12,000 it’s already been cleared to put in orbit. The filings reflect SpaceX’s bullishness on the prospects for expanding high-speed internet access … Continue reading

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SpaceX wants to rearrange Starlink satellites

SpaceX is seeking approval from the Federal Communications Commission for changes in the spacing of its Starlink broadband satellites, in order to extend internet services to a wider swath of the United States on a faster timetable. “This adjustment will … Continue reading

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SpaceX reports a ‘bug’ after satellite close call

The European Space Agency says it performed a collision avoidance maneuver over the Labor Day weekend to head off a potential crash between its Aeolus wind-measuring satellite and one of SpaceX’s Starlink broadband data satellites. In a series of tweets, … Continue reading

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