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SpaceX wins $28.7M for connectivity studies

SpaceX has won a $28.7 million fixed-price contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory for experiments in data connectivity involving ground sites, aircraft and space assets — a project that could give a boost to the company’s Starlink broadband satellite service. … Continue reading

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Report: SpaceX raising $500M for Starlink satellites

SpaceX is set to raise $500 million in new investment to boost the development of its Starlink internet satellite service, The Wall Street Journal reported today. The funding round sets the California-based space company’s valuation at $30.5 billion, the Journal quoted unnamed sources … 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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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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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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SpaceX is looking for a loan — and baristas

Bloomberg News is quoting unnamed sources as saying that SpaceX is seeking to borrow $500 million in the leveraged loan market with Goldman Sachs’ help. Today’s report said that Goldman Sachs Group is leading the talks with potential investors this week. Neither … Continue reading

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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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