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NASA's SpaceX Crew-6 mission launched successfully from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida in the early morning hours. The crew onboard the Dragon spacecraft are currently preparing to dock autonomously to the space-facing port of the station's Harmony module at approximately 1:17a.m. EST, Friday, March 3... Read more...
Elon Musk shared a first-hand view of the first "V2 Mini" Starlink satellites being released above Earth on his Twitter account. The new V2 Minis include key technologies that'll boost Starlink coverage and performance, such as more powerful phased array antennas and the use of E-band for backhaul, which should enable... Read more...
NASA scrubbed its SpaceX Crew-6 mission just ahead of its launch to the International Space Station (ISS) due to a ground systems issue. The next available launch attempt is scheduled for 12:34a.m. EST on March 2, 2023, pending a resolution to the current issue can be found by then. The upcoming Falcon 9 launch of... Read more...
The race to get humans back to the Moon, and eventually, Mars has led to a precarious situation concerning the new frontier of space real estate. This has some concerned that it could lead to future tensions between Earth's superpowers, and possibly end in war. Some will remember the first race to the Moon between... Read more...
SpaceX is set to launch 40 OneWeb (LEO) satellites with a targeted liftoff on January 9, 2023. OneWeb Launch 16 mission was originally scheduled to launch on January 8, but SpaceX pushed it back a day in order to finish prelaunch processing. The upcoming launch of 40 OneWeb satellites will mark a milestone in... Read more...
NASA is seeking interest and ideas in developing capabilities to re-boost the orbit of a satellite. The space agency is considering utilizing the Hubble Space Telescope for a demonstration in the next few years. NASA, other federal agencies, and commercial entities have an ever-increasing number of aging on-orbit... Read more...
SpaceX launched 54 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit in spectacular fashion yesterday. The satellites were launched from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on December 28, 2022. SpaceX is not taking its foot off the pedal in terms of launching Starlink satellites... Read more...
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched 52 more satellites into low-Earth orbit this past Saturday, marking the fourth launch and landing for this particular Falcon 9 first stage booster. The launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida provided a gorgeous image as it left a colorful path through clouds in the... Read more...
While Elon Musk's Starlink satellite service has been expanding over the last year, its average internet speed it provides has been slowing down. A new report from Ookla indicates that the company's internet service had slowed in every country it surveyed over the last year. Elon Musk made headlines earlier this... Read more...
Last week, T-Mobile and SpaceX announced a partnership to bring satellite connectivity to your smartphone. The plan has modest goals to start, but the future is looking bright. Now, Hiroshi Lockheimer of Google has confirmed that Android itself will be getting broader support for satellite connectivity in its next... Read more...
SpaceX launched its 25th contracted supply mission for NASA, delivering new science experiments for the astronauts aboard the ISS. The spacecraft will make a return to trip to Earth with cargo and research from space station in about a month. Just before 9 a.m. EST on July 14, 2022, SpaceX launched its Dragon cargo... Read more...
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured images of a rocket impact that created a double crater on the moon. The rocket that caused the lunar crater is believed to be from a Chinese Long March 3C rocket booster, though that has not been definitively confirmed. Earlier this year a large object in space was... Read more...
A new analysis presented by SpaceX states that 5G could render its Starlink internet service "unusable." The focus of the analysis was on Dish's attempt to open up the 12GHz spectrum for both satellite use and the company's 5G mobile network. SpaceX has spent a lot of time and resources on trying to beef up its... Read more...
SpaceX launches another 53 Starlink satellites into orbit, marking the third launch of a Falcon 9 rocket in just five days. Liftoff was at 6:59 a.m. EDT, after a 39 minute delay. Perhaps one of the few things that can distract Elon Musk from the Twitter drama is a launch of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying more Starlink... Read more...
NASA's SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts are preparing to dock with the International Space Station (ISS), and you can watch live. Jessica Watkins will make history as she becomes the first Black woman to join the ISS crew on a long-term mission. SpaceX launched four astronauts into space early this morning headed to the... Read more...
The mystery behind a radiant spinning whirlpool in the night sky in Hawaii on April 17th has been solved. The "night spiral" was actually created by a SpaceX Falcon 9 upper stage rocket, and not a UFO. Footage of an eerie spinning spiral was captured by the Subaru-Asahi Star Camera on Maun Kea in Hawaii on... Read more...
Before SpaceX launched three businessmen and a former astronaut escort to the International Space Station on Friday, NASA astronaut Doug Hurley rode a SpaceX Crew Dragon into orbit. The space flight ended a nine-year hiatus of NASA astronauts being launched into space from American soil and is the focus of an upcoming... Read more...
A first-of-its-kind brain helmet is headed to the International Space Station to analyze and record neurological activity in microgravity. Brain.space will conduct the experiment using its proprietary EEG-enabled headset and be operated by the astronauts of Axiom-1 (AX-1). As NASA and others continue to work toward... Read more...
It has been a little over 50 years since the United States has put a person on the Moon, and in that time, we have sought to return. As such, a team at Venturi Astrolab, hereafter Astrolab, has been designing and developing a versatile lunar and planetary rover dubbed the "Flexible Logistics and Exploration (FLEX)... Read more...
Elon Musk has warned that its Starlink satellite-based broadband service could be targeted in Ukraine. In a recent tweet, the billionaire advised those in Ukraine using an earthbound Starlink terminal to use "light camouflauge" to avoid detection. Musk recently sent Twitter into a frenzy when he announced he would... Read more...
One of the many questions surrounding the Russian invasion of Ukraine concerns the fate of the International Space Station (ISS). NASA and the Russian State Space Corporation "Roscosmos” have so far retained their partnership, but it could soon come to an abrupt end. A Russian official recently threatened to drop the... Read more...
The Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to wage on. Ukraine has a wide variety of needs during this time and one of those is the ability to retain access to secure forms of communication. Several Ukrainian public officials have turned to social media for help, including the aid of SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Musk promised... Read more...
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