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Elon Musk announced on Twitter Saturday that Starlink Internet service is now active in war torn Ukraine. His response came after Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine's Vice Prime Minister, reached out on the social platform asking Musk to assist the country with internet service independent of the country's existing... Read more...
While manmade space debris is still believed to be colliding with the Moon in early March, what that actual debris is believed to be has changed. Bill J. Gray, who originally linked the debris to a second stage booster from a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched in 2015, has now determined it to be from a Chinese mission... Read more...
SpaceX has been eagerly deploying its Starlink satellites over the last few years. Unfortunately, the Elon Musk company recently encountered a setback. Up to 40 Starlink satellites were taken out by a geomagnetic storm this past Friday. SpaceX launched 49 satellites to low Earth orbit on Thursday, February 3rd at... Read more...
The second stage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that was launched in 2015 is on a collision course with the Moon. You can watch live later today as it makes its closest pass of the Earth on its way to eventually crashing into our Moon. NASA recently announced that the International Space Station (ISS) has been funded... Read more...
SpaceX is currently accepting reservations for a new Starlink Premium service tier that promises a big increase in downloads speeds at respectable latency levels, though you'll pay through the nose for it. Not literally, of course (that would be gross). But at $500 per month, Starlink Premium is not for the faint of... Read more...
A teen who created a bot that tracks Elon Musk's private jetd wants $50,000 to take it off Twitter. The amount was a counteroffer when Musk asked the teen if he'd remove the content from social media for a $5,000 payday. Musk is no stranger to being in the spotlight for all sorts of things. The multi-billionaire... Read more...
SpaceX is no stranger to launch delays. Bad weather or technical concerns are typically the most common reasons to halt a rocket launch. However, the most recent SpaceX launch was canceled for a rather unique reason. SpaceX was forced to abort the rocket takeoff just 33 seconds before launch because a cruise ship was... Read more...
The second stage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that was launched in 2015 is nearing an impact with Earth's Moon. Sky observers believe it will make impact in March of this year. SpaceX has been steadily sending new satellites into space for its Starlink high-speed internet service. Just last week, a Falcon 9 rocket... Read more...
As SpaceX celebrates launching its 2,000th Starlink satellite into space, astronomers are not as ecstatic about it. It seems all those satellites have began photobombing some astronomical observations. Last week SpaceX launched 105 satellites from consumers in twenty different nations, including CubeSats, microsats... Read more...
SpaceX has taken delivery services to the next level. A SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket will launch the Transporter-3 mission today. This is SpaceX’s "third dedicated rideshare mission." It has 105 satellites on board from consumers in twenty different nations, including CubeSats, microsats, PocketQubes, and orbital transfer... Read more...
Elon Musk took to Twitter to show off SpaceX's "Mechzilla" that will be used to launch its Starship spacecraft atop the Super Heavy booster rocket. The launchpad will first be utilized for upcoming NASA missions that look to put humans back on the surface of the moon, and eventually trips to Mars. SpaceX has been... Read more...
Cats have become the stars of the internet, having dominated a wealth of cute and funny videos on social media, and adorned countless memes and adorable photos that get passed around. But guess what? Cats can also take down the internet. That's what some Starlink customers are finding out as the weather turns cold and... Read more...
China seems to be tired of its Chinese Space Station having to make evasive maneuvers in order to avert collisions with Starlink satellites. The nation has taken action by filing a formal complaint with the United Nations over two recent incidents. Just over a month ago a Russian Anti-Satellite test (ASAT)... Read more...
A SpaceX Dragon resupply spacecraft launched early this morning carrying new science and holiday gifts in route to the International Space Station (ISS). The cargo came in at a whopping 6,500 pounds of supplies and science experiments. A good bit of the included cargo included science projects for the crew on ISS... Read more...
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched this morning carrying NASA's Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) that will explore the most extreme and mysterious objects in the universe. Those objects will include supernova remnants, supermassive black holes, and dozens of other high energy objects. It feels like NASA is... Read more...
On November 12th, SpaceX test-fired the extremely powerful Raptor engines of its Starship SN20 rocket prototype. As the engines fired up, an incredible image of the eruption of fire and exhaust funneling out from beneath the base of the engines was captured. SpaceX has been evolving it's cutting-edge space mission... Read more...
It is always a good idea to double and triple-check your work, but this is especially true if you are sending astronauts into space. One little issue could derail a whole mission and place astronauts in danger. NASA has given permission for SpaceX to launch its Crew-3 mission this weekend, but there is one issue that... Read more...
SpaceX’s Starlink program has been growing exponentially in the past year, adding new customers and sending more satellites to space. Whether or not you think this is a good thing, it is impressive, nonetheless. Now, the founder and face of SpaceX, Elon Musk, has announced that Starlink will be exiting its beta phase... Read more...
Slow and crummy internet connectivity is for the birds, especially today, when so much depends on fast service (online gaming, streaming movies, looking up whatever random question keeps you awake at night, and so on). Well, guess what? Faster internet connectivity is for the birds too, apparently, but in a more... Read more...
Can broadband service beamed from satellite dishes rival fixed lines that run in the ground and into our homes? It is starting to look that way. As it applies to satellite internet, Starlink is leading the way with the fastest download speeds, and it is not even close. That is good news for consumers who live in... Read more...
SpaceX's Starlink opened preorders for satellite internet services earlier this year, largely covering the northern hemisphere's higher latitudes. Since then, Elon Musk's company has continued to expand its services to more people around the world. Now, it is believed that the satellites will be able to provide... Read more...
We all knew that the second-generation Tesla Roadster was going to be a performance monster aimed at crushing any potential competitor. At the time, Tesla CEO Elon Musk claimed that the Roadster would be capable of going from a standstill to 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds. However, Musk confirmed this week that the... Read more...
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