Liftoff! SpaceX launches 60 new Starlink satellites into orbit aboard a recycled Falcon 9 rocket

Liftoff! SpaceX launches 60 new Starlink satellites into orbit aboard a recycled Falcon 9 rocket named after the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars SpaceX launched 60 new Starlink satellites into orbit Tuesday at 3:01pm ET The Falcon 9 rocket took off from Kennedy Space Station in Florida This is the third trip the rocket has … Read more

SpaceX’s Starlink and OneWeb satellite come within 109 feet of crashing into each other in orbit

OneWeb and SpaceX, the powerhouses in the internet satellite industry, had dangerously close encounter last weekend that was out of this world. Two satellites from each firm came within 190 feet of each other in orbit April 4, which sparked several ‘red alerts’ from the US Space Force’s 18th Space Control Squadron, The Verge reports. … Read more

SpaceX launches TENTH batch of new Starlink satellites into orbit for 2021

SpaceX launched its 10th batch of Starlink satellites for the year Wednesday afternoon, bringing the total to 1,443 in orbit. The Falcon 9 rocket took off at 12:34pm ET from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida where ‘weather was looking beautiful with clear skies,’ a SpaceX officials said during the live stream. Along with … Read more

‘Fly my pretties, fly’: Elon Musk hails the launch of another 60 Starlink satellites

Elon Musk has launched another 60 Starlink satellites into the Earth’s orbit as part of his plan to create a new global superfast Internet system.  Video showed a Falcon 9 rocket taking off at 6.01am Sunday from the Kennedy Space Center, with the satellites located in its nose cone, prompting Musk to tweet, ‘Fly my pretties, … Read more

SpaceX opens pre-orders for Starlink satellite internet allowing the public to place a $99 deposit

SpaceX is accepting pre-orders from the public for its Starlink satellite internet. The Elon Musk-owned firm announced potential customers can enter their service address on its website and place a $99 deposit, which covers the first month of usage. Users opting in have received messages saying SpaceX is ‘targeting coverage in your area in mid to … Read more

Elon Musk’s SpaceX reveals Starlink satellite internet network has ‘over 10,000 users’ worldwide

SpaceX began its public beta program for its Starlink satellite internet last October and according to a public filing, the service now has ‘over 10,000 users in the US and abroad.’ ‘Starlink’s performance is not theoretical or experiment… [and] is rapidly accelerating in real time as part of its public beta program,’ SpaceX wrote in … Read more

SpaceX successfully launches 60 Starlink satellites into space

SpaceX’s growing ‘megaconstellation’ of Starlink satellites got even bigger this afternoon, with the launch of 60 more satellites. Elon Musk’s space firm launched its seventeenth batch of Starlink satellites on board a Falcon 9 rocket at 08:03 EDT (13:03 GMT) today. The launch brings the number of Starlink satellites in orbit to around 950. The … Read more

SpaceX will launch 60 Starlink satellites into space today

SpaceX’s growing ‘megaconstellation’ of Starlink satellites is set to get even bigger this afternoon, with the launch of 60 more satellites. Elon Musk’s space firm will launch its seventeenth batch of Starlink satellites on board a Falcon 9 rocket at 08:03 EDT (13:03 GMT) today. The launch will bring the number of Starlink satellites in … Read more

Elon Musk hits back at Viasat’s claims that Starlink poses a threat to the environment

The communications company Viasat is petitioning the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to investigate SpaceX’s Starlink internet satellites, claiming the constellation poses environmental hazards. The document cites a number of grievances  including SpaceX’s satellites failure rate to devices colliding in orbit and re-entry pollution risks. However, SpaceX’s CEO Elon Musk caught wind of the petition and … Read more

Early adopters of SpaceX’s Starlink internet say they are strealing 4K videos ‘with zero buffering’

SpaceX has begun rolling out beta service of its Starlink internet to early adopters who reported internet speeds higher than 95 percent of the leading providers. One user found the space broadband is ‘streaming 1440p and 4K with zero buffering’ and a screen shot from another customer shows latency speed of 38 milliseconds.  An email … Read more