Tag: Elon Musk

SpaceX Starlink internet prepares for beta users

Sick of being stuck with low internet speeds out in the sticks? Want to free yourself from your low-quality rural cable, DSL, or — you poor devil — modem charges and speeds? SpaceX is finally cracking open the door to its Starlink low-earth orbit (LEO) internet service. The June 13 launch carried 58 Starlink satellites into space. With this […]

SpaceX: We’ve launched 32,000 Linux computers into space for Starlink internet

Each of SpaceX’s monthly launches of 60 internet-beaming Starlink satellites carries 4,000 stripped-back Linux computers, SpaceX software engineers have revealed. SpaceX engineers disclosed the detail in a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session over the weekend. Elon Musk’s rocket company last week launched 60 more internet-beaming satellites into space on a reused Falcon 9 rocket, bringing its total count […]

Making history, SpaceX Dragon docks at space station with two-man crew

SpaceX delivered two astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on Sunday, following up a historic liftoff with an equally smooth docking in yet another first for Elon Musk’s company. With test pilots Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken poised to take over manual control if necessary, the SpaceX Dragon capsule pulled up to the […]

Elon Musk’s internet from space: 60 new SpaceX satellites bring US service closer

Elon Musk’s SpaceX on Monday launched 60 more Starlink satellites into low Earth orbit, bringing the company’s Starlink satellite broadband internet service closer to its planned mid-2020 go-live date for the US and Canada. The Monday launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, is one of six more launches […]