Tag: SpaceX

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 […]

Coronavirus pushes SpaceX competitor OneWeb into bankruptcy

Anyone interested in competing with Elon Musk in his bid for satellite broadband domination may be able to get started by buying up his primary competitor’s business at a fire-sale price. After launching just 74 satellites for a constellation meant to include 648 of the orbiting routers, OneWeb filed for bankruptcy on Friday. OneWeb said […]

SpaceX’s Elon Musk wants the Space Force to become Star Fleet

Last December, around the time that Congress passed and President Trump signed into law the legislation that created the United States Space Force, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted, “Starfleet begins.” Musk’s tweet was put down to an excess of exuberance. For the foreseeable future, the closest that Space Force personnel will get to war fighting in space […]

SpaceX launches another round of internet satellites, misses 50th booster landing

After the fog cleared over Cape Canaveral Monday a Falcon 9 rocket blasted off carrying another batch of SpaceX satellites as part of the company’s goal to create a space-based internet. The rocket launched at 10:05 a.m. minutes after the fog appeared to part ways revealing a mostly clear blue sky. Sixty Starlink satellites were […]

SpaceX Launches 60 Starlink Satellites, Nails Rocket Landing in Record-Breaking Flight

SpaceX kicked off 2020 with the record-breaking launch of its third batch of Starlink satellites. Sixty of the internet-beaming satellites launched atop a used Falcon 9 booster on Monday, Jan. 6. The sooty Falcon 9 rocket roared to life at 9:19 p.m. EST (0219 GMT Tuesday), lifting off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape […]

SpaceX To Launch ‘Internet of Things’ Satellites For Canadian Company

SpaceX isn’t the only company creating satellite constellations. The California-based company just booked rideshare launches for a group looking to make their own network of satellites. The Canadian-based firm, called Kepler Communications, is scheduled for space on two SpaceX Falcon 9 launches to deploy several satellites for the “Internet of Things” (IoT), to connect devices […]

SpaceX Starlink satellite constellation aims to become world’s largest after next launch

In a sign of things to come next year, SpaceX’s next – and third – 60-satellite Starlink launch is officially on the books, and – if all goes as planned – could make the company the proud owner of the world’s largest operational satellite constellation. SpaceX says that they are targeting no earlier than December […]

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 […]