SpaceX Starlink Gen2 constellation weakened by “partial” FCC grant

More than two and a half years after SpaceX began the process of securing regulatory approval for its next-generation Starlink constellation, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has finally granted the company a license – but only after drastically decreasing its scope. In May 2020, SpaceX filed its first FCC license application for Starlink Gen2, […]

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Ukraine exempts Starlink from VAT; customs duty;

Ukraine’s Cabinet declared Starlink satellite equipment exempt from VAT and customs duty, The Kyiv Independent reported, adding that Starlink has been crucial for providing communications for the Ukrainian military. Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said that Ukraine is negotiating to purchase thousands of Starlink systems for “invincibility centers.” These invincibility centers are places where Ukrainian can […]

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SpaceX set to launch Japanese Moon lander, NASA ice surveyor cubesat

SpaceX says it’s on track to launch Japanese startup ispace’s first Moon lander, HAKUTO-R M1, no earlier than (NET) 3:39 am EST (08:39 UTC) on Wednesday, November 30th. The mission will be the third Moon launch from US soil in less than four months after SpaceX’s successful launch of the South Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter […]

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SpaceX expends third Falcon booster in one month

SpaceX has expended a Falcon booster for the third time this month, breaking an odd internal record for a company famous for reusable rockets. Demonstrating why SpaceX often attempts to launch even when weather forecasts predict a 10% chance of favorable conditions, Falcon 9’s second launch attempt of the day went off without a hitch […]

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SpaceX expends Falcon 9 booster for the first time in almost three years

For the first time since January 2020, SpaceX has intentionally expended a Falcon 9 booster instead of attempting to recover the rocket at sea or on land. Weighing around 6.6 tons (~14,600 lb) at liftoff, the rare mission sent Intelsat’s twin Maxar-built Galaxy 31 and 32 communications satellites to a high geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) […]

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SpaceX purchases ad campaign for Starlink on Twitter

Elon Musk’s SpaceX company purchased Twitter’s largest ad campaign for Starlink.  SpaceX purchased a $250,000 ad campaign on Twitter to promote Starlink services in Australia and Spain. The campaign will promote Starlink in Australia and Spain by placing SpaceX’s ad on top of the main Twitter timeline for a full day. Users in Australia and […]

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Elon Musk’s remote work policy for Twitter is the same as Tesla & SpaceX

Elon Musk addressed some rumors that were floating around Twitter on Saturday, adding that Twitter’s remote work policy is the same as Tesla and SpaceX.  He responded to @Balinares on Twitter, who claimed that Elon Musk “ordered his Ireland workforce back to Dublin by Monday, or else.” @Balinares shared a screenshot from an employee who said, […]

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Tesla’s Twitter impersonator tells TikTok followers he wanted to create an account forSpaceX

Tesla’s Twitter impersonator told his TikTok followers how he impersonated Tesla and that he wanted to do another account for SpaceX. Tesla and now Twitter CEO Elon Musk has had his hands full with all of the Twitter shenanigans. After rolling out the new Twitter Blue for $7.99 with paid verifications, many users paid the […]

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Twitter is a ‘money pit,’ Musk should return focus to Tesla and SpaceX: analyst

A Tesla analyst who once held the stock’s highest price target on Wall Street is advising CEO Elon Musk to refocus his efforts to Twitter and SpaceX and avoid Twitter’s “money pit.” Elon Musk should return his focus to Tesla and SpaceX, Dan Ives of Wedbush said, avoiding the Twitter “money pit” that will “get […]

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SpaceX ships 200th Falcon second stage, highlighting the flip-side of booster reuse

SpaceX has built and shipped its 200th Falcon second stage, highlighting the often underappreciated rocket’s record of achievement on the ground and in flight. Approximately 13 years ago, in late 2009 or early 2010, SpaceX shipped the first flightworthy prototype of the first iteration of its Falcon 9 second stage. In June 2010, Falcon 9 […]

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