SpaceX seeks to boost Starlink speeds with recent FCC letter

Earlier this week, SpaceX filed a letter with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) seeking regulatory clearance to help boost Starlink speeds. In its FCC letter, SpaceX requested for regulatory clearance to orbit some of its Starlink satellites closer to Earth. The Elon Musk-led company seeks to operate some of the second-generation Starlink satellites between 340-360 km […]

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SpaceX makes the incorporation switch from Delaware to Texas

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has switched its state of incorporation from Delaware to Texas. The incorporation switch follows the departure of other Elon Musk-led companies leaving Delaware. Now, everyone is eagerly waiting to see when Tesla will make the switch.  Musk announced the news about SpaceX’s Texas incorporation via his social media platform X—formerly Twitter. He […]

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SpaceX Falcon 9 sends Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft to ISS

SpaceX successfully sent Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) today in a launch that left Cape Canaveral Space Station at 12:07 p.m. EST. The Cygnus spacecraft was launched off of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. In all, four tons of cargo were onboard, sending plenty of cargo to the ISS. Liftoff […]

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SpaceX sends 6 Starlink satellites up with Direct to Cell capability

While we recover from New Year festivities, SpaceX is already checking off things on its 2024 list. SpaceX recently shared photos on X stating that six Starlink satellites with Direct to Cell capability will be launched into orbit soon.  “SpaceX is leveraging its experience in manufacturing [and] launching the world’s most advanced rockets and spacecraft […]

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Starlink completes 9 months of military tests in the Arctic

SpaceX’s Starlink internet service completed 9 months of U.S. military tests in the Arctic. Starlink’s U.S. military tests were found to be a “reliable and high-performance communications system in the Arctic, including on-the-move applications,” Brian Beal told Bloomberg News.  Beal is a principal engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Integrated Capabilities Directorate. He shared that […]

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Ariane 6 performs long duration hot fire test

On Thursday, November 23rd, the European Space Agency performed its first fully integrated long-duration firing of the Ariane 6 at Kourou, French Guiana. The test firing was slightly delayed due to a “transient threshold pressure” reading and stopped the initial countdown at t minus 2 minutes and 42 seconds, but their teams worked through the […]

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Firefly Aerospace conducts first hot fire of new Miranda rocket engine

This week, Firefly Aerospace announced their first successful hot fire test of their Miranda rocket engine that will be the first stage of Northrop Grumman’s Antares 330 and their own Medium Lift Vehicle. The test is a major step forward for the company as they are aiming to meet a mid-2025 launch target for the […]

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Rocket Lab reports results for Q3 2023

Rocket Lab’s (NASDAQ: RKLB) Q3 results are out and revealed they are still looking good financially despite the launch failure that occurred in September. During the call, it was revealed that the launch failure investigation was able to determine the cause and that they have scheduled the next launch with the window opening on November […]

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy aces NASA’s Psyche spacecraft launch

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy successfully launched NASA’s Psyche spacecraft on Friday morning, completing the second-ever interplanetary mission for the rocket, with the first being the Tesla Roadster. Liftoff officially happened at 10:19 A.M. EDT, as Falcon Heavy’s 27 first-stage Merlin engines launched NASA’s Psyche probe toward an asteroid under the same name. Psyche won’t reach the […]

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Elon Musk’s Starlink to be deployed by Western Australian Police Force

The Western Australian Police Force (WAPF) has announced that it is investing AU$8.5 million in Starlink equipment and internet services for its vehicles and regional police stations. The decision to deploy Starlink was made after a three-month technology trial by officers who were working from isolated police stations.  The three-month trial showed that Starlink is […]

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