Japan Self-Defense Force launches trial for Starlink use in maritime vessels

The Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) has started testing SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service on two of its Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) training vessels. As per a local report, Starlink is being used on the MSDF ships as a way for crew members to access the world wide web during their off-duty hours.  With Starlink on […]

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SpaceX aces fourth Starship flight test

SpaceX successfully launched and landed its Super Heavy booster and Starship on its fourth integrated flight test, with each making a soft splashdown in the water. Starship took to the skies at 7:50 am CT from a foggy Starbase, Texas, in an effort to surpass previous flight milestones. Liftoff of Starship! pic.twitter.com/2Z1PdNPYPG — SpaceX (@SpaceX) […]

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SpaceX sets sights on Starlink direct-to-cellular service launch in Fall 2024

SpaceX seems to be setting its sights on a Fall 2024 launch for its highly anticipated Starlink direct-to-cellular phone service. The company’s plans were mentioned in a filing submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  “SpaceX appreciates the Commission’s leadership in adopting a flexible regulatory framework for supplemental coverage from space (‘SCS’) that will enable […]

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SpaceX breaks Falcon 9 flight record once more

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 for the 21st time on Friday with a launch from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, breaking their record set just 35 days prior. It only took 35 days for Booster 1062 to take to the skies again to help deliver 23 V2 mini Starlink satellites […]

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Starlink shares demo of first-ever Direct to Cell satellite video call

Despite still being in its testing phase, it appears that Starlink’s Direct to Cell service for mobile phones is already working. This was demonstrated recently by the private space firm when it shared a video of the first-ever video call that was completed using Starlink’s Direct to Cell satellite technology.  The demo of Starlink’s Direct to Cell satellites, which seemed to have been held at the company’s office […]

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SpaceX launches 23 Starlink satellites amidst major Solar storm

SpaceX successfully launched another 23 Starlink satellites to low Earth orbit on Sunday evening from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The launch took place at 8:53 pm ET while Earth was in the crosshairs of a major Solar storm. This storm caused Aurora to be seen as far South as […]

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SpaceX reveals its first Extravehicular Activity Suits (EVA) for Polaris Dawn mission

SpaceX has revealed its first-ever Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Suits that will be used on the upcoming Polaris Dawn mission. The Polaris Dawn mission, which is currently scheduled for later this Summer, will feature the first time a commercial astronaut crew conducts a spacewalk. The SpaceX Extravehicular Activity (EVA) suit → https://t.co/z2Z9iVpt6x #Maythe4thBeWithYou pic.twitter.com/peETlLCcDP — SpaceX […]

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SpaceX Cargo Dragon returns from International Space Station after 36-day stay

After 36 days docked to the International Space Station, a SpaceX Cargo Dragon successfully splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Tampa, Florida. In all, the Cargo Dragon, C209, spent 39 days in space after launching from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on March 21st. This […]

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NASA shares updated render of the Cargo Starship variant

NASA shared updated renders of the SpaceX and Blue Origin cargo landers that will bring rovers and other equipment to the Moon. In addition to landing humans, SpaceX and Blue Origin are providing cargo landers to carry next-generation Moon rovers and other equipment to the Moon under NASA’s Artemis program. These cargo landers will be […]

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SpaceX lands 300th Falcon rocket during latest Starlink mission

During its most recent Starlink mission, which occurred last night, SpaceX landed the 300th Falcon rocket. The 300 mark is split between both Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy but does not count as recovered rockets, as two of these rockets, a Falcon Heavy center core and a Falcon 9, tipped over at sea after successful […]

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