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Kepler to launch two batches of nanosatellites aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9

Kepler to launch two batches of nanosatellites aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Small satellite startup Kepler Communications is teaming up with SpaceX to make good on its deployment goals for its first nanosatellite constellation. SpaceX will carry two separate batches of nanosatellites from Kepler aboard its Falcon 9 launch vehicles. Kepler Communications, a […]

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Max Q: SpaceX starts building out its production Starlink constellation

Max Q: SpaceX starts building out its production Starlink constellation There’s literally a lot more stuff in space than there was last week – or at least, the number of active human-made satellites in Earth’s orbit has gone up quite a bit, thanks to the launch of SpaceX’s first 60 production Starlink […]

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Watch live as SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites with a thrice-flown Falcon 9 rocket

Watch live as SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites with a thrice-flown Falcon 9 rocket SpaceX has a big launch coming up this morning from Cape Canaveral in Florida – a Falcon 9 will carry a payload of 60 of its Starlink orbital communications satellites to space at 9:56 AM ET (6:56 AM […]

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SpaceX intends to offer Starlink satellite broadband service starting in 2020

SpaceX intends to offer Starlink satellite broadband service starting in 2020 SpaceX will look to launch its Starlink service for consumers sometime next year, SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell confirmed at a media roundtable meeting at the company’s offices in Washington during the International Astronautical Congress this week (via SpaceNews). Shotwell, […]

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Elon Musk tweets using SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet

Elon Musk tweets using SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet SpaceX CEO Elon Musk used an internet connection provided by his company’s Starlink constellation of broadband satellites early on Tuesday AM. Musk used the network in place with the Starlink satellites already in orbit to send a simple tweet, declaring that he’d done just […]

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Max-Q: This week in space

Max-Q: This week in space Space is becoming a major area of startup and commercial investment, and so I’ve decided to start providing a weekly round-up of the biggest news in aerospace, space science and space-related technologies. Let me know if you appreciate this or have suggestions, and I’ll make sure it […]

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SpaceX files paperwork to launch up to 30,000 more Starlink global internet satellites

SpaceX files paperwork to launch up to 30,000 more Starlink global internet satellites SpaceX has filed documents with the International Telecommunication Union, which governs international use of global bandwidth, to launch up to 30,000 more satellites for its Starlink global broadband constellation, SpaceNews reports. That’s on top of the 12,000 it already […]

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Why Maxar CTO Walter Scott thinks now is the time to address the orbital traffic boom

Why Maxar CTO Walter Scott thinks now is the time to address the orbital traffic boom The number of objects in orbit around Earth has been growing, and growing fast. Before 1957, of course, there were a total of zero human-made objects in the orbital region of outer space just beyond Earth’s […]

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Satellite internet startup Astranis books first commercial launch on SpaceX Falcon 9

Satellite internet startup Astranis books first commercial launch on SpaceX Falcon 9 Y Combinator-backed startup Astranis is now set to launch its first commercial telecommunication satellite aboard a Falcon 9 rocket, with a launch timeframe currently set for sometime starting in the fourth quarter of next year. Astranis aims to address the […]

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Amazon seeks FCC approval to launch over three thousand broadband satellites

Amazon seeks FCC approval to launch over three thousand broadband satellites Amazon revealed its ‘Project Kuiper’ plan to establish a constellation of broadband internet satellites in low-Earth orbit earlier this year, but now we know a bit more about the specifics of its plan thanks to an FCC filing first reported by […]

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