Tag: SpaceX

OneWeb raises $1.25 billion to mass produce high-speed internet satellites

OneWeb, a space startup that recently launched its first “constellation” of micro-satellites to deliver broadband access across the globe, has raised $1.25 billion to begin mass production of its satellites and capitalize on what it calls “first mover advantage.” The gargantuan cash injection was led by SoftBank, Qualcomm, Grupo Salinas, and the Rwandan government, and […]

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SpaceX rocket with unmanned U.S. capsule blasts off for space station

(Reuters) — A SpaceX rocket with an unmanned crew capsule blasted off on Saturday for the International Space Station, in a key milestone for Elon Musk’s space company and NASA’s long-delayed goal to resume human spaceflight from U.S. soil later this year. SpaceX’s 16-foot-tall (4.9 meter) Crew Dragon capsule, atop […]

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans NASA test launch Saturday

NASA and SpaceX have completed thousands of hours of tests to prepare for this unmanned test flight to the International Space Station. The Washington Post’s Christian Davenport is among journalists who are gathering at Kennedy Space Center’s launchpad 39A in Florida to witness a planned SpaceX test launch that is destined for the International Space […]

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After delays, OneWeb launches its first six low-Earth broadband satellites

Enlarge / Illustration of a OneWeb satellite. reader comments 21 with 20 posters participating Share this story OneWeb yesterday launched the first six low-Earth orbit satellites for its planned global broadband network, saying it will provide worldwide broadband access by 2021. The satellites are test units, which OneWeb will evaluate over the next half-year to […]

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SpaceX seeks FCC OK for 1 million satellite broadband Earth stations

reader comments 13 with 10 posters participating Share this story SpaceX is seeking US approval to deploy up to 1 million Earth stations to receive transmissions from its planned satellite broadband constellation. The Federal Communications Commission last year gave SpaceX permission to deploy 11,943 low-Earth orbit satellites for the planned Starlink system. A new application […]

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The SpaceX Starship’s Raptor engines just hit a major milestone

If there’s one thing we can always count on from SpaceX it’s that Elon Musk will let everyone know of new developments the moment they happen via Twitter. That’s exactly what happened last night, as Musk’s early morning tweets revealed that the ongoing engine tests of the company’s Raptor engines are coming along nicely. According […]

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SpaceX, Elon Musk’s Rocket Company, Cuts 10 Percent of Its Work Force

SpaceX, the private rocket company founded by the billionaire Elon Musk, is laying off about 10 percent of its work force in what it framed as a necessary cutback to position the company for an unchartered future. The company will have about 6,000 employees remaining after the layoffs, which will […]

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