Tag: SpaceX

FCC tells SpaceX it can deploy up to 11,943 broadband satellites

reader comments 14 with 11 posters participating Share this story SpaceX today received US approval to deploy 7,518 broadband satellites, in addition to the 4,425 satellites that were approved eight months ago. The Federal Communications Commission voted to let SpaceX launch 4,425 low Earth orbit satellites in March of this year. SpaceX separately sought approval […]

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Unhappy Elon Musk went on firing spree over slow satellite broadband progress

Enlarge / Elon Musk at a SpaceX press conference on September 17, 2018 in Hawthorne, California. Getty Images | Mario Tama reader comments 38 Share this story SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently “fired at least seven” managers in order to speed up development and testing of satellites that could provide broadband around the world, Reuters […]

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SpaceX reveals first moon passenger: Yusaku Maezawa, Japanese fashion billionaire

Elon Musk’s SpaceX revealed the name of the person who is set to become the first private space tourist to travel to the moon: Yusaku Maezawa. The Japanese businessman is the billionaire founder and CEO of online fashion retailer Zozo. From the company: SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the […]

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NASA Astronauts Visit SpaceX

HAWTHORNE (CBSLA) — NASA astronauts paid a visit to SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne Monday. As CBSLA’s Lisa Sigell reports, they met with engineers ahead of the company’s first Crew Dragon mission to the International Space Station. “I’m overjoyed. This truly is a test pilot’s dream and I’m excited about the whole thing,” said NASA astronaut Victor Glover. […]

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Manned space flight is coming back to the US, and these NASA astronauts will fly the first missions

After a years-long hiatus, manned space flight is coming back to the US, thanks to two private space companies. Boeing and SpaceX are both scheduled to fly their first manned test flights next year, with the first operational flights coming sometime after. At an event today, NASA unveiled the nine astronauts who have been assigned […]

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These nine American astronauts will make commercial spaceflight history

NASA has revealed the nine astronauts who will man the first commercial spaceflights, as the US prepares to once again begin launching manned missions after retiring the Space Shuttle. The crews will be split between two of the commercial projects NASA is counting on to make space travel more accessible and, vitally, more affordable. One […]

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This Week In Space: Ryugu is ready for its close-up, Unity flies again, TESS gets to work

Space bills moving forward As mentioned upstream legislation on commercial space flights was introduced in the Senate this week, partially matching a bill that has already passed, with bipartisan support, in the House. While some House mavens are still pushing for the Senate to simply pass their bill and get it over with, odds are this […]

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NASA is ready to name the astronauts who will take the very first SpaceX and Boeing flights

NASA’s plans for sending manned missions aboard spacecraft from SpaceX and Boeing might be a bit delayed — thanks to the companies, not NASA itself — but they’re still definitely going to happen sooner rather than later. Once all the testing is done and the high-tech machines are ready to start hauling passengers, NASA astronauts […]

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SpaceX Launches 10 Satellites Into Space Aboard Falcon 9 Rocket

MALIBU (CBSLA) — In a streak of red and green, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base to bring 10 satellites into space. The launch happened just before 4:40 a.m. and was visible from Southern California’s coastal areas. The satellites launched are part of Iridium’s in-development $3 billion array that will eventually […]

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SpaceX lands Falcon 9 booster on Just Read The Instructions drone ship

SpaceX confirmed on Twitter this morning that it recovered the booster from the latest Falcon 9 launch. Shortly after launching from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California at 7:39AM ET this morning, the booster stage landed on the Just Read The Instructions drone ship. The company will now try to catch the rocket’s fairing with a […]

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Space is open for business

David Cowan Contributor David Cowan is a partner at Bessemer Venture PartnersBessemer Venture Partners, where he launched the firm’s investing practices in space tech, cyber security, cloud infrastructure and consumer tech. More posts by this contributor SpaceTech Is Venture Capital’s Final Frontier Security For Startups Tess Hatch Contributor Tess Hatch is an investor at Bessemer […]

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