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Viasat says Elon Musk criticised an executive ‘not involved’ in the company’s FCC petition against Starlink

SpaceX is making an unprecedented push to deploy network of nearly 12,000 internet-beaming Starlink satellites by mid-2027. Traditional satellite-internet companies like Viasat have opposed aspects of such projects with the Federal Communications Commission, which regulates them. Viasat recently triggered the ire of Elon Musk, SpaceX’s founder, by petitioning the FCC […]
Viasat says Elon Musk criticised an executive ‘not involved’ in the company’s FCC petition against Starlink
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About 1 in 40 of SpaceX’s Starlink satellites may have failed. That’s not too bad, but across a 42,000-spacecraft constellation it could spark a crisis.

SpaceX has launched nearly 900 Starlink internet satellites, with plans for a constellation of 12,000 to 42,000 spacecraft this decade. The company says its satellites can avoid collisions using an ion drive, but about 2.5% may have failed because they are no longer manoeuvring in orbit, according to astronomer Jonathan […]
About 1 in 40 of SpaceX’s Starlink satellites may have failed. That’s not too bad, but across a 42,000-spacecraft constellation it could spark a crisis.
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SpaceX just launched 57 new Starlink satellites with sun visors to make them less bright. A scientist says that won’t stop them from interfering with astronomy.

SpaceX just launched a new batch of Starlink internet-beaming satellites equipped with visors to block sun glare. The new “VisorSats” should make the fleet of satellites less visible in the night sky. But visor technology won’t prevent the satellites from affecting astronomy projects, a scientist says. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
SpaceX just launched 57 new Starlink satellites with sun visors to make them less bright. A scientist says that won’t stop them from interfering with astronomy.
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Amazon just won a huge FCC approval to launch 3,236 Kuiper internet satellites — a $10 billion project that would compete with SpaceX’s emerging Starlink network

Amazon wants to launch 3,236 internet-beaming satellites in an effort called Project Kuiper, which would compete with SpaceX’s growing fleet of Starlink spacecraft. Amazon managed to trounce the opposition of its competitors and win US Federal Communications Commission approval to deploy Kuiper in space. SpaceX’s Starlink project appears to be […]
Amazon just won a huge FCC approval to launch 3,236 Kuiper internet satellites — a $10 billion project that would compete with SpaceX’s emerging Starlink network
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Code on SpaceX’s Starlink website contains the first official photos of Elon Musk’s ‘UFO on a stick’ — and key details about the satellite-internet project’s test program

SpaceX has launched hundreds of internet-beaming Starlink satellites into orbit since 2019. On Tuesday, a college student tweeted official SpaceX photos of user terminals, or satellite dishes to connect subscribers to the web. The photos were first discovered by a Reddit community that follows Starlink. SpaceX’s founder, Elon Musk, who’s […]
Code on SpaceX’s Starlink website contains the first official photos of Elon Musk’s ‘UFO on a stick’ — and key details about the satellite-internet project’s test program
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New photos appear to show Elon Musk’s ‘UFO on a stick’ device that will connect users to SpaceX’s fleet of Starlink internet satellites

A Reddit user appears to have posted the first unambiguous photos of ground devices that connect to SpaceX’s fleet of internet-beaming Starlink satellites. The person said they drove by the SpaceX site near Merrillan, Wisconsin, and used a large telephoto lens to photograph the antennas. The devices closely match prior […]
New photos appear to show Elon Musk’s ‘UFO on a stick’ device that will connect users to SpaceX’s fleet of Starlink internet satellites