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SpaceX’s Starlink is now available to order in more than six countries. Here are the key things you need to know about Elon Musk’s internet service.

Starlink is SpaceX’s broadband service that beams down internet from satellites launched into orbit. Since its launch in October, it has more than 10,000 users and operates in more than six countries. Here’s everything you need to know about Elon Musk’s Starlink. Visit the Business section of Insider for more […]
SpaceX’s Starlink is now available to order in more than six countries. Here are the key things you need to know about Elon Musk’s internet service.
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SpaceX is now offering $100 preorders of Starlink to more users around the world, including in Mexico, Australia, and US states where the service isn’t yet live

Elon Musk’s SpaceX on Monday opened up $US100 preorders for Starlink in different parts of the world. This included Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and areas of the US where Starlink isn’t yet live. Musk said the only price difference across countries “should be taxes & shipping.” Visit the Business section […]
SpaceX is now offering $100 preorders of Starlink to more users around the world, including in Mexico, Australia, and US states where the service isn’t yet live
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Russia may fine citizens for using SpaceX’s Starlink internet. Here’s how the internet service poses a threat to authoritarian regimes.

Russian citizens and companies may get fined by the state for using SpaceX’s Starlink internet. Analyst John Byrne told Insider it’s easier for Russia to fine citizens rather than Starlink. “Satellite potentially turns the tables because the government doesn’t control space,” Byrne said. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
Russia may fine citizens for using SpaceX’s Starlink internet. Here’s how the internet service poses a threat to authoritarian regimes.
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SpaceX delayed the first Starlink satellite launch of 2021 because of bad weather and safety inspections. It will now blast 60 internet satellites into orbit on Wednesday instead.

SpaceX’s first Starlink mission of 2021 has been postponed twice, delaying the launch of 60 internet satellites. The launch, first scheduled for Monday morning, will now take place on Wednesday at 8:02 a.m. EST. This will be the 17th Starlink mission. SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, wants to envelop Earth […]
SpaceX delayed the first Starlink satellite launch of 2021 because of bad weather and safety inspections. It will now blast 60 internet satellites into orbit on Wednesday instead.
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SpaceX’s Starlink satellite-internet service provides rapid speeds of 175 Mbps in freezing temperatures, high winds, and deep snow, users report

Users of SpaceX’s Starlink satellite-internet service said how impressed they were with download speeds in snow and high-speed winds on the Reddit Starlink community. One user reported speeds reaching 175 Mbps in the colder air, which is 20 Mbps faster than usual. The Starlink terminal even withstood a user’s 175 […]
SpaceX’s Starlink satellite-internet service provides rapid speeds of 175 Mbps in freezing temperatures, high winds, and deep snow, users report
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NASA green lights Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin for future missions, including planetary expeditions and satellite launches

NASA has granted Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin a launch contract for the New Glenn rocket. Under the agreement, Blue Origin’s rocket could take part in Earth observation missions, planetary expeditions, and satellite launches for the agency, Bezos’ company said Wednesday. The contract will also allow NASA centres in […]
NASA green lights Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin for future missions, including planetary expeditions and satellite launches
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket just launched SiriusXM’s new radio satellite into orbit. It will beam down music, sports, and news to subscribers in the US, Canada, and the Caribbean.

SpaceX on Sunday successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station for its seventh trip to space – the second individual Falcon 9 rocket to reach the milestone. Strapped to the Falcon 9 was SiriusXM’s digital-audio radio satellite, which will use 8,000 watts of power to […]
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket just launched SiriusXM’s new radio satellite into orbit. It will beam down music, sports, and news to subscribers in the US, Canada, and the Caribbean.
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NASA is partnering with 17 US space companies, including Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, to develop new tech ‘for the moon and beyond’

Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, and startup Rocket Lab are among 17 companies partnering with NASA to develop new technologies for space missions to “the moon and beyond.” NASA announced 20 partnerships total on Monday, all of which are unfunded. The chosen space companies will gain access to […]
NASA is partnering with 17 US space companies, including Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, to develop new tech ‘for the moon and beyond’
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Astronauts on the space station see vibrant deserts, roiling storms, and volcanic eruptions. These are the best photos ever taken from the ISS.

Astronauts have lived on the International Space Station continuously for 20 years – the first expedition arrived on November 2, 2000. Astronauts have taken millions of pictures of their breathtaking views throughout those two decades, capturing from sprawling city lights to volcanic eruptions. Here are the 27 best photos ever […]
Astronauts on the space station see vibrant deserts, roiling storms, and volcanic eruptions. These are the best photos ever taken from the ISS.
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Jeff Bezos’ space colonisation plan was partially inspired by a 1976 book he read in high school that proposed connecting the Earth and the moon via a series of enormous, cylindrical tubes

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin announced October 22 that it is teaming up with Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman Corp to bid for a contract to send NASA astronauts back to the moon, but that’s only one part of the billionaire’s space exploration plan. Bezos’ vision for Blue Origin was largely […]
Jeff Bezos’ space colonisation plan was partially inspired by a 1976 book he read in high school that proposed connecting the Earth and the moon via a series of enormous, cylindrical tubes
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Watch SpaceX launch and land Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful rocket

SpaceX on Thursday launched its Falcon Heavy for the second time in history. The Falcon Heavy is the world’s second-most-powerful rocket in history and the most powerful operational rocket today. It costs an estimated $US90 million to $US150 million a launch, which is low compared with other rocket launches. Visit […]
Watch SpaceX launch and land Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful rocket
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Mysterious space objects like ‘Oumuamua will visit our solar system again. Scientists may intercept the next one with a robotic probe.

A mysterious object called ‘Oumuamua, the first interstellar visitor ever detected, flew through the solar system in 2017. Most astronomers think it’s a comet, though ‘Oumuamua’s identity may never be fully settled. However, interstellar objects might visibly pass by once every 5 years. By the mid-2020s, powerful new telescopes may […]
Mysterious space objects like ‘Oumuamua will visit our solar system again. Scientists may intercept the next one with a robotic probe.