Amazon reveals terminal designs for Project Kuiper satellite internet

Amazon reveals terminal designs for Project Kuiper satellite internet

Amazon’s Project Kuiper has been working on building a competitor to SpaceX’s Starlink low-Earth orbit-based satellite internet for years, but it’s on the verge of launching its first actual prototype satellites, and today it unveiled what customers can expect in terms of terminals for actually connecting up to the future network. These are engineering models, […]

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T-Mobile phones will connect to Starlink for free starting next year

Starlink and T-Mobile’s sat-to-cell service will start testing this year

SpaceX and T-Mobile will begin testing a new service to bring satellite connectivity to cell phones this year, a SpaceX executive said. The news, first reported by CNBC, suggests that we may be close to a future where cellular “dead zones” are a thing of the past. SpaceX and T-Mobile announced the partnership last August, […]

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SpaceX’s acquisition of Swarm is paying off with new Starlink thrusters

SpaceX’s acquisition of Swarm is paying off with new Starlink thrusters

Earlier this week, SpaceX released more information about the new argon Hall thrusters that will power the Starlink V2 mini satellites, an innovation that likely has much to do with the company’s acquisition of Swarm Technologies in 2021. The deal, which closed in July 2021, was an extremely rare move for SpaceX. Swarm – which […]

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SpaceX faces a $175,000 fine for not submitting info ahead of a recent launch

SpaceX faces a $175,000 fine for not submitting info ahead of a recent launch

SpaceX is looking at a proposed fine of $175,000 from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) after the launch company failed to submit the necessary info around the spacecraft’s trajectory and potential collision analysis data within the requisite period. The FAA said it requires SpaceX to provide that data at least a week before a […]

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Private investment in space dropped 58% last year, even with SpaceX, Anduril monster raises

SpaceX will attempt a full static fire test of Starship’s Super Heavy booster tomorrow

SpaceX is on the verge of a landmark test of the Starship launch system, president and chief operating officer Gwynne Shotwell said Wednesday. Tomorrow, the company will perform a full “static fire” test, during which SpaceX will ignite all 33 Raptor 2 engines on the Super Heavy booster at once. If no major issues arise […]

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Starlink adds RV plan that provides roving coverage

Ukraine lines up 10,000 more Starlink terminals as funding issues are ‘resolved’

The knotty issue of how Ukraine’s now-critical Starlink satellite internet should be paid for has been at least temporarily resolved, according to the country’s minister for digital transformation, Mykhailo Fedorov. It appears that a few European Union nations have decided it’s in everyone’s interest to keep the country online as the Russian invasion persists. In […]

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SpaceX goes full defense contractor with national security-focused Starshield

SpaceX goes full defense contractor with national security-focused Starshield

SpaceX’s launch services have already become an invaluable resource for the U.S. government, but the company is now jumping into the deep end of the pool it had heretofore only splashed around in. Starshield, a new vertical within SpaceX, will provide “government entities” (think three-letter agencies) with secure communications and bespoke satellite designs. The new […]

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Starlink adds RV plan that provides roving coverage

Starlink adds a 1TB monthly soft cap for residential users

SpaceX’s Starlink internet has included unlimited bandwidth since launch, and while the service will technically continue to provide that to customers, users who exceed 1TB of data use in a single month will now be throttled once they reach that threshold. Starlink sent out an email to users across the U.S. and Canada on Friday […]

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Flights to offer drinks, snacks and now Starlink

Flights to offer drinks, snacks and now Starlink

Having barely expanded Starlink onto the seas and looking at the Ukraine war as a business opportunity, Elon Musk has expanded Starlink through a commercial- and private jet-focused sub-brand, Starlink Aviation. The idea of having Wi-Fi up in the sky isn’t new, but your service is typically limited. On a commercial flight, one is charged […]

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