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SpaceX conducts another successful Starlink launch

SpaceX conducts another successful Starlink launch

SpaceX has confirmed that on November 24 at 9:13 PM EST, it launched its 16th Starlink mission. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The Falcon 9 first stage rocket that pushed the satellites into orbit flew for its seventh time, hitting a milestone.

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SpaceX plans to launch more Starlink satellites tonight

SpaceX plans to launch more Starlink satellites tonight

What could potentially be one of the most profitable activities for SpaceX is to sell broadband Internet access to people around the globe courtesy of its Starlink satellite system. Currently, the system is in beta tests in the United States, and SpaceX has a launch scheduled for tonight that will put the 16th batch of satellites in orbit. The launch is currently planned for 9:56 PM in Florida and is currently listed as having a 70 percent chance for "go."

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SpaceX successfully places GPS III satellite into orbit

SpaceX successfully places GPS III satellite into orbit

SpaceX has been forced to scrub some of its launches recently due to weather and other issues with equipment. On Thursday, November 5, at 6:24 PM EST, SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket placing the GPS III Space Vehicle 04 into orbit. The launch occurred at the Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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Gigantic 2000 pound great white shark spotted near Miami

Gigantic 2000 pound great white shark spotted near Miami

One of the biggest great white sharks in the world is a female named Unama'ki. The massive shark was tagged in Nova Scotia in September and is 15 feet five inches long, with a weight of 2076 pounds. The shark is the second-largest great white ever tagged by Ocearch, a nonprofit organization that tags and tracks large marine animals.

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SpaceX gets regulatory approval to offer Starlink Internet in Canada

SpaceX gets regulatory approval to offer Starlink Internet in Canada

SpaceX has finally received approval from Canadian authorities to offer its Starlink satellite Internet service in the country, a decision that comes amid a recent expansion of the beta program in the US. With this approval in place, SpaceX will be able to offer rural Canadians access to high-speed broadband, something that will slowly expand into other countries, as well.

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NASA contacts Voyager 2 after months of silence

NASA contacts Voyager 2 after months of silence

On October 29, NASA confirmed that mission operators could send a series of commands to the Voyager 2 spacecraft that has been exploring space for 43 years. Voyager 2 had been off-line since March, while the only radio antennae capable of sending commands to the spacecraft was down while getting upgrades. The antenna is located in Canterbury, Australia, and is known as Deep Space Station 43.

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Starlink beta users report positive results even in a forest

Starlink beta users report positive results even in a forest

Elon Musk is known, both in good and in bad ways, for making seemingly outlandish claims about technologies and the future. What sets him apart is that he often does manage to pull it off, as evidenced by SpaceX's results and, now, his Starlink satellite constellation. Controversial right from the get-go, the Internet service that will litter the skies with small satellites has just begun its public beta and, despite having just a fraction of the target satellites, testers are already impressed with the service's promise.

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SpaceX puts 60 new Starlink satellites into orbit

SpaceX puts 60 new Starlink satellites into orbit

SpaceX performed a successful launch in the early hours of the morning today, where it placed another 60 Starlink satellites into orbit to provide broadband Internet service. The satellites were put into orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket, and the liftoff happened at the Kennedy Space Center at 8:25 Eastern Time. The launch marks the 13th Falcon 9 Starlink mission.

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A defunct Soviet satellite and Chinese rocket booster nearly collided in space

A defunct Soviet satellite and Chinese rocket booster nearly collided in space

For a while this week, it looks like there could be an impact in orbit around the earth between two pieces of space junk that might cause harm to other satellites. Two pieces of space junk included a defunct Soviet satellite and a discarded Chinese booster rocket. The two were heading towards each other on Thursday night and narrowly missed colliding.

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Rocket Lab reveals that its last Electron launch included a secret satellite

Rocket Lab reveals that its last Electron launch included a secret satellite

Rocket Lab, the private space company that is launching rockets every handful of weeks, has revealed that its most recent launch included a secret payload developed by the company itself. Called 'Photon,' this payload was a demonstration of Rocket Lab's latest business initiative, one that will enable the company to offer 'end-to-end space solutions' for customers who need them. The Photon satellite is the first that was designed and built in-house by Rocket Lab.

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NASA’s first OGO satellite out-lasted orbits of all others, and it falls tomorrow

NASA’s first OGO satellite out-lasted orbits of all others, and it falls tomorrow

When this article was first written, there was a satellite orbiting the Earth. By the time you read this article, said satellite may've fallen out of the sky. According to calculations done by NASA and revealed on August 27, 2020, the OGO-1 satellite will end its journey and exploration of space on Saturday, August 29, 2020, at right around 5:10 PM ETD (2110 GMT).

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SpaceX Starlink Speedtest results are early but impressive

SpaceX Starlink Speedtest results are early but impressive

Elon Musk's companies have had their fair share of highs and lows in the public's eyes but SpaceX may have lately taken the lion's share of goodwill thanks to a series of successful launches and tests of its rockets and crew capsule. It was also the most recent recipient of some heavy criticism due to its Starlink satellites photobombing the NEOWISE comet. Its controversial presence in the Earth's skies, however, might be worth it if these numbers using Ookla's popular Speedtest are anything to go by.

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