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Debris from a Falcon 9 rocket made for an impressive light show in the sky

Debris from a Falcon 9 rocket made for an impressive light show in the sky

Some United States residents got an impressive light show that resulted from an uncontrolled re-entry of a Falcon 9 rocket in the skies over the US. About three weeks ago, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center loaded with 60 Starlink satellites. That entire mission went without a hitch regarding putting the satellites into orbit, but there was an issue with the rocket's second stage.

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SpaceX agrees to shift Starlink satellites if NASA collision looms

SpaceX agrees to shift Starlink satellites if NASA collision looms

Earth orbit is starting to look crowded, and so NASA and SpaceX have inked a joint agreement that should see satellites like the Starlink constellation automatically move out of the way of NASA hardware. The new policy aims to avoid collisions between fast-moving objects in space, which could prove expensive or even life-threatening in future.

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SpaceX SN10 test flight recap video makes science fiction reality

SpaceX SN10 test flight recap video makes science fiction reality

Earlier this month, we got to watch as SpaceX put Starship SN10 through its paces. After a couple of test flights that went mostly well but ended in fiery explosions, there were a lot of people interested in seeing if SN10 could be the test flight to break the trend and successfully touch down on the landing pad. SN10 did indeed manage to touch down successfully - only to explode shortly after landing.

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Air Force considers SpaceX Starlink for military applications

Air Force considers SpaceX Starlink for military applications

Communications capability is a big deal on aircraft of all sorts, but particularly for military aircraft. A new report suggests that the United States Air Force is considering SpaceX's Starlink Internet connectivity for its potential military applications. One of the major contractors to the United States Air Force, Ball Aerospace, builds "conformal antennas" for tactical aircraft used by the USAF.

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SpaceX puts 60 new Starlink satellites into orbit with a well used Falcon 9

SpaceX puts 60 new Starlink satellites into orbit with a well used Falcon 9

SpaceX conducted a successful launch of a Falcon 9 rocket early this morning and placed a batch of 60 new Starlink satellites into orbit. What's more interesting than another successful Falcon 9 launch and additional Starlink satellites is that this particular rocket is the first in the SpaceX fleet to launch and land nine times. SpaceX launched the rocket from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 6:01 AM EDT on Sunday morning.

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SpaceX Starship SN10 explosion: Elon Musk explains what went wrong

SpaceX Starship SN10 explosion: Elon Musk explains what went wrong

Elon Musk has detailed just what went wrong with the SpaceX SN10 Starship, after the latest prototype landed only to promptly explode earlier this month. At first, all seemed to be going unexpectedly well for the test rocket, which had completed a mesmerizing controlled descent back to the landing pad.

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SpaceX wants to put Starlink satellite dishes on large vehicles

SpaceX wants to put Starlink satellite dishes on large vehicles

SpaceX's somewhat controversial Starlink satellite constellation aims to bring high-speed Internet to places that traditional cables and radio waves don't always reach. It seems that it doesn't just apply to remote areas but also to moving vehicles that don't always get the best Internet connectivity. In line with that grand goal, SpaceX is asking the FCC for permission to deploy Starlink even on trucks, aircraft, and trucks.

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SpaceX will build a new factory in Austin to design Starlink systems

SpaceX will build a new factory in Austin to design Starlink systems

SpaceX is pushing hard to get more Starlink satellites in orbit to expand its satellite Internet connectivity around the country. While the main part of that system is the satellites SpaceX puts into orbit, another critical component is the hardware that end-users place in their homes to receive access from the satellites. SpaceX has now announced that it's building a new factory in Austin, Texas, that will design systems to help it build satellite dishes, Wi-Fi routers, and other hardware for the Starlink network.

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SpaceX investigates Starship blast site using a robot

SpaceX investigates Starship blast site using a robot

SpaceX is certainly no stranger to missions that don't go as planned. While getting the Falcon 9 ready for prime time, the company certainly suffered some rocket losses. Currently, SpaceX has the same mixed luck with its new Starship. The most recent mission saw Starship SN10 pulling off its flight and landing flawlessly. However, minutes after landing, the rocket unexpectedly exploded.

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Watch 60 new Starlink satellites deploy as SpaceX nails another launch

Watch 60 new Starlink satellites deploy as SpaceX nails another launch

SpaceX has successfully launched a new batch of Starlink satellites, after the delayed Starlink 17 mission finally blasted off with its internet-expanding cargo. The mission had been due to take place at the end of February, but inclement weather among other issues forced SpaceX to postpone it several times.

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SpaceX Starship SN10 prototype nails landing, then explodes minutes later

SpaceX Starship SN10 prototype nails landing, then explodes minutes later

Today marked yet another milestone moment for SpaceX, which successfully launched and then landed its Starship SN10 prototype. The prototype launched to a height of around 32,000ft before nailing an impressive landing...and then, minutes later, it exploded. Despite the dramatic conclusion to this launch, the entire event was an impressive display of SpaceX's growing capabilities.

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SpaceX Starlink 17 launch pushed to March 4

SpaceX Starlink 17 launch pushed to March 4

SpaceX plans to launch its latest set of Starlink internet satellites on March 4, having pushed back the newest mission due to ongoing weather concerns. Starlink 17, as the payload is known, was intended to fly on February 28 as SpaceX further fills in its constellation of internet-beaming satellites.

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