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SpaceX Starlink speed results released after 60 new satellites launched

SpaceX Starlink speed results released after 60 new satellites launched

The first official speed test reports of SpaceX's Starlink satellite internet service are in, and if you doubted the potential of beaming connectivity from low orbit then you might want to think again. Currently in beta service with a number of early users, Starlink relies on a growing network of satellites and an auto-positioning dish subscribers install on the ground.

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SpaceX bags first polar mission from Florida in 50 years

SpaceX bags first polar mission from Florida in 50 years

Just when you thought the company couldn't make history anymore, SpaceX just launched yet another one. Although it had to cancel the first of its two planned launches on Sunday due to unfavorable weather conditions, luck seemed to still smile on it as it launched what may be the more historic one. Not only that, but it was also able to safely land the Falcon 9 rocket that has now flown four times and is now also the first rocket to be launched from Florida on a polar corridor mission since 1969.

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SpaceX gears up for back-to-back launches today

SpaceX gears up for back-to-back launches today

SpaceX has a busy Sunday lined up as the company plans back-to-back Falcon 9 launches nine hours apart. This is the shortest span between two orbit-class flights originating from Florida since 1966. The goal is to put 60 additional Starlink satellites into orbit with one launch and an Argentine remote-sensing satellite in the other.

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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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SpaceX Starlink launch mission is a go for Tuesday morning

SpaceX Starlink launch mission is a go for Tuesday morning

SpaceX is scheduled to launch its 11th group of Starlink satellites on Tuesday morning. As of today, the weather has been ruled a go for launch with the weather cooperating. Currently, the launch is forecast at 70% for go according to the US Air Force. The weather could change that as there are some fears of rain showers and storms on launch day.

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NASA details plan for first regular SpaceX Crew Dragon launch to ISS

NASA details plan for first regular SpaceX Crew Dragon launch to ISS

NASA has shared details on the latest evolution in its Commercial Crew program, stating that it will work with SpaceX to conduct the first regular rotation mission launch of the Crew Dragon spacecraft. Called the SpaceX Crew-1 mission, the launch will take place no sooner than October 23 and will include a total of four astronauts from NASA and JAXA.

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Speedy SpaceX Starlink satellite production pace likely to frustrate astronomers

Speedy SpaceX Starlink satellite production pace likely to frustrate astronomers

SpaceX is building 120 of its Starlink satellites each month, paving the way for a significant expansion in its wireless internet service, but also potentially causing more concern over those worried about the impact on astronomy. Starlink will use a mesh of low-orbit satellites to deliver internet access to users equipped with an auto-tracking dish that can be mounted on a home or RV. However it has not met with universal approval.

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SpaceX launches 57 new “VisorSat” Starlink satellites

SpaceX launches 57 new “VisorSat” Starlink satellites

SpaceX launched 57 new satellites in its latest push to get its Starlink cluster up and running. The company plans to start beta trials of its Internet service served by the satellites later this summer. There has been controversy surrounding the Starlink satellites, particularly with them being much brighter than anyone anticipated.

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Check out SpaceX Starship SN5’s ‘hop’ from a better angle

Check out SpaceX Starship SN5’s ‘hop’ from a better angle

On the heels of a successful Crew Dragon launch that saw SpaceX and NASA launch two astronauts from US soil, shuttle them to the International Space Station, and then bring them back safely, SpaceX is celebrating another success. Yesterday, the company performed a successful test flight of its Starship SN5 prototype - the launch was a short one, but everything seemed to go precisely as planned.

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Missed the historic SpaceX Crew Dragon splashdown? NASA has you covered

Missed the historic SpaceX Crew Dragon splashdown? NASA has you covered

The International Space Station may have been around for more than two decades now, but NASA and SpaceX still managed to make history this weekend with the successful splashdown of the Crew Dragon spacecraft. A huge milestone in NASA's Commercial Crew project, it marked the first time a commercially-built and operated, American crew spacecraft flew to and from the ISS.

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NASA astronauts on SpaceX Crew Dragon land safely back on Earth

NASA astronauts on SpaceX Crew Dragon land safely back on Earth

With everything that's happening here on Earth, many people are looking upward for hope, and not just in the metaphorical sense. Space has always sparked the imagination as humanity's next frontier and perhaps final hope and history will mark this day as another milestone in that ongoing journey. After successfully carrying two astronauts to the International Space Station, the collaboration between NASA and SpaceX saw the successful and safe return of the same astronauts onboard the world's first commercially built and operated spacecraft, the Crew Dragon.

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SpaceX Crew Dragon will splashdown later today despite tropical storm

SpaceX Crew Dragon will splashdown later today despite tropical storm

NASA and SpaceX are nearing the end of their historic first Crew Dragon mission that has run flawlessly since launch. There was some concern earlier in the week that NASA may have to postpone the Crew Dragon's return ferrying astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley back to Earth from the ISS due to a tropical storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico. Despite the tropical storm, NASA still has the Crew Dragon maneuvering closer to earth in preparation for splashdown later today.

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