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SpaceX launch on Sunday will put a Sirius-XM satellite into orbit

SpaceX launch on Sunday will put a Sirius-XM satellite into orbit

In the last few years, anyone who purchased a vehicle probably got a free subscription to Sirius-XM satellite radio with it. Satellite radio is very convenient for people who drive all the time or don't have any radio stations in their area that play the type of music they like. The best thing about satellite radio is that you can drive coast-to-coast listening to the same station.

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SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule docks safely with the ISS

SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule docks safely with the ISS

SpaceX has announced that its Dragon cargo ship arrived at the ISS on June 5. The mission was a cargo resupply mission carrying literal tons of fresh research experiments and supplies to the astronauts aboard the space station. The successful docking is part of the 22nd cargo resupply mission that SpaceX has undertaken.

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Axiom scores SpaceX’s Dragon for three more private crew ISS missions

Axiom scores SpaceX’s Dragon for three more private crew ISS missions

Axiom Space has announced a new finalized deal with Musk's private company SpaceX for another three private crew flights to the International Space Station, underscoring the budding private space flight market. The deal will cover another three launches with SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft, joining the existing private crew flight called Ax-1 that'll happen in or beyond January 2022.

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SpaceX plans to launch an ocean spaceport called Deimos

SpaceX plans to launch an ocean spaceport called Deimos

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently retweeted something from someone named Kendall Dirks that showed a rendering of the Deimos offshore spaceport. The image shows something resembling an offshore oil rig that floats on the ocean's surface, but rather than drilling deep underground for oil, Deimos will be used to launch SpaceX rockets from the ocean.

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Viasat gives FCC an ultimatum to stop SpaceX Starlink expansion

Viasat gives FCC an ultimatum to stop SpaceX Starlink expansion

SpaceX's Starlink deployment could face a new hurdle, with satellite operator Viasat petitioning the FCC to stop Elon Musk's company from expanding its internet-beaming constellation. Viasat, itself a satellite internet provider, has accused Starlink of being a potential environmental nightmare, as SpaceX targets more than 4,400 satellites in total.

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SpaceX chosen to send Firefly Aerospace’s Blue Ghost Lander to the moon

SpaceX chosen to send Firefly Aerospace’s Blue Ghost Lander to the moon

In February, NASA awarded Firefly Aerospace $93.3 million to develop moon mission technology. Part of that funding was to put a lander on the moon, and Firefly has announced that it has chosen SpaceX to launch that first lander mission for NASA. The new contract marks the most recent win by SpaceX as it appears to be the go-to choice for putting missions into space.

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Successful SpaceX launch puts 52 more Starlink satellites into orbit

Successful SpaceX launch puts 52 more Starlink satellites into orbit

SpaceX conducted a successful rocket launch on Saturday that put 52 new Starlink satellites in orbit along with a pair of rideshare payloads. SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 6:56 PM EDT. The Falcon 9 rocket used for the launch flew for its eighth time and successfully landed on a drone ship at sea to be refurbished and reused again in the future.

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SpaceX and Google team up to boost Starlink

SpaceX and Google team up to boost Starlink

Google and SpaceX have inked a deal that will see new Starlink ground stations installed at Google data centers, helping address latency challenges among other issues faces by the satellite internet service, as well as opening it up to new enterprise uses. Starlink, which is currently in beta, uses a so-called constellation of satellites in orbit around Earth to deliver internet connectivity via an auto-positioning dish.

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SpaceX reveals plans for its ambitious orbital Starship test

SpaceX reveals plans for its ambitious orbital Starship test

SpaceX has detailed its first Starship orbital test launch, the latest step on the huge rocket's path to eventually taking astronauts to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. It'll be the first orbital test for the design, and understandably there won't be any human passengers onboard as it undertakes the 90 minute challenge.

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SpaceX successfully launches 60 new Starlink satellites with its 14th mission

SpaceX successfully launches 60 new Starlink satellites with its 14th mission

SpaceX has been placing satellites in orbit to grow its constellation of Starlink satellites for a while now, and the service is available in beta for users in many areas. Early Sunday morning, May 9, 2021, SpaceX launched another Falcon 9 rocket into orbit packed with 60 Starlink satellites. The launch went off without a hitch, and SpaceX successfully recovered the first stage rocket on its drone ship at sea.

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SpaceX may send its Starship SN15 back into the skies soon

SpaceX may send its Starship SN15 back into the skies soon

A couple of days ago, SpaceX hit a milestone with its Starship SN15 prototype rocket that had a test flight that ended in a successful landing without an explosion. It appears SpaceX is very pleased with itself, and CEO Elon Musk recently stated that the prototype might fly again very soon. That statement came less than 48 hours after the prototype successfully landed without exploding for the first time.

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SpaceX Starlink Speedtest results are very inconsistent

SpaceX Starlink Speedtest results are very inconsistent

Elon Musk envisioned that SpaceX's Starlink satellite constellation would be able to deliver Internet to areas underserved by most carriers. The service, however, would have to cater to a broad range of users and locations located in a narrow band of areas where those satellites could actually reach. Starlink promised speeds faster than your average DSL or fiber Internet and Speedtest creator Ookla discovered that be true but only for certain areas. In others, it actually did worse than what consumers already had.

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