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Starlink Internet service could be “fully mobile” by the end of the year

Starlink Internet service could be “fully mobile” by the end of the year

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and his company are working hard to put more satellites into orbit capable of providing Internet access to people worldwide. So far, SpaceX has hundreds of Starlink satellites in orbit, with more set to launch during the year. Recently Musk made an exciting announcement that the Starlink Internet service could be fully mobile by the end of 2021.

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NASA Artemis 2024 explained: How we’ll return to the Moon

NASA Artemis 2024 explained: How we’ll return to the Moon

Today we're taking a look at the NASA Artemis mission in as basic a way as possible - think of this as the doorway to interest in the whole mission from start to finish. Today we're looking at what Artemis is and what the most important components of the future of NASA's deep space exploration plans are.

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NASA picks SpaceX Starship for Artemis 2024 Moon lander

NASA picks SpaceX Starship for Artemis 2024 Moon lander

NASA has announced SpaceX will build the Artemis Lunar Lander, the craft which will return American astronauts to the surface of the Moon. The Artemis mission is scheduled to launch in 2024, and the Human Landing System will be instrumental in NASA's plan to not only build a sustainable presence on the Moon but pave the way to crewed missions to Mars and other deep space exploration.

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NASA just approved the SpaceX Crew-2 launch: Date and Details

NASA just approved the SpaceX Crew-2 launch: Date and Details

NASA has given the green-light for the SpaceX Crew-2 mission to launch in a week's time, it's been confirmed, with four astronauts after headed out to the International Space Station. The decision was made after a Flight Readiness Review (FRR) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, which decided the record-setting launch was safe to go ahead.

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UAE Moon rover taps Japanese startup aiming to be the SpaceX of lunar landings

UAE Moon rover taps Japanese startup aiming to be the SpaceX of lunar landings

A new Moon rover project is in the works, with the UAE partnering with Japanese robotics company ispace on the Emirates Lunar Mission. Unlike NASA's Perseverance and Curiosity rovers, which are currently on Mars, the Rashid rover that the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has in mind for 2022 will be a lot more compact. It'll also tap SpaceX for transportation.

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SpaceX Crew Dragon just aced a record-setting maneuver for NASA

SpaceX Crew Dragon just aced a record-setting maneuver for NASA

SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule has done what no other commercial spacecraft has before it, successfully moving between ports at the International Space Station. The repositioning of the Crew Dragon "Resilience" - which has been at the ISS since mid-November 2020 - is an important demonstration of the spacecraft's ability to autonomously navigate and relocate around the orbiting technology and research platform.

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Pressure vessel from exploding Falcon 9 winds up in a homeowners yard

Pressure vessel from exploding Falcon 9 winds up in a homeowners yard

Last weekend we talked briefly about a SpaceX Falcon 9 second stage that had a problem in orbit and was unable to push itself back into the earth's atmosphere as planned. Eventually, the second stage of the rocket reentered the atmosphere but did so over the western United States rather than the ocean. Its reentry resulted in a spectacular light show in the skies over parts of Washington state. At the time, it was believed that most of the rocket burned up in the atmosphere, but some could've landed in the area of the US Canadian border in the Rocky Mountains.

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NASA says Crew Dragon capsule will be moved to free up port on ISS

NASA says Crew Dragon capsule will be moved to free up port on ISS

On April 5, four astronauts will perform the US's first commercial crew port relocation on the International Space Station to make room for a new crew later in the month. The task will involve undocking the Crew Dragon Resilience spacecraft from its current port and re-docking it at a different port next week.

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This all-civilian crew will ride a SpaceX Dragon into the record books

This all-civilian crew will ride a SpaceX Dragon into the record books

The final members of the upcoming Inspiration4 all-civilian mission to space on a SpaceX Dragon have been named, with the last additions to the crew set to blast off later in the year. It'll see the four occupants of the spacecraft fly further than any human since Hubble.

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SpaceX reveals new Crew Dragon with an incredible window dome

SpaceX reveals new Crew Dragon with an incredible window dome

SpaceX has revealed a new image of its Crew Dragon spacecraft, showing an incredible glass dome window on top for incredible views of space. The new image shows the familiar bullet-shaped craft but now with a pop-up nose cone, which hinges back to reveal what might end up being the best seat in orbit.

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Elon Musk jokes after SpaceX Starship SN11 test flight ends in explosion

Elon Musk jokes after SpaceX Starship SN11 test flight ends in explosion

SpaceX successfully launched its latest Starship prototype, but SN11 didn't have the safe - or at least single-piece - landing that the company was hoping for. The high-altitude flight test of the newest Starship prototype tapped three Raptor engines and was designed to take the craft to around 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) above Starbase Texas.

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SpaceX seemingly takes steps to protect telemetry data after leak

SpaceX seemingly takes steps to protect telemetry data after leak

SpaceX typically broadcasts its tests in their entirety, but some amateur radio users wanted access to even more data. SpaceX is known to use specific frequency bands to communicate with its spacecraft, and some amateur radio astronomers were attempting to access the telemetry data in those broadcasts. SpaceX made a move to encrypt the video feeds after several from a Falcon 9 Starlink launch were intercepted and decoded, giving access to video typically only seen by employees.

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