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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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SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule attached to the ISS sounds false alarms

SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule attached to the ISS sounds false alarms

Currently, a SpaceX Crewcut Dragon capsule called Resilience is docked with the ISS. The capsule has been docked with the space station since launching last November. Recently, an issue with the capsule sounded some alarms mistakenly that likely gave the crew aboard the space station quite a frightening experience.

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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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