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SpaceX Starlink satellite Internet might be out of beta very soon

SpaceX Starlink satellite Internet might be out of beta very soon

Elon Musk has a lot of ambitious plans, and almost all of those have proven to be controversial to some extent. One of the most debated, however, might be his vision of covering the Earth with Internet-beaming satellites under SpaceX's Starlink program. Although the current state of that service is far from its best, the tech luminary has made it known that it could finally be open to the public as early as next month.

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Elon Musk just revealed a huge SpaceX Starlink milestone

Elon Musk just revealed a huge SpaceX Starlink milestone

SpaceX's Starlink satellite internet service has hit 100,000 users, with Elon Musk confirming the milestone for the ambitious - and at times controversial - system. Aiming to replace terrestrial ISPs using fiber, cable, and DSL, Starlink instead looks to the skies with a growing constellation of low Earth orbit satellites.

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SpaceX is buying a startup that could fit Elon Musk’s Starlink plans perfectly

SpaceX is buying a startup that could fit Elon Musk’s Starlink plans perfectly

Elon Musk's SpaceX has acquired satellite startup Swarm Technologies, adding the company's micro-satellites - and its coveted FCC licenses - to its portfolio. SpaceX is currently partway through rolling out its ambitious Starlink network, a constellation of low Earth orbit satellites with which it hopes to blanket the globe with affordable wireless internet connectivity.

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SpaceX is preparing a ruggedized Starlink satellite dish

SpaceX is preparing a ruggedized Starlink satellite dish

One of the biggest challenges of living in some rural communities or on off-grid land is the lack of broadband. Broadband is considered an essential service, and competition in some areas is nonexistent or lacking. Many rural Americans rely on slow and expensive older satellite services, but SpaceX is trying to change that. A new report indicates that SpaceX is currently working on a ruggedized version of its Starlink satellite dish.

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SpaceX reveals latest Starlink user count – and how many are still waiting

SpaceX reveals latest Starlink user count – and how many are still waiting

SpaceX's Starlink satellite internet service has around 90,000 users currently, according to a new disclosure, though the total is a fraction of the waitlist. Launched in mid-2019, Starlink uses a growing constellation of low Earth orbit satellites and a self-orienting dish on the ground to beam down internet connectivity, though it's only been relatively recently that Starlink has accelerated adding users.

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Starlink teardown reveals how SpaceX keeps its secrets

Starlink teardown reveals how SpaceX keeps its secrets

A new Starlink teardown has revealed fresh details about SpaceX's satellite internet dish, including how the company prevents its development hardware from being misused. Launched last year, Starlink relies upon both a growing constellation of satellites in orbit around Earth and an auto-positioning dish on the ground that communicates with them.

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PSA: Don’t put a Starlink satellite dish on your car

PSA: Don’t put a Starlink satellite dish on your car

There's a saying that goes: if you see a warning sign, no matter how absurd, it exists because someone performed the action advised against. That's the case with this new warning against putting a Starlink satellite dish on your car's exterior, an action that recently earned one customer a moving violation citation.

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SpaceX Starlink: A Billionaire’s dream of internet for all

SpaceX Starlink: A Billionaire’s dream of internet for all

Elon Musk is a profound visionary of modern times and his vision to colonize Mars is the ultimate dream humankind has its eyes on. While setting foot on the red planet with SpaceX may happen sometime in the future, Elon has another ambition that’s agonizingly close to commercial viability.

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Elon Musk shares Starlink forecasts as new hardware plan revealed

Elon Musk shares Starlink forecasts as new hardware plan revealed

SpaceX's Starlink internet satellite project could demand $30 billion in investment, Elon Musk has predicted, though the company hopes it'll stop losing money on each auto-tracking terminal within the next year. Speaking as part of a Mobile World Congress 2021 session today, Musk conceded that it could be some time before Starlink turns cash flow positive.

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Starlink user finds a significant flaw with the satellite dish

Starlink user finds a significant flaw with the satellite dish

One of the more interesting things SpaceX has done in recent years is launching large numbers of Starlink satellites into orbit. Eventually, the constellation of satellites will provide continuous Internet coverage all over the US and potentially the world. The Starlink satellites beam Internet connectivity to receiving satellite dishes on the ground at people's homes and other locations.

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SpaceX’s Starlink satellite Internet may soon power in-flight Wi-Fi

SpaceX’s Starlink satellite Internet may soon power in-flight Wi-Fi

SpaceX's satellite Internet service Starlink may soon power Wi-Fi services on some flights, offering travelers a new option for connecting to their favorite services while traveling. According to SpaceX's VP Jonathan Hofeller, Starlink has already performed some demonstrations of an 'aviation product,' which the company says it aims to finalize for use on aircraft soon.

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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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