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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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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 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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FCC approves SpaceX Starlink agreement to expand for Alaska

FCC approves SpaceX Starlink agreement to expand for Alaska

An approval was revealed this week by the FCC for SpaceX and their next wave of Starlink satellites. The approval was for a modification to the license SpaceX holds for deploying satellites to an altitude of 550 kilometers. Per the release, the FCC suggests that "Based on our review, we agree with SpaceX that the modification will improve the experience for users of the SpaceX service, including in often-underserved polar regions."

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SpaceX’s domination of low Earth orbit increases collision risk says expert

SpaceX’s domination of low Earth orbit increases collision risk says expert

SpaceX has been putting large numbers of satellites into low Earth orbit as part of its Starlink program to bring broadband Internet to every corner of the planet. SpaceX is rapidly deploying satellites with multiple launches aboard its own Falcon 9 rockets typically putting 60 of its satellites into orbit at a time. So far, SpaceX has put about 1300 satellites into orbit and aims to have around 42,000 in orbit by 2027.

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