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Elon Musk shares Starlink’s expansion roadmap – SpaceX readies more beta invites

Elon Musk shares Starlink’s expansion roadmap – SpaceX readies more beta invites

SpaceX's Starlink satellite internet service is aiming to add "several thousand more" beta participants, with Elon Musk dropping fresh details about plans for the high-tech network. The focus of more than a dozen SpaceX launches, Starlink relies on a growing constellation of satellites orbiting the Earth, with specially-designed terminals on the ground using them to get online.

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Starlink beta users report positive results even in a forest

Starlink beta users report positive results even in a forest

Elon Musk is known, both in good and in bad ways, for making seemingly outlandish claims about technologies and the future. What sets him apart is that he often does manage to pull it off, as evidenced by SpaceX's results and, now, his Starlink satellite constellation. Controversial right from the get-go, the Internet service that will litter the skies with small satellites has just begun its public beta and, despite having just a fraction of the target satellites, testers are already impressed with the service's promise.

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SpaceX opens Starlink satellite internet beta – Here’s what it costs

SpaceX opens Starlink satellite internet beta – Here’s what it costs

SpaceX is expanding up its Starlink satellite internet beta, contacting would-be subscribers to offer them early access to the service at $99 per month. The project aims to blanket increasingly large areas with broadband internet service, delivered from a mesh of satellites that SpaceX has been progressively adding to over the past months.

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SpaceX successfully launches 60 new Starlink satellites

SpaceX successfully launches 60 new Starlink satellites

SpaceX continues on its trail to build up its orbiting Starlink satellite network with the launch on Saturday that placed 60 additional satellites into orbit. With that launch, the size of the Starlink constellation is now 895. Eventually, there will be thousands of satellites in orbit beaming broadband Internet service everywhere in the US and around the world.

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SpaceX scrubs today’s Starlink launch – Elon explains why

SpaceX scrubs today’s Starlink launch – Elon explains why

SpaceX's latest launch has been scrubbed, postponing the addition of new satellites to its Starlink internet constellation. The Falcon 9 launch today was meant to be the company's fifteenth Starlink mission, adding new satellites to build out coverage for the soon-to-launch internet provider.

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Three percent of SpaceX Starlink satellites may have failed

Three percent of SpaceX Starlink satellites may have failed

A new report is making the rounds claiming about three percent of the SpaceX Starlink satellites the company has put into orbit have failed. According to the report, that number of satellites has seemingly failed because they are no longer maneuvering in orbit. Each of the satellites is fitted with an ion drive to allow it to maneuver to avoid collisions.

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