Chinese citizens slam Elon Musk over claims his Starlink satellites threatened space station

The Shenzhou-12 spacecraft is launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on June 17, 2021 in Jiuquan, Gansu Province of China, carried on the Long March-2F rocket, to Chinese Tiangong space station July 19, 1964: China took its first official step into space, launching and recovering an experimental biological rocket carrying white mice. April 24, … Read more

Elon Musk says SpaceX has started construction of a Starship launch pad in Florida

SpaceX’s Starship could soon move to Florida: Elon Musk announces construction of a launch pad for the massive rocket has started at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral Elon Musk tweeted Friday that SpaceX has started construction of a Starship launch pad in Cape Canaveral, Florida The pad would be at Kennedy Space Center launch … Read more

SpaceX awarded a $178M contract for NASA’s mission to Jupiter’s moon

Elon Musk‘s aerospace firm SpaceX has been awarded a $178 million (£129 million) contract for NASA‘s first mission to Europa, Jupiter’s fourth largest moon.  SpaceX will provide ‘launch services’ for the Europa Clipper mission, which is due to blast off in October 2024 to study Europa through a series of fly-bys, NASA said.  The spacecraft will … Read more

California cop tickets driver for ‘visual obstruction’ after affixing Starlink dish to car’s hood

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has launched more than 1,730 of its ‘Starlink’ space internet satellites after launching a beta program back in October, the first 60 of which were set into orbit on May 23, 2019, aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. They form a constellation of thousands of satellites, designed to provide low-cost broadband internet service … Read more

Elon Musk says SpaceX’s Starlink is on track to have more than 500,000 users within 12 months

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said on Tuesday that the company’s Starlink satellite internet is on track to gain ‘possibly over 500,000 users within 12 months.’ Musk, speaking via Zoom at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress 2021, added that he foresees up to $10 billion in investments before Starlink reaches positive cash and a whopping $20 to $30 … Read more

SpaceX plans to launch a Starship rocket to MARS from an ‘ocean spaceport’ in 2022 

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has confirmed ambitious plans to build an ‘ocean spaceport’ that will be used to launch a Starship rocket to Mars in 2022.  It was reported in July 2020 that the firm had acquired a pair of former oil drilling rigs for $3.5 million (£2.47 million) each that they planned to convert … Read more

SpaceX satellite plans ‘unsustainable’ warns competitor Arianespace

SpaceX is close to a ‘de-factor monopolisation’ of space due to its thousands of satellites, claims the head of European space launch firm Arianespace. The Elon Musk-owned firm has asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for permission to launch up to 42,000 satellites into space. They are building the ‘Starlink’ constellation that will deliver ‘reliable … Read more

Retired astronaut Peggy Whitson, 61, will return space on a SpaceX private flight

Retired NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, 61, is dusting off her space suit for another trip to the final frontier, making her the oldest woman to make the trip. Whitson, however, will be accompanied by another silver fox – racecar driver John Shoffer, 65. The pair purchased seats aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule that will soar … Read more

SpaceX: Satellite operator calls for a halt to Starlink launches pending an environmental review

SpaceX may face a legal challenge from a rival satellite operator who has called for a halt to Starlink launches pending an environmental review of the megaconstellation. Broadband firm Viasat called on the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday to stay a license modification allowing for Starlink’s expansion in low orbit. The megaconstellation — … Read more

Elon Musk’s SpaceX reveals ambitious plans for Starship’s first orbital flight

Elon Musk’s SpaceX reveals ambitious plans for Starship’s first orbital flight that will see the 160ft-tall rocket launch from Texas before landing 90 minutes later off the coast of Hawaii An FCC filing has revealed that SpaceX is planning its first orbit launch Starship 15 will launch from Texas before making a ‘soft landing’ off … Read more

Elon Musk says SpaceX could re-fly Starship SN15 ‘soon’ following the rocket’s historic landing

Elon Musk says SpaceX could re-fly Starship SN15 ‘soon’ following the rocket’s historic landing last week that brought firm closer to goal of creating reusable ships that could take humans to Mars Elon Musk shared on Twitter that SpaceX could re-fly Starship SN15 soon This would make it the first reused prototype, which is part … Read more