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SpaceX announces second Starlink satellite launch in two weeks – Teslarati

SpaceX announces second Starlink satellite launch in two weeks – Teslarati

SpaceX has announced its second planned Starlink satellite in two weeks, sticking to a trend that could see the company launch more than a thousand communications satellites over the next 12 months. SpaceX opens media accreditation for a Starlink mission NET January from SLC-40. As a reminder, there is already one scheduled for late-December. 😱—…
SpaceX: We’re Working to Fix Sky-Killing Starlink Satellites – Futurism

SpaceX: We’re Working to Fix Sky-Killing Starlink Satellites – Futurism

Coating SatellitesSpaceX has announced it will coat one of its third batches of Starlink satellites — a planned constellation of many thousands of internet-beaming micro-sats — with a special, less reflective coating, Space News reports.The move is in response to the astronomy community repeatedly complaining that the roughly 120 existing Starlink satellites are already interfering…
Max Q: SpaceX and Rocket Lab launch rockets and X-Wings take flight – TechCrunch

Max Q: SpaceX and Rocket Lab launch rockets and X-Wings take flight – TechCrunch

Sign up here to receive Max Q weekly in your inbox, starting December 15. This week saw a ton of activity in the space industry, with multiple launches, key preparations for commercial crew missions, robots and much more. Besides all the real space news, there’s also some extreme fan service for Star Wars lovers, courtesy…
Max Q: SpaceX and Rocket Lab launch rockets and X-Wings take flight

Max Q: SpaceX and Rocket Lab launch rockets and X-Wings take flight

Sign up here to receive Max Q weekly in your inbox, starting December 15. This week saw a ton of activity in the space industry, with multiple launches, key preparations for commercial crew missions, robots and much more. Besides all the real space news, there’s also some extreme fan service for Star Wars lovers, courtesy…

SpaceX resupply mission reaches International Space Station – Spaceflight Now

SpaceX’s Dragon supply ship in the grasp of the International Space Station’s robotic arm Sunday. Credit: NASA TV/Spaceflight NowA commercial Dragon supply ship loaded with genetically-enhanced mice, a beer brewing experiment, a CubeSat developed by Mexican students and other scientific research payloads arrived at the International Space Station Sunday. The SpaceX-owned robotic cargo freighter completed…
SpaceX working on fix for Starlink satellites so they don’t disrupt astronomy – SpaceNews

SpaceX working on fix for Starlink satellites so they don’t disrupt astronomy – SpaceNews

by Sandra Erwin — December 7, 2019 Starlink launch Nov. 11, 2019. Credit: SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell said the Starlink brightness problem caught the company by surprise LOS ANGELES — One of the Starlink satellites in the next batch of 60 that SpaceX plans to launch in late December will be treated with…
SpaceX broadband service will be ‘bumpy’ at first, Gwynne Shotwell says – Los Angeles Times

SpaceX broadband service will be ‘bumpy’ at first, Gwynne Shotwell says – Los Angeles...

When SpaceX’s broadband service starts mid-2020, the initial experience will be “bumpy,” company President Gwynne Shotwell said Friday.However, she said she expects SpaceX to mature as an internet service provider by 2021.The company will take pre-sales for customer service, similar to what fellow Elon Musk-led company Tesla Inc. has done for new vehicles, Shotwell said…
SpaceX successfully launches re-used Dragon cargo capsule for its third trip to the Space Station

SpaceX successfully launches re-used Dragon cargo capsule for its third trip to the Space...

SpaceX has launched its nineteenth resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on behalf of NASA. The launch took place at 12:29 PM EST (9:29 AM PST) from Cape Canaveral in Florida, with a Falcon 9 blasting off with a Dragon cargo capsule on top carrying around 5,200 lbs of payload destined for the…
SpaceX to attempt cargo launch, upper-stage experiment for second time

SpaceX to attempt cargo launch, upper-stage experiment for second time

Upper-level winds are a downer — The rocket and payload appear to be ready for a second launch attempt. Eric Berger - Dec 5, 2019 1:53 pm UTC The Falcon 9 rocket was ready to go Wednesday, but weather conditions were not. Trevor Mahlmann for Ars Here's a close-up of the Dragon Cargo spacecraft. Trevor…
SpaceX nears milestone on key crew launch system test

SpaceX nears milestone on key crew launch system test

SpaceX is keeping relatively close to schedule on one of the bold timelines pronounced by its CEO Elon Musk – an unusual but welcome twist from the company’s track record of sticking to its predicted timelines. Specifically, SpaceX notes that it has now completed seven system tests of the latest, upgraded version of the parachutes…

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The Best Things at Comic-Con Aren’t at Comic-Con

Some of the coolest panels don't happen in the convention center.Eric CharbonneauThe biggest panel at this year's Comic-Con International happened before the event even began.Technically, Wednesday night is "preview night"—there are events, but the big panels, where stars make appearances to talk about their movie or TV show, don't start until Thursday. But last night,…

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