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SpaceX's full-size spaceship prototype takes its first breath

It looks like SpaceX's shiny new Starship prototype has entered the testing phase. [194559002] The Starsked Mk1 "breathed" during an apparent pressure test last night (November 18) at SpaceX facilities near the South Texas village of Boca Chica. The milestone was captured by @SpacePadreIsle and posted on Twitter, which closely followed activities at the Boca Chica site. Another Starship watcher, …

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Why astronomers worry about the brightness of SpaceX's Starlink satellite mega-constellation

SpaceX plans to launch the second episode of its mega-constellation Starlink on Monday (November 11), and astronomers are waiting to see – exactly what they'll see. When the company launched its first set of Starlink Internet satellites in May. Those with their eyes fixed on the night sky immediately noticed that the objects were incredibly bright. Professional astronomers feared the …

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SpaceX's Starship Mk1 prototype heads the launch pad

SpaceX has transported (half) its Starship Mk1 prototype to its launch pad in South Texas for the first time, indicating that the company is about to enter a new phase of testing. However, the move raises the question: why does SpaceX only transport half of the spaceship Mk1 to the launch pad? After the presentation of SpaceX CEO Elon Musk …

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SpaceX's astronaut Crew Dragon's launch debut moves one step closer to the SuperDraco milestone

Photos released by SpaceX show that the company has begun to equip its first astronaut-capable Crew Dragon with eight SuperDraco demolition engines, marking an important milestone on the way to launch. On October 29, SpaceX has tweeted photos of SuperDraco installation with a caption that confirms that the engines were installed on the Crew Dragon C-capsule C206, currently for the …

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SpaceX's Starlink Internet already connects some devices. You need to know the following

After all, the company plans to run thousands of satellites orbiting the planet at speeds of 300 to 700 miles. The project is called Starlink, and if successful, it could change the landscape of the telecommunications industry forever. It can also bring tens of billions of dollars to SpaceX each year, as Starlink competes with existing Internet providers and can …

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SpaceX's next Crew Dragon test could take place next week

An "anomaly" that occurred in another static fire test in April caused an unscrewed capsule to explode. Earlier this month, SpaceX suspected that the problem was due to a leak somewhere between the launch abort and the orbital maneuvering systems. It has redesigned this part of the capsule. The capsule will transport up to seven astronauts to the International Space …

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SpaceX's Crew Dragon set for important test campaign

SpaceX continues to make progress towards launching crews into orbit, but several critical tests remain. The United States has been deployed to the Space Shuttle Spacecraft as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program. The United States has not launched humans into orbit since the space shuttle program ended in 2011. Since then, NASA has been relying on the Russian Soyuz …

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"Whoa, it worked": Elon Musk tweets about SpaceX's Starlink satellites

According to Elon Musk, SpaceX's emerging Internet satellite constellation already offers a boutique service. Late last night (October 21), SpaceX's billionaire and CEO told Twitter that he was trying to post something about Starlink, the all-encompassing network that the company started building this year. And 2 minutes later he tweeted the result : "Whoa, it worked!" That's something, given that …

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