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Most of SpaceX's Starlink internet satellites are already on track

The first batch of 60 Starlink internet satellites has been orbiting Earth for about a week, and now SpaceX has released a status update on the mission. According to a spokesperson, "All 60 satellites have deployed their solar arrays successfully, generated positive power and communicated with our ground stations." Elon Musk already said has, and they are not expected to …

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SpaceX's Internet satellites could be a problem for astronomers

The problem is not as bad as originally feared when the satellites had not yet fully aligned their solar panels and were therefore particularly bright (see video below). The vehicles are said to have a orbital period of five years before descending to fiery death in the atmosphere. So this may just be a temporary problem. Elon Musk claimed that …

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SpaceX's first 60 Starlink broadband satellites in orbit – Spaceflight Now

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket takes off from Pad 40 Thursday night at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Credit: SpaceX SpaceX has successfully launched the company's first 60 members of the company's Starlink broadband satellite fleet following a launch from Cape Canaveral on Thursday night. The in-house SpaceX team will be supported by hundreds of other Starlink …

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Everything we know about SpaceX's Starlink network

When it comes to SpaceX, or more precisely its slightly eccentric founder and CEO Elon Musk, it may be difficult to separate facts from fictions. So many incredible achievements SpaceX had, so many projects or ideas are tacitly postponed or suspended as soon as it becomes clear that the technical challenges are greater than expected. There is also Elon's special …

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SpaceX's Starlink satellites need a software update, but Falcon 9 is fine

After the windshear cranked SpaceX's Starlink launch debut on May 15-16, the company canceled the second attempt due to satellite software issues and delayed the launch by another ~ 7 days. For a mission as spectacular as launching SpaceX with 60 satellites and Starlink, delays due to these satellites should not come as a big surprise. Given the sheer numbers …

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SpaceX's Crew Dragon has problems – and that's fine – TechCrunch

We may be on the brink of a new era of spaceflight, but premature departure would be a costly mistake – which is why the delays and failures of SpaceX's Crew Dragon, the new spacecraft, are likely to bring humans into space, are cause for concern, but do not worry. In space you can expect the unexpected. The sudden explosion …

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SpaceX's latest parachute tests fell short of expectations – BGR

NASA is desperate for its own transportation solution to send astronauts to and from the International Space Station. It has paid both SpaceX and Boeing large sums of money to figure that out, and while both companies have missed their planned mile space milestones, SpaceX and its Crew Dragon have successfully completed an (unmanned) Journey to the ISS. ] SpaceX …

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