SpaceX unveils secretive ‘Starshield’ network to support the US military 

Elon Musk’s SpaceX unveils secretive ‘Starshield’ variation of its Starlink satellites that are designed to support the US military Musk’s firm has quietly revealed an ambitious business venture called Starshield SpaceX claims the venture will be dedicated to supporting US national security It will initially focus on hosted payloads, Earth observation and communications By Jonathan Chadwick For … Read more

Girl, 8, makes contact with NASA’s International Space Station using dad’s ham radio

A young girl, eight, had her dreams come true when her father’s ham radio connected to the International Space Station, allowing her to have a 45-second conversation with SpaceX Crew-4 commander Kjell Lingren who answered the call saying, ‘Welcome to the International Space Station.’ Isabella Payne, from Kent, England, introduces herself and her age and … Read more

SpaceX’s Starship Super Heavy rocket, which is the world’s tallest, is ready for launch pad tests

SpaceX Starship’s Super Heavy Rocket is ready for what could be its final launch pad test before a likely orbital test flight in July.   The massive Super Heavy Booster 7, which has 33 Raptor engines, was transported to its orbital launch pad on June 23. An enormous robotic arm mounted the rocket to the launch … Read more

SpaceX astronauts name their spacecraft Freedom in tribute to first American in space Alan Shepard

SpaceX crew name their new Dragon capsule ‘Freedom’ in tribute to Alan Shepard – the first American in space – and his Freedom 7 capsule: Spacecraft will take astronauts to the ISS NASA will send the next crew to the International Space Station from April 19 With Jessica Watkins, Robert Hines, Kjell Lindgren and Samantha … Read more

SpaceX Starlink to offer new ‘top tier’ broadband speeds for $500 per month

SpaceX is launching a new ‘top tier’ for its Starlink satellite broadband customers, offering speeds of up to 500Mbps – but with an eye watering $500/month price tag. The Elon Musk-owned firm began rolling out its internet service to customers last year, and now has approximately 145,000 users in 25 countries worldwide. Its service has been … Read more

NASA’s first moon landing since 1972 is DELAYED until 2025 due to costs and Blue Origin litigation

NASA’s first moon landing since 1972 is DELAYED until 2025: Costs and the Blue Origin litigation pushes back Artemis mission that will send the first woman and first person of color to the moon NASA announced changes in the schedule for its Artemis mission  The crewed test flight of Origin and SLS on Artemis II … Read more

Morgan Stanley predicts Elon Musk will become a trillionaire with exponential growth of SpaceX

Elon Musk, who recently supplanted his galactic rival Jeff Bezos as the world’s richest man, will add another bragging right over the Amazon founder as financial experts predict the Tesla boss will become the first trillionaire due to the exponential growth of SpaceX.  In a note titled ‘SpaceX Escape Velocity … Who Can Catch Them?’ … Read more

SpaceX’s Dragon capsule looks like a shooting star as it causes sonic boom as it returned to Earth

A bright light streaked across the night sky over parts of Georgia and Florida last night, which was followed by a sonic boom that rattled homes in the area. Many residents thought it was a shooting star or meteor falling to Earth, but the glowing object was SpaceX‘s Dragon capsule on its return mission following … Read more

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

Elon Musk says SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service is on track to have more than 500,000 users within 12 months – and the company could invest up to $30 BILLION into the project Elon Musk spoke via Zoom during Mobile World Congress 2021 in Barcelona Musk announced Starlink is likely to hit 500,000 users within … Read more