Elon Musk Says Starlink Now At “Breakeven” Cash Flow
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by Heidi
3M ago
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says the Internet-providing satellite constellation Starlink has “achieved breakeven cash flow,” meaning it is now bringing in as much money as it spends. Musk went on to say that Starlink now has the majority of active satellites in orbit and he expects the constellation to have most of the total satellites … Keeping reading Elon Musk Says Starlink Now At “Breakeven” Cash Flow on RedOrbit ..read more
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European Space Agency Signs Deal with SpaceX to Launch Galileo Satellites
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by Heidi
4M ago
The European Space Agency signed a deal with SpaceX to launch four navigation and communication satellites for the Galileo constellation on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rockets. Each launch will contain two of the satellites. The ESA had initially hesitated to use a foreign space launch service due to the classified information in the satellite constellation. However, … Keeping reading European Space Agency Signs Deal with SpaceX to Launch Galileo Satellites on RedOrbit ..read more
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SpaceX to Provide Access to Starlink Constellation for “Recognized” Aid Groups in Gaza
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by Heidi
4M ago
Elon Musk announced that SpaceX will provide Starlink-based Internet access to internationally recognized aid groups attempting to provide humanitarian aid in Gaza. It will also provide access to groups from the United Nations working in Gaza. He had initially stated that it wasn’t clear who had the authority to coordinate ground links, but no ground … Keeping reading SpaceX to Provide Access to Starlink Constellation for “Recognized” Aid Groups in Gaza on RedOrbit ..read more
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NASA Launches Psyche Mission on SpaceX Falcon Heavy
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by Heidi
4M ago
NASA launched its Psyche probe from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on October 13, 2023, at 10:19 am EDT. The launch became the first launch of an interplanetary mission for SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy. The core Falcon Heavy rocket spent all its fuel to ensure that Psyche obtains the best trajectory for its 2.2-billion-mile journey. SpaceX did not … Keeping reading NASA Launches Psyche Mission on SpaceX Falcon Heavy on RedOrbit ..read more
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SpaceX Publishes Details on Direct-to-Cell Starlink Service
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by Heidi
4M ago
According to a new page on SpaceX’s official Starlink website, the company is planning a Starlink-based direct-to-cell service. The plans include texting service as early as 2024 and voice, data, and an “Internet of Things” application in 2025. The service will be available on existing LTE phones and requires only a clear view of the … Keeping reading SpaceX Publishes Details on Direct-to-Cell Starlink Service on RedOrbit ..read more
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SpaceX Settles Allegations of Stifling Employee’s Speech
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by Heidi
5M ago
SpaceX has settled allegations of stifling an employee’s right to discuss workplace conditions with other SpaceX employees. The U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) filed the allegations after the employee complained. The unnamed employee had communicated with SpaceX’s human resources department about issues in the workplace. He had been told not to discuss the matter … Keeping reading SpaceX Settles Allegations of Stifling Employee’s Speech on RedOrbit ..read more
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SpaceX Lands Pentagon Contract for Starshield
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by Heidi
5M ago
In December 2022, SpaceX unveiled Starshield, a proposed application for the internet-providing Starlink satellite constellation. Now the Pentagon has awarded SpaceX a one-year contract for Starshield that could be worth up to $70 million. The contract allows for “end-to-end service” that includes Starlink terminals, access to the Starlink constellation’s communications capabilities, ancillary equipment, and network … Keeping reading SpaceX Lands Pentagon Contract for Starshield on RedOrbit ..read more
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Axiom Space Selects Axiom-3 Crew
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by Heidi
5M ago
Axiom Space has selected the crew for its third privately funded mission to the International Space Station. Retired NASA astronaut Michael López-Alegría will command Axiom-3. He has previously commanded Axiom-1. His NASA experience includes three space shuttle missions and a role as commander for the International Space Station’s Expedition 14. He joined Axiom Space after … Keeping reading Axiom Space Selects Axiom-3 Crew on RedOrbit ..read more
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Telesat Selects SpaceX to Launch Broadband Satellites
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by Heidi
5M ago
Canadian broadband communications company Telesat tapped SpaceX to launch its “Lightspeed” satellite constellation. The first satellites will launch in 2026 and the full constellation will be in orbit by late 2027 if everything goes as planned. According to Telesat CEO Dan Goldberg, the company chose SpaceX for “the best combination of price, performance, reliability and … Keeping reading Telesat Selects SpaceX to Launch Broadband Satellites on RedOrbit ..read more
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Elon Musk’s “X” Files Lawsuit to Invalidate California’s Content Moderation Legislation
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by Heidi
5M ago
X has filed a lawsuit to stop enforcement of California’s new state-level content moderation law, Assembly Bill 587. It alleges that the measure could have a chilling effect on rights outlined in the First Amendment to the Constitution, especially free speech laws. California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed the bill into law. One provision of … Keeping reading Elon Musk’s “X” Files Lawsuit to Invalidate California’s Content Moderation Legislation on RedOrbit ..read more
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