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Initial SpaceX Starlink service in Canada will be limited

SpaceX Starlink terminal

The good news for those who have been waiting on the beta trial of the SpaceX Starlink service in Canada is that as soon as SpaceX gets approval from the Canadian government on its satellite spectrum license, SpaceX intends to roll-out its limited beta program as soon as possible. However, According to Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, the service in Canada does face another challenge.

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SpaceX Starlink service in Canada closing in on approval

SpaceX Starlink terminal

SpaceX has recently made news with its Starlink service on pricing in the U.S., a new app, and an interesting terms of service. But what many Canadian want to know, including the over 5300 people who have signed the Jamie Schmale Member of Parliament petition, is when the service will be available in Canada. While we don't have details yet on the service, thanks to …

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SpaceX Starlink service is not a go in Canada yet despite CRTC license

SpaceX Starlink

Despite what you may have read, SpaceX is not authorized yet to offer Starlink service in Canada. In fact, no one, including even SpaceX, knows when they might offer services in Canada. The reason is simple, SpaceX needs a satellite spectrum license from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) to operate and offer their services to Canadian customers.

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Kepler LEO constellation satellites set to launch

Kepler TARS satellite

Kepler Communications last demonstration satellite, TARS, is now scheduled to launch on August 31 on an Arianespace Vega launcher. That launch has been delayed almost a year. The first delay was the failure of the preceding Vega mission which necessitated a launch failure investigation. Then came the pandemic, and finally weather delays. Now, even as Kepler breathes a sigh of relief as TARS is finally …

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Customers wait on SpaceX Starlink internet service in Canada

SpaceX Starlink

If you live in area in Canada that lacks high-speed Internet, the news that the SpaceX Starlink internet service might be coming to you soon will be welcome news. However, customers will have to wait, how much longer is uncertain, but it seems unlikely the Starlink service will be available this year. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space …

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SpaceX successfully launches astronauts for the first time

SpaceX Crew Demo 2 launch

At 3:22 pm EDT a SpaceX rocket with astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley successfully launched on a mission to test the new Crew Dragon capsule. The two astronauts will spend about 19 hours catching up the International Space Station (ISS) where they will spend at least six weeks. NASA has yet to decide on how long they’ll stay. That will in part depend on …

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