Tag Archives: SpaceX

Elon Musk, SpaceX and becoming a multiplanetary species, and oh, the first crewed Starship mission sold

Elon Musk of SpaceX greets the crowd ahead of providing an update on Starship

SpaceX head Elon Musk took to the stage in Boca Chica, Texas on Thursday, Feb. 10 night. Standing underneath a spotlighted Starship atop a Super Heavy stack erected beside a launch tower and the now-recognizable “chopsticks” pincer arms—which had built the stack earlier—he laid out the anticipated future of Starship. Focusing on high-tempo “rapid reuse” launches, he provided a lot of vision but comparatively few …

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US Air Force awards point-to-point cargo R&D contract to SpaceX

SpaceX point-to-point transportation of cargo and people

SpaceX has just been awarded a USD $102M contract from the USAF to “demonstrate technologies and capabilities” to quickly transport humanitarian aid and military supplies anywhere on earth using their rockets.  This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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SpaceX Transporter-3 mission starts busy year of Canadian satellite launches

Launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for the Transporter-1 dedicated rideshare mission and includes Canadian satellites from GHGSat and Kepler Communications

More Canadian satellites will launch in 2022 than any other year. Four will launch on the SpaceX Transporter-3 mission scheduled for tomorrow and we're tracking 77 Canadian satellites that are planned to launch in 2022 and 2023. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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Starlink availability grows but not without bumps in the road

The SpaceX Falcon 9 launch on January 6, 2022 of 49 Starlink satellites, Group 4-5

As Starlink launches and satellites have become staples for space industry observers, it’s easy to forget that the point of the enterprise is the provision of Internet services. While it’s still in beta, people are using Starlink for their Internet service provider right now. So how is it to use Starlink now? Where is it available? And can you even get it?

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What the U.S. commitment to extending International Space Station operations to 2030 means for Canada

This mosaic depicts the International Space Station pictured from the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour during a fly around of the orbiting lab that took place following its undocking from the Harmony module’s space-facing port on Nov. 8, 2021

The announcement by NASA that the White House had committed to extend the operations of the International Space Station (ISS) to 2030 will not surprise many. Though the announcement came on New Year's Eve, it sets the stage for negotiations that are expected to conclude in 2022, including a Canadian commitment. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, …

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Is SpaceX at risk in 2022? Could they have 50 plus launches?

SpaceX launch of the NASA DART mission

SpaceX is looking to have a busy 2022. Between the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy launches peppered throughout the year and Starship, Elon Musk’s space launch company has a busy schedule ahead of it.  This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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The foundations of a SpaceX $100 billion valuation

SpaceX Inspiration 4 launch

With SpaceX reportedly having crossed $100 billion in valuation, people may be wondering “why." This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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Why one engineer says SpaceX’s Starship is a ‘big deal’

SpaceX Starship and Super Heavy Stack

Starship may bring a viable solution to large-scale settlement on Mars, a space engineer and blogger said in a presentation to the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Saturday (Sept. 11). But it's not a sure bet yet, as we still need to bear in mind problems such as logistics. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, …

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