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Oct 20, 2020

Microsoft’s new data center in a box will use SpaceX Starlink broadband

Posted by in categories: computing, internet, satellites

Starlink and SES will bring satellite to modular data centers in remote areas.

Oct 18, 2020

Three Percent of SpaceX’s Starlink Satellites Died

Posted by in categories: internet, satellites

Piling Up

SpaceX has launched about 775 Starlink satellites so far but plans to have 42,000 by the time the constellation is complete. At a three percent failure rate — assuming it stays consistent — that amounts to 1,260 immobilized satellites waiting to smash into other stuff in space.

“I would say their failure rate is not egregious,” McDowell told Business Insider. “It’s not worse than anybody else’s failure rates. The concern is that even a normal failure rate in such a huge constellation is going to end up with a lot of bad space junk.”

Oct 16, 2020

SpaceX targeting this weekend for Starlink launch from Kennedy Space Center

Posted by in categories: drones, internet, robotics/AI, satellites

SpaceX is targeting this weekend for its next Falcon 9 rocket launch from Kennedy Space Center, this time with another batch of Starlink internet satellites.

If schedules hold, teams will give the go-ahead for the 230-foot rocket to launch from pad 39A at 8:27 a.m. Sunday, the opening of an instantaneous window. It must launch at that time or delay to another day.

About eight minutes after liftoff, the rocket’s 162-foot first stage will target an autonomous landing on the Of Course I Still Love You drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. SpaceX’s fleet of ships and the booster should return to Port Canaveral a few days later.

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Oct 16, 2020

The Pentagon Wants Elon Musk to Yeet Cargo Around the Planet In an Hour

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, military, robotics/AI, satellites

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Officials said SpaceX is working on rocket-based delivery of military supplies around the globe just days after the news that it’s developing missile-tracking satellites.

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Oct 15, 2020

Two Dead Satellites May Collide Tonight. That’s Really, Really Bad

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Experts are worried about what could happen up in low-Earth orbit.

On Tuesday, LeoLabs, a company that monitors the paths of space junk in low-Earth orbit, announced on Twitter it was tracking a potential conjunction—that’s space-speak for a mid-orbit crash—tonight between a defunct Soviet satellite and a discarded Chinese rocket stage.

Oct 15, 2020

SpaceX hopes to launch two batches of Starlink satellites from Florida in one week

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, internet, satellites

Elon Musk is looking to get caught up after several weeks marked by delays.

Oct 15, 2020

Australlite: There have been lots of posts about SpaceX StarLink starting services in Australia

Posted by in categories: education, food, government, health, internet, satellites, security

In 2016, I proposed LEO HTS Mega Constellation a viable solution for Australia’s broadband national coverage. I have been doing research on these constellations right from the beginning and they are inevitable!


Utilizing the announced Lower Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites constellations of OneWeb, SpaceX, LeoSat & Samsung to provide high speed connectivity to entire Australian continent with performance better than fiber networks. This project can eliminate high cost NBN roll out to scattered populations and will considerably improve disaster management. Providing high speed connectivity for mobile communication, internet, high resolution TV broadcast as well as utilizing technologies like IoT & Cloud for improvement in security, education, health, agriculture, livestock farming, mineral resources, wildlife, and environment without any coverage black-spots. This network will not require any infrastructure installations and will help the Government to generate revenues by issuing spectrum licenses to local as well as foreign investors for providing services directly to the end user.

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Oct 14, 2020

SpaceX gets FCC approval to bid in $16 billion rural-broadband auction

Posted by in categories: internet, satellites

Nearly 400 ISPs qualify for auction, with SpaceX as the only LEO satellite ISP.

Oct 13, 2020

Space is becoming too crowded, Rocket Lab CEO warns

Posted by in categories: internet, satellites

In 1978, NASA scientist Donald Kessler warned of a potential catastrophic, cascading chain reaction in outer space. Today known as “Kessler Syndrome,” the theory posited that space above Earth could one day become so crowded, so polluted with both active satellites and the detritus of space explorations past, that it could render future space endeavors more difficult, if not impossible.

Last week, the CEO of Rocket Lab, a launch startup, said the company is already beginning to experience the effect of growing congestion in outer space.

Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck said that the sheer number of objects in space right now — a number that is growing quickly thanks in part to SpaceX’s satellite internet constellation, Starlink — is making it more difficult to find a clear path for rockets to launch new satellites.

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Oct 13, 2020

SpaceX’s Satellite Internet Service Latency Comes in Under 20 Milliseconds

Posted by in categories: internet, satellites

SpaceX disclosed the benchmarks in a presentation the company sent to the FCC last Friday. It also revealed the public beta for Starlink is coming to multiple US states.

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