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Jun 21, 2020

Elon Musk’s company wants to sell high-speed internet to rural Canadians News

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX has applied to offer high-speed internet to Canadians living in remote areas by beaming it to them via satellites.

The Globe and Mail newspaper first reported that space exploration company SpaceX applied with Canada’s telecom regulator, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), for what’s known as a Basic International Telecommunications Services, or BITS, licence.

Jun 18, 2020

SpaceX Starship: stunning image shows how it may deploy 240 Starlink craft

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A new visualization shows the SpaceX Starship releasing new Starlink satellites.

Jun 15, 2020

This Mini Ion Thruster Is Adorably Tiny

Posted by in categories: energy, satellites

Its performance is equally microscopic, only generating anywhere between 10 to 400 micronewtons — a tiny fraction of the power of a toy rocket.

But in space, even that low amount of power can allow satellites to hold their positions, and even gradually deorbit to make sure they’re out of harm’s way and don’t become space debris.

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Jun 15, 2020

Green glow detected on the Red Planet

Posted by in categories: particle physics, satellites

A similar glow is sometimes seen by astronauts on the space station when they look to the Earth’s limb.

The glow comes from oxygen atoms when they’re excited by sunlight.

The phenomenon has long been predicted to occur on other planets, but the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) — a joint European-Russian satellite at Mars — is the first to make the observation beyond Earth.

Jun 13, 2020

A strange phenomenon seen in the Brazilian sky triggers conspiracy theories

Posted by in categories: internet, satellites

Were they paratroopers with flashlights, satellites or, as Internet users point out, a flying saucer?

Jun 13, 2020

SpaceX launches 58 Starlink satellites and 3 Planet SkySats, nails rocket landing

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SpaceX successfully launched its first Starlink rideshare mission into orbit today (June 13), lofting 58 Starlink internet satellites along with three Earth-observation satellites before nailing a rocket landing at sea.

Jun 13, 2020

Here’s how to find out when Elon Musk’s SpaceX may provide you with satellite internet

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SpaceX updated the website for its Starlink satellite internet project on Friday, as the company continues to move closer to its goal of offering direct-to-consumer broadband from space later this year.

“Get updates on Starlink news and service availability in your area,” the website reads, with a submission form for an email address and zip code. The form allows prospective customers to apply for updates and access to a public beta test of the Starlink service.

Jun 13, 2020

Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket with a batch of 58 Starlink satellites, from Cape Canaveral, Florida

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Jun 12, 2020

SpaceX is following up its first astronaut mission by launching 3 batches of internet satellites within 18 days

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SpaceX has promised that future Starlink satellites will have sunshades so they don’t blocks astronomers’ views of the stars.

Jun 12, 2020

Scientists Find Speed Key to Protecting Astronauts and Satellites From Space Storms

Posted by in categories: health, satellites

Speed as important as size in predicting potentially damaging impacts of coronal mass ejections.

Space weather forecasters need to predict the speed of solar eruptions, as much as their size, to protect satellites and the health of astronauts, scientists have found.

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