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SpaceX Starlink Helps Nigeria Achieve 100% Broadband Coverage

The launch of SpaceX’s Starlink service in Nigeria has helped achieve full broadband coverage across the country — reports Nairametrics (via @DimaZeniuk). The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, said that Nigeria has achieved 100% broadband coverage following the licensing and operation of SpaceX’s Starlink. 🇳🇬🛰️ Source: @Nairametrics@elonmusk @SpaceXStarlink pic.twitter.com/Oy5KBsxSVI — Dima Zeniuk […]

SpaceX Launches Starlink Internet in Peru

SpaceX announced on Friday it has launched its Starlink satellite internet service in Peru. “Starlink ahora está disponible en Perú!”, said SpaceX, which translates to “Starlink is now available in Peru.” Starlink ahora está disponible en Perú! → https://t.co/slZbTmZmAt — SpaceX (@SpaceX) January 27, 2023 SpaceX updated its availability map today, showing Peru now as […]

Starlink App Launches ‘Sleep Schedule’ Feature

SpaceX has launched a new feature for the Starlink app version 2023.03.0 called “sleep schedule,” which is intended to help save energy during normal sleeping hours (via @Nathan Owens). The feature toggles a power-saving mode, causing the dish to report an outage reason as “Sleeping” during the pre-set hours. The update also included the addition […]

SpaceX Confirms Starship Static Fire of 33 Raptor Engines is Next

SpaceX is planning to perform a static fire test of the Super Heavy Booster’s 33 Raptor engines, after a successful “wet dress rehearsal” (WDH) of Starship 24. To do so, SpaceX is destacking Starship 24 from Booster 7 to prepare for the static fire test, both of which represent the company inching closer to launching […]

SpaceX Starlink Latency Spikes Frustrating Some Customers

Some SpaceX Starlink subscribers are complaining of latency spikes and rampant packet loss on the service since earlier this week (via Reddit). The kind of lag this causes is most noticeable in online games, especially multiplayer titles. “I have been gaming on starlink for a while now and have for the most part not had […]

Tototheo Maritime Launches SpaceX Starlink Internet Service

Marine communications provider Tototheo Maritime has now added SpaceX’s Starlink internet to its portfolio of options for connectivity, according to an announcement made earlier this week. The two parties finalized a contract in December 2022, and Cypress-based Tototheo plans to deploy Starlink internet service by the end of this month. Starlink’s low-Earth orbit (LEO) internet […]

SpaceX Launches GPS III Space Vehicle 06 Mission [VIDEO]

SpaceX launched the GPS III Space Vehicle 06 mission on Wednesday using the Falcon 9 first-stage booster. The GPS III is a satellite for the US Space Force. This was the second launch and landing for this particular Falcon 9 booster, taking place at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Previously, this booster […]

SpaceX Starlink Coming to Airstream and Other THOR Industries RVs

Indiana-based THOR Industries announced on Tuesday it has entered into an agreement with SpaceX to integrate Starlink flat high-performance dishes into select motorized recreational vehicles (RVs) in the U.S. and across the THOR family of companies in 2023. THOR says its family of companies are the first RV OEMs to work with SpaceX to integrate […]

SpaceX to Build Five Full Starship Stacks in 2023, Says Elon Musk

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said in a Saturday tweet that the rocketry giant hopes to build “about five full stacks” of Starships this year. Each “stack” comprises an actual Starship, which will carry cargo and (eventually) humans into space, attached atop a “Super Heavy” booster rocket. The news comes after Musk said earlier this week […]