SpaceX Offering Free Starlink Upgrades to Some Customers

SpaceX is upgrading some Starlink Best Effort customers to the service’s Residential plan, entirely free of cost (via Reddit). Starlink Best Effort is a lower-speed service option from Starlink for customers stuck in the company’s pre-order backlog. The Residential plan, meanwhile, delivers priority service at higher speeds. Both subscription tiers use the same hardware and […]

SpaceX Launches 56 More Starlink Satellites to Low-Earth Orbit [VIDEO]

Another SpaceX launch was completed on Friday, with yet another Starlink mission completed successfully. On Friday, March 24 at 11:33 a.m. ET, the company’s Falcon 9 rocket launched 56 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. This was the tenth launch and landing for this […]

Starlink Approved in Pakistan After Meeting Between SpaceX and Officials

Federal Minister of IT and Telecommunication announces Starlink’s registration with SECP. SpaceX’s Starlink, a satellite internet service provider, is set to revolutionize Pakistan’s internet landscape by offering high-speed, affordable connectivity across the country. The news comes after a meeting between the Global Director of SpaceX, Ryan Goodnight, and the Federal Minister of IT and Telecommunication, […]

SpaceX to Get Multi-Billion Funding Round from Saudi Arabi and Abu Dhabi: Report

The Information has exclusively reported that Badeel, a subsidiary of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), and Alpha Dhabi, an investment firm based in Abu Dhabi, are gearing up to participate in a multibillion-dollar funding round for Elon Musk’s SpaceX. Sources familiar with the investor discussions have revealed this development. SpaceX and Morgan Stanley, the […]

SpaceX Expands Starlink Hardware Rentals to New Zealand

SpaceX is now offering hardware rentals for its high-speed satellite internet service, Starlink, in New Zealand (via Reddit). This comes after the company originally launched hardware rentals in the U.K. earlier this month. In New Zealand, Starlink hardware currently costs $729 NZD ($456.46 USD) to purchase outright after an ongoing 30% discount from its original […]

SpaceX Launches 2 Rockets Four Hours Apart [VIDEOS]

SpaceX on Friday successfully completed two rocket launches within four hours, an incredible cadence that no other company has done before. On Friday, March 17 at 12:26 p.m. PT, the company’s Falcon 9 rocket launched 52 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California. This […]

SpaceX Preps Starlink Launch in South Korea, as Subsidiary Set Up: Report

SpaceX looks to launch its Starlink satellite internet service in South Korea, reports Yonhap News Agency. Sources claim SpaceX has established a subsidiary in Seoul, called Starlink Korea LLC. It was created on March 8 and lists Lauren Ashley Dreyer, SpaceX’s senior director of Starlink business operations, as the representative, say sources. Earlier this year, SpaceX […]

First Look: Amazon’s Satellite Antennas for Project Kuiper

Amazon has unveiled three different satellite antennas for its satellite internet Project Kuiper, which is an attempt to rival SpaceX’s Starlink low-Earth orbit (LEO) internet (via CNBC). The “standard” dish measures about an inch thick, 11 inches square and it weighs less than 5 pounds. Amazon expects the dish to offer users speeds of “up […]

SpaceX Has 4,000 Starlink Satellites in Orbit; Cell Service Testing in 2023

SpaceX is looking to begin testing Starlink’s satellite-to-cell service sometime this year, according to statements from the company’s Vice President of Enterprise Sales Jonathan Hofeller at the Satellite 2023 conference, reports CNBC’s @Michael Sheetz. The statement came during a panel discussion regarding satellite-to-cell services, and Hofeller sat alongside ST Engineering iDirect CEO Don Claussen, Iridium […]

SpaceX Starlink Yet to Obtain Approval in Pakistan

SpaceX’s high-speed satellite broadband service, Starlink, has still not received approval to launch in Pakistan — reports ProPakistani. Reports of SpaceX reaching an understanding with the Pakistani government to roll out Starlink service in the South Asian country first surfaced in December 2021. At the time, Starlink had already registered a local subsidiary and was […]

SpaceX Starlink on JSX Flight Gets Tested and Reviewed

A new test of SpaceX’s Starlink internet aboard a JSX flight landed this week from Zach Griff of The Points Guy, who went on to call the service “blazing-fast.” Using five different Apple devices — two MacBooks, two iPhones and an iPad — Griff tested out the carrier’s included Starlink Wi-Fi by keeping a streaming […]