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SpaceX Starlink Hits 400,000 Customers in Canada

SpaceX’s Starlink satelite internet expanded to Canada back in 2020, and now Canadian customers look to be the second biggest market for the service outside of the U.S. On Wednesday, Starlink revealed stats about its Canadian customer base, noting over 400,000 active customers. “Starlink is now providing high-speed internet to more than 400k active Canadian […]

Starlink Mini Launches in the U.S. from $50/month

Starlink has launched its new Mini Roam service in the United States, offering portable, high-speed internet for travelers, RVers, and remote workers. Starting at $50 per month, Mini Roam provides 50GB of mobile data, making it ideal for weekend travelers, backup internet, and in-motion use. Key Features of Starlink Mini Roam: Compact and Portable: Starlink […]

Clay Lacy Aviation Says First Starlink Installations Complete

Clay Lacy Aviation has advanced its maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) capabilities by completing its first five SpaceX Starlink internet installations. The installations, carried out by expert technicians at Clay Lacy’s Waterbury-Oxford Airport (KOXC) and Van Nuys Airport (KVNY) FAA Part 145 Repair Stations, were performed on three Gulfstream G550s, a G650ER, and a Bombardier […]

NASA Chooses SpaceX to Develop U.S. Deorbit Vehicle for ISS

As NASA transitions to commercially owned space destinations, it is crucial to prepare for the safe and responsible deorbit of the International Space Station (ISS) after the end of its operational life in 2030. NASA has announced that SpaceX has been selected to develop and deliver the U.S. Deorbit Vehicle, which will safely deorbit the […]

SpaceX Starship Not a Game-Changer or Competitor: ESA Chief

The maiden flight of Europe’s new Ariane 6 heavy-lift launcher is expected on July 9, marking a significant milestone after four years of delays. Meanwhile, Europe has had to rely on U.S. competitor SpaceX for launching its scientific and Galileo satellites due to a lack of domestic launchers. Toni Tolker-Nielsen, ESA director of space transportation, […]

Here is SpaceX Starlink Mini Unboxing

Pictures of the new SpaceX Starlink Mini, shared by @SlingerRyan with @SawyerMerritt on Monday, reveal a lightweight device weighing 2.43 lbs, making it lighter than the 2024 MacBook Air, which weighs 2.7 lbs. The Starlink Mini features a kickstand, a pipe adapter, an integrated WiFi router with lower power consumption, and maximum download speeds exceeding […]

SpaceX Launches Starlink Mini that Fits in a Backpack

SpaceX recently launched a smaller version of its Starlink antennas, marketed as a portable option for satellite internet users. The “Starlink Mini,” as detailed in a customer email obtained by CNBC, is a lightweight, backpack-friendly device designed to provide high-speed, low-latency internet access on the move. A limited early access release offers the Starlink Mini […]

SpaceX Expands Starlink Discounts to Canada

SpaceX has reduced the cost of its Starlink dish to $144 USD in certain parts of Canada as part of its new “regional savings” program. This initiative, originally launched for U.S. customers in 28 states, aims to attract more subscribers by offering significant discounts, reports PCMag. “In Canada, new orders in certain regions are eligible […]

SpaceX Cuts Starlink Dish Prices, Debuts Regional Savings Program

SpaceX has announced a price reduction for its new V4 Starlink dish from $599 to $499, and introduced a “regional savings” program that reduces the cost further to $299 for new subscribers in specific areas. The updated pricing was revealed on Starlink’s official service plan and checkout pages today (via PCMag). Retailers Best Buy and […]

SpaceX’s Starship Flight 4 Success: First Soft Landing and More

On early Thursday morning, June 6, 2024, SpaceX achieved a significant milestone by successfully launching its Starship rocket on its fourth test flight to orbit and back. This mission marked the first time several key milestones were reached, providing valuable information for SpaceX to continue to improve the system. The nearly 400-foot-tall rocket, known as […]

SpaceX Set for Fourth Starship Flight Test on June 6

SpaceX is preparing for the fourth flight test of its Starship rocket, scheduled to launch on Thursday, June 6, from Starbase in Texas. The 120-minute test window will open at 7:00 a.m. CT. The company received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to modify its existing vehicle operator license (VOL 23-129) for the Starship/Super […]

Starlink Cellphone Service Launch Date Pegged for Fall: SpaceX

SpaceX aims to launch its Starlink Direct to Cell service for cell phones this fall, contingent on approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The company disclosed its target launch date in a filing regarding the commission’s new rules on providing satellite connectivity to U.S. carriers, known as “supplemental coverage from space,” reports PCMag. “SpaceX […]

SpaceX Gets FCC Approval for New Starlink Dishes on Moving Vehicles

SpaceX has received the go-ahead from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to operate its new “V4” and upcoming “mini” Starlink dishes on moving cars, ships, and planes. Initially, the FCC granted SpaceX a license in September for these next-generation dishes, but only for stationary use. Last week, the regulatory body extended this license to include […]

SpaceX Completes First Video Call via Starlink Direct to Cell Satellites

On May 21, 2024, SpaceX announced the successful completion of the first video call using their Starlink Direct to Cell satellites, marking a significant milestone in satellite communication technology. The call was made from unmodified mobile phones, showcasing the potential of this technology to provide ubiquitous connectivity. SpaceX is preparing to launch this service with […]

Elon Musk Launches Starlink in Indonesia [VIDEO]

Elon Musk traveled to Bali on Sunday to launch SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service in Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelago nation. Wearing a green Batik shirt, Musk was greeted with a garland of flower petals at a community health clinic in Denpasar, where he launched the service alongside Indonesian ministers. Indonesia, a country of 17,000 […]