SpaceX

Starlink Launches Expert Installation Service

SpaceX has introduced an exclusive Expert Installer service for its Starlink satellite internet, available only for residents in Ohio, at the cost of $199 USD for residential homes. This new service is aimed at assisting both new and existing Starlink users with the installation process. The Expert Installer service connects Starlink customers with professionals who […]

FCC Halts SpaceX Spectrum Bid, Demands Public Rulemaking Process

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has mandated SpaceX to undergo a formal rulemaking process if it wants more spectrum for Starlink. The decision comes after the FCC rejected SpaceX’s application to use the 1.6GHz and 2GHz radio spectrums due to a technicality, highlighting the need for public commentary before any decision can be reached. SpaceX’s […]

SpaceX Building Spy Satellite Network for U.S. Intelligence: Report

SpaceX is reportedly constructing a sophisticated network of spy satellites, worth $1.8 billion, for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), reports Reuters, citing numerous unnamed sources. The NRO is a U.S. intelligence agency responsible for satellite intelligence management, according to five sources familiar with the program. The project, led by SpaceX’s Starshield unit, signifies the company’s […]

SpaceX Hits Milestones in Successful Starship Third Test Flight

SpaceX successfully conducted the third test flight of its Starship spacecraft on Thursday, March 14, marking a significant achievement in the company’s quest for space exploration. The test, originally scheduled within a 110-minute window starting at 7:00 a.m. CT, was closely monitored and broadcast live, providing global audiences with unprecedented live and clear footage thanks […]

Citadel Completions Now a Starlink Dealer for Business Aviation

Citadel Completions, a leading provider of V/VVIP aircraft services, has announced its new status as an Authorized Starlink Dealer in the Business Aviation sector. This development allows Citadel to offer both sales and installation services for Starlink’s advanced Aviation Products on large cabin aircraft, both narrow and wide-bodied. This collaboration expands Citadel’s service offerings, combining […]

SpaceX Gains FCC Nod for E-Band Use in Starlink Expansion

SpaceX has received conditional approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for using E-band radio frequencies to enhance its Starlink broadband network. The FCC’s decision, announced on March 8, will allow SpaceX to utilize E-band frequencies between its second-generation (Gen 2) Starlink satellites and ground gateways, complementing the currently employed Ka and Ku bands, reports […]

Starlink Achieves Breakthrough in Reducing Network Latency

Starlink has announced significant advancements in reducing network latency, a critical measure of internet speed and efficiency. The satellite internet provider from SpaceX has reported a notable reduction in both median and worst-case latency for its global user base. “We have meaningfully reduced median and worst-case latency for users around the world,” said Starlink on […]

NJ Police Uncover Stolen SpaceX Starlink Terminals Worth $400,000

In Mercer County, New Jersey, police have made a significant breakthrough in a high-tech theft case. They announced the recovery of a substantial number of SpaceX Starlink terminals, purchased illegally using stolen credit cards. The suspect, operating in Lawrence Township, managed to acquire 675 Starlink kits, valued at around $400,000 USD. So far, only about […]

SpaceX Offers 50% Off Starlink Plan in New Zealand

SpaceX is now offering a new, more affordable option for its Starlink satellite internet service to customers in New Zealand, slashing the monthly rate by 50% for users willing to accept slower internet speeds. A Reddit user first noticed the “Deprioritized plan” on the Starlink website during the sign-up process. This plan is available for […]

FAA Ends SpaceX Probe, Next Starship Launch Awaits License

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced on Monday the conclusion of its joint investigation with SpaceX into the company’s second Starship flight, which ended in the intentional destruction of the rocket. The investigation, led by SpaceX under FAA supervision, followed the November 18 prototype launch that experienced a critical issue after reaching space. SpaceX has […]

SpaceX Completes Starlink Direct to Cell Test, Posting on X

SpaceX has made a groundbreaking announcement, marking a significant milestone in its Starlink satellite internet technology. On Sunday, February 25, 2024, the company revealed that it successfully posted on X (formerly Twitter) from a smartphone directly to one of its Direct to Cell satellites, a first of its kind achievement. The post, which included a […]

SpaceX Asks FAA for Increased Starship Launches in 2024

SpaceX is gearing up for its first Starship launch of 2024 from the Starbase facility in South Texas, potentially within the next three weeks. Elon Musk’s company is in discussions with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to expedite the launch-licensing process in hopes of increasing its flight cadence. Kelvin Coleman, the FAA’s Administrator for Commercial […]

SpaceX Wants Lower-Orbit Starlinks to Boost Speeds

SpaceX has submitted a request to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to allow some of its second-generation Starlink satellites to orbit closer to Earth, aiming to enhance internet speeds and service quality. The proposal, detailed in a recent FCC filing (via PC Mag), suggests positioning these satellites at altitudes between 340 and 360 kilometers, approximately […]

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Celebrates its 300th Successful Mission

On February 20, 2024, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket achieved its 300th successful mission, launching the Telkomsat Merah Putih 2 satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit. The launch occurred at 3:11 p.m. ET from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. This mission utilized a veteran first stage booster for its 17th […]

SpaceX Moves Incorporation from Delaware to Texas

After Neuralink moved its incorporation from Delaware to Nevada, another Elon Musk-owned company has followed suit. On Thursday afternoon, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said, “SpaceX has moved its state of incorporation from Delaware to Texas!”. “If your company is still incorporated in Delaware, I recommend moving to another state as soon as possible,” said Musk. […]