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businessSpaceX Will Start Building the Super Heavy First Stage Booster This Spring

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Elon Musk had tweeted that the Super Heavy first stage will start getting built in the spring. Both, but demo Starship is being built now, whereas Super Heavy hardware will start getting built in spring — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December …

satellitesSpaceX Successfully Launches Iridium 8 Satellite

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SpaceX has another successful launch of the Falcon 9. They deployed the Iridium 8 satellites. They launched ten more Iridium satellites to complete a $3 billion upgrade to the company’s global voice and data relay network. They successfully landed the …

satellitesElon Officially Unveils the Starhopper

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Elon Musk has officially unveiled the Starhopper. It is actual images and not renderings. Nextbigfuture has been tracking the construction for the last month. Starship test flight rocket just finished assembly at the @SpaceX Texas launch site. This is an …

satellitesSwarm Technologies Has Seven Satellites But Had a Fine of $900K from the FCC

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Three new Swarm satellites were launched into Low Earth Orbit (LEO) on the SpaceX SSO-A on December 3. Swarm now has a constellation of seven satellites. The Federal Communications Commission settled an investigation into Swarm Technologies’ unauthorized launch and operation …

communicationsSpaceX Fundraising Exactly Covers 800 Satellites for an Operational Starlink Service

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SpaceX is raising $500 million at a $30.5 billion valuation to get the Starlink Satellite network deployed. SpaceX will get money from existing SpaceX investors and new investor Baillie Gifford and Co, who is also the third-largest shareholder in Musk-led …

businessIf Starlink Succeeds Then SpaceX Revenue Will Be More Than Double NASA’s Budget

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Nextbigfuture has calculated how the Super Heavy Starship will make deploying the Starlink satellite network $1 to $2 billion cheaper to launch than with Falcon 9s. The Super Heavy Starship will be able to deploy over five times the number …

satellitesSpaceX Starlink Will Not Be for High-Frequency Trading

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The SpaceX Starlink satellite network will not for high-frequency trading. It is for the productivity of tens of thousands of finance people in each finance city pair. Latency makes each communication people and machines, machines and machines slower. It is …

chinaChina Mission in Lunar Orbit and May Race SpaceX for Next Lunar Manned Mission

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China’s dark side of the moon mission has now reached lunar orbit. China’s four-ton lander entered lunar orbit on Wednesday. They should be landing on the moon January 3rd, 2019. If the landing and operation is successful, this will be …

internet of thingsSpaceX Will Launch 64 Satellites Tomorrow

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Tomorrow SpaceX will launch 64 satellites at one time which would be a US record. Eight of the satellites will be from companies building a global Internet of Things (IoT) by revolutionizing satellite communications. Most of today’s IoT devices, such …

businessSpaceX Super Heavy Starship makes Starlink Satellite Network Cheap

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We do not know any details about the radical change to the SpaceX Spaceship Super Heavy (aka BFS/BFR) design. However, if the design enables SpaceX to hit the $2 billion lower-end development cost then SpaceX has the money to develop …