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boeingNASA Overpaid Boeing Again and Did Not Let SpaceX Offer a Lower Cost Solution

Office of Inspector General audit of NASA reports that SpaceX was not given an opportunity to bid on the crew transportation gap. The Office of Inspector General determined that NASA did not need to pay Boeing. The contracts already require …

spaceFive More SpaceX Starlink Launches Until Service Starts for USA and Canada

Starlink v1.0 production satellites have 400% increase in overall bandwidth compared to version 0.9 starlink satellites. tarlink v1.0 satellites have antennas with twice as many steerable beams. They can serve more regions at the same time. SpaceX is developing a …

citiesFuture of Under One Hour Travel Between Major World Cities

SpaceX will bring point to point travel between major world cities starting near the end of the 2020s if they can increase the safety. It will more likely become significant around 2035-2045. The first spaceports would be in New York, …

spaceSpaceX Launched 60 Production Starlink Satellites

Monday, November 11 at 9:56 a.m.EST launched 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Falcon 9’s first stage supported the Iridium-7, SAOCOM-1A, and Nusantara Satu missions, and the fairing was previously …

businessMorgan Stanley Models SpaceX Value at $120+ Billion With Starlink

Morgan Stanley modeled the value of SpaceX if SpaceX has 30 launches in 2020 and 15 of those are Starlink launches. SpaceX COO Gwynn Shotwell has stated that SpaceX plans to have 24 Starlink launches in 2020. Morgan Stanley forecasts …

colonizationSpaceX Mars Planned Colonization Fleet Compared to American Airline Passenger Fleet

Elon Musk talked about needing one thousand Starship flights to create a sustainable Mars city. American Airlines is the airline with largest fleet of passenger airplanes. American has 957 planes. 157 widebody planes and 782 narrow-body planes. American is a …

air forceSpaceX Starlink $28 Million Air Force Contract Has Delivered 610 Mbps to Military Plane

SpaceX Starlink communication satellite features are being tested by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory under the Global Lightning program. SpaceX received a $28 million contract to test over the next three years to test Starlink broadband services with the …

nasaUS Budget Office Asks to Let NASA Save $1.5 Billion Each Launch Without SLS

The US Budget Office admits that the Space Launch System which took expensive Space Shuttle technology and tried to make an Apollo-like rocket. They were surprised that it has take over 31 years and counting to get flying. The budget …

elon muskSpaceX Starship Could Eventually Cost $2 Million Per Launch According to Elon Musk

On November 5, 2019, at the first U.S. Air Force Space Pitch Day, Elon Musk said the Super Heavy Starship reusable rocket will use just $900,000 worth of propellant to get off Earth and into orbit and with operational costs …

futureSpaceX and Boeing Could be Ready to Fly Astronauts in the First Quarter of 2020

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said SpaceX and Boeing are currently on track to be ready in the first quarter of 2020 to fly U.S. astronauts. If SpaceX and Boeing In-Flight Abort and Orbital Flight Test are good then NASA will …