Elon Musk’s SpaceX sends more Starlink terminals, power supplies to Ukraine

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has sent a second shipment of Starlink terminals to Ukraine, ¬†generating grateful thank-yous from senior Ukrainian government officials, including President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. SpaceX delivered its first batch of Starlink terminals to Ukraine after Russia’s invasion of that country on Feb. 24 caused widespread communications outages across the country. That lack of connectivity … Read more

Solar geomagnetic storms could threaten more satellites after Elon Musk’s Starlink

Elon Musk’s SpaceX will lose 40 Starlink satellites to a geomagnetic storm as solar activity ramps up. But does this spell disaster for the future of satellites in space?¬† On Tuesday (Feb. 8), SpaceX revealed that likely 40 of its 49 newest Starlink satellites that launched last Thursday (Feb. 3) were affected by a geomagnetic … Read more

SpaceX is stacking its giant Starship ahead of Elon Musk’s big update this week

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk will have a nice visual aid to point to during his highly anticipated Starship presentation on Thursday (Feb. 10). That talk is an update about Starship, the giant vehicle that SpaceX is developing to take people and cargo to the moon, Mars and beyond. Starship consists of two fully … Read more

China Accuses US of Unsafe Space Conduct After Near-Miss With Elon Musk’s Starlink

Beijing on Tuesday accused the United States of irresponsible and unsafe conduct in space over two “close encounters” between the Chinese space station and satellites operated by Elon Musk‘s SpaceX. ¬† Tiangong, China’s new space station, had to maneuver to avoid colliding with one Starlink satellite in July and with another in October, according to … Read more

SpaceX in 2021: Elon Musk’s space company set records for reusability and more

SpaceX is just months away from its 20th anniversary of founding in 2002 and it’s headed into a new year in a stronger position than ever. In 2021, the California-based company built its strength in fields ranging from broadband communications to human launches. The steady push by SpaceX into space exploration and eventual Mars landings … Read more