May 22, 2019

Q&A with Elon Musk, founder and CEO of SpaceX (members only)

May 17, 2019

Elon Musk, SpaceX’s founder and chief executive, spoke with reporters via conference call May 15 as the company prepared for the launch of the first 60 satellites to build out a network of potentially thousands of broadband relay stations in low Earth orbit providing high-speed Internet to consumers around the world.

SpaceX postpones Starlink launch to update satellite software

May 17, 2019

For the second consecutive day, SpaceX called off a Falcon 9 launch attempt at Cape Canaveral on Thursday evening, this time to complete a software update on the first 60 satellites for the company’s Starlink network to provide high-speed Internet service from orbit.

SpaceX releases new details on Starlink satellite design

May 15, 2019

The 60 satellites SpaceX is set to launch Wednesday night, beginning the build-out of a broadband network of orbiting spacecraft that could eventually number thousands, are based on a new flat-panel design, with krypton-fueled plasma thrusters, high-power antennas, and a capability to autonomously steer away from other objects in space.

Live coverage: SpaceX targeting Thursday night launch of Falcon 9 rocket

May 15, 2019

SpaceX announced Monday that the next launch attempt for the company’s Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled for Thursday night, following back-to-back scrubbed launch attempts last week. The 90-minute launch window opens at 10:30 p.m. EDT Thursday (0230 GMT Friday) for the first dedicated launch for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network.

Falcon 9 rocket rolled out for first dedicated Starlink launch

May 13, 2019

SpaceX ground teams at Cape Canaveral transferred a Falcon 9 rocket to launch pad 40 and rotated the booster vertical Monday for a preflight hold-down firing, ahead of a liftoff scheduled for Wednesday night carrying 60 satellites into orbit for the company’s planned Starlink broadband constellation.

SpaceX plans to launch “dozens” of Starlink test satellites this month

May 7, 2019

SpaceX’s next launch, scheduled for no earlier than May 15, will loft dozens of small test satellites into orbit from Cape Canaveral for the company’s planned Starlink broadband network, with fully operational Starlink spacecraft to follow on future missions, a senior SpaceX official said Tuesday.

SpaceX launches space station resupply mission, lands rocket on drone ship

May 4, 2019

With a thundering, sky-lighting predawn blastoff from Cape Canaveral, a Falcon 9 rocket fired into orbit early Saturday with a Dragon cargo capsule in pursuit of the International Space Station. Minutes later, the rocket’s first stage booster fell from the sky and executed a pinpoint propulsive landing just offshore, setting the stage for another resupply mission for NASA this summer using the same vehicle.

Falcon 9 launch scrubbed by problem on landing ship

May 3, 2019

An electrical problem on SpaceX’s drone ship parked just off the coast of Cape Canaveral prompted SpaceX to scrub a Falcon 9 launch attempt early Friday, delaying the start of a resupply mission to the International Space Station by 24 hours.

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