Getty Images | SOPA Images reader comments 121 with 64 posters participating Share this story SpaceX’s Starlink division has appealed the Federal Communications Commission decision to block it from receiving $885.51 million in broadband funding. Starlink called the funding reversal “grossly unfair” and “flawed as a matter of both law and policy.” The appeal submitted ..
First, the good news: SpaceX successfully ignited all six engines on its Starship S24 prototype during a static fire test. Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images Now the bad. The test caused a super-hot hailstorm of debris to scatter hundreds of feet away from the rocket, causing a brush fire that “began to burn ..
Enlarge / The Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is seen after it landed in White Sands, New Mexico, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. NASA/Bill Ingalls reader comments 248 with 116 posters participating, including story author Share this story NASA confirmed Wednesday that it has awarded five additional crew transportation missions to SpaceX, and its Crew Dragon vehicle, ..
Getty Images | Bet_Noire reader comments 45 with 34 posters participating Share this story Dish Network and Viasat lost their attempt to block one of the key approvals Starlink received from the Federal Communications Commission. On Friday, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected the Viasat and Dish protests in ..
Enlarge / T-Mobile’s Mike Sievert and SpaceX’s Elon Musk appear on stage at Starbase Thursday evening. reader comments 293 with 133 posters participating Share this story BOCA CHICA, Texas—SpaceX and T-Mobile announced an ambitious plan on Thursday evening to provide ubiquitous connectivity from space to anyone with a cell phone. The project would pair SpaceX’s ..
Getty Images | PM Images reader comments 251 with 123 posters participating Share this story The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has rejected Starlink’s application to receive $885.51 million in broadband funding, essentially canceling a grant awarded by the FCC during then-Chairman Ajit Pai’s tenure. Starlink was tentatively awarded the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) grant ..
Enlarge / A Starlink satellite dish. reader comments 80 with 54 posters participating Share this story Over a year and a half after tentatively winning $886 million in broadband funding from the government’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF), SpaceX is still trying to get paid by the Federal Communications Commission. One problem for Starlink—though not ..
Enlarge / The Wentian experimental module and the Long March 5B rocket are seen near its launch site on July 18, 2022. CFOTO/Future Publishing via Getty Images reader comments 116 with 53 posters participating Share this story Things have been falling out of the sky of late. Fortunately, no one has been hurt, but two ..
Enlarge / The Euclid mission is ready to go—all it needs is a launch vehicle. reader comments 102 with 60 posters participating Share this story The author of this piece is part of the team that has helped developed the Euclid mission. The European Space Agency had been on the verge of launching the billion-euro ..
Enlarge / Atop Falcon 9, CRS-25 lifts off on Friday night. Zooming in, you can see mosquitos dotted throughout the frame, backlit by the rocket exhaust. Trevor Mahlmann reader comments 126 with 77 posters participating Share this story With little fanfare this weekend, SpaceX launched two Falcon 9 rockets. The first booster lifted off on ..