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Musk denies IPO plan for Starlink

Elon Musk, speaking ahead of the November 19th Starship launch, denied a Bloomberg report that his rocket company SpaceX was discussing an initial public offering (IPO) for its satellite internet business, Starlink – perhaps as soon as 2024. Musk, posting on his social media platform X, specifically described the Bloomberg report as “false”. The report […]

November 20, 2023

Starlink must stop serving Iran

SpaceX’s unofficial broadband satellite service to Iran using Starlink must cease, the ITU along with US and Norwegian regulators have ruled. The ITU (and in particular its Radio Regulations Board, RRB) took a decision on October 27th to state that the US and Norway – as the official notifying administrations for Starlink’s frequencies – must […]

October 30, 2023By Chris Forrester

SpaceX nears $150bn valuation

July 13th saw a secondary sale of shares from existing investors with stock priced at $81 per share, and a modest rise over the most recent cash-raising which saw shares sold at $77. A total of $750 million in new cash was raised in the offering exercise according to a CNBC report, meaning that the […]

July 17, 2023By Chris Forrester

Musk, Twitter deal back on

Elon Musk has seemingly changed his mind about buying social media platform Twitter, and is now willing to proceed with his $44 billion (€44.7bn) takeover. In a letter to the firm, Musk indicated he has agreed to pay the price he offered earlier this year before trying to back out of the deal. The reversal […]

October 6, 2022

Report: Who benefits from T-Mobile, SpaceX deal?

Northern Sky Research (NSR) has cast its eye over a new scheme which brought together mega-satellite operator SpaceX along with cellular giant T-Mobile to deliver two-way connectivity between SpaceX and mobile users around the world. NSR, in a note to clients, said “this will be an innovative additional feature for the network, but also asks […]

August 31, 2022By Chris Forrester

Globalstar announcement on Apple Day?

Ardent Apple watchers are expecting an announcement today [August 31st] of its iPhone 14 along with the usual three or four variants. That’s probably a given with widespread gossip that the phones are already en route to the stores in readiness for a September 7th availability. But there’s another strong rumour circulating which suggests that, […]

August 31, 2022

FCC Commissioner: “Musk reversal is curious”

Brendan Carr, an FCC Commissioner, has come out with a strongly worded statement saying that the FCC was wrong to reverse its former granting of Elon Musk’s $886 million infrastructure award. The cash reflected SpaceX’s bid for part of the FCC’s massive $20.4 billion rural broadband subsidy scheme. Musk’s bid stated SpaceX would provide broadband […]

August 26, 2022

Musk, Twitter set for October court showdown

A US judge has ordered that Twitter’s lawsuit against Elon Musk will go to trial in October, despite Musk’s request for a delay. Musk backed out from his $44 billion (€43.1bn) bid to buy Twitter in early-July, prompting the social media company to sue him. Twitter is hoping that the court will order Musk to […]

July 20, 2022

Musk seeks extra $1.7bn in funding round

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is launching a new funding round and aiming for around $1.72 billion (€1.5bn) in fresh cash at $70 per share. It would take SpaceX’s valuation to about $127 billion. SpaceX is still a private company and despite numerous rumours of a potential IPO has – to date – steered clear of a […]

May 24, 2022By Chris Forrester

Success for Starlink launch

SpaceX successfully placed another 53 of its Starlink broadband satellites into their transfer orbit on April 21st. A few minutes after its 17.51 UTC launch, the Falcon 9 booster landed on the operation’s floating barge ‘Just Read The Instructions’ ready for future re-use. SpaceX, as well as a high-intensity schedule of scientific and NASA-related satellite […]

April 22, 2022By Chris Forrester