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SpaceX to launch Starship from Florida

Up until now all of Elon Musk’s efforts related to SpaceX’s huge Starship rocket have been focussed on its headquarters base in South Texas at the Gulf coastal Boca Chica village, near Brownsville. But Musk’s team have now started pouring concrete at Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre part of the Cape Canaveral […]

December 7, 2021By Chris Forrester

Indian government warns against Starlink

India’s Department of Telecom (DoT) has said that Elon Musk’s Starlink broadband-by-satellite service is not licensed by India and the public should not subscribe to services. Local media says that Starlink Internet Services are already being advertised in the country. The DoT has also asked Starlink to comply with India’s regulatory framework for offering satellite-based […]

November 29, 2021

Starlink launches 53 satellites; square aerial

SpaceX executed another flawless launch – and 1st stage landing – on November 13th, albeit delayed by 24 hours because of poor weather at Cape Canaveral. The Falcon 9 rocket (its first stage has now been used nine times) carried 53 extra Starlink satellites into space. The 1st stage landing on SpaceX’s ‘Just Read the […]

November 15, 2021By Chris Forrester

Chile permits SpaceX’s Starlink

Chilean telecoms Secretary of State for Telecommunications regulator Subtel has granted permission for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband-by-satellite system to operate in the country. Local reports say that Starlink has been testing services and connectivity for “some months”. Subtel is allowing five satellite ground stations to be established in Caldera, Coquimbo, San Clemente, Puerto Saavedra, and Puerto […]

October 25, 2021By Chris Forrester

Starlink to end beta test in Oct

Elon Musk, in one of his regular Tweets, says that the Starlink initial beta broadband-by-satellite test stage will end in October. This early adopter test-stage has more than 100,000 users spread over 17 countries. SpaceX has launched almost 1,800 Starlink satellites into orbit and well over 1600 are fully working. Musk’s Tweet suggests that a […]

September 20, 2021By Chris Forrester

Starlink to boost antenna output

It seems SpaceX’s Starlink service is gearing up to meet its outstanding demand and widen distribution of its broadband by satellite service. At last week’s Satellite 2021 show in Washington, SpaceX’s CFO Bret Johnsen told delegates that the company is currently losing money on each and every Starlink system it supplies and in particular on […]

September 13, 2021By Chris Forrester

Starlink data transfers “the speed of light”

Elon Musk has said his Starlink broadband by satellite service will operate its data-transfer of customer’s material at “the speed of light”. Musk’s comments refer to the use of laser transmitters on board the ‘next generation’ of satellites. Early satellites already in space, about 1700 of them, will depend on non-laser ground-based gateway links to […]

September 6, 2021By Chris Forrester

“No India communication” from Musk, Bezos, OneWeb

An enterprising individual in India, and quoted the Indian Express, has submitted a Right to Information (RTI) request to India’s Dept. of Telecommunications (DoT) and asking what the status was on the planet’s three giant satellite constellation operators: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos or OneWeb. The RTI, surprisingly perhaps, has generated little in the way of […]

June 21, 2021By Chris Forrester

Nigeria in Starlink talks

SpaceX is in advanced talks with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to bring its SpaceX Starlink broadband by satellite service to the country. According to local reports, Starlink’s Market Access Director for Africa, Ryan Goodnight along with other experts, paid a visit to the NCC where they discussed the possibility and process of obtaining licences […]

May 10, 2021By Chris Forrester

SpaceX preps next batch of Starlinks

Elon Musk’s SpaceX May 4th launch of 60 Starlink craft will be followed by another 60 on – or about – May 9th. There will likely be another record broken. The May 9th launch, subject to the usual weather and technical limitations, is currently scheduled for 06.42am GMT (02.42am Florida time) and is the 27th […]

May 7, 2021By Chris Forrester