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Another successful SpaceX launch

SpaceX completed another flawless launch on June 3rd – and the recovery of its Falcon 9 first stage a few minutes later. It was the sixth SpaceX launch this year (the second in five days) and the fifth use of the first stage booster which some dubbed the ‘sooty launcher’. Sooty or not the whole […]

June 4, 2020By Chris Forrester

SpaceX launching 60 Starlink satellites on June 3

Following on from last weekend’s success with its two human passengers aboard the Crew Dragon mission to the International Space Station, SpaceX will launch 60 of its Starlink satellites on June 3rd. Currently, and weather permitting, the launch is planned for around 9.25pm Florida-time.  However, SpaceX has a 60-minute launch window which opens at 8.55pm […]

June 2, 2020By Chris Forrester

SpaceX raises $346m

According to Securities & Exchange Commission filing last week, Elon Musk’s SpaceX has raised an extra $346.2 million (net) in its latest fund-raising efforts. This suggests that Musk’s company has raised some $1.7 billion since the beginning of 2019. The company has a valuation of some $36 billion.  It previously raised $221 million on March […]

June 1, 2020

Telesat ups LEO plans

Notwithstanding the financial challenges head – and a string of bankruptcies from those pushing for satellite mega constellations – Ottawa-based Telesat is asking US regulators to approve a significant expansion of its planned 209-craft constellation. Now it wants 1671 satellites. Earlier this week it was reported that OneWeb, despite being in Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, […]

May 29, 2020