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Starlink can operate in Israel

Elon Musk made a high-profile and controversial visit to Israel on November 27th, meeting Bibi Netanyahu and touring some of the war-affected areas. Musk’s visit also saw Israel’s Ministry of Communications confirm an agreement on Starlink operations over Israel – and potentially including the Gaza region providing the Ministry gives its specific approval for coverage. […]

November 28, 2023By Chris Forrester

Starlink adapts dish and modem

SpaceX’s Starlink dish has been completely redesigned with a much simpler concept. Starlink has redesigned its high-tech antenna. The latest versions have eliminated the automatic self-seeking positioning motors. The supplied instructions now talk about positioning the dish terminal as being with “manual orienting”. In other words, the customer positions the dish. The new dish (officially […]

November 21, 2023By Chris Forrester

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

Eutelsat CEO: “Nobody wants a Musk monopoly”

Eutelsat CEO Eva Berneke, in an interview with Agence France-Presse (AFP), has said that Eutelsat OneWeb intends to form a viable competitor to Elon Musk’s Starlink and provide superfast internet and broadband from space. She told AFP: “We have a lot of customers who want us to get there quickly. They tell us they took […]

November 17, 2023By Chris Forrester

Starship set for launch; SpaceX IPO

SpaceX’s giant Starship has received all the necessary approvals for launch on November 17th. The FAA, as well as the US Fish and Wildlife Service, issued their approvals on November 15th. The launch window opens at 0n 13.00 pm GMT on November 17th. The launch is insured for $500 million. The sum is reportedly the […]

November 16, 2023

SpaceX targets $15bn sales in 2024

A combination of commercial launches with its Falcon 9 rocket plus the growing subscription income from its Starlink broadband-by-satellite service will propel SpaceX to sales in 2024 of around $15 billion (€14.07bn) according to a report from Bloomberg. SpaceX’s rocket and broadband business is forecasted achieve sales this year of some $9 billion. The report […]

November 8, 2023By Chris Forrester

Starlink hits “cash-flow breakeven”

Elon Musk’s broadband-by-satellite system, Starlink, has achieved “cash-flow breakeven” according to a company statement. There are more than 5,000 Starlink satellites in orbit. Privately held, it is valued at some $150 billion (€140.9bn). While the claim is useful and anticipates the next ‘reveal’ of Starlinks global subscriber base (likely to be around 2.5 million ‘active […]

November 3, 2023By Chris Forrester

Starlink adds another 45 Starlinks

A successful SpaceX flight on October 29th from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California added 22 Starlink satellites. Another flight was scheduled for October 29th from Florida but that was aborted just seconds ahead of launch and rescheduled for October 30th. That happened on time (7.20pm Florida time) and added 23 additional satellites making […]

October 31, 2023By Chris Forrester

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

Telstra/Starlink deal analysed

Australian telco Telstra signed a mobile service agreement with SpaceX’s Starlink back in July 20233. A report from analysts at Northern Sky Research (NSR) says the partnership aims to offer voice-only and voice plus Starlink enabled broadband packages to rural customers in hard-to-reach Australian locations. NSR says that Starlink already has 120,000 customers “signed” for […]

October 27, 2023