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Telstra signs Starlink deal

Australian telco Telstra has signed an agreement to become what it says makes it the first provider in the world to offer voice-only and voice plus broadband powered by Starlink to rural and remote Telstra customers in Australia. Telstra CEO Vicki Brady said the Starlink agreement was part of Telstra’s T25 strategy commitment to launch […]

July 5, 2023

SpaceX valued at $150 billion

Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket-to-broadband business has been valued at about a $150 billion (€137.6bn) business. The value comes as Musk is offering to sell shares to the unquoted company that would raise the current value to about $150 billion, says Bloomberg News, quoting people familiar with the matter. SpaceX is offering shares at more than […]

June 26, 2023By Chris Forrester

Another 53 Starlinks prepped

SpaceX is targeting today (June 12th) to launch an additional 53 Starlink satellites into orbit, subject to the usual weather considerations. The launch, at 3.10pm (Florida time) continues the near-nonstop cadence of SpaceX overall activity. On the West Coast SpaceX is also targeting June 12th for a Falcon’s launch of the Transporter-8 mission to low-Earth […]

June 12, 2023By Chris Forrester

Starlink wins Greek maritime contract

Marlink, a digital solutions company, will install the Starlink LEO service for Athens-based ship manager Polembros Shipping which has been a Marlink partner for many years. Polembros will extend its digital toolset to include Starlink’s LEO broadband service on a trial basis to support crew welfare and remote technology. Polembros is already a user of […]

June 2, 2023By Chris Forrester

Starlink: “1m users in Mexico”

SpaceX’s Starlink is building community-based high-speed access to the internet by supplying its satellite kit to rural populations. In Mexico, where some half of the population have no Internet access, it is installing equipment for the Mexican federal government’s ‘Internet para Todos’ (Internet for all) scheme. It is available at more than 3,000 locations, says […]

May 24, 2023By Chris Forrester

FCC throws out DISH Network’s Starlink objections

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has rejected Charlie Ergen’s DISH Network objections to Starlink satellite transmissions in the 12 GHz band. The FCC said in its decision that its Commissioners had “unanimously” approved a move to protect frequencies for satellite services in the 12.2-12.7 GHz bands that Starlink, OneWeb and other operators use to […]

May 22, 2023By Chris Forrester

Triple launch weekend for SpaceX

SpaceX is prepping for a busy weekend. On May 19th it will handle two missions: The first will take 22 Generation-2 ‘Mini’ Starlink satellites into orbit from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in the early hours at 04.41 UTC. Launch two will take care of the Iridium/OneWeb mission at 13.19 UTC and from Vandenberg in […]

May 18, 2023By Chris Forrester

Another 56 Starlinks launched

May 14th saw an additional 56 Starlink broadband satellites launched. The launch was followed by a successful landing of the Falcon 9 booster stage on the ‘Just Read The Instructions’ floating drone ship downrange in the Atlantic Ocean. The launch marked the 11th launch and landing for this particular Falcon 9 first stage booster, SpaceX […]

May 15, 2023By Chris Forrester

Starlink on Florida trains

Brightline, a train operator in Florida, is installing SpaceX’s Starlink broadband by satellite service on 10 of its trains. The services connect major cities throughout the US state. The announcement comes following Starlink gaining regulatory approval to deliver its signals to moving vehicles. The ‘free’ service is initially available on five trains serving Miami and […]

May 12, 2023By Chris Forrester

SpaceX adds 51 more Starlinks

SpaceX successfully added another 51 of its Starlink broadband-by-satellite craft in a flawless launch on May 10th from the Vandenberg Space Force Base. Following the launch, the Falcon 9 booster successfully landed on a floating barge, ‘Of Course I Still Love You’, ready for refurbishment and reuse. It was the third launch and landing for […]

May 11, 2023By Chris Forrester