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How SpaceX’s massive Starship rocket could unlock the solar system and beyond

Additionally, Starship has a key advantage over other super heavy rockets in development, such as NASA’s very delayed space launch system and Blue Origin’s New Glenn rocket. The top half of the rocket is designed to be refueled in Earth orbit by other spacecraft, so that more of its lift …

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SpaceX test fires rocket for NASA X-ray telescope mission | SpaceX News – Oakland News Now

Oakland News Now – SpaceX test fires rocket for NASA X-ray telescope mission – video made by the YouTube channel with the logo in the upper left corner of the video. OaklandNewsNow.com is the original blog post for this type of video blog content. SpaceX completed a static test firing …

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Musk’s Starlink to apply for India license by end of January

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Starlink, the satellite internet arm of billionaire Elon Musk’s rocket company, SpaceX, will apply early next year for a commercial license in India to provide broadband and other services, said Friday his head of country. “We hope to have applied for a commercial license by January …

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SpaceX simultaneously tests Starship and Frankenstein’s ‘test tank’

After a few more weeks of shutdown, SpaceX simultaneously tested the first prototype orbital-class spacecraft and a Frankenstein-style “test tank” at its South Texas facility. While nothing that happened was visually spectacular, the afternoon of testing was still remarkable for several reasons. First, after a successful static shot of the …

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Elon Musk says ongoing ‘crisis’ could bankrupt SpaceX

A worried Elon Musk emailed SpaceX staff on Black Friday about a “production crisis” that he said put the company in dire straits. The email was first obtained by Space Explored, then CNBC and The Verge, and details a litany of woes delaying production of the Raptor engine, an integral …

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India wants SpaceX to get license to continue pre-selling Starlink

Image: Starlink India’s telecommunications ministry on Friday evening warned its citizens not to purchase Starlink services because SpaceX is not licensed to sell satellite internet on the subcontinent. The warning was issued after the department noted that SpaceX was pre-selling Starlink services in India on its site. “As a result, …

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Each space tourism package in 2021 ranked: $ 125,000 to $ 60 million

Sir Richard Branson flew into space aboard a Virgin Galactic spacecraft, a trip he described as “the experience of a lifetime” at Spaceport America in New Mexico, the United States, on 11 July 2021. Virgin Galactic / Handout / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images 2021 is a historic year for …

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Boulder High Senior to Present Martian Balloon Research

Bryce Irving, a senior at Boulder High, developed an interest in space exploration while living in Florida when he was younger, riding his scooter to watch SpaceX launches and visiting the Kennedy Space Center. In high school, he heard a presentation from an engineer at Ball Aerospace, contacted the engineer …

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SpaceX apologizes to customers for Starlink shipping delays

SpaceX has apologized to customers for the delays in delivering their Internet Starlink kit. In a message Posted on Twitter on Tuesday, November 23, SpaceX said silicon shortages over the past six months have impacted its expected production rate and affected its ability to fulfill “many” Starlink orders. “We apologize …

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SpaceX’s first two Super Heavy boosters progress well towards early testing

SpaceX is making good progress on Starship’s first two Super Heavy boosters, both of which could be ready for their first major test campaigns before the end of the year. On November 19, some ten weeks after the process began, SpaceX lifted the Super Heavy B5’s methane tank (LCH4) above …

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