Starship SN15 takes off on May 5, 2021. (Credit: SpaceX webcast)

Starship, Starlink and more: SpaceX poised for huge 2024

By Mike Wall, Published by Space.com, 3 January 2024 The company wants to launch nearly 150 missions this year. Surprise, surprise: SpaceX plans to set more spaceflight records this year. Elon Musk's company launched 96 orbital missions in 2023, a big jump from its previous high of 61, which was set

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Industry group opposes White House mission authorization proposal

All commercial human spaceflight activities, including commercial space stations like Orbital Reef, would be regulated by the Department of Transportation through the FAA commercial space office under a White House proposal released Nov. 15. Credit: Blue Origin By Jeff Foust, Published by Space News, 28 November 2023 WASHINGTON — An

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Project Kuiper ready for satellite production after successful prototype tests

Amazon said engineers at its test site in McAllen, Texas, were able to validate all key technologies for Project Kuiper within 30 days of launching two test satellites. Credit: Amazon By Jason Rainbow, Published by SpaceNews, 16 November 2023 TAMPA, Fla. — Commercial Project Kuiper satellites are entering production next month without

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How long will Jeff Bezos continue to subsidize his New Shepard rocket?

By Eric Berger, Published by arsTechnica, 3 November 2023 "It's definitely a money loser. Always has been." Virgin Galactic smoothly completed its sixth human spaceflight in six months on Thursday, continuing an impressive cadence of missions with its VSS Unity spacecraft. This performance has made the company the clear leader in suborbital space tourism.

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Amazon’s space dreams deserve to be grounded

By Robert Cyran, Published by Reuters, 16 October 2023 NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Amazon.com’s (AMZN.O) Project Kuiper is a misguided technological marvel. The plan to build a sky-spanning network beaming down internet service from space, dreamed up when founder Jeff Bezos still ran the company, took a step forward with the launch of

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