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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New report urges US to look beyond cheap low-earth satellites for missile warning

From the CSIS paper "Getting on Track Space and Airborne Sensors for Hypersonic Missile Defense" CSIS By Patrick Tucker, Published by Defense One, 18 December 2023 Tracking hypersonic missiles across oceans is like trying to “find a cup of tea that you’ve dropped into a swimming pool.” Lots of cheap satellites

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Ghana warns against illegal Starlink services

Starlink is not yet commercially available for new customers in Ghana or the majority of countries in Africa. Credit: Starlink By Jason Rainbow, Published by Space News, 8 December 2023 TAMPA, Fla. — Ghana is the latest country in Africa to warn against using Starlink before it issues licenses for SpaceX’s satellite

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Burned-up space junk pollutes Earth’s upper atmosphere, NASA planes find

By Tereza Pultarova, Published by Space.com, 19 October 2023 Chemicals created by fiery satellite re-entries could affect Earth's climate. Scientists have long thought that the burning up of space junk in Earth's atmosphere creates air pollution that can affect the planet's climate. Now, for the first time, they've managed to

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