The Federal Communications Commission approved the sale of OneWeb to the British government and Bharti Global Oct. 27, as rival SpaceX started a public beta test of its Starlink system.
SpaceX launched another set of Starlink satellites Oct. 24, marking the 100th time the company has placed payloads into orbit.
The recent streak of launch scrubs proves that systems are working like they should, said Col. Douglas Pentecost.
SpaceX revealed Oct. 20 that Microsoft is its subcontractor for the Space Development Agency program.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 launched another set of Starlink satellites Oct. 18 as the investigation into another Falcon 9 launch abort more than two weeks ago continues.
NASA has awarded more than $400 million in contracts to both demonstrate technologies needed for future lunar exploration and to send an ice-drilling payload to the south pole of the moon.
SpaceX won a $2 million contract from the SpEC consortium to study ways to provide weather data to the U.S. Space Force.
SpaceX, Hughes Network Systems and Viasat are eligible to compete for a share of the $20.4 billion in broadband subsidies the FCC plans to dole out under the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund starting later this month.
NASA is delaying the launch of the first operational SpaceX commercial crew mission to the first half of November to provide more time to review a problem during a recent Falcon 9 launch attempt.
Exolaunch signed an agreement with SpaceX to secure rides for dozens of small satellites on SpaceX rideshare missions scheduled to launch later this year and in 2021.
Gen. Stephen Lyons: “Think about moving the equivalent of a C-17 payload anywhere on the globe in less than an hour."
It is no longer a surprise to industry observers that partial reusability, economies of scale and vertical integration have enabled SpaceX to achieve extremely low Falcon 9 launch costs. It may however remain a surprise to some that SpaceX will further reduce the Starlink launch capex by manifesting paying customers as rideshare payloads on some Starlink launches.
As SpaceX launches a new batch of Starlink satellites, the company is quietly deorbiting the original set of satellites less than 18 months after launch.
SpaceX will outsource the sensor payload for a missile-tracking satellite SDA says will be based on the company's Starlink design.