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  1. Jan

    South Africa's MDASat-1 launching aboard SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket tomorrow

    South Africa launching three nanosatellites in R27 million project Minister of Higher Education, Science, and Innovation, Blade Nzimande announced that South Africa is gearing up to launch three locally produced nanosatellites on Thursday, 13 January 2022. The three nanosatellites (MDASat-1)...
  2. Hanno Labuschagne

    The biggest feats in tech in 2021

    The biggest feats in tech in 2021 Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, 2021 was a year of innovation in technologies such as GPS, artificial intelligence, and green hydrogen. In space travel, SpaceX launched the first civilian crew into space this year, and in collaboration with NASA, launched the...
  3. Hanno Labuschagne

    SpaceX begins test of Starlink Internet on aircraft

    SpaceX begins test of Starlink Internet on aircraft SpaceX’s Starlink unit is testing its space-based internet service with several aircraft and wants to offer in-flight connection to airlines "as soon as possible," a company vice president said. Starlink is in talks with several airlines...
  4. Jan

    Nasa and SpaceX's DART mission set to launch today

    Nasa and SpaceX's Dart launch — Watch it live Nasa and SpaceX's collaboration mission to crash a spacecraft into an asteroid is scheduled to launch at approximately 8:21 am today. A Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX will launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California with the Double Asteroid...
  5. Hanno Labuschagne

    Space debris from Russian missile test threatens Starlink satellites

    Space debris from Russian missile test threatens Starlink satellites The Russian missile test that shattered a dead satellite this week highlights a growing threat of space debris just as companies such as SpaceX and Boeing Co. make plans to launch as many as 65,000 commercial spacecraft into...
  6. Hanno Labuschagne

    First Starship orbital flight expected in early 2022

    First Starship orbital flight expected in early 2022 SpaceX will fly the first orbital test of its massive Starship rocket early next year and expects a dozen or more launches in 2022, founder Elon Musk said. The chance of success on the first flight into Earth orbit is relatively low, Musk...
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    Starlink could help keep an eye on the Amazon rainforest

    Starlink could help keep an eye on the Amazon rainforest The world’s richest person and Brazil’s government are discussing a partnership to monitor the Amazon rainforest via satellite. Elon Musk met Monday with the Minister of Communications for President Jair Bolsonaro’s government in Austin...
  8. Jan

    SpaceX Inspiration4 flight lands

    First all-civilian SpaceX flight returns to Earth The first all-civilian crew to orbit the Earth splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday, culminating a three-day journey aboard a SpaceX capsule that inaugurated a new era of privately financed space travel for non-professional...
  9. Hanno Labuschagne

    SpaceX sends four civilians into space

    SpaceX sends four civilians into space SpaceX launched four civilians on a three-day orbital excursion that many see as a harbinger of a new era in human spaceflight. The flight, dubbed Inspiration4, took off at 8:02 p.m. local time Wednesday from Kennedy Space Center in Florida aboard a...
  10. Jan

    Bitcoin surges on Amazon speculation and as shorts liquidate

    Bitcoin booms Bitcoin soared on Monday to approach $40,000, a rally some attributed to traders exiting bets on declines as well as ongoing speculation over Amazon.com Inc.’s potential involvement in the cryptocurrency sector.
  11. Jan

    Starlink set to launch in August, says Elon

    Elon Musk ready to launch Starlink in August Elon Musk’s satellite network Starlink is on track to beam broadband internet everywhere in the world except polar regions by August, he said on Tuesday. Space Exploration Technologies Corp. has launched more than 1,500 satellites so far and has...
  12. Hanno Labuschagne

    SpaceX confirms Starlink must get regulatory approval in South Africa

    SpaceX confirms Starlink must get regulatory approval in South Africa SpaceX's Starlink satellite Internet service will be subject to regulatory approval before it can be rolled out in South Africa in 2022. This is based on a new disclaimer added to the Starlink pre-order page, which was...
  13. Chris

    Don't pirate content on SpaceX's Starlink Internet broadband

    Don't pirate content on SpaceX's Starlink Internet broadband SpaceX's satellite Internet broadband service Starlink will warn its customers when they illegally download copyrighted content. This is based on the experience of one Starlink customer who was curious to see whether the company...
  14. Chris

    SpaceX to launch satellite funded by Dogecoin

    SpaceX to launch satellite funded by Dogecoin The rise of the cryptocurrency Dogecoin has reached a new level after the token was used to pay for a lunar satellite launch. SpaceX, Elon Musk’s commercial rocket firm, will embark on a Moon voyage in 2022 carrying a so-called cubesat -- a...
  15. Chris

    Starlink surpasses half a million pre-orders

    Starlink surpasses half a million pre-orders SpaceX has achieved another major milestone by surpassing 500,000 pre-orders for its Starlink satellite Internet service. The company's operations engineer Siva Bharadvaj verified these figures during SpaceX's most recent Starlink launch, saying...
  16. Chris

    SpaceX sticks flawless landing with Starship prototype

    SpaceX sticks flawless landing with Starship prototype Space Exploration Technologies Corp. pulled off a mostly flawless landing of its newest and biggest rocket, as the model’s fifth test flight opened the door to higher altitude excursions. The Starship SN-15 prototype lifted off Wednesday...
  17. Chris

    SpaceX won approval for lower orbit satellites

    SpaceX won approval for lower orbit satellites Elon Musk’s SpaceX won permission for lower orbits from the Federal Communications Commission, which rejected claims from rivals such as Amazon.com’s Kuiper Systems that the change would increase the risk for collisions in space. The FCC, in an...
  18. Chris

    SpaceX launches first crew with previously flown equipment

    SpaceX launches first crew with previously flown equipment Four astronauts are cruising to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX capsule in the company’s first crewed trip with previously flown equipment. The Dragon spacecraft is scheduled to arrive at the orbiting lab early...
  19. Hanno Labuschagne

    SpaceX President says Starlink won't offer tiered pricing

    SpaceX President says Starlink won't offer tiered pricing South Africans should not expect that SpaceX will have cheaper Starlink packages available once the service is launched in the country in 2022. The high-speed, low-latency satellite Internet service is currently priced at a monthly fee...
  20. Chris

    SpaceX engineer pleads guilty to insider trading using dark web

    SpaceX engineer pleads guilty to insider trading using dark web A SpaceX engineer pleaded guilty to insider trading after buying information off the dark web with the goal of profiting from illegal tips about companies, U.S. prosecutors said Thursday. From 2016 to 2017, James Roland Jones used...
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