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    Seacom now offering enterprise LEO satellite connectivity

    Seacom now offering enterprise LEO satellite connectivity Submarine cable network operator and managed connectivity service provider Seacom has launched a low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite service for its enterprise clients in South Africa. The company said the service marked an "evolutionary"...
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    Starlink starts blocking roaming in Zimbabwe

    Starlink starts blocking roaming in Zimbabwe SpaceX's broadband satellite Internet service Starlink has warned users in Zimbabwe that it will disable their roaming services upon request from the country's communications regulator. Like South Africa, Zimbabwe does not yet officially support...
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    SpaceX accuses Italy's biggest mobile network of blocking Starlink

    SpaceX accuses Italy's biggest mobile network of blocking Starlink Elon Musk’s Starlink is claiming that its rollout of high-speed internet in Italy is being obstructed by the country’s largest phone carrier, with possible repercussions for its services across southern Europe and northern...
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    How Starlink could help make Internet cable breaks irrelevant

    How Starlink could help make Internet cable breaks irrelevant The ability of SpaceX’s Starlink Internet service to transmit data packets between its fleet of satellites makes it capable of circumventing undersea cable breaks. This feature could soon also be supported on other satellite...
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    Elon Musk's Starlink thriving in global black market

    Elon Musk's Starlink thriving in global black market SpaceX’s Starlink touts its high-speed internet as “available almost anywhere on Earth.” In the real world, its reach extends to countries where Elon Musk’s satellite-enabled service has no agreement to operate, including territories ruled...
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    SpaceX won't list Starlink in 2024

    SpaceX won't list Starlink in 2024 SpaceX will not pursue an initial public offering of its Starlink unit this year, according to Bret Johnsen, the company’s chief financial officer. “It’d be more in the years to come,” Johnsen said Tuesday at an industry conference. The unit became profitable...
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    Starship launch 3 planned for Thursday

    Starship launch 3 planned for Thursday Elon Musk’s SpaceX received the go-ahead to launch its giant Starship rocket a third time, four months after its last test ended in an explosion prematurely. The Federal Aviation Administration reinstated SpaceX’s launch license, the agency said in a...
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    FAA serves SpaceX with 17 corrective actions on Starship before 3rd launch

    FAA serves SpaceX with 17 corrective actions on Starship before 3rd launch US air safety regulators concluded a mishap investigation into SpaceX’s most recent Starship explosion in November, laying out the issues the Elon Musk-led company must address before it can attempt to launch the rocket...
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    Starlink unwilling to work with local partners - South African ISP

    Starlink stealing satellite Internet customers in South Africa SpaceX's Starlink broadband service is already impacting at least one established satellite provider despite not being officially available locally. Satellite broadband services have been beaming Internet connectivity to South...
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    Starlink's Direct-to-Cell customers could go live this year

    Starlink's Direct-to-Cell customers could go live this year T-Mobile US Inc. may offer space-connected mobile devices to customers this year as its partnership with SpaceX bears fruit, the carrier’s leader said Thursday. Elon Musk’s SpaceX in early January launched the initial batch of...
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    Nasa says it has no evidence of drug use at SpaceX

    Nasa says it has no evidence of drug use at SpaceX Elon Musk’s SpaceX isn’t in violation of workplace rules on alcohol and drugs that could jeopardise the rocket launch and satellite service provider’s government contracts as far as Nasa is aware, according to the space agency. “The agency...
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    Starlink tested in the Kruger National Park

    Starlink tested in the Kruger National Park MyBroadband tested SpaceX's uncapped satellite broadband service Starlink in the Kruger National Park over the December holidays and found it delivered excellent speeds. The Kruger is South Africa's biggest national park and one of the most...
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    Secretive X-37B space plane launched into orbit by SpaceX

    Secretive X-37B space plane launched into orbit by SpaceX SpaceX’s powerful Falcon Heavy rocket lofted a secretive space plane for the US Space Force on Thursday evening from Florida, the first time the rocket was used to send the Boeing Co.-built experimental spacecraft to orbit. The launch...
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    South Korea sends first spy satellite into orbit using SpaceX rocket

    South Korea sends first spy satellite into orbit using SpaceX rocket One of Elon Musk’s rockets carried a South Korean spy satellite into orbit as the rivalry between the two Koreas expands beyond Earth. A SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying Seoul’s first domestically made reconnaissance satellite...
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    SpaceX hiring Starlink growth manager for Sub-Saharan Africa

    SpaceX hiring manager to boost Starlink growth in Africa SpaceX is advertising a position for growth manager of its Starlink Internet service in Sub-Saharan Africa. The role — first reported by Space in Africa — is open for applications on the Greenhouse recruitment website.
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    SpaceX gets approval for second Starship launch

    SpaceX gets approval for second Starship launch SpaceX received approval for the second launch of its groundbreaking Starship rocket, ending an almost seven-month hiatus and inching Elon Musk closer to his goal of sending humans to the moon and beyond. The US Federal Aviation Administration...
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    Astronomer reveals how Starlink satellites are "leaking" radio signals

    Astronomer reveals how Starlink satellites are "leaking" radio signals When I was a child in the 1970s, seeing a satellite pass overhead in the night sky was a rare event. Now it is commonplace: sit outside for a few minutes after dark, and you can’t miss them. Thousands of satellites have...
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    Starlink has reached cash breakeven — Elon Musk

    Starlink has reached cash breakeven — Elon Musk SpaceX’s Starlink service has reached breakeven cash flow, according to chief executive officer Elon Musk, a milestone for the space-based internet provider. Musk disclosed the achievement in a post Thursday on his social media platform, X...
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    Starship environmental review kicks off — next launch could be 4 months away

    Starship environmental review kicks off — next launch could be 4 months away The US Fish and Wildlife Service initiated a formal review of the upgrades SpaceX has made to its Starship launch system, one of the final regulatory steps before flights can resume following its explosive April debut...
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    NASA launches massive spacecraft to asteroid using SpaceX

    NASA launches massive spacecraft to asteroid using SpaceX NASA’s massive Psyche spacecraft launched Friday atop SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket on an unprecedented journey to probe a metal-rich asteroid for insight into Earth’s own rocky core. SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, one of the world’s most...
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