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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Hanno Labuschagne

    SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket booster reaches new record

    SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket booster reaches new record SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully deployed the latest batch of 60 Starlink satellites on Sunday morning. The rocket booster used on this mission flew for a record ninth time on Sunday, landing safely on its “Of Course I Still Love You”...
  6. Hanno Labuschagne

    Starlink Internet could soon be available in cars, ships, and aeroplanes

    Starlink Internet could soon be available in cars, ships, and aeroplanes SpaceX wants to connect cars, ships, and aeroplanes with fast, low-latency Internet via its Starlink satellite service. As it stands, Starlink can provide broadband connectivity to users with fixed antennas located at home...
  7. Jamie McKane

    Starlink will take on fibre in South Africa

    Starlink will take on fibre in South Africa The imminent arrival of Starlink and other new innovative low earth orbit (LEO) satellite services will radically change perceptions about the feasibility of satellite Internet in South Africa. This is according to Q-KON CEO Dawie De Wet, who...
  8. Hanno Labuschagne

    Elon Musk says Starlink speeds will jump to 300Mbps in 2021

    Elon Musk says Starlink speeds will jump to 300Mbps in 2021 SpaceX’s Starlink service will show radical improvements in performance as it reaches near-global availability in 2021. According to a recent tweet from SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Starlink’s speeds will increase to around 300Mbps and...
  9. Jamie McKane

    Why Starlink could be better than fibre for online gaming

    Why Starlink could be better than fibre for online gaming South African gamers and esports professionals will be glad to know that SpaceX's Starlink broadband Internet service could one day deliver better latency over long distances than fibre connectivity. This is due to two key improvements...
  10. Hanno Labuschagne

    SpaceX loses Falcon 9 rocket booster in botched landing

    SpaceX loses Falcon 9 rocket booster in botched landing SpaceX on Monday evening successfully launched its latest batch of 60 Starlink satellites into orbit. In a rare instance by its current track record, however, it lost a rocket booster in the process. The company’s B1059 Falcon 9 first...
  11. Jamie McKane

    Starlink pre-orders now open in South Africa

    Starlink pre-orders now open in South Africa South Africans can now put down a deposit to order SpaceX's Starlink high-speed, low-latency broadband service. Starlink uses a constellation of lower-earth orbit (LEO) satellites to offer fast Internet connectivity to its users.
  12. Jamie McKane

    Elon Musk's Starlink project is bad news for South Africa's SKA telescope

    Elon Musk's Starlink project is bad news for South Africa's SKA telescope Elon Musk's constellation of Starlink satellites could have dire consequences for the operations of the world's largest radio telescope - the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). SpaceX has already launched more than 900...
  13. Jamie McKane

    Starlink Internet beta delivers great speeds

    Starlink Internet beta delivers great speeds Following the launch of Elon Musk's Starlink Internet's beta service last week, users are reporting promising results, reports ZDNet. The service costs $99 per month, with an additional once-off $499 startup fee for the appropriate equipment.
  14. Jamie McKane

    Elon Musk's Starlink satellite beta coming soon

    Elon Musk's Starlink satellite beta coming soon Elon Musk's Starlink satellite Internet service is set to launch in beta in the near future, according to reports from users who have signed up for early access to the service. Users who expressed interest in the satellite Internet product and...
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