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Teardown of “Dishy McFlatface,” the SpaceX Starlink user terminal

Enlarge / Ken Keiter gets ready to tear apart the SpaceX Starlink user terminal, “Dishy McFlatface.” Ken Keiter Engineer Ken Keiter recently came into possession of one SpaceX Starlink user terminal, the satellite dish that SpaceX nicknamed “Dishy McFlatface.” But instead of plugging it in and getting Internet access from SpaceX’s low Earth orbit (LEO) […]

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How SpaceX could transform Starlink into an ultraprecise GPS network

Genevieve Poblano/ Digital Trends For the past five years or so, SpaceX has been chipping away at a mind-bogglingly massive project: The Starlink satellite constellation. The grand plan is to ferry over 12,000 satellites (or more) into low-Earth orbit and place them in an undulating, lattice-like array that allows SpaceX to deliver high-speed broadband internet […]

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NASA sets a date for historic SpaceX launch, the first flight of NASA crews from U.S. in nearly a decade

While the date could change — in spaceflight they often do — the announcement marks a significant milestone in NASA’s winding, at times tortuous, journey to regain its human spaceflight wings since it retired the space shuttle in 2011. This time, though, the launch will be markedly different from any other in the history of […]

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Digital Trends Live: Workers may strike, HQ Trivia is back, SpaceX delivers

On this episode of Digital Trends Live, host Greg Nibler dives into the biggest-trending stories in tech, including possible strikes during the coronavirus pandemic, a new breathing aid, the return of HQ Trivia, SpaceX’s lunar deliveries, and more. Scott Mercer Scott Mercer, founder and chief executive officer of Volta, discusses the top three things electric […]

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SpaceX

SpaceX is arguably one of the most innovative aerospace organizations on the planet right now. Over the course of the past decade, the company’s reusable rocket technologies have significantly lowered the cost of sending a payload into orbit. But reusable rockets are just the beginning. SpaceX, helmed by the infamous tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, now […]