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  • SpaceX launches another batch of Starlink satellites on heels of Sentinel-6, Crew-1 missions

    11/25/2020 2:12:03 AM PST · by mylife · 12 replies
    orlando sentinal ^ | 11/24/2020 | CAROLINE GLENN
    SpaceX sent another batch of Starlink satellites into space Tuesday night, on the heels of the company’s Sentinel-6 ocean-mapping satellite launch from California and Crew-1 astronaut mission from Florida. The company’s Falcon 9 rocket lifted off on time at 9:13 p.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s launch complex 40, its fiery tail visible across parts of Central Florida on a cool, clear evening. Then, about eight minutes after launch, SpaceX also recovered the rocket’s booster, marking its seventh flight to date and making it the company’s most re-flown booster. It’s the latest Starlink launch since the program began last...
  • SpaceX launches new NASA satellite and lands with a boom

    11/21/2020 5:25:40 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    CNET ^ | 11/21/2020 | Eric Mack
    The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite is the latest in a series of satellites that have provided critical data about sea level rise and climate change for almost three decades. The new ocean-spying bird will be able to measure sea levels within a few centimeters for 90% of oceans around the globe. A twin satellite named Sentinel-6B will join the effort when it launches in 2025. Instruments on the new satellites will also provide data on atmospheric temperature and humidity that'll help improve weather forecasts, according to NASA. The mission began with the fairly rare launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base...
  • Washington emergency responders first to use SpaceX’s Starlink internet in the field: ‘It’s amazing’

    10/01/2020 7:02:47 AM PDT · by srmanuel · 33 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09/29/20 | CNBC
    This is the first practical field deployment that I've heard about. Washington Emergency Management who is responding to the wildfires out west has deployed 7 Starlink Terminals remotely to provide internet and communication capabilities to help their response to the fires. The reviews so far a fantastic.....
  • Inmarsat vs Starlink Antennas

    11/01/2020 6:17:56 AM PST · by tbw2 · 26 replies
    Turbofuture ^ | Sep 22, 2020 | Tamara Wilhite
    Inmarsat is a satellite communication system that is likely to become obsolete once Elon Musk’s Starlink system is up and running. The differences go well beyond age and branding. Let’s learn more about the differences between the Starlink and Inmarsat antennas.
  • Elon Musk Tests Positive, Negative, Positive, Negative All in One Day, But MSNBC Producer Doesn't Think He Should Have Told You

    11/13/2020 7:08:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/13/2020 | Nick Arama
    Elon Musk raised a rather important question on Twitter, saying he’d been tested four times for the Wuhan coronavirus. What mystified him was that two times it came back positive and two times it came back negative. Something extremely bogus is going on. Was tested for covid four times today. Two tests came back negative, two came back positive. Same machine, same test, same nurse. Rapid antigen test from BD.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 13, 2020 This of course raises a lot of questions. Why? And how is that possible? What’s going on when you get results like that? Is...
  • Elon Musk knocks 'extremely bogus' COVID-19 test after taking four tests in one day

    11/13/2020 6:40:38 AM PST · by 100%FEDUP · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/13/20 | Jordan Williams
    “Something extremely bogus is going on. Was tested for covid four times today. Two tests came back negative, two came back positive,” Musk said on Twitter. “Same machine, same test, same nurse. Rapid antigen test from BD.”
  • ‘This is simple and just works’: Elon Musk’s ‘hyperloop’ project revealed as a car in a tunnel

    10/23/2020 1:38:28 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 33 replies ^ | MAY 28, 20198:15AM | Frank Chung
    Elon Musk has been widely mocked after revealing the final version of his much-hyped underground transportation project. The Tesla and SpaceX founder’s Boring Company has been building a prototype tunnel system under Los Angeles since 2016 in a bid to relieve traffic congestion. It had been linked to the billionaire’s futuristic “hyperloop” concept of pods suspended on magnets travelling hundreds of kilometres an hour through vacuum tubes. While The Boring Company’s test tunnel did not feature an air vacuum, it promised to create a new kind of private, public and commercial transport system using special vehicles propelled on electric skates....
  • Elon Musk on Lockdowns: ‘Sweden Was Right’

    10/17/2020 8:03:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    The Foundation for Economic Education ^ | October 15, 2020 | Jon Miltimore
    Instead of rebuking Sweden and states such as South Dakota who exposed the failure of lockdowns, we should be thanking them. ... Sweden’s decision to take a “lighter touch” to the coronavirus pandemic—foregoing strict lockdowns and relying primarily on social responsibility to encourage social distancing—has made it a lighting rod for criticism. Many commentators claimed Sweden was behaving recklessly and selfishly by refusing to enforce an economic lockdown ... Though its per capita death rate remained well below European neighbors such as the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Spain—each of which enforced strict lockdowns—Sweden became, as one CBS report claimed, “an...
  • Elon Musk says he won’t take coronavirus vaccine, calls Bill Gates a ‘knucklehead’

    09/30/2020 3:42:26 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 29 Sept 2020 | Ben Cost
    “I’m not at risk, neither are my kids,” Musk told host Kara Swisher about the rationale behind his decision. ...During the bizarre exchange, the Tesla CEO decried the nationwide lockdown as a “no-win situation” that has “diminished my faith in humanity.” Musk previously called widespread quarantines “unethical” and “de facto house arrest,” Swisher criticized his suggestion, adding that humans could potentially die in the process. “Everybody dies,” quipped Musk. “Gates said something about me not knowing what I was doing,” Musk told Swisher. “It’s like, ‘Hey, knucklehead, we actually make the vaccine machines for CureVac, that company you’re invested in.'”...
  • Elon Musk says he WON'T get a coronavirus vaccine because he's 'not at risk' and says the pandemic has 'questioned my faith in humanity'

    09/28/2020 5:55:37 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 65 replies
    Daily mail ^ | 9-28-20 | MARLENE LENTHANG
    Elon Musk has revealed he will not get a coronavirus vaccine when they're available because he's 'not at risk' and defends keeping his Tesla factories up and running amid the pandemic. The 49-year-old tech giant defended opening up Tesla factories in defiance of lockdowns - a lengthy saga that has seen him sue Alameda County, launch a profanity-laden rant about how lockdowns are 'unethical' and allegedly fire employees who didn't feel safe enough to return to work. The Tesla and SpaceX founder said Monday in an interview with Kara Swisher on the New York Times' podcast Sway that even when...
  • Elon Musk says Starship SN8 prototype will have a nosecone and attempt a 60,000-foot return flight

    09/12/2020 10:12:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies ^ | 09/12/2020
    Recently, SpaceX has completed short, 150 meter (just under 500 feet) test flights of two earlier Starship prototypes, SN5 and SN6 – and SN8, which is currently set to be done construction “in about a week” according to Musk will have “flaps & nosecone” and ultimately is intended for a much higher altitude test launch. The prototypes that SpaceX has flown and landed for its so-called ‘short-hop’ tests over the past few weeks have been full-sized, but with a simulated weight installed on the top in place of the actual domed nosecone that will perch atop the final production Starship...
  • Spacex docking with space station - live

    11/16/2020 6:31:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Spacex ^ | 11/16/20
    About 26 minutes away, I think.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 11/15/2020

    11/15/2020 10:03:04 PM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/15/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Starting tomorrow no store in New Mexico no matter how large will be limited to only 75 customers at a time.... Citizens protesting today at the private residence of Utah Governor Republican Gary Herbert over his coronavirus lockdown orders... Police making arrests in two British cities this weekend going after people opposing the coronavirus lockdown... Police in London breaking up a baptism where 30 people gathered in violation of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's lockdown... An open air mass celebrated in Nantes, France today to protest government coronavirus restrictions on indoor worship... France's leading opposition politician, Marine Le Pen of the...
  • SpaceX Commercial Crew-1 Launch Live Sunday November 15 7:27PM EST

    11/15/2020 2:06:41 PM PST · by NautiNurse · 59 replies
    NASA SpaceX ^ | 15 November 2020 | NASA SpaceX
    NASA's SpaceX astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi arrived at KSC historic launchpad 39-A, and boarded the launch vehicle. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission will be the first crew rotational flight of a U.S. commercial spacecraft with astronauts to the International Space Station. The launch may be viewed via link above, or streaming via SpaceX Launches, and via Roku NASA channel.
  • First Starlink Beta Tester Interview ... Using Starlink during Interview!

    11/11/2020 6:48:28 AM PST · by srmanuel · 22 replies
    YouTube and Lon TV ^ | 11/9/20 | Lon TV
    This is the first interview I've seen of someone who was selected by Starlink as a beta tester... This particular person is in the IT field so he's knowledgeable about many of the issues that people are interested in. The user is streaming the video call via Starlink during the interview, the owner of the YouTube channel is running speed testing software during the entire interview, there was a few second video drop during the interview but the audio remained consistent... I think it's pretty cool, I would love to be one of the beta testers...
  • SpaceX set to launch first fully-crewed ISS mission Saturday

    11/10/2020 8:38:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies ^ | 10 November 2020 | Rafi Letzter
    Elon Musk's company has launched two people into space to date: NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken, who rode to the International Space Station May 30 aboard a Crew Dragon capsule mounted on a Falcon 9 rocket. That test flight, termed DEMO-2, marked the first-ever commercial crewed launch, and the first launch from American soil since the end of the Space Shuttle program in 2011. But it was a test flight, with just two astronauts aboard, lasting just 64 days with most of that time in zero-gravity spent on the International Space Station (ISS). On Nov. 14, if all...
  • Starlink Internet From Space: Faster Than 95% Of USA

    11/01/2020 11:02:50 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/01/20 | John Koetsier
    Could rural Montana be the next Silicon Valley? Check internet speed off your list of reasons why not.Even though Elon Musk’s SpaceX says its expanded “Better Than Nothing” test is still a beta version of Starlink’s eventual capabilities, at least one early Starlink internet service customer says he is getting better than expected speed. Starlink says it should give you between “50 and 150 MB/s with 20-40 milliseconds of latency.” Starlink customer “FourthEchelon19” is getting 161 megabits/second download and 23 megabits/second upload speed.In rural Montana.That’s good enough to stream 4K YouTube videos with zero buffering. And it’s making people with hard-wired “high-speed”...
  • 5 Big Questions Over SpaceX Declaring Martian Independence

    10/31/2020 10:24:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 31, 2020 | Jonah Gottschalk
    From communists on Mars to 'The Expanse' in real life, the questions about the future of Musk's Mars are huge. Here's what you need to know. Martian 1776 has arrived, according to SpaceX. In a set of recently released documents, the company announced it has no intention of following laws from any government on Earth once it reaches Mars.“For services provided on Mars, or in transit to Mars via Starship or other colonization spacecraft, the parties recognize Mars as a free planet and that no Earth-based government has authority or sovereignty over Martian activities,” the document reads, which was included...
  • SpaceX Crew Dragon: Elon Musk decries 'stranger than fiction' problem

    10/30/2020 12:45:32 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    Inverse ^ | 10/30/2020 | Mike Brown
    The capsule is scheduled to send up four astronauts no earlier than 7:49 p.m. Eastern time on November — a mission dubbed "Crew-1." It will be the first non-test, crewed mission since the successful crewed test flight in May 2020. But ahead of the big launch, SpaceX vice president Hans Koenigsmann explained in a NASA briefing this week that a problem with a "nail polish"-like substance discovered during a previous launch threatened to derail the grand plans. The problem already caused NASA to delay the Crew-1 flight earlier this month. The problem dramatically came to light during the GPS-III SV04...
  • SpaceX prices Starlink satellite internet service at $99 per month, according to e-mail

    10/27/2020 9:59:38 AM PDT · by srmanuel · 70 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/27/20 | CNBC
    On Monday, Starlink the space based internet service from SpaceX an Elon Musk company began to notify people via email that they've been selected for public Beta Testing... The service will cost $99/month with speeds of 50 to 150 Mbs....with a latency of 20-40ms..... There is a additional $499 charge for the equipment that includes the self-aligning dish and in home router....along with a mounting tripod... An additional $99 is available for roof mounted dishes. Users were also told to expect increases in speed and lower latency as more satellites get deployed... You need a clear view of the Norther...