SpaceX News

Hype's SpaceX news segment delivers in-depth analysis of SpaceX's cutting-edge ventures, chronicling the company's ambitious projects and milestones in commercial spaceflight. From the latest Starship developments to Crew Dragon missions, our reporting captures the essence of SpaceX's drive to revolutionize space travel and interplanetary colonization.

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2024-06-13T06:20:46.914544-07:00

Satellite Megaconstellations Threaten Ozone Recovery

New research indicates that the aluminum oxide particles released from deorbiting satellites in megaconstellations could impede the recovery of Earth's ozone layer, exacerbating environmental concerns.

2024-06-13T01:28:59.339648-07:00

Antonov Delivers Turksat 6A Satellite to Florida for SpaceX Launch

Antonov Airlines successfully transported the Turksat 6A satellite from Ankara, Turkey to Florida, USA, marking Turkey's first geostationary communication satellite launch by SpaceX.

2024-06-13T01:16:06.314406-07:00

Jio Platforms JV Gets Nod for Satellite Internet in India

Reliance Industries' Jio Platforms and Luxembourg-based SES have received approval from the Indian space regulator to operate satellites, enabling their joint venture to provide gigabit fibre internet across India.

SpaceX is an American spacecraft manufacturer, launcher and satellite communications corporation founded in 2002 by Elon Musk. It manufactures rocket engines, spacecraft, and Starlink communications satellites, and is developing the Starship launch system for interplanetary and orbital spaceflight. The company has achieved numerous milestones in space exploration, including the first privately developed liquid-propellant rocket to reach orbit, the first private company to launch, orbit, and recover a spacecraft, and the first private company to send astronauts to the International Space Station.

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2024-06-13T09:24:30.754435-07:002024-06-13T09:24:30.754435-07:00

Pentagon Extends Starlink Deal in Ukraine for $14M

The Pentagon renewed its $14 million contract with SpaceX for another six months to provide Starlink internet services in Ukraine, settling past disputes over terminal usage in the conflict zone.

2024-06-12T14:48:55.339659-07:002024-06-12T14:48:55.339659-07:00

FCC Approves New SpaceX Compact Router for Starlink

The Federal Communications Commission approved a compact Wi-Fi router developed by SpaceX. Although details remain undisclosed, the device is anticipated to enhance Starlink's connectivity capabilities.

2024-06-11T09:05:31.640111-07:002024-06-11T09:05:31.640111-07:00

NASA Monitors Starship for Human Landing System Readiness

NASA is closely observing SpaceX's Starship developments to assess its viability as a Human Landing System, critical for future missions. The agency's concerns hinge on the availability and effectiveness of the system to support scheduled missions.

2024-06-11T02:35:08.023995-07:002024-06-11T02:35:08.023995-07:00

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Faces Weather Challenges

The 230-foot Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral's Launch Complex 40, but current weather forecasts predict rain and storms that might affect the launch window.