SpaceX paid $250,000 to make Musk sex complaint disappear
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You can shut anyone up if you have enough cash

SpaceX reportedly paid a flight attendant $250,000 to ensure she didn’t speak out or sue the company after she claimed Elon Musk allegedly exposed himself and propositioned her for sex.

NASA plans to outsource its aging space telecoms
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Space is Neo-liberalism's final frontier 


Decades after the world worked out that the private sector was just as clueless at running business as governments, the US government has worked out a way of making some more rich people even richer by outsourcing of NASA's ageing space telecoms constellation.

NASA worried about SpaceX's Starlink plans
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Thursday, 10 February 2022 13:47

NASA worried about SpaceX's Starlink plans


30,000 satellites is getting silly

NASA has raised concerns about SpaceX's plan to deploy about 30,000 satellites for its Starlink.

Starlink internet satellites downed by magnetic storm
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The stars are that much clearer

All of the Starlink internet satellites that a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carried beyond the atmosphere on 3 February won't reach their intended orbit.

Musk hacks off Chinese
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Tuesday, 28 December 2021 12:01

Musk hacks off Chinese


Satellites nearly take out space station

Chinese citizens have declared Elon Musk public enema number one after his Starlink programme satellites nearly hit the country’s space station.

SpaceX complains about Amazon’s blocking tactics
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It just can’t compete on Starlink


Amazon's attempt to block proposals for the next-generation Starlink system is a "delay tactic" and a continuation of Amazon's strategy of "hinder[ing] competitors to compensate for Amazon's failure to make progress of its own"'

SpaceX's satellites still too bright
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Monday, 18 January 2021 10:38

SpaceX's satellites still too bright


Astronomers still can't see

SpaceX's attempt to reduce the reflectivity of Starlink satellites is working, but not nearly enough to make astronomers happy.

Starlink beta testers impressed with the speed
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Playing with forest connections

A beta tester of SpaceX's new Starlink satellite internet service tested his gear in a national forest which gets no cell service from any carrier.

SpaceX loses three per cent of its Starlink satellites
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Bad in terms of volume

More than three percent  of SpaceX's Starlink satellites have proven to be unresponsive and are no longer maneuvering in orbit, which could prove hazardous to other satellites and spacecraft in orbit.

SpaceX’s satellite clusters will still stop astronomy
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Thunderbolts and lightning say astronomers. 

After a two month gap, SpaceX has resumed launching batches of dozens of satellites in its gambit to blanket Earth with high speed internet access but moves to stop them interfering with astronomy are unlikely to work.