Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet service receives 500,000 preorders

In a statement SpaceX’s founder Elon Musk said, the company has received more than 500,000 preorders for its Starlink satellite internet service and anticipates no technical problems at meeting that demand. The “only limitation is high density of users in urban areas,” tweeted Musk in response to a post from a CNBC reporter that said the…

Elon Musk’s brain-chip startup shows monkey playing Mind Pong

In a massive breakthrough, Elon Musk’s brain-chip startup Neuralink released video footage showing a monkey playing a simple videogame after getting implants of the new technology. The 3-minute video shows Pager, a male macaque with embedded chips on each side of its brain, playing ‘Mind Pong’ and controlling the paddle by simply thinking about moving…

SpaceX, NASA sign enhanced data sharing agreement on spacecrafts and space debris

In a statement NASA said, it had signed an agreement with SpaceX aimed at avoiding collisions between their respective satellites. The agreement will enhance data sharing between NASA and SpaceX’s Starlink, a space internet venture, to ensure both parties are fully aware of the exact location of spacecraft and debris in orbit. “With commercial companies…

SpaceX raises $850 million in fresh equity funding round, sees valuation jump to $74 billion

According to a report from CNBC which citing sources familiar with the financing, Elon Musk’s SpaceX has completed an equity funding round of $850 million which sent its valuation soaring to nearly $74 billion. SpaceX raised the funds at $419.99 a share, said the report. SpaceX did not immediately respond to requests for comments.

SpaceX bags SDA contract to track ICBM launches

In a defining moment for SpaceX, Elon Musk’s space venture has won a $149 million contract to build missile-tracking satellites for the Pentagon, said the U.S. Space Development Agency (SDA) in a statement on Monday. The development marks SpaceX’s first government contract to build satellites. Known for its reusable rockets and astronaut capsules, SpaceX is…

SpaceX bans Zoom video conferencing app citing significant security threats

SpaceX, Elon Musk’s rocket company, has banned its employees from using Zoom, a video conferencing app, following “significant privacy and security concerns”, according to an internal memo. The development comes days after U.S. law enforcement agencies warned users about security concerns regarding the popular app. With many Americans quarrantined in their homes because of the…

SpaceX could be valued at $36 billion in latest funding round

According to sources familiar with financing of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, the company is looking to raise around $250 million, which could see its valuation touch $36 billion, reported CNBC. According to CNBC’s report, SpaceX plans on raising the amount at a price of $220 per share. The funding round is expected to close after the…

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket lifts off carrying 24 experimental satellites

Elon Musk, SpaceX’s CEO, described the launch as one of the most challenging in the company’s history. On Tuesday, in a significant development which Elon Musk described as one of the most difficult in the company’s history, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket lifted-off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida carrying 24 experimental satellites. The text-book…