Starlink to provide global coverage of internet services by Sept, subject to regulatory approvals

On Tuesday, in a statement, Starlink’s president Gwynne Shotwel said, the company expects to be able to provide continuous global coverage of internet services by around September, subject to regulatory approvals. “We’ve successfully deployed 1,800 or so satellites and once all those satellites reach their operational orbit, we will have continuous global coverage, so that…

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…

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 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…

Elon Musk to spin off SpaceX IPO once revenue growth becomes steady, predictable

Elon Musk, Tesla Inc’s CEO plans on listing his space internet venture, Starlink, in the years ahead when revenue growth is predictable and smooth. “Public market does *not* like erratic cash flow haha,” tweeted Musk. In 2019, Musk said Starlink was an important new revenue stream for Space Exploration Technologies, SpaceX. In February 2020, SpaceX’s…

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…