The Space is Filled With Junk But That's Not What Elon Musk is Telling You

In the 17th-century, when Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei looked out into the unknown vastness of space using his ingenious telescope, he saw the sun, the moon, planets, and stars. Had the polymath been looking through the telescope in the year 2021, he perhaps would have been disappointed to find not stars and other ‘space oddities’ so eulogized by mortals but bits of trash and plastic.
While space enthusiasts sit in their plush homes congratulating themselves over human exploits on Mars […]
The Space is Filled With Junk But That's Not What Elon Musk is Telling You

SpaceX delays Starship launch as Elon Musk confirms SN9's engines need repairs

SpaceX’s Starship prototype is now expected to launch no earlier than Monday, January 18, although further delays are possible. SpaceX fans have been kept on the edge of their seats all week, with no confirmation of when the SN9 will launch on its first suborbital flight. A break came on Wednesday when SpaceX completed not one but three static fire tests in a row, hinting at the possibility of Starship launching before the week was over.
But the anticipated mission took a blow on Friday when […]
SpaceX delays Starship launch as Elon Musk confirms SN9's engines need repairs

SpaceX Starship launch: How will SpaceX catch the Super Heavy?

SpaceX is intent on pushing the envelope with its Starship programme, having already set the gold standard for reusable rockets with its signature Falcon 9. The Falcon 9 boasts a reusable first-stage booster that can carry more than 22 tons of cargo into orbit, return to Earth and safely touch down. But that is evidently not enough for SpaceX chief Elon Musk, 49, who wants his next big project, Starship, to be an entirely reusable class of launch vehicle.
Once complete, Starship will serve […]
SpaceX Starship launch: How will SpaceX catch the Super Heavy?

The billionaires' brawl over satellite broadband

Photo Illustration: Brendan Lynch. Photos: Drew Angerer, Patrick Pleul, Alex Rodriguez, Pakin Songmor/Getty Images
Elon Musk is under siege by fellow billionaires at Amazon and Dish as he tries to get his fledgling space-based broadband service off the ground, with clashes involving airwave overload and the threat of satellite collisions.
Why it matters: Musk's Starlink service could extend broadband to unconnected customers in hard-to-reach rural areas. But competitors are pressing the […]
The billionaires' brawl over satellite broadband