The Air Force is using SpaceX’s fledgling satellite network to test encrypted internet services for a number of military planes, the space company’s president said, detailing results for the first customer of Elon Musk’s planned constellation of thousands of broadband-beaming satellites.
SpaceX Chief Executive, Elon Musk, opened up his private rocket factory to the top official of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Thursday for a tour and progress report on the company’s long-delayed Crew Dragon astronaut capsule.
SpaceX test-launched an early prototype of the company’s Mars rocket on Tuesday, rattling the nerves of people living near the Texas site and clearing another key hurdle in billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s interplanetary ambitions.
SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying 24 experimental satellites.
SpaceX on Thursday launched a rocket containing the first 60 satellites of its “Starlink” constellation, which is intended to provide internet from space and could one day number 12 000 satellites.