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Alphabet’s X partners with Econet Group to roll out Project Taara wireless light-beam broadband in Africa

Alphabet’s X partners with Econet Group to roll out Project Taara wireless light-beam broadband in Africa Alphabet’s X ‘Moonshot Factory’ subsidiary has a lot of cutting edge projects in development, so it’s always exciting when one of them gets ready for real-world deployment. On Tuesday, X announced that its ‘Project Taara’ high-speed optical wireless broadband […]

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Supersonic aircraft startup Hermeus raises $16 million Series A

Supersonic aircraft startup Hermeus raises million Series A Hermeus, a company seeking to build a Mach 5 aircraft that would be capable of making the trip from New York to London in just 90 minutes has raised a $16 million Series A round, led by Canaan Partners and including contributions from existing investors Khosla Ventures, […]

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Max Q: NASA makes key discovery for future of deep space exploration

Max Q: NASA makes key discovery for future of deep space exploration Max Q is a weekly newsletter from TechCrunch all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Sundays in your inbox. This past week, we unveiled the agenda for TC Sessions: Space for the first time. It’s our inaugural event focused […]

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SpaceX launches 60 more satellites during 15th Starlink mission

SpaceX launches 60 more satellites during 15th Starlink mission SpaceX has launched another batch of 60 Starlink satellites, the primary ingredient for its forthcoming global broadband internet service. The launch took place at 11:31 AM EDT, with a liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. This is the fifteenth Starlink launch thus far, […]

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SpaceX successfully launches 60 more Starlink satellites, bringing total delivered to orbit to more than 800

SpaceX successfully launches 60 more Starlink satellites, bringing total delivered to orbit to more than 800 SpaceX on Sunday launched another batch of 60 of its internet-beaming Starlink satellites, growing its constellation even further. That makes 835 Starlink satellites launched thus far, though not all of those are operational (some were test satellites that were […]

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Kayhan Space wants to be the air traffic control service for satellites in space

Kayhan Space wants to be the air traffic control service for satellites in space Kayhan Space, the Boulder, Colo. and Atlanta-based company launched from Techstars virtual space-focused accelerator, wants nothing more than to be the air traffic control service for satellites in space. Founded by two childhood friends, Araz Feyzi and Siamak Hesar, who grew […]

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SpaceX successfully launches another Starlink mission, with over 700 satellites launched to date

SpaceX successfully launches another Starlink mission, with over 700 satellites launched to date SpaceX has launched yet another flight of 60 of its Starlink broadband internet satellites. The launch took off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 7:29 AM EDT (4:29 AM PDT) this morning, after having been delayed three times earlier due to […]

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Spacebit books a second trip to the Moon via NASA’s commercial lunar payload program

Spacebit books a second trip to the Moon via NASA’s commercial lunar payload program UK-based robotic rover startup Spacebit has booked a second payload delivery to the Moon, aboard the Nova-C lander that Intuitive Machines is planning to send in 2021 as part of NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program. Spacebit already has a […]

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Watch SpaceX launch a GPS satellite for the U.S. Space Force live

Watch SpaceX launch a GPS satellite for the U.S. Space Force live SpaceX is set to launch a GPS-III satellite for the U.S. Space Force using a Falcon 9 rocket, with a target launch time of 9:43 PM EDT (6:43 PM PDT). That opens a 15-minute launch window, and so far weather is looking relatively […]

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Elon Musk says an update for its Starship spacecraft development program is coming in 3 weeks

Elon Musk says an update for its Starship spacecraft development program is coming in 3 weeks SpaceX will provide an update about what’s happening with their Starship spacecraft in roughly three weeks, according to CEO and founder Elon Musk. Starship is a next-generation, fully reusable spacecraft that the company is developing with the aim of […]

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