Elon Musk must testify in SEC probe of his Twitter takeover

An effigy of Elon Musk is seen on a mobile device with the X and Twitter logos in the background in this photo illustration on 23 July, 2023 in Warsaw, Poland.  Jonathan Raa | Nurphoto | Getty Images Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has to testify in a probe by the U.S. Securities and … Read more

Hawaiian Airlines debuts SpaceX Starlink free inflight Wi-Fi

A Hawaiian Airlines A321 aircraft with Starlink WiFi installed. Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Airlines is rolling out complimentary Wi-Fi via SpaceX’s Starlink on board commercial flights this week, the companies told CNBC, the first major U.S. airline to offer the satellite-based service. “SpaceX has really cracked the code – literally, in terms of the technology – … Read more

Voyager’s Starlab space station buys SpaceX Starship launch

An artist’s rendering of the Starlab space station in low Earth orbit. Voyager Space / Starlab Space LLC A contract written in the stars. Private station Starlab will fly on a Starship rocket later this decade to get to orbit, the companies’ developing both spacecraft announced on Wednesday. Starlab – being built by Voyager Space … Read more

Three space companies at risk of running out of cash

A view from onboard the upper stage of rocket LV0009 during the company’s livestream on March 15, 2022. Astra / NASASpaceflight The space sector’s on the tail end of a boom-and-bust cycle. While many companies battened down the hatches to survive, a few publicly-traded names are running on fumes. A flurry of about a dozen … Read more

Why there is a new global race to the moon

Japan recently became the fifth nation to successfully complete a soft landing on the moon’s surface, joining a select few countries — the U.S., Russia, China and India — in accomplishing this feat. But moon landings are likely to become more common over the next few years. Globally, more than 100 lunar missions, both by … Read more

Japan JAXA SLIM lunar lander successfully touches down on moon

An artist’s rendition of the SLIM lunar lander on the moon’s surface. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Japan staked a claim as a national space power on Friday, as its SLIM spacecraft landed on the moon. The country’s SLIM lander launched in September and touched down on the lunar surface around 10:20 a.m. ET, according to … Read more

Pentagon awards satellite contracts to L3Harris, Lockheed, Sierra Space

Lockheed Martin’s Tranche 0 Transport Layer satellites are seen in one of the company’s processing facilities. Lockheed Martin The Pentagon on Tuesday announced about $2.5 billion in contracts will go to L3Harris, Lockheed Martin, and Sierra Space to build satellites for an expanding military system. The U.S. Space Force’s Space Development Agency is having the … Read more

2023 rebound and heavy M&A

A long exposure photo shows the company’s fourth Alpha rocket mission launching from California’s Vandenberg Space Force Base on Dec. 22, 2023. Sean Parker / Firefly Aerospace Investment in the space sector bounced back last year, rebounding closer to the record high of 2021, according to a report Tuesday by New York-based Space Capital. “Investment … Read more

Space company Momentus MNTS running out of money

An artist’s rendering of a Momentus Vigoride transfer vehicle deploying a satellite in orbit. Momentus Space company Momentus warned shareholders in a securities filing on Friday that the company is running out of money and does not have a financial lifeline. Momentus, once valued at more than $1 billion before going public via a special … Read more

SpaceX, T-Mobile send first texts via Starlink satellites

SpaceX founder Elon Musk and T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert on stage during a T-Mobile and SpaceX joint event on August 25, 2022 in Boca Chica Beach, Texas. Michael Gonzalez | Getty Images SpaceX successfully sent text messages via Starlink satellites using T-Mobile’s network, it announced Wednesday, as Elon Musk’s company aims bring its direct-to-device cell … Read more