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Musk says he’s ‘activating Starlink’ in Iran as government shuts down internet

Elon Musk said he would activate his Starlink satellite internet service in Iran in response to news that the U.S. Treasury would grant special permission for companies to provide internet services to the country. Iranians are suffering widespread internet outages as Iran’s government tries to quell widespread anti-government protests. Authorities have blocked access to services

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SpaceX produces 1M Starlink terminals 19 months after preorders opened

Starlink’s ramp is accelerating, and it is getting undeniable. Just around 19 months since opening pre-orders for the satellite internet system, SpaceX has produced 1 million Starlink terminals.  Initial reports of the feat were reported recently, with space influencers such as @esherifftv noting that SpaceX has produced its 1 millionth Starlink terminal. The space enthusiast

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Starlink Now over 1M User Terminals Manufactured – Latest Tweet by Elon Musk

Starlink now over 1M user terminals manufactured— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 25, 2022 (SocialLY brings you all the latest breaking news, viral trends and information from social media world, including Twitter, Instagram and Youtube. The above post is embeded directly from the user’s social media account and LatestLY Staff may not have modified or edited

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Falcon 9 Launches 52 Starlink Satellites to Orbit – Latest Tweet by SpaceX

Falcon 9 launches 52 Starlink satellites to orbit pic.twitter.com/A4eGu4lmz0— SpaceX (@SpaceX) September 25, 2022 (SocialLY brings you all the latest breaking news, viral trends and information from social media world, including Twitter, Instagram and Youtube. The above post is embeded directly from the user’s social media account and LatestLY Staff may not have modified or

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SpaceX is set to expand Starlink internet to school buses

SpaceX is looking to provide students in the U.S. with access to Starlink internet service on school buses, according to a letter sent to the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday. In collaboration with school districts, SpaceX is piloting projects in rural areas of the country to support students on bus routes that are more than 60

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Starlink Group 4-35 mission lofts 52 Starlink satellites to orbit

Starlink Group 4-35 mission lofts 52 Starlink satellites to orbit – NASASpaceFlight.com We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it.OkRead more Read more at www.nasaspaceflight.com

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Musk’s Starlink May Bring Iran Internet Service During Government Crackdown

Topline Nearly a week after Iran’s internet went dark amid widespread—and deadly—anti-government protests in the wake of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini’s death in police custody, Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite service may be able to begin providing internet access after U.S. officials lowered key technology sanctions. Elon Musk’s Starlink is set to provide internet service to Iran,

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On Saturday, SpaceX will launch 52 Starlink satellites and a ground-based rocket

SpaceX will launch another batch of Starlink broadband satellites into orbit on Saturday (September 24). You can watch the launch live. A Falcon 9 rocket carrying 52 Starlink spacecraft is scheduled to launch at 7:32 p.m. Saturday from Space Force Station Cape Canaveral, Florida. EDT (2332 Greenwich Mean Time). Watch live at Space.com, courtesy of

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SpaceX Has a Major Problem With Its Starlink Internet Connections

When SpaceX’s Starlink internet service first launched as a beta in 2020, many of the headlines were about its blazingly fast speeds. The problem, according to new report from internet speed testing site Ookla, is that the more people get on the service, the slower it seems to get. The report, spotted by PC Gamer, found

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Watch SpaceX launch 52 Starlink satellites, land rocket Saturday

SpaceX will launch yet another batch of its Starlink broadband satellites to orbit on Saturday (Sept. 24), and you can watch the liftoff live. A Falcon 9 rocket topped with 52 Starlink spacecraft is scheduled to launch from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Saturday at 7:32 p.m. EDT (2332 GMT). Watch it live here

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Musk To Activate Starlink In Iran To Help Protesters Bypass Govt Curbs

At least 35 have been killed in more than a week of protests that erupted in Iran after the death of a young woman in police custody, state media reported. Demonstrators have taken to the streets of major cities across Iran, including Tehran, for eight straight nights since the death of Mahsa Amini. The 22-year-old

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Starlink launch brings wonder to some in the Isles | Local News

Jupiter was sitting pretty above a distant tree line in a cloudless night sky just after dark-thirty Monday. Such a sublime sparkling celestial dot can sometimes lead to deep contemplation of the infinite cosmos, but Sweet Pea was having none of it. Her business concluded, the Chihauhau/rescue mix yanked my arm outward, tightening her leash

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Starlink broke top 100 most downloaded iPhone apps on Wednesday

As Starlink becomes more popular for its high-speed internet services, its rise in popularity on smartphones will grow as well. It’s well on its way according to SensorTower, an app-tracking firm. On Wednesday, the Starlink app was the 54th most downloaded iPhone app for users in the U.S. The Starlink app, which is free to

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Targeting Saturday, September 24 for a Falcon 9 Launch of 52 Starlink Satellites to … – Latest Tweet by SpaceX

Targeting Saturday, September 24 for a Falcon 9 launch of 52 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from SLC-40 in Florida → https://t.co/h9ZkIEqx2j— SpaceX (@SpaceX) September 23, 2022 (SocialLY brings you all the latest breaking news, viral trends and information from social media world, including Twitter, Instagram and Youtube. The above post is embeded directly from

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Musk says activating Starlink, in response to Blinken on internet freedom in Iran

Starlink logo is seen on a smartphone in front of displayed Ukrainian flag in this illustration taken February 27, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 23 (Reuters) – SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said on Friday that he would activate the firm’s satellite internet service, Starlink, in response to

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Elon Musk Says Activating Starlink In Iran – Statement

Sumaira FH Published September 24, 2022 | 12:00 AM WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 24th September, 2022) SpaceX founder Elon Musk said on Friday that he is activating Starlink, a satellite internet constellation operated by his company, in Iran. “Activating Starlink,” Musk said via Twitter in response to the US sanctions waiver to provide

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SpaceX to launch more Starlink satellites from Florida coast Saturday

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX on Saturday will attempt to put more Starlink internet satellites in low-Earth orbit with a Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. Starlink Group 4-35 is scheduled to take off at 7:32 p.m. at Space Launch Complex 40. [TRENDING: TRACK, MODELS, MORE: Central Florida in cone for

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FCC denies SpaceX $900 million in Starlink funding

SpaceX has a beef with satellite funding. In a rare media release, SpaceX said it will appeal a funding decision related to its Starlink broadband satellite constellation, which aims to send internet service to rural areas across the world. The space launch services giant was recently rejected for nearly $900 million dollars in rural connectivity funding from the Wireline Competition Bureau (a branch of the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC). SpaceX characterized that decision (opens in new tab) as “grossly unfair” in its Sept. 9 appeal to the regulator, which is under review. Related: SpaceX Starlink satellites to beam service

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Dish: SpaceX Request for Mobile Starlink Service a ‘Lawless, Pirate Application’

SpaceX’s plan to offer a Starlink service for mobile users is facing resistance from Dish Network, which is demanding the FCC reject the company’s application for the necessary radio spectrum.  On Thursday, Dish Network sent a terse one-page filing(Opens in a new window) to the FCC, objecting to SpaceX’s request to access the 2GHz radio band to power the mobile Starlink service.    “Any such evaluation need only be brief. This is a lawless, pirate application. The Commission should dismiss it without accepting it for filing,” Dish said. In addition, the company wants to participate in all FCC proceedings about the matter.

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Snooping On Starlink With An RTL-SDR

With an ever-growing constellation of Starlink satellites whizzing around over our heads, you might be getting the urge to start experimenting with the high-speed internet service. But at $100 or more a month plus hardware, the barrier to entry is just a little daunting for a lot of us. No worries, though — if all you’re interested in is tracking [Elon]’s birds, it’s actually a pretty simple job. Now, we’re not claiming that you’ll be able to connect to Starlink and get internet service with this setup, of course, and neither is the delightfully named [saveitforparts]. Instead, his setup just

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Starlink should get clearance to operate in protest-riddled Iran — US lawmakers

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen should give Elon Musk’s satellite Internet service Starlink clearance to operate in heavily sanctioned Iran as the country faces widespread protests, a bipartisan group of lawmakers said. Musk “recently stated that SpaceX would seek a license to provide its satellite-based Starlink Internet service to Iran,” the lawmakers wrote in a letter to Yellen. “If such a license request is submitted, we urge you to approve it immediately.” Musk called for the exemption in a tweet on Monday. Starlink will ask for an exemption to Iranian sanctions in this regard — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 19, 2022 The

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Starlink Connecting Schools in the Amazon – Latest Tweet by Elon Musk

Starlink connecting schools in the Amazon https://t.co/Xy70D0sk8N— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 23, 2022 (SocialLY brings you all the latest breaking news, viral trends and information from social media world, including Twitter, Instagram and Youtube. The above post is embeded directly from the user’s social media account and LatestLY Staff may not have modified or edited the content body. The views and facts appearing in the social media post do not reflect the opinions of LatestLY, also LatestLY does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.) Read more at www.latestly.com

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Starlink speeds have slowed as more people sign up, report shows

Starlink, the SpaceX satellite internet service, has had a busy year, expanding into new countries and continents — and even onto boats and RVs. However, Starlink’s growing customer base is having an impact on its performance.  According to a new report from Ookla, a network intelligence firm, Starlink’s speeds decreased across the globe in the second quarter of 2022 in correspondence with more users signing up for the service. In fact, Starlink speeds decreased in every country Ookla surveyed, across Europe, Oceania, North America and South America. Ookla Median download speeds for Starlink fell across Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand,

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SpaceX wants to put Starlink internet on rural school buses

Starlink satellite internet access has already spread to boats and RVs, and now it might accompany your child on the way home from class. SpaceX told the FCC in a filing that it’s piloting Starlink aboard school buses in the rural US. The project would keep students connected during lengthy rides (over an hour in the pilot), ensuring they can complete internet-related homework in a timely fashion even if broadband is slow or non-existent at home. The spaceflight company simultaneously backed FCC chair Jessica Rosenworcel’s May proposal to bring WiFi to school buses, and said it supported the regulator’s efforts

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Lawmakers urge Elon Musk to make Starlink available in Iran

Check out what’s clicking on FoxBusiness.com Lawmakers reportedly urged the Treasury Department to grant approval if SpaceX seeks licensing permission to make its Starlink service available in Iran. The bipartisan group of lawmakers, led by Reps. Claudia Tenney of New York and Tom Malinowski of New Jersey, urged in a letter to the Treasury Department that if SpaceX submits such a request, the agency should “approve it immediately,” Bloomberg News reported Thursday.  It should send “comfort letters” as needed to companies with existing general licenses potentially aiming to offer Iranians communications-related services, they reportedly also wrote. SPACEX LOOKING TO EXPAND

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Marlink to offer Starlink to maritime and enterprise customers

TAMPA, Fla. — Maritime connectivity specialist Marlink will offer Starlink to its customers as SpaceX’s broadband service turns to partners to expand beyond the consumer market. Marlink and OmniAccess, its division focusing on high-end superyachts and boutique cruise lines, said Sept. 22 they have become “authorized Starlink integrators” for maritime and enterprise customers. The agreement combines connectivity from Starlink’s low Earth orbit constellation with terrestrial networks and capacity the service providers lease from commercial satellites in geostationary orbit. “Adding Starlink to its offerings will bring a new dimension of connectivity to Marlink’s global customer base,” SpaceX vice president of Starlink

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Starlink in Puerto Rico had fastest satellite internet in North America – News is My Business

Ookla has covered SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet for more than a year with an ongoing series on satellite internet performance. SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service in Puerto Rico was the fastest in North America during the second quarter of 2022 with a median download speed of 112.22 Mbps, followed by Starlink in Mexico (80.17 Mbps), Canada (75.73 Mbps), and the US mainland (62.53 Mbps), according to Ookla, a company dedicated to measuring internet connection speeds and performance. In a study of the firm’s satellite performance in Europe, Oceania, North America, and South America during the period, Ookla confirmed that Starlink

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Chart: From Sputnik to Starlink – Earth’s Orbit is Getting Crowded

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Marlink latest to offer Starlink connectivity to maritime

Marlink has become the latest satcom service provider to partner with Elon Musk’s SpaceX company to deliver Starlink connectivity services to the maritime sector, after the two firms announced a new deal. Under the agreement, Marlink, and its OmniAccess subsidiary, will act as “authorised Starlink integrators” on a global basis for maritime and enterprise customers. This will allow Marlink to integrate Starlink alongside its existing VSAT, LTE (4G/5G) and terrestrial connectivity systems for onboard installations to create a single central integrated vessel communications network. “This ability to utilise Starlink is giant step in our strategy to provide our customers with

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Starlink Revolution in Remote Australia

Elon Musk’s Starlink has reached Australia. Starlink is designed for the approximately 3 billion people worldwide who have limited or no internet, not for city areas or those with fast access, yet. Australians living in remote areas or black spots are some of the people already benefitting. The stories of my early satellite involvement were for people out of town with no ADSL available. They had dial-up access often at 5–10 kbps over noisy old phone lines. They were thrilled when we turned up and provided 256, then later 512 kbps download speed. These were free systems from the federal

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Elon Musk Seeks to Bring Starlink Internet Service to Iran

SpaceX chief Elon Musk says he will seek to bring his Starlink satellite internet service to Iran. The billionaire businessman suggested his plans in a message on Twitter. Earlier this week, Musk announced on the social media service: “Starlink is now active on all continents, including Antarctica.” After reading Musk’s tweet, Iranian-born science reporter Erfan Kasraie then posted his own message to the SpaceX chief. “I’m sure you won’t answer it Mr Musk, but is it technically possible to provide Starlink to Iranian people?” Kasraie asked. “It could be a game changer for the future.” Musk did answer Kasraie. He

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Starlink speeds drop as customer base for Elon Musk’s satellite internet grows

Elon Musk’s satellite internet service has hit a bump in the road after building up momentum for the first half of the year. Starlink, the ISP arm of SpaceX, saw its speeds worldwide slow down as the service gains in popularity, according to internet speed measurement company Ookla’s latest quarterly report. (Note: Ookla and Mashable are both owned by the same parent company, Ziff Davis.) In every country Ookla tracks (such as Canada, the U.K., the U.S., and New Zealand), Starlink’s median download speeds have dropped, year-over-year, from the second quarter of 2021 until now. You don’t want to see

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Elon Musk’s Starlink is planning to install its satellite internet service on some US school buses as part of a pilot program

Elon Musk next to a school busAssociated Press SpaceX is piloting a program to provide Starlink to school buses in some rural communities. On Tuesday, SpaceX sent a letter to the FCC urging it to approve funding for WiFi on school buses. In August, the FCC denied SpaceX a $866 million subsidy to provide its service in remote areas. SpaceX is piloting a program to expand its satellite internet service to some school buses in the US, according to a Tuesday filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The company told the FCC that it is currently working with school

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SpaceX’s Starlink Satellite Hits A Speed Bump In Broadband Benchmarks But Is Still Impressively Fast

While Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite service has been expanding over the last year, its average internet speed it provides has been slowing down. A new report from Ookla indicates that the company’s internet service had slowed in every country it surveyed over the last year. Elon Musk made headlines earlier this year, when the billionaire sent Starlink satellite terminals to Ukraine in an effort to help the country against a Russian invasion. But those terminals are but a drop in the bucket compared to the more than 400,000 users worldwide. The service that utilizes satellites to deliver internet to people

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SpaceX Is Working to Bring Starlink to School Buses

SpaceX is aiming to expand itss satellite internet service Starlink to school buses in the US.  The company mentioned the effort in a filing(Opens in a new window) with the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday. “Now, in collaboration with school districts, SpaceX is piloting projects in rural areas of the country to support students traveling on long bus routes with the goal of turning ‘ride time to connected time,’” the filing says.  SpaceX is currently working to bring Starlink to school bus routes that “are more than 60 minutes each way and are predominantly inaccessible to other mobile broadband services.”

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SpaceX conducts Starlink demo with JSX in the air — and gets 100 Mbps

SpaceX has tested the capabilities of Starlink on a JSX regional flight from Burbank to San Jose, California to see just how well the satellite internet system performs in a moving vehicle 30,000 feet in the air. As it turns out, Starlink performs admirably, providing speeds of about 100 Mbps for the plane’s passengers.  The satellite internet system’s speeds were tested by the JSX flight’s passengers through Ookla, a popular internet connection speed testing service. With 100 Mbps, the plane’s passengers were easily able to perform tasks like browse the internet, watch videos from Netflix and YouTube, and host video

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Mirroring Musk’s Starlink, Bharti’s OneWeb launches 36 satellites to beam internet from space in India

Satellites will provide internet to remote areas lacking connectivity. | WIKIMEDIA Life without the internet and social media has become unimaginable for people living across cities and small towns, but four billion people globally are yet to experience that connectivity. About 380 undersea cables provide web access to the world, but these are vulnerable to damages from ship anchors and undersea rock formations, which can cause major disruptions. To address this, OneWeb is entering the race to provide internet-from-space by launching 36 satellites from Andhra Pradesh. Backed by the Bharti-group that’s also behind Airtel, OneWeb will be beaming high-speed internet

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Elon Musk: Starlink now present in all seven continents – Tech

Starlink, a satellite internet service operated by SpaceX, has declared that it is now present on all seven continents, including Antarctica. The business tested one of its Starlink internet terminals at McMurdo Station in Antarctica as part of a huge initiative to put terminals at the most remote places on Earth. The information was announced via Twitter by SpaceX founder Elon Musk. The McMurdo Station in Antarctica is home to close to a thousand people. Although they already have 17 Mbps satellite internet, it is unreliable in bad weather. The National Science Foundation (NSF), a US federal organization that supports

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Starlink Speeds Drop Significantly in the US Amid Congestion Woes

Download speeds for SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet system are seeing a sharp drop for users in the US and Canada, according to Ookla’s Speedtest data. During Q2—April to June—the median download rate for US-based Starlink users settled in at 62.53Mbps, a decrease from 90.55Mbps in Q1. Upload speeds also experienced a decline, reaching only 7.24Mbps, down from 9.33Mbps.  Meanwhile, in Canada, the median download speeds came in at 75.73Mbps, a drop from 97.40Mbps, according to Ookla’s report(Opens in a new window), which is based on data from Speedtest.net(Opens in a new window), a site anyone can use to check the

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Elon Musk’s Starlink to seek U.S. exemption to offer satellite internet service in Iran

WASHINGTON — Elon Musk’s hope to operate his satellite internet firm in Iran requires permission from the Treasury Department, which said Tuesday it welcomes applications to support internet freedom in the country that is largely isolated from Western economies. The Tesla TSLA, -0.11% CEO tweeted Monday that his satellite internet firm Starlink would seek permission to operate in Iran. National security adviser Jake Sullivan said it’s up to Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control to decide on Starlink’s next steps. “We have of course, in the past, provided for various forms of exemptions for the Iranian people’s ability to communicate with each

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Iran Protests Challenge Government as Elon Musk Offers Starlink Access

TEHRAN—Iranian protesters clashed with police on Tuesday in a fourth straight day of protests over the death of a young woman in police custody, prompting a harsh response from a conservative Islamic government challenged by discontent over its enforcement of morality laws. Authorities have moved to suppress the outpouring of fury on the streets since Mahsa Amini, 22-years-old, died after being detained for allegedly violating Iran’s strict Islamic dress code. Riot police showed up in force Tuesday to confront a group of protesters in Tehran that was smaller in size than previous days but just as intense, holding up traffic

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