SpaceX CEO Elon Musk doesn’t believe the regulations apply to him, Amazon tells the US FCC

Amazon told US regulators on Wednesday that Elon Musk does not believe government regulations will apply to the billionaire who runs Tesla Inc and SpaceX as the companies vie for rival satellite internet plans. In a harshly filed lawsuit with the Federal Communications Commission, Amazon accused Musk of ignoring a variety of government-imposed rules, including … Read more

Inspiration4: Meet the crew of SpaceX’s first all-civil orbital mission

Ever since SpaceX, owned by Elon Musk, announced it intended to launch the first all-civil spaceflight mission on September 15, there has been curiosity about those who signed up for this potentially historic season. Four citizens will fly into space and spend three days there as part of the aptly named “Inspiration4” space mission, also … Read more

Elon Musk takes a look at Jeff Bezos on Twitter, claims Blue Origin founder is investing in ‘shady lobbyists’

The battle for domination of space by private companies is not new. The latest competition saw Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos in the race to make commercial space tourism a reality. Now SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has robbed Bezos’ Blue Origin by hiring a high-profile strategic consulting firm after losing a $2.9 billion NASA lunar … Read more

Starlink satellite Internet could reach India soon, said Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, that regulatory approval is underway

Starlink satellite Internet may soon reach India, with SpaceX founder Elon Musk touting its current status on Twitter. Starlink is a program initiated by SpaceX to provide Internet connectivity using a constellation of satellites, the first two of which were launched in February 2018. It is currently available in 14 regions including Australia, Canada, Chile, … Read more

SpaceX launches ants, avocados and robots to the international space station

A shipment of ants, avocados and a human-sized robotic arm from SpaceX shot toward the International Space Station on Sunday. The delivery – due to arrive on Monday – is the company’s 23rd to NASA in just under a decade. A recycled Falcon rocket exploded in the sky before dawn from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. … Read more

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin sues NASA for SpaceX Moon contract

Blue Origin, the space company owned by Jeff Bezos, is suing the US government for its decision to award a huge Moon exploration contract to its competitor SpaceX, it said in a statement on Monday. The company has filed a lawsuit in the US Federal Claims Court “in an attempt to remedy the shortcomings” in … Read more

Vega rocket takes off with Airbus observation satellite, Miniature CubeSats

A European Vega rocket took off on Monday night from French Guiana carrying an Earth observation satellite and four miniature “cubosats”. It was the second launch this year of the Vega, a crucial component of European ambitions to compete with rivals like Elon Musk’s SpaceX in the growing commercial aerospace market. The rocket took off … Read more

NASA interrupts SpaceX work on lunar module after blue origin process

NASA agreed on Thursday to temporarily halt work on a $2.9 billion (about INR 21,587 crores) lunar landing contract awarded to Elon Musk’s SpaceX, after rival billionaire businessman Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin , sued the US government, said an agency spokeswoman. Blue Origin said its lawsuit, filed in the US Federal Complaints Court last week, … Read more