SpaceX is on a stunning streak with Starlink, Elon Musk’s plan to bathe Earth in high-speed internet. But the scheme isn’t without big snags.



a sunset over a body of water: SpaceX founder Elon Musk has called Starlink user terminals, which are designed to connect to the internet via a fleet of orbiting satellites, "UFOs on a stick." Ashish Sharma/SpaceX


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SpaceX founder Elon Musk has called Starlink user terminals, which are designed to connect to the internet via a fleet of orbiting satellites, “UFOs on a stick.” Ashish Sharma/SpaceX

  • SpaceX has rocketed nearly 900 Starlink satellites into orbit to build a high-speed internet service.
  • Elon Musk, the company’s founder, says Starlink will soon open for a public beta, followed by paid US service shortly thereafter.
  • Early results are promising, with high speeds and low latencies. SpaceX even gave Starlink terminals to Washington State emergency responders and the Hoh Tribe, which both lauded the technology.
  • Starlink also got FCC approval to bid for $20.4 billion in subsidies, is close to being licensed in Canada and Australia, and has won multiple US military contracts.
  • But Starlink faces significant challenges in terms of the network’s capacity, effects on astronomy, and creation of space debris. 
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Elon Musk’s Starlink is on a stunning but controversial winning streak

  • SpaceX has rocketed 835 Starlink satellites into orbit to build a high-speed internet service.
  • Elon Musk, the company’s founder, says Starlink will soon open for a public beta, followed by paid US service shortly thereafter.
  • Early results are promising, with high speeds and low latencies. SpaceX even gave Starlink terminals to Washington State emergency responders and the Hoh Tribe, which both lauded the technology.
  • Starlink also got FCC approval to bid for $20.4 billion in subsidies, is close to being licensed in Canada and Australia, and has won multiple US military contracts.
  • But Starlink faces significant challenges in terms of the network’s capacity, effects on astronomy, and creation of space debris. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

SpaceX is on a winning streak with its ambitious plan to envelop Earth with broadband internet service, called Starlink, and shows no signs of slowing down.

But its mission isn’t without controversy

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WhatsApp Suddenly Strikes At Rival Messengers With Stunning New Update

WhatsApp is behind the curve—long-promised updates to deliver an iPad app and real clients for Macs and PCs have yet to materialize. In recent months there has been a continual stream of hints that this new functionality is in development, but other than an expansion of its smartphone-based video calling and some limited progress on person-to-person payments, we have seen little change to the apps used by 2 billion people.

But now there seems to be a sudden and surprising update soon to go live that will address some of WhatsApp’s most critical missing functionality.

The battle between competing messengers is heating up fast. WhatsApp prides itself on its balance of security and functionality, and on keeping Facebook’s marketing and data monetization hounds at bay. Yes, it’s quite clear that WhatsApp has a treasure trove of metadata to mine, but our messaging feeds are not yet littered with ads

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See North Okanagan Skin & Laser’s Stunning Website Redesign – Press Release

OKANAGAN, British Columbia – October 19, 2020 – (Newswire.com)

North Okanagan Skin & Laser has brand-new website pages they want to share with the world. Their new pages feature innovative designs, helpful information regarding promotions and company services, and many other useful tips related to their industry. Plus, their website is an excellent resource for anyone looking for a medi spa in Vernon. Learn more about their exciting features just down below.

One of North Okanagan Skin & Laser’s new website’s more impressive features is the updated home page. They provide helpful information about their services, contact information and convenient appointment booking features. Plus, the design is simple, elegant and effective at communicating their values as a company. Now, potential customers and returning clients alike have a way to learn about the remarkable assets this company offers. What great promise. But, how does this company define itself?

Welcome to North

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Samsung Leak Reveals Stunning New Galaxy Smartphones

Samsung’s Galaxy S21 is going to arrive surprisingly soon and not only has Samsung now confirmed the new models, we now also know they will have stunning new designs.

MORE FROM FORBESGalaxy S21 Early Release Uncovered In New Samsung Leak

First up is Samsung, which was good enough to confirm the Galaxy S21 for the first time after the company submitted the phone for certification through China’s public 3C certification program. The certification confirms its model number is ‘SM-G9910’, the Galaxy S20’s model number is ‘SM-G981. 

Next comes the juicy part. Famed smartphone leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer (aka @OnLeaks) has spilled the motherlode on his profile at new social network Voice. Across four separate posts, Hemmerstoffer has revealed Samsung’s new designs for the Galaxy S21, the Galaxy S21 Ultra as well as 360

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