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

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 … Read more

Airbus slams sceptical supplier Raytheon over jet output

Airbus slams sceptical supplier Raytheon over jet output

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Europe’s Airbus (AIR.PA) clashed on Friday with U.S. giant Raytheon Technologies (RTX.N) over plans for a record leap in jetliner output, after the industry’s largest contractor questioned whether a battered supply chain could keep up. The world’s largest planemaker said it … Read more

Oil stocks lift London’s FTSE 100 amid Russia angst as Fed looms

Oil stocks lift London’s FTSE 100 amid Russia angst as Fed looms

Pedestrians leave and enter the London Stock Exchange in London, Britain August 15, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Oil stocks track firm crude prices as Putin mobilises more troops BAE Systems rises along with European defence peers UK housing stocks rise on potential cut in stamp duty … Read more

Musk says Starlink will seek exemption from Iranian sanctions

Musk says Starlink will seek exemption from Iranian sanctions

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 19 (Reuters) – SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said on Monday that the company will ask for an exemption from sanctions against Iran to provide the firm’s Starlink satellite broadband service in the country. Musk made the statement on Twitter at a time of widespread protests … Read more

NASA calls off retry of Artemis moon rocket launch, citing fuel leak

NASA calls off retry of Artemis moon rocket launch, citing fuel leak

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 3 (Reuters) – For the second time in five days, NASA on Saturday halted a countdown in progress and postponed a planned attempt to launch the debut test flight of its giant, next-generation rocket, the first mission of the agency’s moon-to-Mars Artemis … Read more

U.S. angers China with potential $1.1 billion arms sale to Taiwan

U.S. angers China with potential .1 billion arms sale to Taiwan

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 2 (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department has approved a potential $1.1 billion sale of military equipment to Taiwan, including 60 anti-ship missiles and 100 air-to-air missiles, with China threatening to take counter measures. The Pentagon announced the package on Friday in the wake … Read more

NASA’s mega-moon rocket ready for liftoff on eve of debut Artemis mission

NASA’s mega-moon rocket ready for liftoff on eve of debut Artemis mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug 28 (Reuters) – Launch teams at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida spent a final full day of preparations ahead of Monday’s planned liftoff of NASA’s giant next-generation rocket on its debut test flight, kicking off the agency’s Artemis moon-to-Mars program 50 years after the end of the Apollo era. NASA … Read more

American Airlines bets on supersonic travel with Boom jet deal

American Airlines bets on supersonic travel with Boom jet deal

Aug 16 (Reuters) – American Airlines Group Inc (AAL.O) on Tuesday agreed to buy up to 20 jets from aircraft maker Boom Supersonic, becoming the second major U.S. airline to bet on ultra-fast passenger travel in the last two years. The deal brings Boom’s orderbook to 130 airplanes, including options, valued at about $26 billion, … Read more

Exclusive: Europe eyes Musk’s SpaceX to bridge launch gap left by Russia tensions

Exclusive: Europe eyes Musk’s SpaceX to bridge launch gap left by Russia tensions

PARIS, Aug 12 (Reuters) – The European Space Agency (ESA) has begun preliminary technical discussions with Elon Musk’s SpaceX that could lead to the temporary use of its launchers after the Ukraine conflict blocked Western access to Russia’s Soyuz rockets. The private American competitor to Europe’s Arianespace has emerged as a key contender to plug … Read more

U.S. successfully tests pair of Lockheed hypersonic missiles

U.S. successfully tests pair of Lockheed hypersonic missiles

A B-52H Stratofortress takes off from Edwards Air Force Base, California, carrying an AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon, or ARRW, May 14, 2022. U.S. Air Force/Matt Williams Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, July 13 (Reuters) – The United States successfully tested two Lockheed Martin Corp hypersonic missiles recently, the Pentagon … Read more