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

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

Musk’s SpaceX and T-Mobile plan to connect mobile phones to satellites, boost cell coverage

Musk’s SpaceX and T-Mobile plan to connect mobile phones to satellites, boost cell coverage

Aug 25 (Reuters) – U.S wireless carrier T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O) will use Elon Musk-owned SpaceX’s Starlink satellites to provide mobile users with network access in parts of the United States, the companies announced on Thursday, outlining plans to connect users’ mobile phones directly to satellites in orbit. The new plans, which would exist alongside … 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

Russia puts Iranian satellite into orbit

Russia puts Iranian satellite into orbit

This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Russia launched an Iranian satellite into orbit on Tuesday from southern Kazakhstan, just three weeks after President Vladimir Putin and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei pledged to work together against the West. The … Read more

Russia to NASA: Sticking with space station until at least 2028

Russia to NASA: Sticking with space station until at least 2028

The International Space Station (ISS) photographed by Expedition 56 crew members from a Soyuz spacecraft after undocking, October 4, 2018. NASA/Roscosmos/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) – Russian space officials have told their U.S. counterparts that Moscow expects to remain a part of the … Read more

Russia signals space station pullout; NASA says it’s not official yet

Russia signals space station pullout; NASA says it’s not official yet

WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) – Russia’s new space chief announced on Tuesday his country plans to withdraw from the International Space Station after 2024, but senior NASA officials said Moscow has not formally conveyed an intent to end its two-decade-old orbital partnership with the United States. While heightened tensions between Moscow and Washington over Russia’s … Read more

Chinese astronauts blast off to space station as construction enters high gear

Chinese astronauts blast off to space station as construction enters high gear

Chinese space station expected to be built by end-2022 Shenzhou-14 astronauts to oversee arrival of final two modules Space station to mark permanent Chinese inhabitation in space BEIJING, June 5 (Reuters) – China sent three astronauts on Sunday on a six-month long mission to oversee a pivotal period of construction of its space station, whose … Read more

Elon Musk tells Tesla staff: return to office or leave

Elon Musk tells Tesla staff: return to office or leave

June 1 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk has asked employees to return to the office or leave the company, according to an email sent to employees and seen by Reuters. “Everyone at Tesla is required to spend a minimum of 40 hours in the office per week,” Musk wrote in the … Read more