Tuesday, 25 January, 2022

Topic: SpaceX

Elon Musk’s SpaceX sets up unit to provide internet services in India, focus on rural areas

SpaceX subsidiary, Starlink Satellite Communications, plans to have 200,000 connections in India by December next year, of which 80% will be in rural areas.

SpaceX sends four civilians into space on first private flight

The flight marks SpaceX founder Elon Musk’s first entry in the competition for space tourism dollars.

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.

If Elon Musk wrote this, the headline would be a meme & Dogecoin fortunes would’ve changed

Only one man is impulsive enough and has the power to move markets with his tweets, and that’s Elon Musk.

SpaceX’s cargo capsule is carrying tardigrades, glowing baby squid to the space station

The Dragon capsule is carrying over 3000 kg of cargo including biological experiments and astronaut supplies as a part of the mission, and is expected to dock with the station Saturday.

Elon Musk leaves Putin stranded on Earth in today’s space race

Sixty years after Yuri Gagarin's historic flight, Russia's space industry can't get its act together.

SpaceX’s biggest rocket Starship explodes after pulling off first successful landing

SpaceX founder Elon Musk plans to use the Starship to shuttle as many as 12 people around the moon in 2023, land NASA astronauts as well and eventually settle explorers on Mars.

Why the quest for life on Mars continues despite 35 failed missions since 1960s

Despite many failures, missions to Mars continue because there is immense knowledge to be gleaned from the planet about our own existence and evolution.

SpaceX Starship SN9 crash lands amid escalating tensions with US aviation body FAA

SN9 managed a successful launch but failed to land properly, exploding during the test run. Meanwhile, the Elon Musk company is being investigated for FAA license violations.

Why we’re never going to mine the asteroid belt

People are shooting for the stars, but those who declined to fund the expansive plans of the nascent space mining industry were right about the fundamentals.

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Why Federal Reserve will no longer have pandemic-era investors’ backs

Inflation is top of mind for all leaders in Washington and US President Joe Biden, whose approval ratings are sliding, appears less inclined to count on hope as a strategy.

SEBI seeks tighter environmental, social & governance rules to address risk of greenwashing

In a consultation paper released Monday, SEBI said increasing reliance on unregulated ESG rating providers poses risks to investor protection, transparency & efficiency of markets.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.