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Apple, SpaceX, Microsoft return-to-office mandates drove senior talent away

reader comments 246 A study analyzing Apple, Microsoft, and SpaceX suggests that return to office (RTO) mandates can lead to a higher rate of employees, especially senior-level ones, leaving the company, often to work at competitors. The study (PDF), published this month by University of Chicago and University of Michigan researchers and reported by The… Read More »

SpaceX projected 20 million Starlink users by 2022—it ended up with 1 million

Enlarge / SpaceX Starlink satellite dish at Pelican Beach on Willard Bay Reservoir in Willard, Utah, in October 2022. reader comments 84 with SpaceX’s Starlink division hasn’t come close to meeting customer and revenue projections that the company shared with investors before building the satellite network, according to a Wall Street Journal report published today.… Read More »

SpaceX unveils “V2 Mini” Starlink satellites with quadruple the capacity

Enlarge / SpaceX’s V2 Mini Starlink satellites. reader comments 95 with Share this story With Starlink speeds slowing due to a growing capacity crunch, SpaceX said a launch happening as soon as today will deploy the first “V2 Mini” satellites that provide four times more per-satellite capacity than earlier versions. Starlink’s second-generation satellites include the… Read More »

Starlink unveils airplane service—Musk says it’s like using Internet at home

Enlarge / An airplane with a Starlink Aviation terminal installed. reader comments 212 with 93 posters participating Share this story Enlarge / Close-up view of the Starlink Aviation terminal. SpaceX is now advertising Starlink Aviation, promising 350Mbps broadband with unlimited data for each airplane it’s installed in. “Starlink can deliver up to 350Mbps to each… Read More »

Starlink unveils $5,000-a-month Internet for oil rigs and premium yachts

Enlarge / Starlink Maritime puts dual terminals on large boats. (credit: Starlink) SpaceX yesterday announced a Starlink Maritime service that will bring satellite Internet service to large boats for $5,000 per month and an up-front hardware purchase of $10,000. “From merchant vessels to oil rigs to premium yachts, Starlink Maritime allows you to connect from… Read More »

Ukraine asks Musk for Starlink terminals as Russian invasion disrupts broadband

Enlarge / The new version of Dishy McFlatface. reader comments 154 with 81 posters participating Share this story SpaceX is sending Starlink user terminals to Ukraine after a request from a government official. Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine’s vice prime minister and minister of digital transformation, used Twitter to make a direct plea to SpaceX CEO Elon… Read More »

SpaceX loses up to 40 satellites to geomagnetic storm after Starlink launch

Enlarge / Illustration of a coronal mass ejection impacting the Earth’s atmosphere. These events can cause geomagnetic storms. Getty Images | Mark Garlick/Science Photo Library reader comments 179 with 97 posters participating Share this story SpaceX had to ditch most of its latest batch of Starlink satellites because they were disrupted by a geomagnetic storm… Read More »

Starlink preps rugged user terminal that may avoid “thermal shutdown” problem

Enlarge / The current Starlink user terminal. Images of the planned ruggedized terminal aren’t available yet. reader comments 26 with 16 posters participating Share this story SpaceX’s Starlink division is planning a new ruggedized satellite dish that can operate in hotter and colder temperatures. This is the second ruggedized Starlink dish the company has revealed—the… Read More »