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SpaceX and the European Space Agency recently signed an agreement for two launches next year, each carrying two Galileo satellites, Javier Benedicto, the agency's director of navigation said. The agreement calls for the satellites to be launched on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket from the U.S., he added.

China claims US is threatening global security amid ‘spy satellites’ report

China is accusing the United States of threatening global security over a reported development of spy satellites. The criticism from Beijing comes days after Reuters reported that Elon Musk’s company, SpaceX, is building surveillance satellites for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). According to Reuters, the classified contract is worth $1.8 billion. The People’s Liberation…

A ruling is expected Friday, March 15, concerning the Georgia D.A. in former President Trump's election interference case. And, SpaceX's Starship rocket successfully launches into orbit but faces issues on its return to Earth. These stories and more highlight The Morning Rundown for Friday, March 15, 2024. The Morning Rundown™

Judge to rule on motion to disqualify Fulton County DA Fani Willis

A ruling is expected Friday, March 15, concerning the Georgia DA in former President Trump’s election interference case. And, SpaceX’s Starship rocket successfully launches into orbit but faces issues on its return to Earth. These stories and more highlight The Morning Rundown for Friday, March 15, 2024. Judge to rule on Fulton County DA Fani…

House Democrats probe SpaceX over possible Starlink use by Russia in Ukraine. A response from SpaceX is requested by March 20.

House Democrats probe SpaceX in Russia’s alleged Starlink use

U.S. House Democrats have launched an investigation into SpaceX. The investigation follows allegations that Russia may be leveraging its Starlink satellite internet service for military operations in Ukraine, potentially breaching U.S. sanctions and threatening both Ukrainian and U.S. national security. Representatives Jamie Raskin, D-Md., and Robert Garcia, D-Calif., expressed concerns after Ukrainian officials reported that…

Russia and China are considering a collaborative project to install the Moon's first nuclear power plant by the mid-2030s.

Russia says it may team with China to put first nuclear power plant on the moon

Russia and China are exploring a collaboration to revolutionize lunar habitation. The leaders of Russia’s Roscosmos and the China National Space Administration are considering the installation of the first nuclear power plant on the moon. “Today we are seriously considering a project — somewhere at the turn of 2033 to 2035 — to deliver and…

With the Odysseus lunar landing, the next generation of space exploration is officially here, and it will be defined by private companies.

SpaceX, Intuitive Machines herald a new space age

On Feb. 22, the lunar rover Odysseus made history as the first commercial space vehicle to accomplish a soft landing on the moon. The achievement is also a hallmark of the increasing privatization of space exploration and future space travel, with private companies like SpaceX and Intuitive Machines playing key roles alongside federal governments. Straight…

Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased new details about the company's anticipated Roadster EV, but the vehicle's production has been marked by delays.

Tesla Roadster details generate anticipation despite years of delays

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has claimed his company’s much-anticipated Roadster electric vehicle (EV) will be able to go from zero to 60 miles per hour in under a second, accelerating faster than some cars that are not even legal on the roads. Musk claims that “there will never be another car like this,” and predicts…

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket successfully lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida carrying a private company's moon lander.

SpaceX launches rocket carrying private company’s moon lander

There were no technical issues this time as SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully lifted off around 1:05 a.m. EST from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida— the rocket carrying a robotic lunar lander developed by the private company Intuitive Machines. A second “major milestone” was recorded shortly into Falcon 9’s flight when Intuitive Machine’s moon…

One person is killed and more than 20 are wounded after shots are fired at a parade for the Super Bowl champions. The Morning Rundown™

1 dead, 22 injured in Super Bowl parade shooting: The Morning Rundown, Feb. 15, 2024

One person is dead and more than 20 are wounded after shots are fired at a parade for the Super Bowl champions. And the lander looking to be the first U.S. spacecraft to touch down on the moon in five decades lifts off into space. These stories and more highlight The Morning Rundown for Thursday,…

The House GOP voted to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over his handling of the migrant crisis at the southern border. The Morning Rundown™

House GOP impeaches Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas: The Morning Rundown, Feb. 14, 2024

In their second attempt, House Republicans vote to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. And a driver is killed after crashing into the emergency room of a Texas hospital, leaving others critically injured. These stories and more highlight The Morning Rundown for Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. House Republicans vote to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas…

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his support of free speech and diverse viewpoints.

Is Elon Musk a threat to Delaware’s core business?

After a Delaware judge struck down Elon Musk’s $56 billion Tesla compensation package, Musk put the state in his crosshairs with a series of posts encouraging companies to flee America’s corporate kingdom, as he hopes to do with Tesla. Given Musk’s influence, are his actions a real threat to Delaware? Around 2 million companies are…

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