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SpaceX cuts broadband-satellite altitude in half to prevent space debris

SpaceX cuts broadband-satellite altitude in half to prevent space debris

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An illustration of the Earth, with lines circling the globe to represent a telecommunications network.

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SpaceX has received Federal Communications Commission approval to halve the orbital altitude of more than 1,500 planned broadband satellites in order to lower the risk of space debris and improve latency.

SpaceX’s satellite project, named Starlink, aims to provide high-speed, low-latency broadband

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Probable Russian Navy covert camera whale discovered by Norwegians

Probable Russian Navy covert camera whale discovered by Norwegians

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Evidence suggests that the Russian Navy has been looking for new ways to leverage what amounts to the original underwater “drone”—militarized cetaceans.

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Elon Musk reaches settlement in SEC tweet battle

Elon Musk reaches settlement in SEC tweet battle

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Elon Musk exits federal court on April 4, 2019 in New York City.

Enlarge / Elon Musk exits federal court on April 4, 2019 in New York City. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Elon Musk has reached a deal with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the two parties said in a legal filing on Friday. The new agreement provides much more detailed guidance

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After White House stop, Twitter CEO calls congresswoman about death threats

After White House stop, Twitter CEO calls congresswoman about death threats

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A controversial tweet by President Trump was the subject of a phone call between Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Rep. Ilhan Omar, according to the Washington Post.

Enlarge / A controversial tweet by President Trump was the subject of a phone call between Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Rep. Ilhan Omar, according to the Washington Post.

Just after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey paid a visit to the White House on April 23, he called Minnesota Congresswoman

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Trump administration puts offshore drilling expansion in Arctic, Atlantic on ice

Trump administration puts offshore drilling expansion in Arctic, Atlantic on ice

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An offshore oil drilling rig.

Enlarge / Shell has halted the controversial oil drilling in the Chukchi Sea, citing the marginal discovery of oil was “not enough to continue the search for the foreseeable” future. In a statement on September 28, the company said, “Shell will now cease further exploration activity in offshore Alaska

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