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Can SpaceX success spark satellite industry revival?

SpaceX successfully launched the world’s most powerful spacecraft into orbit this week, an extraordinary achievement bearing fruit for innovation beyond space exploration. What the world learned this week has the potential to change the way satellites are launched forever and initiate significant cost savings so desperately desired by the struggling satellite industry. The 3-booster, 27-engine Falcon Heavy rocket is capable of propelling 64 tons into space, twice as powerful as the previous record holder, meaning much larger satellites can be launched in the future. More remarkably, two out of three Falcon Heavy boosters returned unscathed and unmanned to earth to be recycled for another day – lowering launch costs dramatically. Bringing broadband connectivity to rural regions is a major aspiration…

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