Elon Musk’s $137 billion SpaceX asked the Pentagon to pay for hundreds of millions of dollars in Starlink internet terminals and services for use in Ukraine, according to documents obtained by CNN. In a letter to the Pentagon last month, SpaceX said it could not afford to fund Starlink services in Ukraine, where the company had donated thousands of terminals to aid the country after the...
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Delian Asparouhov, newly minted Founders Fund partner and co-founder of Varda Space Industries, is obsessed with speed. As a hobby, he’s getting his pilot’s license, hoping to eventually fly a fighter jet. On the ground, he prefers to listen to audiobooks at triple the normal tempo. And when he started Varda in late 2020, he set a moonshot goal: Launch one of its meter-wide...
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