The US Air Force's X-37B after landing at Nasa’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida on Sunday. Photo: Handout

Does US space plane X-37B mark start of new military frontier?

  • The world’s only reusable space vehicle, the Boeing X-37B, returned on Sunday after 780 days in orbit, ‘providing a ride for small satellites’
  • If the X-37B can be loaded with satellites, it can be loaded with weapons, observers warn
Topic |   US-China tech war

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The US Air Force's X-37B after landing at Nasa’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida on Sunday. Photo: Handout
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Elon Musk, founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX, speaks at a news conference after the Falcon 9 SpaceX heavy rocket launched successfully from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Photo: AP

US Air Force is testing encrypted internet services using Elon Musk’s SpaceX satellite network

  • SpaceX’s Starlink constellation is crucial to generating the cash to fund development of Musk’s heavy-lift Mars rocket dubbed Starship
Topic |   SpaceX

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Elon Musk, founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX, speaks at a news conference after the Falcon 9 SpaceX heavy rocket launched successfully from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Photo: AP
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