Elon Musk slams claims SpaceX satellites are blocking rivals

Elon Musk is firing back at critics who allege his private space firm’s satellites could result in an orbital traffic jam. Musk’s SpaceX has already launched hundreds of satellites – with plans to launch tens of thousands more – as part of its “Starlink” broadband internet system. The rapid buildup prompted intensifying scrutiny from international … Read more

Force Ouvrière slams the door to discussions on civil servants’ remuneration

The secretary general of the FO union, Yves Veyrier, on the left, during meetings between the government and the unions at the Hôtel de Matignon, on September 1, 2001. THOMAS COEX / AFP The presidential campaign is part of the discussions opened by the government with the unions on the remuneration of civil servants. Tuesday, … Read more

Amazon slams SpaceX, tells FCC that Musk-led companies are rule-breakers

Enlarge / Artist’s impression of low Earth-orbit satellites like those launched by SpaceX and OneWeb. In the ongoing battle between the two companies, Amazon fired back at SpaceX today at the Federal Communications Commission, claiming that the Starlink operator refuses to obey the rules and that it launches unjustified attacks on anyone who points out SpaceX’s rule-breaking. “Whether … Read more