SpaceX delays launch of 60 Starlink internet satellites

UPDATE for 9:39 pm ET: SpaceX has scrubbed tonight’s launch of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 60 Starlink internet satellites due to the need for “additional mission assurance.” A new launch date will be provided once available.



An artist's illustration of SpaceX's Starlink internet satellites in orbit. The company has won a U.S. military contract for missile-warning satellites.


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An artist’s illustration of SpaceX’s Starlink internet satellites in orbit. The company has won a U.S. military contract for missile-warning satellites.

SpaceX will launch 60 new Starlink internet satellites into orbit on a used Falcon 9 rocket tonight (Nov. 22) and you can watch it live online here, courtesy of SpaceX. Liftoff is set for 9:56 p.m. EST (0256 Nov. 23 GMT) from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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The Falcon 9 rocket on this flight is making its seventh flight to space in a milestone for SpaceX’s reusability effort. It launched the Telstar 18 VANTAGE satellite in September 2018,

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Xbox Series X, S delays may last until April, says Microsoft exec

  • By April 2021, Microsoft should be shipping enough Xbox Series X and Series S consoles to meet demand, according to an executive. 
  • “I think we’ll continue to see supply shortages as we head into the post-holiday quarter,” Xbox CFO Tim Stuart said, per The Verge.
  • Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, separately apologized for shipping delays on Saturday.
  • The new consoles hit the market November 10, but shipping dates for some Amazon pre-orders were pushed back until later in November or December.
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Microsoft may not be able to ship enough new Xbox consoles to meet demand until April next year, one Microsoft executive has said, while another has apologized for shipping delays. 

“The number one request I get over and over is, ‘It’s so hard to get the consoles right now,’ and you know I really apologize for that,” Phil Spencer, head of Xbox,

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Some Iowans wait months for unemployment payments; state employees blame a 48-year-old computer system for benefit delays

Michelle Hansen has used up all of her savings. She’s cut the TV service. She declined to buy her children’s school pictures this year. She borrowed money from her father to buy toilet paper.

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“It’s very embarrassing,” said Hansen of Sioux City, Iowa. “I’ve always been able to support myself. And I think I could be if I was getting the benefit I’m supposed to be getting.”

Hansen, 31, has seen her unemployment payments shrink this fall, a problem that Iowa Workforce Development staffers blame on the agency’s outdated computer systems.

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After Hansen originally received $580 a week under the state’s standard unemployment program, an Iowa Workforce Development

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Some Iowans wait months for unemployment payments; state employees blame a 48-year-old computer system for jobless aid delays

Michelle Hansen has used up all of her savings. She’s cut the TV service. She declined to buy her children’s school pictures this year. She borrowed money from her father to buy toilet paper.

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“It’s very embarrassing,” said Hansen of Sioux City, Iowa. “I’ve always been able to support myself. And I think I could be if I was getting the benefit I’m supposed to be getting.”

Hansen, 31, has seen her unemployment payments shrink this fall, a problem that Iowa Workforce Development staffers blame on the agency’s outdated computer systems.

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After Hansen originally received $580 a week under the state’s standard unemployment program, an Iowa Workforce Development

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Apple blamed IBM and Intel for Mac chip delays, but TSMC won’t be next

What happens when the world’s most ambitious mobile chip designer is constrained by the production capacity of its only chip manufacturing partner? Thanks to Apple’s introduction of M1 chips for Macs this week, we might soon find out, but leading chip fabricator TSMC won’t be the one to blame.

It’s not hyperbole to state that Apple has pushed the entire mobile chip industry forward, and is now poised to do the same with PC chips. In 2013, Apple released the world’s first 64-bit mobile CPU, A7, which shocked rival chip designers by bringing iPhones closer to processing parity with low-end PCs. Five years later, the A12X Bionic enabled iPad tablets to match the performance of more expensive Intel Core i7 MacBooks, foreshadowing the end of Apple’s need for Intel chips. Now the M1 is here, and thanks to a breakthrough 5-nanometer manufacturing process, the tiny chip packs enough transistors to

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Online shopping surge could lead to holiday delivery delays

A sign in the window of a FedEx office reads, "Now Hiring," Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 in New York. Carriers like FedEx and UPS are ramping up their holiday hiring while asking store clients to move their shipping volume on lighter days in their network.

A sign in the window of a FedEx office reads, “Now Hiring,” Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 in New York. Carriers like FedEx and UPS are ramping up their holiday hiring while asking store clients to move their shipping volume on lighter days in their network.

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Retailers and carriers are preparing for an online holiday shopping surge that could tax shipping networks and lead to delivery delays.

FedEx and UPS are ramping up their holiday hiring while expanding their weekend operations and asking retailers to use their shipping network when there is more slack. And stores are pushing shoppers to buy early and are expanding services like curbside pickup to minimize the need for delivery.

For the last few years, many retailers had been using their own physical stores, in addition to their distribution centers, to fulfill online orders. But now they are designating some of

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Airbnb Delays IPO Filing to Next Week

Room- and home-sharing service Airbnb delayed filing for an initial public offering until next week, to distance the move from the U.S. presidential election, according to a media report. 

A Securities and Exchange Commission filing could come as soon as Monday, sources told Bloomberg. The company had planned to file this Thursday but delayed the move so as not to be overshadowed by the election results. 

The San Francisco company plans to raise as much as $3 billion for its debut on the Nasdaq, making it one of the largest domestic IPOs in 2020, according to reports.

Last week, multiple reports said the 12-year old company would file on Thursday, opening up its financials and listing documents for the first time to attract investors ahead of its public debut. 

Back in April, Airbnb raised $2 billion in debt from investors, bringing its estimated valuation to $18 billion. That was a

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