Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk join the satellite space race

When Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched its first 60 Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral in Florida last month, it triggered dozens of sightings of unidentified flying objects. Mr Musk took to Twitter to defend the project from accusations that SpaceX was creating “space debris” that could hamper astronomy. “There are already 4,900 satellites in orbit, which people notice about 0 per cent of the time,” the Tesla billionaire complained. “Starlink won’t be seen by anyone unless looking very carefully & will have about 0 per cent impact on advancements in astronomy.” The launch was the first stage in an effort to build a mega-constellation of potentially 12,000 satellites. It is also part of a move into the business by a group of billionaires who believe that smaller satellites can play a vital role in connecting the almost 4bn people who are still not on the internet. Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder, has already invested in the space race via his Blue Origin rocket company. In April, Amazon also unveiled a plan, known as Project Kuiper, to launch its own constellation of satellites. Other billionaires are also eyeing the sky. Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank and Richard Branson’s Virgin Gro...

MASALA EXCLUSIVE! ‘There is NO Link Between Arts and Terrorism’: ‘Baby’ Actor Mikaal Zulfiqaar on Bollywood Ban of Pakistani Artistes

On February 14th, a van laden with explosives rammed into a CRPF convoy killing 40 soldiers in Pulwama, J&K. Indian media and Bollywood celebs, along with the rest of the country, quickly responded with grief-stricken messages and posts on solidarity. Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi cancelled their trip to Karachi for a ceremony on Kaifi Azmi. Films such as Total Dhamaal and Luka Chuppi were stopped from releasing in Pakistan by distributors and T-Series removed Atif Aslam and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s videos from their list. Additionally, the call for a blanket ban on Pakistani artistes has been growing louder by the day.However, an old video was recently circulated on the internet where Akshay Kumar had this to say about terrorism and Pakistan. Reporter : Jab terrorism ki baat aati hai tab Pakistan ka naam aata hai. Deshbhakt Kumar (Twin Brother of Navjot Singh Sidhu) : Bilkul nahi! aisa kuch bhi nahi hai isme! Terrorism ki koi country nahi hoti! Terrorism toh India,USA, Australia,Peshawar me bhi hai! pic.twitter.com/ZMab5aVO66 Masala! caught up with Mikaal to get his response on the impact on the Bollywood-Lollywood ties in the wake of the attacks and he had some pretty stron...