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Elon Musk started using a new program that blocks jet tracking after the man who follows his plane wouldn’t take his Twitter account down

Elon Musk found a way to avoid tracking a plane.

Elon Musk started using a new program that blocks jet tracking after the man who follows his plane wouldn't take his Twitter account down

The college student who tracks Elon Musk’s private jet on Twitter rejected his $5,000 offer to delete the account, so it appears that Musk is attempting to fly incognito.

The student, Jack Sweeney, who runs the jet-tracking account @ElonJet, claims that the billionaire applied for a temporary aircraft registration number after talking with him about how to avoid being tracked. Almost 500,000 people follow the Twitter account right now.

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According to a screenshot from Sweeney, Musk messaged “What should I do?” in December. Sweeney advised Musk to investigate a new FAA programme at the time, saying the billionaire would “definitely need the programme” and that it would enable him to change his flight identification number.


The programme seems to have had few users up until recently. However, jet-tracking accounts like Sweeney’s could increase interest in the programme. At the National Business Aviation Association last week, business aviation executives discussed ways to reduce real-time tracking.

Owners of aircraft are permitted to change their registration number every 60 days under the PIA programme. However, Sweeney pointed out that it can be a tedious process. The manager of flight deck connectivity at Collins Aerospace, Christian Renneissen, previously told the trade magazine AV Buyer that while the PIA programme is essentially free, it is a hassle due to a significant amount of paperwork.

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Furthermore, Sweeney is still able to track the private plane using the public flight-tracking database ADS-B Exchange despite the incognito registration number. The ADS-B Exchange makes it simple to locate jets that are equipped with the temporary identification number.


Musk is also included in the LADD list, which is a free FAA programme for “Limiting Aircraft Data Displayed.” The list enables owners of aircraft to avoid being followed by websites that use FAA data. Although Sweeney’s jet-tracking accounts receive data from the ADS-B Exchange, which is not affected by the list.




Boeing Transfers Rocket Stage to NASA, Paving Way for Human Moon Mission

Boeing Transfers Rocket Stage to NASA, Paving Way for Human Moon Mission

Boeing has achieved a significant milestone by providing NASA with the second core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket.

This crucial component, crafted at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF), is set to propel the Artemis II crew into lunar orbit, marking humanity’s return to deep space after a 50-year hiatus.

The monumental Boeing-built rocket stage, the largest element of the Artemis II mission, will embark on a journey aboard the Pegasus barge, traveling 900 miles to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

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Upon arrival, it will be meticulously integrated with other essential Artemis II components, including the upper stage, solid rocket boosters, and NASA’s Orion spacecraft within the iconic Vehicle Assembly Building. This intricate integration process is a vital step toward the eagerly anticipated Artemis II launch, slated for 2025.


Boeing-built products helped land humankind on the moon in 1969, and we’re proud to continue that legacy through the Artemis generation,” remarked Dave Dutcher, vice president and program manager for Boeing’s SLS program. “Together, with NASA and our industry partners and suppliers, we are building the world’s most capable rocket and paving the way to deep space through America’s rocket factory in New Orleans.”

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The delivery of Core Stage 2 marks a significant achievement in the evolution of the SLS rocket. Towering over 200 feet and powered by four RS-25 engines, this core stage, coupled with two solid-fueled booster rockets, will generate a staggering 8.8 million pounds of thrust. This immense power is crucial to launching Artemis II and future missions into the vast expanse of space.

The SLS rocket stands unparalleled in its capability to transport both crew and substantial cargo to the moon and beyond in a single launch. Its extraordinary capacity will facilitate the delivery of human-rated spacecraft, habitats, and scientific missions to destinations including the moon and Mars, ushering in a new era of space exploration.

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