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SpaceX puts Telstar 18V satellite in orbit

SpaceX launched its second heavyweight Telstar telecommunications satellite from Florida tonight, and brought the Falcon 9 rocket’s first-stage booster down for a landing on a drone ship hundreds of miles offshore in the Atlantic Ocean. The mission to put the … Continue reading

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SpaceX kicks off new chapter in rocket reusability

SpaceX sent Indonesia’s Merah Putih telecommunications satellite into orbit tonight, marking the first reuse of its new-generation Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket booster. Liftoff came on time at 1:19 a.m. ET Aug. 7 (10:19 p.m. PT Aug. 6) after a … Continue reading

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SpaceX rocket puts 10 Iridium satellites in orbit

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket sent 10 more Iridium NEXT telecommunications satellites into space today from a fogged-in California pad, then executed a rough-and-tumble booster landing. Today’s mission also featured an attempt to catch the rocket’s falling nose cone, using a … Continue reading

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SpaceX launches heaviest telecom satellite

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket executed a textbook launch to put the heavy-duty Telstar 19 Vantage telecommunications satellite into orbit tonight and bring back the first-stage booster for an at-sea landing. The successful mission kicked off what’s expected to be a … Continue reading

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SpaceX rocket sends robot pal to space station

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket lifted off today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, sending an AI-enabled, sphere-shaped robot companion to keep the International Space Station’s crew company. The European CIMON robot, complete with a video-screen smiley face, is packed … Continue reading

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SpaceX launches scientific and telecom satellites

A refurbished SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket sent two gravity-mapping satellites and five satellites for Iridium’s next-generation telecommunications network into orbit today on its second go-round. The soot-smudged first-stage booster previously flew in January to launch Zuma — a secret national security … Continue reading

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SpaceX’s upgraded Falcon 9 makes its debut

SpaceX sent a Bangladeshi telecommunications satellite into orbit today atop what CEO Elon Musk calls the “last major version” of its workhorse Falcon 9 rocket. But Musk has yet more tweaks up his sleeve: He’s aiming to make the Falcon … Continue reading

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