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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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Computer aborts milestone SpaceX rocket launch

The anxiously awaited launch of the first of SpaceX’s “last” Falcon 9 rockets will have to wait at least one more day. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says the company’s upgraded Block 5 model “will be the last major version of … Continue reading

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SpaceX, NASA delay planet-hunting probe’s liftoff

NASA and SpaceX say they’ll take more time to launch the Transiting Exoplanet Survey System, or TESS, just to make sure the $337 million mission will be on the right track to hunt for planets beyond our solar system. TESS’ … Continue reading

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Reused cargo ship launched on reused rocket

SpaceX sent nearly three tons of supplies, hardware and experiments to the International Space Station today, using a Falcon 9 rocket booster and a Dragon capsule that have both been flown before. The rocket rose from its launch pad at … Continue reading

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket puts 10 satellites in orbit

Another 10 next-generation Iridium telecommunications satellites were sent into orbit today aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. This makes the fifth set of 10, out of a total of 75 that SpaceX … Continue reading

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SpaceX launches its 50th Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX sent a Spanish broadband telecommunications satellite into orbit tonight, marking the 50th launch of a Falcon 9 rocket. The rocket sent Hispasat 30W-6 rose into the night sky from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 12:33 a.m. … Continue reading

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SpaceX launches first Starlink internet satellites

SpaceX put its first two prototype Starlink broadband satellites into orbit along with a Spanish radar imaging satellite today. The launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California came at 6:17 a.m. PT Thursday, 24 hours after strong upper-level winds … Continue reading

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