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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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Spaceflight to put 71 satellites on SpaceX launch

LOGAN, Utah — Seattle-based Spaceflight is confirming that it has more than 70 satellites from 18 countries signed up for launch on a first-of-its-kind dedicated rideshare mission, due to fly on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket by the end of the year. The dozens … Continue reading

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SpaceX Dragon cargo ship returns to Earth

Robotics controllers released the @SpaceX #Dragon cargo spacecraft at 12:38 p.m. EDT today as @AstroSerena monitored its departure. https://t.co/zwvDbR4DXf pic.twitter.com/64NvLmflUo — Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) August 3, 2018 The International Space Station’s crew sent a Dragon back to Earth today, … Continue reading

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NASA names 9 astronauts for first space taxi trips

NASA unveiled the first nine astronauts for its commercial crew missions to the International Space Station today, including rookies as well as seasoned veterans. The “New Nine” include two women and seven men. All but one of them are current … Continue reading

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NASA confirms new schedule for space taxis

NASA today laid out a newly stretched-out schedule for flying astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil, with SpaceX’s first such flight set for no earlier than next April. The space agency also confirmed Boeing’s plan to put off its first … 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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