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SpaceX puts Arcadia on the map for Mars

SpaceX’s current favorite place to land on Mars is reportedly Arcadia Planitia, which combines flat terrain, potential deposits of water ice and an equatorial region well-suited for solar power. According to Space News, that’s the word from SpaceX’s Paul Wooster, … Continue reading

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SpaceX Dragon makes picture-perfect splash

SpaceX’s robotic Dragon capsule brought tons of cargo back down to Earth from the International Space Station today, in a trip that ended with a Pacific Ocean splashdown. The trip began early today when astronauts used the station’s robotic arm … Continue reading

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SpaceX launches satellite, forgoes landing

For the second time in a week, weather worries caused a delay in SpaceX’s launch of the EchoStar 23 communications satellite – but this time, liftoff took place less than a half-hour later than planned. Tonight’s Falcon 9 rocket launch sent … Continue reading

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High winds force delay in SpaceX launch

High winds have forced SpaceX to postpone its launch of the EchoStar 23 communications satellite, a mission requiring so much oomph that the company won’t even try landing the first-stage booster afterward. The Falcon 9 rocket was due to lift … Continue reading

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Billionaire Charles Simonyi muses about moon

Charles Simonyi, the billionaire software executive who’s flown to space twice, says he doesn’t know who’s on SpaceX’s passenger list for a flight beyond the moon and back. But he knows at least one potential customer who’s not on it: himself. … Continue reading

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Here’s how SpaceX’s satellites might work

When it comes to providing global broadband internet coverage, two satellite constellations in low Earth orbit are better than one. At least that’s the implication of a patent application filed by an inventor who used to work at Google and … Continue reading

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Spaceflight rebooks satellites on SpaceX list

For more than a year, Seattle-based Spaceflight has been waiting to launch an array of 89 miniaturized satellites aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and deploy them in orbit from its innovative SHERPA carrier. Now the launch logistics company isn’t waiting … Continue reading

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