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Duncan is a science and technology reporter for CDN and serves as the lead geek correspondent. Follow him if you like rockets, mobile tech, video games or ... just about anything nerdy.

SpaceX successfully completes RADARSAT Constellation Mission

On Wednesday, June 12, SpaceX successfully launched the RADARSAT Constellation Mission for MDA, a Maxar company, from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Falcon 9 lifted off at 7:17 a.m. PDT, or 14:17 UTC with the first of three RADARSAT satellites deploying approximately 54 minutes after launch. Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage ...

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Game Review: Rise of Industry – Review and Tips

Rise of Industry is probably one of the best city simulators to hit the market in quite awhile. Not because it excels at fire stations, subways or residential buildings, but precisely because it pays no attention to any of those things. RoI focuses on the supply chain and logistics that a mega-company needs to grow … profits. You can’t make ...

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SpaceX Successfully Launches Starlink Mission

On Thursday, May 23 at 10:30 p.m. EDT SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. SpaceX’s Starlink is a next-generation satellite network capable of connecting the globe, especially reaching those who are not yet connected, with reliable and affordable broadband internet services. Falcon 9’s first stage for this mission ...

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ULA Completes Final Design Review for New Vulcan Centaur Rocket

First Flight on Schedule for 2021 Centennial, Colo., May 20, 2019 – United Launch Alliance leaders and engineers completed an important milestone with the conclusion of the system Critical Design Review (CDR) for the company’s new Vulcan Centaur rocket. The system-level CDR is the final review of the design for the overall rocket. “This is a tremendous accomplishment for the ...

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SpaceX Dragon Capsule Reaches ISS

Dragon arrived at the International Space Station on May 6, 2019 and was captured at 4:01 a.m. PDT while flying about 257 statute miles over the North Atlantic Ocean. The spacecraft was then installed on the Harmony module for the duration of its four-week stay at the orbiting laboratory. Filled with more than 5,500 pounds of supplies and payloads, Dragon ...

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SpaceX launched another Space Station Resupply Mission Saturday

On Saturday, May 4, SpaceX launched its seventeenth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-17) at 2:48 a.m. EDT, or 6:48 UTC, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Dragon separated from Falcon 9’s second stage about 9 minutes after liftoff. The Dragon spacecraft supporting the CRS-17 mission previously supported the CRS-12 mission in August 2017. ...

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Watch Live: New Shepard Mission to Launch 38 Payloads into Space Today Aboard NS-11

Blue Origin is targeting New Shepard’s next launch on May 2, 2019, with liftoff scheduled for 8:30 am CDT / 13:30 UTC. The mission, named NS-11, will take 38 payloads above the Kármán line into space. Some of the payloads flying on NS-11 include: Orbital Medicine Orbital Medicine, a small business focused on aerospace medicine, comes to us through funding ...

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Watch: SpaceX Launches ArabSat-6A on Falcon Heavy Rocket

On Thursday, April 11 at 6:35 p.m. EDT, Falcon Heavy launched the Arabsat-6A satellite from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The satellite was deployed approximately 34 minutes after liftoff. Following booster separation, Falcon Heavy’s two side boosters landed at SpaceX’s Landing Zones 1 and 2 (LZ-1 and LZ-2) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station ...

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United Launch Alliance Plans Purpose-Built Vulcan Centaur for National Security Space Missions in 2021

First Flight Hardware Being Manufactured and Launch on Track for 2021Centennial, Colo. (April 8, 2019) – Today, United Launch Alliance (ULA) CEO Tory Bruno gave an update on the continued progress of the Vulcan Centaur during a ULA media event at the 35th Space Symposium. “As the nation faces growing threats in the space environment, ULA is unleashing the energy ...

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United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches WGS-10 Mission

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., (March 15, 2019) – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket carrying the tenth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite for the U.S. Air Force lifted off from Space Launch Complex-37 on March 15 at 8:26 p.m. EDT. ULA has been the exclusive launch provider for all ten WGS satellites. (WATCH: ULA WGS-10 Launch ...

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United Launch Alliance Set to Launch WGS-10 for U.S. Air Force [Live Stream and details]

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., (March 13, 2019) — A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket is in final preparations to launch the tenth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite for the U.S. Air Force. The launch is planned during a three-hour window on March 15 between 6:56 p.m. EDT and 9:05 p.m. EDT at Space Launch Complex-37 from ...

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Watch: SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Splashes Down in the Atlantic

Crew Dragon undocked from the International Space Station early Friday morning and splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean on March 8 at 5:45 a.m. PST, completing the spacecraft’s first mission to the Space Station. Crew Dragon Descent and Splashdown NASA Webcast Source: SpaceX, NASA Content created by Conservative Daily News is available for re-publication without charge under the Creative Commons license. Visit ...

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SpaceX Docked Its ‘Crew Dragon’ Capsule with the Space Station This Weekend

At 2:49 a.m. EST on March 2, SpaceX launched Crew Dragon’s first demonstration mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This test flight without crew on board the spacecraft is intended to demonstrate SpaceX’s capabilities to safely and reliably fly astronauts to and from the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew ...

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