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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 Launches 3rd Starlink Mission

On Monday, January 6 at 9:19 p.m. EST, or 2:19 UTC on January 7, SpaceX launched its third launch of Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Falcon 9’s first stage supported a Starlink mission in May 2019, the Iridium-8 mission in January 2019, and the Telstar 18 VANTAGE mission in September ...

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United Launch Alliance Set to Launch the Starliner Capsule on the Orbital Flight Test

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., (Dec. 17, 2019) – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket is in final preparations to launch Boeing’s Starliner capsule on the Orbital Flight Test to the International Space Station (ISS). The launch is planned for Dec. 20 at 6:36 a.m. EST from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The ...

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How Social Media Changed the Democratic Process

Think back to the tragic day of 9/11. One video clip immediately comes to mind. An image of the second plane hitting the south tower, viewed from a south-facing perspective. All around the world, people can replay that clip in their heads. It was shown on news outlets for months after the event. Now, Imagine if 9/11 happened today. What ...

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STARLINK MISSION | SpaceX

On Monday, November 11 at 9:56 a.m. EST, 14:56 UTC, SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Falcon 9’s first stage supported the Iridium-7, SAOCOM-1A, and Nusantara Satu missions, and the fairing was previously flown on Falcon Heavy’s Arabsat-6A mission earlier this year. Following stage separation, SpaceX landed Falcon ...

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Top 5 Free and Paid G Suite Backup Tools That Keep Your Data Safe and Sound

Data loss can happen to your users whose data is stored in the G Suite cloud on Google Drive. Backing up your Google Drive data is extremely important and allows recovering data in the event of accidental or intentional data loss due to human error or due to security threats like ransomware. Let’s take a look at the best backup ...

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Watch Live: Musk to Deliver an Update on Starship Development

SpaceX’s Starship and Super Heavy launch vehicle is a fully, rapidly reusable transportation system designed to carry both crew and cargo to Earth orbit, the Moon, Mars, and anywhere else in the solar system. On Saturday, September 28 at the SpaceX launch facility in Cameron County, Texas, SpaceX Chief Engineer and CEO Elon Musk will provide an update on the ...

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United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches GPS III Satellite for U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., (Aug. 22, 2019) – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket carrying the second Global Positioning System III (GPS III) satellite, designated Magellan, for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center lifted off from Space Launch Complex-37 on August 22 at 9:06 EDT. This mission marked the 29th and final flight ...

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United Launch Alliance Set to Launch GPS III Satellite for U.S. Air Force

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., (Aug. 20, 2019) – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket is in final preparations to launch the second Global Positioning System III (GPS III) satellite, nicknamed Magellan, for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center. The launch is planned for Aug. 22 at Space Launch Complex-37 from Cape Canaveral Air ...

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Astrobotic Selects United Launch Alliance Vulcan Centaur Rocket to Launch its First Mission to the Moon

Pittsburgh, Penn., and Centennial, Colo., Aug. 19, 2019 – Astrobotic announced today that it selected United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) Vulcan Centaur rocket in a competitive commercial procurement to launch its Peregrine lunar lander to the moon in 2021. “We are so excited to sign with ULA and fly Peregrine on Vulcan Centaur. This contract with ULA was the result of ...

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SNC Selects ULA for Dream Chaser® Spacecraft Launches

SPARKS, Nev. (August 14, 2019) – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), a global aerospace and national security leader, selected United Launch Alliance (ULA) as the launch vehicle provider for the Dream Chaser® spacecraft’s six NASA missions to the International Space Station.  The Dream Chaser will launch aboard ULA’s Vulcan Centaur rockets for its cargo resupply and return services to the space ...

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Vulcan Centaur Rocket on Schedule for First Flight in 2021

ULA Submits Proposal for U.S. Air Force’s Launch Services Competition Centennial, Colo., Aug. 12, 2019 – At the United Launch Alliance (ULA) factory in Decatur, Alabama, production of the first Vulcan Centaur rocket continues, with shipment to the launch site at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida scheduled for late next year for processing in preparation for its first ...

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United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches Communications Satellite for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., (Aug. 8, 2019) — A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) communications satellite for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on August 8 at 6:13 a.m. EDT. This marked the 80th successful launch of an Atlas ...

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SpaceX Successfully Launches AMOS-17 Mission

On Tuesday, August 6, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, carrying the AMOS-17 satellite for Spacecom. Liftoff occurred at 7:23 p.m. EDT, or 23:23 UTC and the satellite was deployed approximately 31 minutes after liftoff. This was the third and final flight for this particular Falcon ...

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United Launch Alliance Set to Launch AEHF-5 for U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center

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Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., (Aug. 5, 2019) – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket is in final preparations to launch the fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) communications satellite for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center. The launch is planned for Aug. 8 at Space Launch Complex-41 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.Producing ...

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SpaceX Dragon Resupply Arrived at ISS

Dragon arrived at the International Space Station on July 27, 2019 and was captured at 6:11 a.m. PDT while flying about 267 statute miles over the coast of southern Chile. The spacecraft was then installed on the Harmony module for the duration of its four-week stay at the orbiting laboratory. Filled with approximately 5,000 pounds of supplies and payloads, Dragon ...

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