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SpaceX Set to Launch 60 Internet Satellites [video + details]

SpaceX falcon 9 launch 3-16-17

Update: Wednesday night’s planned launch has been postponed. Upper winds over the launch area exceeded safety limits and the launch has been moved to Thursday night. Elon Musk’s private space company, SpaceX, plans to launch a multitude of internet-connectivity satellites from a Falcon 9 spacecraft Wednesday night. SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, May 15 for the launch of 60 Starlink satellites ...

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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: 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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Watch Live: SpaceX To Use Falcon Heavy Rocket in First Commercial Launch

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket

Elon Musk’s private space company has scheduled the second Falcon Heavy Rocket launch and this time, they’re getting paid to do it. A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch the Arabsat 6A communications satellite for Arabsat of Saudi Arabia. Arabsat 6A will provide Ku-band and Ka-band communications coverage over the Middle East and North Africa regions, as well as a ...

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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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SpaceX Sends Dragon Crew Capsule to Space Station and Back [Video]

The ability for the United States to send its astronauts into space ended with the shuttle program in 2011, but SpaceX, in partnership with NASA, will be one step away from fixing that on Saturday. More than seven years after Shuttle Atlantis completed the program’s last mission, America has a new way to transport humans to the International Space Station: ...

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SpaceX: Nusantara Satu and SpaceIL mission

On Thursday, February 21 at 8:45 p.m. EST, SpaceX launched the Nusantara Satu satellite from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Falcon 9 also delivered the Beresheet lunar spacecraft and Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) S5 spacecraft to orbit. Deployments occurred at approximately 33 and 44 minutes after liftoff. Falcon 9’s first stage for ...

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United States-Israel Diplomatic Efforts Underpin First Israeli Spacecraft Landing on the Moon

The Trump administration congratulated the Government of Israel and our respective commercial space industries for the historic SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch of SpaceIL’s Lunar Lander named Beresheet. The mission launched yesterday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, at 8:45 p.m. EST and will land on the Moon in about two months, according to a Fox News report. The ...

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SpaceX to Launch Dragon Resupply Mission (CRS-16) Sunday

Packed with about two tons of cargo and science, SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft departed the International Space Station on Sunday, January 13. A parachute-assisted splashdown in the Pacific Ocean occurred at about 9:10 p.m. PST, just west of Baja California. That same evening, a recovery team secured Dragon on a boat for the return trip to the Port of Los Angeles, ...

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Watch: SpaceX Launches IRIDIUM-8 Mission

On Friday, January 11 at 7:31 a.m. PST, 15:31 UTC, SpaceX successfully launched the eighth and final set of satellites in a series of 75 total satellites for Iridium’s next-generation global satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT. Falcon 9’s first stage delivered the second stage to its targeted orbit followed by deployment of all 10 Iridium NEXT satellites approximately 1 hour and ...

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SpaceX to lay off more than 6,000 employees due to ‘difficult challenges’

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket

Private rocket company SpaceX said Friday that it will let more than 6,000 employees go citing “extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead.” “To continue delivering for our customers and to succeed in developing interplanetary spacecraft and a global space-based Internet, SpaceX must become a leaner company. Either of these developments, even when attempted separately, have bankrupted other organizations”, a spokesman said in ...

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Watch Live: SpaceX to Launch Dragon Resupply Mission Wednesday

SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, December 5 for the launch of its sixteenth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-16) to the International Space Station. Liftoff is targeted for 1:16 p.m. EST, or 18:16 UTC, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Dragon will be filled with more than 5,600 pounds of supplies and payloads, including critical ...

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Watch: SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 with SAOCOM satellite

SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 mission Sunday night in which it will launch the SAOCOM 1A satellite from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The private space company expects to recover the first stage at Vandenburg Air Force Base for the first time in the company’s history. The satellite is expected to observe soil saturation ...

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