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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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Watch: SpaceX launches Telstar satellite on block 5 Falcon 9

Spacex Launch Falcon 9 CRS-15

SpaceX is set to launch the newest version of it’s Falcon 9 rockets early Sunday morning in a mission to put a Telstar communications satellite into orbit. The launch is scheduled within a window between 1:50 a.m. EDT and 5:50 a.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. This will be the second launch of a block 5 ...

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Watch: SpaceX launch of CRS-15 to resupply the space station

Spacex Launch Falcon 9 CRS-15

SpaceX is targeting Friday, June 29 for an instantaneous launch of its fifteenth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-15) at 5:42 a.m. EDT, or 9:42 UTC, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The Dragon resupply capsule will separate from the Falcon 9 second stage about nine minutes and thirty seconds after liftoff and attach ...

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WATCH: SpaceX launches SES-12 into orbit using previously flown first stage

SpaceX successfully launched the SES-12 satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) on Monday, June 4, 2018, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket and its payload occurred at 12:45 a.m. EDT. The SES-12 satellite was deployed about 32 minutes after liftoff. Falcon 9’s first stage for the ...

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SpaceX launches satellite atop first Block 5 Falcon 9 Rocket on second attempt

Falcon 9 FORMOSAT-5 8-24-17

update: The Block 5 Falcon 9 successfully launched and deployed the satellite on Friday afternoon. Both the Thursday aborted attempt and the Friday success videos are below. SpaceX was set to launch a satellite Thursday on the first flight of a block 5 Falcon 9 vehicle. Block 5 is the first iteration of the booster that is intended to be ...

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Watch: SpaceX to launch a Falcon 9 rocket to resupply the international space station

Falcon 9 launch Koreasat-5A SpaceX

SpaceX is targeting Monday, April 2 for an instantaneous launch of its fourteenth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-14) at 4:30 p.m. EDT, or 20:30 UTC, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. An instantaneous backup launch opportunity is on Tuesday, April 3 at 4:08 p.m. EDT, or 20:08 UTC. Dragon will separate from Falcon ...

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Watch: SpaceX launches Falcon 9 mission to put Iridium satellites into orbit

SpaceX SES-10 Falcon 9 used booster launch 3-30-17

SpaceX is targetting a 10:13 a.m. EDT launch on Friday for the Iridium-5 NEXT mission. The Falcon 9 spacecraft is carrying 10 satellites for the mission which is the 5th of 8 planned launches that will put 75 total NEXT satellites into low Earth Orbit for Iridium. Falcon 9’s first stage for the Iridium-5 mission previously supported the Iridium-3 mission ...

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Elon Musk Launches Prototypes For A Massive Network Of Satellites In Space

SpaceX SES-10 Falcon 9 used booster launch 3-30-17

  by Tim Pearce SpaceX, a company built by Elon Musk to colonize other planets, sent two prototype communications satellites into orbit Thursday, The Wall Street Journal reports. The satellites were a part of the company’s 18th consecutive commercial launch. The prototypes were sent to gauge the possibility of creating a network of thousands of satellites capable of providing internet to billions ...

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Watch: SpaceX to launch Falcon 9 with PAZ satellite

spacex falcon 9 on pad

SpaceX is hoping to launch the next Falcon 9 rocket on Thursday morning carrying Hisdesat’s PAZ satellite into low-Earth orbit. The private space company is targeting 9:17 a.m. EST for the launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California with satellite deployment to occur 11  minutes after launch. The rocket’s first stage was previously used to lunch FORMOSAT-5 in August ...

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Watch: Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster is in outer space

Star Man Tesla Roadster above Earth

update: SpaceX has shut down the live stream likely due to reception issues as the Tesla continues on its journey away from Earth. The 4.5-hour video captured during the live stream is included below. Elon Musk’s private space transportation company, SpaceX, successfully launched their first Falcon Heavy rocket with a payload entirely made up of Mr.Musk’s midnight-red Tesla Roadster and ...

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Watch: Elon Musk sends his car to Mars … sort of

Falcon Heavy launch of Tesla Roadster to Mars

Video of the launch and current live stream available at the bottom of the post SpaceX has scheduled the first Falcon Heavy launch for Tuesday the goal of which is to put CEO Elon Musk‘s midnight-cherry red Tesla Roadster in an orbit going between Earth and Mars repeatedly. The Falcon Heavy launch would place the Roadster into a heliocentric orbit, meaning that ...

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