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SpaceX Takes Big Step to Super Heavy’s First Orbital Flight

SpaceX has finished attaching 29 Raptor engines to its almighty Super Heavy booster. The work, completed on Monday, August 2, takes SpaceX a big step toward the first orbital test flight of its powerful next-generation rocket that will carry with it the new Starship spacecraft. SpaceX SpaceX tweeted a stunning photo (above) taken at the company’s Starbase facility in South Texas showing the 29 Raptor engines in place. Several more […]

todayAugust 3, 2021 1

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SpaceX Reveals Date for Starlink Global Internet Coverage

SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell says the company expects to achieve global coverage with its Starlink internet service by around September this year. But she added that although it may have the capability to provide a worldwide service at that time, SpaceX will still need to gain approvals from national regulators to launch Starlink in each country. Shotwell announced the timeframe during an appearance at the online Macquarie Technology Summit this […]

todayJune 24, 2021

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How to Watch the SpaceX Launch Its SXM-8 Mission Tomorrow

SpaceX will launch a SiriusXM satellite tomorrow, Sunday, June 6. The SXM-8 satellite will be part of SiriusXM’s network for its satellite radio operations, following the failure of its SXM-7 satellite earlier this year. That satellite was launched successfully but failed while in orbit. For this latest launch, SpaceX will be livestreaming the event and we’ve got all the details on how you can watch from home. What to expect […]

todayJune 6, 2021 10

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How to Watch SpaceX Launch of Starlink Satellites Tonight

Tonight, SpaceX will continue to expand its constellation of Starlink satellites to provide global broadband internet. The company will be launching a rocket from Florida, and the launch will be streamed live so you can watch along from home. What to expect from the Starlink launch A Falcon 9 rocket will be launching a batch of 52 Starlink satellites in addition to two other payloads: A Capella Synthetic Aperture Radar […]

todayMay 16, 2021 3

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SpaceX launches and lands a Falcon 9 rocket booster a record 10th time – 98bmp

SpaceX has launched another 60 Starlink satellites — making 180 delivered to orbit in under two weeks — but the launch early Sunday morning was more notable because it set a new, key record for Falcon 9 rocket reusability. This marked the 10th flight of the first-stage rocket booster used for the launch, which sets a record for re-use for SpaceX as the rocket booster with the most successful mission […]

todayMay 9, 2021 3

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SpaceX Sets Record With the Tenth Flight of Falcon 9 Rocket

For the first time, SpaceX has sent a Falcon 9 rocket booster on its tenth flight, marking an important milestone in rocket reusability. The company launched the rocket early this morning with a first stage booster that has previously flown on the historic first demonstration mission of the Crew Dragon capsule, the RADARSAT Constellation Mission, the SXM-7 launch, and six previous Starlink missions. The launch went ahead at 2:42 a.m. […]

todayMay 9, 2021 3

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SpaceX might try to fly the first Starship prototype to successfully land a second time – 98bmp

SpaceX is fresh off a high for its Starship spacecraft development program, but according to CEO Elon Musk, it’s already looking ahead to potentially repeating its latest success with an unplanned early reusability experiment. Earlier this week, SpaceX flew the SN15 (i.e., 15th prototype) of its Starship from its development site near Brownsville, Texas, and succeeded in landing it upright for the first time. Now, Musk says they could fly […]

todayMay 7, 2021 3

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SpaceX Crew Dragon Docks With the ISS to Drop Off Astronauts

The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, launched yesterday on its second operational mission, has arrived safely at the International Space Station (ISS). The capsule carries four astronauts from various space agencies who will join the ISS crew to work on scientific research projects on the station. The Crew Dragon was launched from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 5:49 a.m. ET on Friday, April 23. It […]

todayApril 24, 2021 3

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SpaceX successfully launches astronauts with a re-used Dragon spacecraft for the first time – 98bmp

SpaceX has another successful human space launch to its credit, after a good takeoff and orbital delivery of its Crew Dragon spacecraft on Friday morning. The Dragon took off aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 5:49 AM EDT (2:49 AM EDT). On board were four astronauts, including NASA’s Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough, as well as JAXA’s Akihiko Hoshide and the ESA’s Thomas Pesquet. This […]

todayApril 23, 2021 3

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