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SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink Satellites

Starlink Mission. Source: SpaceX SpaceX launched an additional sixty Starlink satellites to add to the constellation currently being built in space on January 7, 2020. The small satellites will be used to provide global “high-speed broadband internet” according to the Starlink website and this latest launch takes the total of internet satellites already in orbit […]

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket’s Third Flight A Success Despite Failure To Recover Center Core Booster

Source: SpaceX SpaceX’s third flight of the Falcon Heavy rocket was a major success, despite being labelled the most complex launch to date. The mission named STP-2 took place on June 25, involving a number of challenging manoeuvres and four separate upper-stage engine burns. The rocket was transporting 24 satellites belonging to agencies including NASA, […]

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SpaceX Successfully Launches The First 60 Starlink Satellites

Credit: SpaceX Starlink, the satellite constellation project owned by SpaceX, successfully launched their first 60 satellites into space on May 23 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The 60 Starlink satellites were packed into the nose cone of one of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rockets. Following lift-off, the rocket’s first stage booster successfully touched […]

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NASA confirms SpaceX Crew Dragon Parachutes Test Failed

A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft descends under its parachutes at the end of the Demo-1 test flight in March. A test of the parachutes for that spacecraft in April failed. Credit: NASA/Cory Huston SpaceX had experienced a problem during a test of its Crew Dragon parachute system in April, according to NASA at a House […]

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SpaceX launches resupply mission to ISS after several delays

CRS-17 Mission; Source: SpaceX SpaceX has finally launched a Falcon 9 rocket loaded with supplies for the International Space Station (ISS) after power outages aboard the spacecraft caused delays. The planned launch of the SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule was pushed back after a switch failure caused sections of the station’s power channels to cease to […]

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SpaceX successfully sends first commercial satellite, ArabSat-6A, into orbit

Source: SpaceX SpaceX has launched the Falcon Heavy rocket on its first commercial mission in a decisive demonstration to secure military contracts. The Falcon Heavy is partially reusable and in addition to the launching of their first cargo for a customer, a communications satellite called Arabsat-6A, the team also successfully landed the core booster on […]

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SpaceX successfully launches astronaut demo capsule for NASA

SpaceX, the aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company founded by Elon Musk in 2002, has launched an astronaut demo capsule designed to test the system for regular astronaut use. The Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, accompanied by Ripley, SpaceX’s test dummy. Ripley is fitted […]