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SpaceX successfully launches twice re-flown Falcon 9 for AMOS-17 mission
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SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 first-stage that had previously served two missions in July and November of 2018, today carrying its final payload, the AMOS-17 satellite for Spacecomm. SpaceX had configured the Falcon 9 in its ‘expendable mode’ for this mission, which means it made use of all available fuel on board to carry […]

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SpaceX simplified: A quick guide to Elon Musk's space company     – CNET
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If you’ve heard something about a Starship bound for Mars, moon passengers and global broadband, but don’t know the details, here’s a brief rundown.

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SpaceX is going to deliver Nickelodeon slime to the space station for science     – CNET
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After a trip on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, Nickelodeon’s green, gooey slime will make its debut in microgravity.

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SpaceX just aced a critical Air Force test of its Falcon Heavy rocket
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All sorts of stuff happened during Tuesday morning’s launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket from Kennedy Space Center. [credit: Trevor Mahlmann ] On Tuesday afternoon—a little more than 12 hours after the launch of a Falcon Heavy rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida—the US Air Force’s Space & Missile Systems Center declared that all […]

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy to launch ashes of an all-star, astronaut and others     – CNET
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The first nighttime launch of the big rocket will also be a celestial funeral of sorts.

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SpaceX to make its second attempt to launch 60 Starlink satellites
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Enlarge / The begrimed Falcon 9 booster is back at the launch pad with its Starlink satellite payload. (credit: SpaceX) Even though time remained in its launch window Wednesday night, SpaceX scrubbed an attempt to launch its first batch of Starlink satellites. The upper-level winds were just not cooperating, so the company stood down the […]

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SpaceX broadband testing to ramp up with launch of dozens of satellites
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Enlarge / A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in the hangar after a flight in April 2017. (credit: SpaceX) SpaceX will launch dozens of demonstration broadband satellites next week as it ramps up testing for its planned Starlink service. The company says it will begin launching satellites for the actual service later this year. This week, […]

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SpaceX delivered 5,500 lbs of cargo to the International Space Station today
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A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft successfully made its way to the International Space Station (ISS), with approximately 5,500 lbs of NASA cargo and science experiments. It launched Sunday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, and it arriv…

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After scrub, SpaceX targets early Saturday for NASA cargo launch
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Enlarge / A new Falcon 9 rocket, and a Dragon spacecraft, on the pad Thursday. (credit: SpaceX) Early on Friday morning, within minutes of the opening—and closing—of an instantaneous launch window, SpaceX scrubbed the launch of its Falcon 9 rocket and Cargo Dragon supply mission to the International Space Station. The company said it made […]

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