SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft Docks With ISS Delivering Science Benefiting Humans

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The pressurized capsule of the SpaceX Cargo Dragon resupply ship with its nose cone open is pictured as the vehicle departs the International Space Station on January 23, 2022. Credit: NASA While the International Space Station (ISS) was traveling in orbit more than 267 miles over the South Atlantic Ocean, the NASA astronauts Bob Hines … Read more

SpaceX requests spectrum to upgrade Starlink mobile services – SpaceNews

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TAMPA, Fla. — SpaceX has applied for more spectrum to upgrade Starlink satellite broadband services for mobile users. The company asked the U.S. Federal Communications Commission July 25 for permission to use the 2 GHz spectrum band to “augment” its mobile satellite services (MSS). Specific details about the next-generation services Starlink plans to provide were … Read more

China’s Out-of-Control Rocket Predicted to Crash on July 31

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The Long March 5B shortly before its launch on July 24, 2022.Photo: Liu Huaiyu (AP) Experts are predicting that the gigantic core stage of a recently launched Long March 5B rocket will crash to Earth within a matter of days, but the precise location remains impossible to guess. The Long March 5B rocket blasted off … Read more

SpaceX ends busy July with pair of Starlink launches

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SpaceX has rounded out its busiest July ever with a pair of Falcon 9 Starlink launches, simultaneously breaking its annual launch record less than seven full months into 2022. The company has now completed six launches – five of which were Starlink missions – this month. The last two missions launched about 44 hours apart … Read more

Damaged SpaceX Rocket Delays NASA’s Next Astronaut Mission

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the Endurance Crew Dragon mounted on top, prior to the Crew-3 mission that launched on November 11, 2021. Endurance is scheduled to perform its second crewed flight during the now-delayed Crew-5 mission. Photo: SpaceX Launch of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission to the International Space Station has been pushed back … Read more

SpaceX Starlink launch to smash California pad turnaround record

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SpaceX says it’s on track to launch another batch of polar Starlink satellites from the West Coast as early as 10:39 am PDT (17:39 UTC), Thursday, July 21st. On top of featuring one of the fastest Falcon 9 booster turnarounds ever, SpaceX’s Starlink 3-2 launch will more than halve the fastest turnaround of its Vandenberg … Read more

Mattel to launch SpaceX vehicles as new Matchbox toys and collectibles

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SpaceX rockets and spacecraft will soon come with a new tag: Made by Mattel. The global toy company has entered into a multi-year agreement with Elon Musk’s commercial spaceflight firm to create and market toys inspired by SpaceX’s launch vehicles (opens in new tab). The first products under the partnership will be released in 2023 … Read more

SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket to launch NASA’s Roman Space Telescope

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NASA has chosen SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket to launch its next major space telescope, a wide-field observatory that should directly complement the brand new James Webb Space Telescope. Originally known as the Wide Field InfraRed Survey Telescope (WFIRST), NASA recently renamed the mission in honor of Nancy Grace Roman, a foundational force behind the Hubble … Read more

These 2 private companies aim to beat SpaceX to Mars with 2024 flight

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The race to Mars is getting crowded. Two startup space companies in California, Relativity Space and Impulse Space, announced today (July 19) that they are teaming up to launch the first commercial mission to Mars in 2024, years before the first potential trip by the more established SpaceX, which is known for its long-term plans … Read more

SpaceX will break its own record for the most rocket launches in a year with next Starlink launch

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The rocket company SpaceX is due to break its own record for the most rocket launches in a calendar year this week. Elon Musk’s company conducted 31 successful launches in 2021, and has already matched that record this year with its most recent launch last Sunday. A Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to deliver another … Read more