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Elon Musk unveils SpaceX launch and catch tower for Starship Mars rocket (video)

Home News Spaceflight SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk just gave us a great look at the “launch and catch tower” for the company’s huge Starship Mars rocket.Musk shared a drone video of the tower on Twitter Monday (Jan. 9), showing the massive structure backdropped by the testing area at Starbase, SpaceX’s facility near the…

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SpaceX Moving Ahead with Bigger, Faster Starlinks and Bigger Starships

SpaceX notified the FCC SpaceX that Starship could be ready to launch Starlink Gen2 System satellites as early as March, 2022. The FCC notification is that SpaceX will focus on the configuration of 12000 generation 1 satellites that will work best with 30,000 generation 2 satellite. Previously, SpaceX was hedging its bets and had a…

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SpaceX launches more Starlink satellites and reveals latest customer count

SpaceX conducted its first rocket launch of 2022 on Thursday, sending its first batch of Starlink internet satellites into low-Earth orbit since December 18. The mission got underway shortly before 5 p.m. ET from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. As usual, the private space company, led by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, live-streamed the main…

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SpaceX Dragon cargo ship delivers Christmas presents (and supplies) to space station

Home News Spaceflight CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A SpaceX Dragon capsule arrived at the International Space Station early Wednesday (Dec. 22), carrying with it a holiday haul of science gear and Christmas treats for the astronauts living on the orbital outpost.The autonomous Dragon resupply ship docked itself at the orbital outpost at 3:41 a.m. EST…

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SpaceX launches Christmas presents, supplies to station

MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace WriterDec. 21, 2021Updated: Dec. 21, 2021 8:16 a.m.A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Kennedy Space Center, Fla., Tuesday morning, Dec. 21, 2021. The rocket is carrying supplies for the International Space Station. (Craig Bailey/Florida Today via AP)Craig Bailey/APCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX launched Christmas gifts, goodies and supplies to the…

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SpaceX aces 100th rocket landing after Dragon cargo ship launch to space station

Home News Spaceflight CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched its 31st rocket of the year early Tuesday (Dec. 21), sending a used Dragon cargo capsule toward the International Space Station  before nailing the company’s 100th landing. A new two-stage Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Launch Complex 39A here at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at 5:07…

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SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket on record 11th flight carrying 52 Starlink satellites

Home News Spaceflight CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket for a record 11th time Saturday (Dec. 18), sending a new stack of Starlink satellites into orbit from California in a predawn liftoff. The previously flown Falcon 9 rocket blasted off at 7:41 a.m. EST (1241 GMT, 04:41 a.m. local time) from…

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SpaceX faces sexual harassment allegations from five former employees

Home News Spaceflight The SpaceX Crew Dragon vehicle that flew NASA’s Crew-2 mission in 2021 as seen before launch. (Image credit: SpaceX) Several former employees have gone public with allegations of sexual harassment experienced at SpaceX.A former SpaceX employee has published allegations of serial sexual harassment experienced during her time at Elon Musk’s company, which…

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SpaceX to launch its next Starlink fleet and 2 BlackSky satellites tonight. Watch it live!

Home News Spaceflight CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX will launch its next stack of Starlink satellites from the East Coast tonight (Dec. 2) as part of a rideshare mission, and you can watch the action live online. The private spaceflight company will launch a stack of 48 Starlink satellites on one of its previously flown Falcon…

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SpaceX Starlink launch from Florida has clear skies forecast

1/5 A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is prepared for launching a payload of Starlink satellites from Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida in May. Photo by Joe Marino/UPI Dec. 1 (UPI) — Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans to launch 53 more Starlink spacecraft from Florida on Wednesday, even as the company struggles…