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SpaceX rocket Starts Sirius XM digital radio satellite, Claws Night landing at sea

Home News Spaceflight CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched a veteran Falcon 9 rocket on its third trip to space Sunday (June 6) to carry  a massive radio satellite into orbit for Sirius XM before returning to Earth. The two-stage Falcon 9 rocket blasted off at 12:26 a.m. EDT (0426 GMT) from Space Launch Complex 40…

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Replay: SpaceX to Start SXM-8 satellite for Sirius XM

Update for 1:15 a.m. EDT: SpaceX has successfully launched the Sirius XM SXM-8 radio satellite. See video and our launch wrap up here.A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a new Sirius XM radio satellite early Sunday, June 6, and you can watch it live here. Liftoff is set for 12:26 a.m. EDT (0426 GMT).The…

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SpaceX Super Heavy Doubles the Power of the Saturn V

The SpaceX Super Heavy booster that will fly to orbit should be completed within weeks. This first booster will have 29 Raptor engines and each engine will have 225 tons of thrust. The regular Super Heavy boosters will have 32 Raptor engines for 7200 tons of thrust. The Saturn V that flew men to the…

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SpaceX Dragon docks at space station to deliver new solar arrays and a Lot of Equipment

Home News Spaceflight CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station today (June 5) to deliver new solar arrays along with tons of fresh research experiments and NASA supplies as part of the company’s 22nd cargo resupply mission.The uncrewed Dragon autonomously linked up with the orbiting laboratory at…

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SpaceX launches new solar arrays to space station, nails rocket landing at sea

Home News Spaceflight CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched its 17th rocket of the year today (June 3), sending a robotic Dragon cargo capsule toward the International Space Station before nailing a landing at sea. A two-stage Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Pad 39A here at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at 1:29 p.m. EDT (1729…

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SpaceX Dragon ‘go’ to launch NASA cargo to space station Thursday

Home News Spaceflight A new SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the the CRS-22 Dragon cargo ship rolls out to its Pad 39A launchpad at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 1, 2021. (Image credit: SpaceX) A brand-new SpaceX booster, a rarity for the reusable rocket company, is ready to launch a fresh cargo…

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SpaceX to fly 3 more private astronaut missions to space station for Axiom Space

Home News Spaceflight Michael Lopez-Alegria is assigned to command AX-1 in 2021, the first in a series of commercial missions to the International Space Station that will serve as a precursor to Axiom Space attaching its own modules to the orbital complex. (Image credit: Axiom Space) SpaceX just added some more private crewed flights to…

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SpaceX is building launch platforms in the ocean, because of course it is

SpaceX is by far the largest and most successful private spaceflight company ever, and it’s been able to carve its place in the history books thanks to a lot of out-of-the-box thinking. The company pioneered reusable rocket boosters and successfully developed the Falcon 9, which has a ridiculously shiny record of spotless launches. The first…

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SpaceX will launch baby squid and tardigrades to the space station this week

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX is gearing up to launch its 22nd cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) this week, and tucked inside the Dragon cargo capsule will be some interesting organisms.Bobtail squid and tardigrades, also known as water bears, will be traveling to the orbital outpost to help researchers answer some key…

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SpaceX CRS-22 mission to space station launches water bears, squid, solar panels

Cell Science-04 flies tardigrades, or water bears, to the space station for a study seeking to identify the genes involved in its adaptation and survival in high stress environments. Credit: Thomas Boothby, University of Wyoming The 22nd SpaceX cargo resupply mission carrying scientific research and technology demonstrations launches to the International Space Station from NASA’s…