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SpaceX snags $102 million contract to rocket military supplies and humanitarian aid around the world: report

Home News Spaceflight A visualization of a “rocket cargo” vehicle launch from the Air Force Research Laboratory.  (Image credit: Air Force Research Laboratory)SpaceX has won a contract, worth over $102 million, to transport military supplies and humanitarian aid around the world using a rocket.The U.S. Air Force awarded SpaceX the contract on Jan. 14. It’s…

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SpaceX now aims to launch an Earth-observation satellite for Italy on Friday (yes, you can watch it live)

Home News Spaceflight SpaceX will launch an Italian Earth-observation satellite to orbit Friday (Jan. 28), a day later than planned due to bad weather, and you can watch it live when it lifts off.A two-stage SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket topped with the Cosmo-SkyMed Second Generation FM2 (CSG-2) satellite is scheduled to lift off from Florida’s…

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SpaceX planning to launch up to 52 missions in 2022

Commercial space company SpaceX plans to launch a whopping 52 flights in 2022, a NASA safety panel revealed today during a meeting. If successful, it would be the most launches the company has ever conducted in a single year, with its previous record last year at 31 launches. The impressive figure was given during a…

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stage will slam into the moon on March 4

Home News Spaceflight A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches into space from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Feb. 11, 2015 on a mission to send the Deep Space Climate Observatory on a million-mile trek to Lagrange Point 1. Its upper stage booster will hit the moon on March 4, 2022. (Image credit: SpaceX)…

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SpaceX Dragon splashes down off Florida coast with nearly 5,000 pounds of science on board

Home News Spaceflight A SpaceX Dragon CRS-23 cargo ship is retrieved from the ocean off the Florida coast on Sept. 30, 2021. A similar Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship splashed in the Gulf of Mexico near Panama City, Florida on Jan. 24, 2022 to end its mission. (Image credit: SpaceX) SpaceX’s latest cargo mission is back…

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SpaceX Dragon cargo ship undocks from space station for trip back to Earth

Home News Spaceflight The SpaceX Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship is seen as it backed away from the International Space Station after undocking from the orbiting laboratory on Jan. 23, 2022 to begin the trip back to Earth. (Image credit: NASA TV) A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship is headed back to Earth. The uncrewed Dragon CRS-24 resupply…

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SpaceX delays Dragon cargo ship departure to space station because of splashdown weather. It will be available on Sunday.

Home News Spaceflight The SpaceX Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship will undock from the International Space Station’s space-facing docking port on the Harmony module on Jan. 22, 2021. (Image credit: NASA) SpaceX postponed the departure of its latest Dragon cargo ship from the International Space Station on Saturday (Jan. 22) by at least a day due…

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How to see SpaceX Cargo Dragon depart ISS this week

This week, a SpaceX Cargo Dragon craft will depart from the International Space Station (ISS) carrying supplies and scientific experiments back to Earth. The uncrewed craft is scheduled to begin its journey on Friday, and its departure from the ISS will be livestreamed by NASA. We’ve got all the details on how you can watch…

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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…