Exolaunch has initiated its launch campaign that will integrate 30 small satellites from the U.S. and Europe aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 rideshare mission. The launch is scheduled for no earlier than January 2021. “Through our partnership with SpaceX, Exolaunch has become the bridge for multiple European smallsat developers and others from around the world interested to launch on Falcon 9,“ said Jeanne Medvedeva, vice president of Launch Services at Exolaunch.More
SpaceX has sent to space a satellite designed to monitor sea levels across the globe under a U.S.-U.K. partnership. The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on a mission to collect sea level data, support ship navigation and inform weather forecasts, NASA said Sunday.More
NASA certified SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft to transport humans to space, following the completion of a flight readiness review. The space agency said Wednesday it signed the Human Rating Certification Plan to approve Crew Dragon and the Falcon 9 rocket for manned transportation.More
Four astronauts have begun preparing for their upcoming flight aboard the Crew Dragon spacecraft as part of SpaceX's first operational manned mission with NASA. “We're transitioning from test flights to operational flights. Make no mistake, every flight is a test flight when it comes to space travel, but it's also true that we need to routinely be able to go to the International Space Station," said Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator and a past Wash100 winner.More
SpaceX plans to push through with the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a new military GPS satellite after addressing the technical issue that caused liftoff delays, Cnet reported Monday. The company said GPS III Space Vehicle 04's launch can resume on Thursday at Cape Canaveral, Florida.More
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