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SpaceX will use its Falcon 9 rocket to launch up to five of the six ground spare satellites of Iridium Communications in mid-2023 as part of the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation. The Iridium-9 mission will take off from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California and will serve as the company’s second rideshare with SpaceX, Iridium […] More
SpaceX has received certification from the U.S. Space Force to launch classified intelligence, surveillance and early-warning satellites using previously flown first-stage boosters on its Falcon Heavy rocket, Bloomberg reported Thursday. The certification issued in June allows the company to use the recyclable side boosters in launching national security missions and the service branch said one […] More
A SpaceX-built Dragon spacecraft aboard a Falcon 9 rocket took off Thursday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to deliver over 5,800 pounds of crew supplies, science experiments and other cargo to the International Space Station as part of the company’s 25th resupply services mission to the ISS. The spacecraft is expected to arrive […] More
SpaceX will launch a spacecraft Thursday to carry cargo to the International Space Station for its 25th resupply services mission, which will include a NASA payload for climate change research. The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft will help enable NASA’s orbital laboratory-based investigation of the composition of the Earth’s mineral dust and the effects of the dust […] More
SpaceX will have to perform over 75 environmental impact mitigating actions as part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s environmental review that is required for the company’s proposed spacecraft launch from Boca Chica, Texas. The agency said Monday the actions related to the SpaceX Starship/Super Heavy vehicle program will be undertaken for FAA’s Programmatic Environmental Assessment, […] More
NASA has indicated its intent to award SpaceX a contract modification to fly an additional five crewed missions as the agency seeks to ensure the availability of human transportation services to the International Space Station. The agency said Wednesday that SpaceX, which is currently the only company that secured certification under the Commercial Crew Transportation […] More
SpaceX has reflown its Falcon 9 launch vehicle booster to help the National Reconnaissance Office deploy a satellite to orbit, marking the first time NRO permitted such rocket hardware to be reused for one of its missions. The agency said its NROL-85 payload lifted off at 6:13 a.m. Pacific time Sunday from Vandenberg Space Force […] More
A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule is set to transport four astronauts to the International Space Station on April 19 as part of NASA’s series of commercial crew rotation flights. The Crew-4 mission will lift off onboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the space agency said Saturday. […] More
Microsoft, SpaceX and other Western companies are providing assistance to Ukraine amid Russia’s ongoing invasion, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Microsoft is offering cybersecurity support to Ukraine by sharing information on cyberthreats. Tom Burt, vice president of customer security and trust at the company, said he reached out to defense and intelligence officials in […] More
A Northrop Grumman subsidiary has signed a launch agreement with SpaceX for its Mission Robotic Vehicle spacecraft and finalized a sales contract with Australia-based satellite operator Optus for its Mission Extension Pod. SpaceLogistics has tapped SpaceX to help launch its MRV and several MEPs by the spring of 2024, Northrop said Monday. SpaceLogistics’ MRV spacecraft […] More
Blue Canyon Technologies, a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies, provided hardware for a SpaceX-launched mission that brought nine small satellites to orbit. BCT said Wednesday it supplied XACT and FleXcore attitude control systems, as well as reaction wheels, for five microsats and four CubeSats as part of the Transporter-3 mission in January. The company now has […] More
SpaceX‘s Dragon spacecraft has returned to Earth with 4,900 pounds of cargo from the International Space Station after the recent CRS-24 resupply mission with NASA. Dragon splashed down off Florida’s coast, where the spacecraft will be transported to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in the state, Mark Garcia, a social media professional, said in a NASA […] More
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