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A National Security Space Launch mission, called U.S. Space Force-67, aboard SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket took off Sunday from a launch complex at Kennedy Space Center in Florida to field two satellites into orbit. The USSF-67 mission includes the Continuous Broadcast Augmenting SATCOM 2 satellite from Space Systems Command and the Long Duration Propulsive ESPA-3A […] More
The National Science Foundation and SpaceX have signed a new coordination agreement to mitigate the potential impact of the company’s Starlink satellite constellation on ground-based radio, infrared and optical astronomy facilities operating between the 10.6 and 10.7 GHz band. Under the agreement, SpaceX committed to examining the impact of astronomical facility lasers on satellites, coordinating […] More
NASA is considering the possibility of using SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft as an alternative vehicle to transport some astronauts from the International Space Station to Earth following the discovery of a coolant leak in Russia’s Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft docked at the ISS, Reuters reported Wednesday. NASA and Russia’s space agency Roscosmos are looking into the […] More
In pursuing a stronger presence in federal contracting, SpaceX has launched the Starshield satellite network, which is geared towards national security support for government organizations. Utilizing the company’s existing Starlink technology, the Starshield business aims to focus on the areas of earth observation, communications and hosted payloads. Starshield’s website states that the satellite network provides secure data […] More
A National Security Space Launch mission, called U.S. Space Force-44, aboard SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket lifted off Tuesday from a launch complex at Kennedy Space Center in Florida to deploy multiple satellites into geosynchronous Earth orbit. The Space Force said Tuesday the Space Launch Delta 45 unit supported the USSF-44 mission, which included the Long […] More
NASA has partnered with SpaceX to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of sending a Crew Dragon spacecraft to boost the Hubble Space Telescope into a higher orbit and extend its life. SpaceX signed an unfunded Space Act agreement with the agency to collect technical data from both the telescope and the spacecraft to […] More
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
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