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Exolaunch-SpaceX Partnership Integrates Small Sats for First Dedicated Rideshare Launch

SpaceX Falcon 9

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.

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NASA Prepares Crew for SpaceX’s First Manned Operational Flight; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

Jim Bridenstine Administrator NASA

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.

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Elon Musk Projects SpaceX’s Starship Trip to Mars; Robert Zubrin Quoted

SpaceX Starship

Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, said the company has begun preparations to develop a permanent human settlement on Mars with SpaceX's Starship rocket. Musk has projected that SpaceX's first uncrewed mission to Mars could occur in a minimum of four years. SpaceX's Starship vehicle is a reusable rocket-and-spacecraft combo that is currently under development at the company's South Texas facility.

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