Tag Archives: Falcon 9 rocket

HPE Sends Supercomputer to ISS as Part of SpaceX’s 12th Cargo Resupply Mission

A Hewlett Packard Enterprise-built supercomputer took off aboard a SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft Monday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The spacecraft launched on a Falcon 9 rocket as part of SpaceX’s 12th Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station. The Spaceborne Computer is part of a one-year experiment that HPE …

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Iridium Sets Satellite Constellation NEXT Launch Date for Dec. 16; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications has scheduled the launch of its next-generation global satellite constellation Iridium NEXT for Dec. 16 aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will carry 10 Iridium NEXT satellites to low-Earth orbit to replace an existing commercial satellite network in space, Iridium said Thursday. …

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NASA Awards 2nd ISS Crew Mission Task Order to SpaceX; Gwynne Shotwell, Julie Robinson Comment

SpaceX has received its second task order from NASA to transport astronauts to the International Space Station as part of the company’s Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract worth approximately $2.6 billion. The task order was awarded after the company completed internal design evaluation and interim developmental milestones for its Crew Dragon space vehicle, Falcon …

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SpaceNews: SpaceX to Help Launch NRO Satellite in March 2017

A National Reconnaissance Office spokeswoman has said that Space Exploration Technologies is contracted to launch the NROL-76 national security payload into space for the agency in March next year, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. Mike Gruss writes NRO did not disclose which rocket SpaceX will use to lift the NROL-76 satellite at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, nor …

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ORBCOMM Launches 11 OG2 Satellites Onboard SpaceX Rocket; Marc Eisenberg Comments

ORBCOMM deployed 11 OG2 satellites Monday aboard the SpaceX-made Falcon 9 rocket to provide machine-to-machine communications and Automatic Identification System-related services for commercial clients. The satellites’ launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida marks ORBCOMM’s second mission to complete the OG2 satellite constellation, the company said Monday. ORBCOMM said it …

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