Tag Archives: Falcon 9

Iridium Readies 2nd ‘NEXT’ Satellite Batch for June 25 Launch; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications has initiated final measures to prepare for the June 25 launch of the second batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, Get Connected reported Monday. “Once deployed, this batch of satellites will be tested and validated and inserted one-by-one into our existing constellation, replacing our …

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Teledyne’s Earth Imaging Platform Installed on Space Station

An Earth observation platform developed by a Teledyne Technologies subsidiary has been installed on the International Space Station to host imaging, technology demonstration and space qualification payloads. The Multi-User System for Earth Sensing platform from Teledyne Brown Engineering launched with SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket in early June and has completed an initial operational assessment at the space station, Teledyne said Tuesday. …

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SpaceX Launches Reused Dragon Capsule for 11th ISS Cargo Resupply Mission

A SpaceX-built spacecraft took off Saturday aboard the company’s Falcon 9 rocket to deliver approximately 6,000 pounds of scientific instruments and crew supplies to the International Space Station, Space.com reported Saturday. The Dragon spacecraft’s launch from NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center in Florida marks the first time that SpaceX used a refurbished second …

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Iridium Sets June 25 Launch Date for 2nd ‘NEXT’ Satellite Batch; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications has moved from June 29 to June 25 the launch of the second batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites aboard a SpaceX-built Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The new target date will advance the launch of the satellites by four days, Iridium said Thursday. “Satellites have already started …

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SES Completes UV Imaging Payload Integration on Communications Satellite

SES has integrated a NASA instrument payload equipped with an ultraviolet imaging spectrograph onto the company’s SES-14 geostationary communications satellite. The Global-Scale Observations of the Limb and Disk instrument’s spectrograph is designed to measure temperatures and densities in the Earth’s ionosphere and thermosphere to investigate ionospheric disruptions to navigation and communication transmissions, SES said Tuesday. …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: 4th Global Xpress Satellite Launch Aims to Advance Satcom Tech Resilience

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said the launch of the fourth Boeing-built satellite for the Global Xpress satellite communications network seeks to validate Inmarsat’s efforts to promote resilience within its satcom offerings. The Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite lifted off Monday aboard a SpaceX-made Falcon 9 rocket from a launch …

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Report: SpaceX Deploys NRO Payload to Orbit

SpaceX has launched the National Reconnaissance Office‘s classified payload dubbed NROL-76 aboard a company-built Falcon 9 rocket, TechCrunch reported Monday. Falcon 9 lifted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida and the rocket’s first stage was separated to perform controlled landing at SpaceX’s Cape Canaveral-based landing pad, reported TechCrunch. The company postponed the initial launch …

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SpaceX’s Dragon Lifts Off With Science Experiments, Research Equipment Headed to ISS

The SpaceX-built Dragon spacecraft launched Sunday morning from NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center in Florida aboard a Falcon 9 rocket to deliver 5,500 pounds of experiments, research equipment and supplies to the International Space Station as part of the company’s 10th cargo resupply mission with the agency. NASA said Sunday the CRS-10 mission represents the …

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