Tag Archives: Falcon 9

Raytheon-Built Aerial Navigation Payload Launched Into Orbit; Dave Wajsgras Comments

A GPS navigation payload Raytheon built for the Federal Aviation Administration‘s Wide Area Augmentation System was launched aboard a SpaceX-built Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Wednesday. Raytheon said Wednesday the WAAS GEO 5 payload is designed to support air navigation of commercial airline and general aviation pilots over a 12-year period. “Extremely accurate navigation technologies make this …

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SpaceX to Launch Two Satellites in December

SpaceX will return to flight in December with two scheduled satellite launches onboard the Falcon 9 vehicle, Space News reported Friday. Peter de Selding writes SpaceX plans to send 11 Orbcomm messaging satellites to low Earth orbit in mid-December and later the SES-9 telecommunications satellite into a higher orbit. Hawthorne, …

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Diane Hockenberry: Iridium’s Launch Plans With SpaceX is Flexible

A spokesperson for SpaceX customer Iridium Communications said the explosion Sunday of the Falcon 9 rocket bound for the International Space Station will have little impact on Iridium’s plans for its own payloads, Reuters reported Monday. “It isn’t critical that they make the exact dates — there is some flexibility in our overall launch plans,” Iridium …

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Boeing Receives First Signals of All-Electric Propulsion Satellites from Space; Mark Spiwak Comments

Boeing has received initial signals from its first all-electric propulsion satellites that were launched into space over the weekend. The two 702SP satellites took off as a conjoined stack onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, Boeing said Monday. Mark Spiwak, president of Boeing Satellite Systems International Inc., said the paired, lightweight …

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