Tag Archives: Falcon 9

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Sends First Lockheed-Built GPS III Satellite to Orbit; Johnathon Caldwell Quoted

The first GPS III satellite that Lockheed Martin built for the U.S. Air Force took off Sunday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. GPS III Space Vehicle 01 established communications with the defense contractor’s launch-and-checkout facility in Denver nearly two hours after launch, Lockheed said Sunday. …

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SpaceX’s Dragon Spacecraft Arrives at ISS for 16th Cargo Delivery Mission

SpaceX‘s Dragon spacecraft reached the International Space Station on Saturday to deliver approximately over 5.6K pounds of crew supplies and research payloads. The spacecraft launched from Florida via SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket on Wednesday, Dec. 5, as part of its 16th Commercial Resupply Services mission with NASA, the agency said Saturday. Dragon is set to return …

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Matt Desch: Iridium’s Satellite Launches Benefit From SpaceX’s Transport System

Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch has said the company “synergistic” relationship with SpaceX and the latter’s launch vehicle helped bring the seven batches of communications satellites into space, The Hill reported Friday. “I don’t think we would have been able to get these 75 new satellites into space over the last two years …

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SSL Ships Planet’s Two SkySat Imaging Satellites to Vandenberg Air Force Base; Dario Zamarian Quoted

Maxar Technologies’ SSL subsidiary has delivered to Vandenberg Air Force Base in California two Earth observation satellites the company built for Planet. The SSL-made SkySat 14 and 15 will fly aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket as part of Spaceflight’s maiden Sun Synchronous rideshare mission for Planet’s constellation that works to provide …

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