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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket deals out a deck of 60 Starlink internet satellites

After two postponements, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket executed a mission that dealt out 60 Starlink broadband data satellites in low Earth orbit. The rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, right on time, at 10:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. PT) tonight. A little more than an hour after launch, the flat-panel satellites — which were built at SpaceX’s development facility in Redmond, Wash. — floated away from the Falcon 9’s second stage and spread themselves out like a deck of card...


A SpaceX contractor risked disaster by forging safety inspectors' signatures for Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rocket parts, US prosecutors say

A quality assurance engineer who worked for a SpaceX contractor falsified 38 inspection reports for critical flight parts, according to the US Department of Justice. James Smalley, who worked for PMI Industries, photocopied an inspector's signature then copied it onto inspection documents, DOJ prosecutors said. The parts that went through the falsified documentation had been meant for Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy space launches, the DOJ said. Smalley allegedly justified his actions by saying that...
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SpaceX postpones launch of its first internet network satellites

SpaceX postponed a launch of 60 satellites into low-Earth orbit that was scheduled for Thursday night, possibly until next week, citing a need for software updates. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral was to be the first of potentially thousands in its Starlink project to beam broadband internet across the planet. "Standing down to update satellite software and triple-check everything again," said a tweet from the official SpaceX account.
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SpaceX’s Elon Musk says ‘goodness’ will come from twice-delayed Starlink launch

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says the launch of 60 Starlink satellites is aimed at spreading “fundamental goodness” in the form of high-speed internet access for the billions of people who currently don’t have it. The first full stack of Starlink satellites is packed in the nose cone of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Liftoff was originally scheduled for Wednesday night, but had to be called off with less than 15 minutes left on the countdown clock due to unacceptable upper-level winds. SpaceX announced anoth...
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SpaceX set to launch first satellites of its internet network

SpaceX is targeting Thursday night for the launch of 60 satellites into low-Earth orbit, the first of potentially thousands in its Starlink project to beam broadband internet across the planet. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is set to take off from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 10:30 pm (0230 GMT Friday). Billionaire Elon Musk's firm, which is leading the private space race when it comes to rocket launches, is now looking to seize a chunk of the future space internet market.
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SpaceX’s Elon Musk sees ‘fundamental goodness’ in 60-satellite Starlink launch

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says tonight’s scheduled launch of 60 Starlink satellites is aimed at spreading “fundamental goodness” in the form of high-speed internet access for the billions of people who currently don’t have it. The first full stack of Starlink satellites is packed in the nose cone of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that’s set to lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 11 p.m. ET (8 p.m. PT). At roughly 18.5 tons, the total payload mass sets a record for a SpaceX liftoff, Musk said ...
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SpaceX to launch first satellites for Musk's Starlink internet service

The billionaire entrepreneur and chief executive officer of Tesla Inc was set to brief reporters on the Starlink satellite-based internet business ahead of the launch from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 10:30 p.m. The first 60 Starlink satellites are stacked together atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Musk plans to send as many as 12,000 satellites into space as soon as 2024 to make high-speed internet available from space across the world. In February, satellites built by Air...
Tags: Florida, Science, Airbus, Musk, SpaceX Falcon, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, OneWeb, StarLink, Tesla Inc


Sixty Starlink Satellites in One Falcon 9 – Fourteen Launches for Commercial Service

Elon Musk has shown a stack of sixty Starlink Satellites in a SpaceX Falcon 9 that will soon be launched. SpaceX will be able to start operating the Starlink network with 800 Starlink satellites. It... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Sixty Starlink Satellites in One Falcon 9 – Thirteen Launches for Commercial Service

Elon Musk has shown a stack of sixty Starlink Satellites in a SpaceX Falcon 9 that will soon be launched. SpaceX will be able to start operating the Starlink network with 800 Starlink satellites. It... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket sends climate probe, organs on a chip to space station

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket sent a robotic Dragon cargo capsule on the first leg of its trip to the International Space Station, loaded up with more than two tons of supplies — including NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-3 and scores of other science experiments. Liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida came exactly when it had to, at 2:48 a.m. ET May 4 (11:48 p.m. PT May 3). The previous night’s launch attempt had to be called off due to power problems on SpaceX’s drone landing sh...
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SpaceX admits its spacecraft blew up in accident – but does not explain why

SpaceX has confirmed that one of its rockets blew up in a mysterious accident – but has not revealed what happened.The company and its primary customer, Nasa, have spent the two weeks since a spectacular explosion of its new crew capsule saying very little about what took place.Nasa expects to rely on the spacecraft to transport astronauts into space in the future, and its success is vital to the space programme. But it has revealed next to nothing about what exactly went wrong.Now Hans Koenigsm...
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SpaceX admits its spacecraft blew up in secretive accident – but does not say why

SpaceX has confirmed that one of its rocket blew up in a secretive, mysterious accident – but not what happened.The company and its primary customer, Nasa, have spent the two weeks since a spectacular explosion of its new crew capsule saying very little about what happened.Nasa expects to rely on the spacecraft to transport astronauts into space in the future, and its success is vital to the space programme. But it has revealed very little about what exactly went wrong.Now Hans Koenigsmann, vice...
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X-37B Military Space Plane's Latest Mystery Mission Passes 600 Days

The U.S. Air Force's X-37B space plane has now been circling Earth for more than 600 days on its latest mystery mission.The reusable robotic vehicle, which looks like a miniature version of NASA's space shuttle orbiters, launched atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sept. 7, 2017.As of today (April 30), the space plane has been aloft for 601 days, on a mission known as Orbital Test Vehicle 5 (OTV-5) because it's the fifth flight of the X-37...
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Falcon Heavy or New Glenn for New Moon Plans

John Shilling surveyed the payload capabilities of the SpaceX Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy, Vulcan and the New Glenn rocket at Space Access 2019. The Falcon Heavy has the capabilities for Moon missions but... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Real-life video game on the way: NASA chooses SpaceX to slam a rocket into an asteroid

Wire reports  Atari fan Elon Musk has been awarded a U.S. government contract to essentially play a real-life version of the arcade shooter game Asteroids with his rocket company, SpaceX. NASA has awarded Space Exploration Technologies Corp. a $69 million contract to provide launch services for the agency’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test mission. The program is seeking to be the first ever to demonstrate the ability to deflect an asteroid by colliding a space craft into one at high speed. The ...
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After its first attempt botched the landing, SpaceIL commits to second Beresheet lunar mission

The minds behind Israel’s SpaceIL attempted lunar landing convened today to begin planning for a second lunar mission. In an announcement yesterday, the chairman of SpaceIL, Morris Kahn, said that the leaders of the group behind the Beresheet launch would begin meeting to find a new group of donors for another run at a lunar landing. The dream goes on! Morris Kahn just announced the launching of Beresheet 2.0 #Beresheet2.0 #IsraeltotheMoon pic.twitter.com/fHlo3jeQ4W — Israel To The Moon (@...
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Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft is lost during historic lunar landing attempt

Israel’s SpaceIL almost made history today as its Beresheet spacecraft came within an ace of landing on the surface of the Moon, but suffered a last minute failure during descent. Israel missed out on the chance to be the fourth country to make a controlled lunar landing, but getting 99 percent of the way there is still an extraordinary achievement for private spaceflight. Beresheet (“Genesis”) launched in February as secondary payload aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, and after a month and a ...
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Israel’s Beresheet lander crashes on moon, ending privately funded space odyssey

An Israeli-built lander crashed onto the moon today during its final descent, bringing an unfortunate end to the first privately funded lunar mission. “We had a failure on the spacecraft,” Opher Doron, general manager of Israel Aerospace Industries’ space division, said during a live webcast of the spacecraft’s landing attempt. “We unfortunately have not managed to land successfully.” The crash was traced to an apparent engine malfunction. It came a month and a half after the dishwasher-sized la...
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Israeli lander lost during descent to moon, after weeks-long space odyssey

Team SpaceIL’s Beresheet lunar failed to land on the surface of the moon on Thursday, preventing it from becoming the first Israeli spacecraft and the first privately funded probe to reach the surface of a celestial body beyond Earth. Communication was lost as the SpaceIL team appeared to have trouble landing the spacecraft due to an apparent engine malfunction. It came at the end of a long, looping journey, a month and a half after the dishwasher-sized lander was sent into space by a SpaceX Fal...
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Over A Dozen Satellites From SpaceX's December Launch Can't Be Identified (slashdot)

In December a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket deployed 64 satellites into space. But four months later, more than a dozen "have yet to be identified in space," reports the Verge. "We know that they're up there, and where they are, but it's unclear which satellites belong to which satellite operator on the ground...." "Many of the satellite operators do not know which of these 19 probes are theirs exactly, and the Air Force can't figure it out either." For a good portion of these satellites, it's possib...
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Spacewatch: private Israeli mission on course for the moon

Beresheet spacecraft will attempt to land on the moon and measure its magnetic fieldA privately funded mission is on course to orbit the moon on 4 April. All being well, the 150kg spacecraft will then attempt to land a week later.An Israeli not-for-profit organisation, SpaceIL, owns the Beresheet craft, which was built by the space division of Israel Aerospace Industries, and launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on 22 February. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, Israel, World news, Nasa, Middle East and North Africa, The moon, SpaceX Falcon, Cape Canaveral Florida, Israel Aerospace Industries


SpaceX's Crew Dragon Capsule Returns To Earth After Historic Test Flight

SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule returned safely to Earth early Friday, wrapping up its inaugural mission to the International Space Station and signaling that the U.S. may soon be able to ferry astronauts to and from space without relying on Russian spacecraft. From a report: The uncrewed capsule splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean, off the east coast of Florida, at 8:45 a.m. ET after spending almost a week at the space station. The spacecraft undocked from the orbiting outpost Friday at 2:32 a.m. ...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Tech, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Houston, Atlantic Ocean, SpaceX Falcon, Cape Canaveral Florida, Johnson Space Center, Jim Bridenstine


SpaceX’s Crew Dragon casual successfully docks with ISS

The Crew Dragon capsule, launched Saturday on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, has docked with the International Space Station, marking another success to pave the way for a new era of sending humans to space. NBC’s Morgan Radford reports for Sunday TODAY.
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WATCH LIVE: SpaceX is about to launch its Crew Dragon spaceship into orbit for the first time — a 'critical' mission for NASA and its astronauts

SpaceX and NASA hope to launch Crew Dragon, a commercial spaceship designed for astronauts, for the first time on Saturday at 2:49 a.m. ET. The launch won't carry astronauts to the space station, but NASA says it's "a very critical mission" for proving the vehicle is safe to fly. NASA TV will broadcast live video and commentary of the SpaceX Demo-1 mission, as it's called, starting at 2 a.m. ET on Saturday. You can watch live below or at the agency's website. On Thursday, the US Air Force sa...
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Thirty-Million-Page Backup of Humanity Headed To Moon Aboard Israeli Lander

Last week, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carried an Israeli-made spacecraft named Beresheet beyond the grasp of Earth's gravity and sent it on its way to the surface of the moon. On board Beresheet is a specially designed disc encoded with a 30-million-page archive of human civilization built to last billions of years into the future. From a report: The backup for humanity has been dubbed "The Lunar Library" by its creator, the Arch Mission Foundation (AMF). "The idea is to place enough backups in en...
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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket survived a 'spicy' landing at sea after launching the first ever private moon mission

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket endured "a rather spicy landing" on Thursday night returning from a successful mission.  During a tense livestreamed landing, SpaceX engineer Jessie Anderson said the rocket survived despite"challenging conditions" on the droneship — a robotic landing platform in the sea. The SpaceX control room erupted with cheers and hollers as the 23-story rocket powered down on the landing craft in the Atlantic. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted: "Highest reentry heating to date. Burnin...
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Japan’s ispace moon mission brings in new partners — and makes deal for battery test

The Japanese moon venture known as ispace says it has recruited new corporate partners and struck a deal to put a commercial payload on its Hakuto-R lunar lander. Ispace has arranged for two spacecraft to be launched to the moon, in 2020 and 2021, as secondary payloads on SpaceX rockets. Those will be rideshare missions similar to the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch that sent SpaceIL’s Israeli-made lander on its way to the moon tonight. Like SpaceIL, ispace includes veterans of a team that competed in th...
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Israel's first lunar lander blasts into space from Florida

The unmanned robotic capsule, called Beresheet, will land on the moon in mid-AprilA SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has blasted off from Florida carrying Israel’s first lunar lander on a mission that if successful will make the country only the fourth nation to ever to achieve a controlled touchdown on the moon’s surface. The unmanned robotic lander dubbed Beresheet – Hebrew for the biblical phrase “in the beginning” – soared into space from the Cape Canaveral air force station on Thursday night local ti...
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Beresheet has launched!

SpaceIL's Beresheet spacecraft is on its way to the Moon following a successful launch atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Florida.
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‘Big step for Israel’: SpaceX launches lunar lander along with high-flying satellites

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket sent the Israeli-made Beresheet lunar lander on the first leg of its journey to the moon tonight, as a ride-along payload accompanying Indonesia's Nusantara Satu telecommunications satellite and a U.S. Air Force experimental satellite. The mission marks a milestone for SpaceIL, which funded and built Beresheet (Hebrew for "In the Beginning"), and also for Seattle-based Spaceflight, which handled the pre-launch logistics for SpaceIL. If the lander successfully touches...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Indonesia, Israel, Seattle, SpaceX Falcon, U S Air Force, Beresheet, Nusantara Satu