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SpaceX Begins a Day With Two Falcon 9 Launches, Seventh Flight of a Recycled Rocket

While tonight will see SpaceX's 16th launch of its broadband satellites, that launch will also make history, reports CNET: The first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket is set to make its seventh flight, which would be a record for rocket recycling for the company. The booster previously flew on four Starlink missions and a pair of larger telecom satellite launches. SpaceX will likely attempt to land the booster on a droneship in the Atlantic shortly after launch and may also try to catch the two halv...
Tags: Spacex, California, Tech, Atlantic, Cnet, Falcon, StarLink, International Space Station Read, Vandenburg Air Force Base, Michael Freilich, NASA European Space Agency Sentinel

Watch a Soyuz Rocket Launch from Absurdly Close to the Launch Pad

I’ve attempted to watch rockets launch from Vandenburg Air Force Base a few times when I was in California, and the thing I remember most about it was just how far away the official viewing areas were. The rocket is a tiny spike in the distance, and it’s like that for many valid safety reasons. At the Baikonur…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Soyuz, Spacelopnik, Vandenburg Air Force Base, Caught On Camera

SpaceX Falcon 9 Booster Makes Three Successful Launches and Landings in Six Months

The SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage may have been off target on its Cape Canaveral landing on December 5, but two days earlier, a reusable first stage stuck its third landing in six months.The booster, 1046, previously flew on May 11 and August 7. The rocket carried 64 small satellite payloads on Monday, December 3, when it took off from Vandenburg Air Force Base in California. Credit: SpaceX via Storyful
Tags: Spacex, Science, California, Cape Canaveral, SpaceX Falcon, Vandenburg Air Force Base

Vandenburg to conduct missile test into Pacific

The Vandenburg Air Force Base will be conducting missile tests into the Pacific beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday morning. 
Tags: Local News, Pacific, Vandenburg, Vandenburg Air Force Base

North Korea Releases Video of Latest Successful Missile Test

North Korean state media just released a video showing the country’s latest missile test, the first successful test in some time. The intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) has been identified as the Hwasong-12, a new name given to the missile by North Korea. The missile was first put on display during a military…Read more...
Tags: Science, North Korea, War, Military, Kim Jong Un, Pyongyang, Hwasong, Minuteman Iii, Missile Test, Vandenburg Air Force Base