June 24, 2021

SpaceX launches re-flown fairing for the first time and breaks a Falcon 9 booster re-use record

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By Darrell Etherington From TechCrunch SpaceX  successfully launched its first batch of production Starlink satellites today, sending 60 of the small satellites to their target orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. These 60 satellites follow 60 launched in May, but whereas those, and two launched last year, were for testing purposes, this new batch is the […]

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch

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SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch was an incredible success — here are the best moments By Lydia Ramsey From Business Insider Screen Shot 2018 02 06 at 4.26.04 PM Falcon Heavy taking off from Cape Canaveral, Florida.SpaceX via YouTube SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon Heavy rocket into space on Tuesday. So far, everything has gone according […]

A revolutionary weather satellite is being launched this weekend

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By Tom Hale From IFL Science The best weather satellite the US has ever developed is being launched this weekend and is set to “revolutionize” the way we understand and forecast the weather. NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series (GOES-R) is being blasted up to an orbit of around 35,800 kilometers (22,245 miles) from Cape Canaveral […]

Nasa’s Orion spaceship makes splashdown

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By Jonathan Amos Science From BBC News The US space agency’s new Orion crew capsule has completed its maiden, unmanned voyage with a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico. Drone video sighted the ship descending gently on its parachutes, shortly before it hit the water. US Navy support vessels, with the help of divers, […]

Citizen scientists to resurrect defunct NASA spacecraft

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By Alex Magdaleno From Mashable For the first time, NASA has agreed to work with a group of citizen scientists to resurrect a spacecraft the agency is no longer using and has no plans to use again. NASA announced that the agency has signed a Non-Reimbursable Space Act Agreement (NRSAA) with Skycorp, Inc., a space […]