November 20, 2019

SpaceX contracted by NASA to launch black hole and neutron star research craft

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By Derrell Etherington From TechCrunch SpaceX  has been awarded a new contract by NASA to launch the agency’s Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer, or IXPE. This research spacecraft will study polarized light from sources including neutron stars, pulsar wind nebulae and supermassive black holes, and provide much more imaging than existing space-based observation resources. The mission will help scientists […]

NASA’s climate-monitoring space laser is the last to ride to space on a Delta II rocket

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By Devin Coldewey From TechCrunch Update: ICESat-2 launch nominal and signal has been picked up! That’s 100 in a row for the Delta II. This weekend, NASA is launching a new high-tech satellite to monitor the planet’s glacier and sea ice levels — with space lasers, naturally. ICESat-2 will be a huge boon for climatologists, […]

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 […]

Weather OK for SpaceX launch from KSC as system brews in Caribbean

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From Florida Today SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket with the secretive X-37B mini-shuttle on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, and successfully landed the first stage at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Weather conditions are trending toward favorable for the Saturday launch of a previously flown SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center, according to […]