Falcon 9

Live coverage: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to launch Indonesian satellite from Cape Canaveral

A rendering of Telkomsat’s Merah Putih 2 satellite. Graphic: Thales Alenia Space Indonesia aims to increase broadband internet access across its country through the launch of its latest communications satellite aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The Telkomsat HTS 113BT satellite, also referred to as Merah Putih 2, is set to launch from Cape Canaveral …

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Live coverage: SpaceX to launch Starlink satellites on Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stands ready to launch the Starlink 7-14 mission from Vandenberg Space Force Base. Image: SpaceX SpaceX hopes to keep the love of Falcon 9 flights going this Valentine’s Day with a launch launching from California. The Starlink 7-14 mission is poised to the second of up to three rocket launches …

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Live coverage: SpaceX to launch Falcon 9 rocket with national security satellites from Cape Canaveral

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the U.S. Space Force (USSF)-124 payload of missile warning satellites for the Missile Defense Agency and Space Development Agency, completes being raised into its vertical launch position at Space Launch Complex (SLC)-40 on Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida ahead of today’s scheduled 5:30 p.m. EST liftoff. Image: SpaceX …

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Live coverage: SpaceX, Intuitive Machines to launch first Moon mission from LC-39A since 1972

Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C lander, named ‘Odysseus,’ displayed prior to encapsulation inside a pair of SpaceX Falcon 9 payload fairings. Image: SpaceX A launch pad billed as the Apollo program’s “Moonport” is once again preparing to send off a mission bound for the Moon. More than 50 years after Apollo 17, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket aims …

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SpaceX launches billion-dollar environmental research satellite for NASA

A long exposure shows the Falcon 9 climbing to orbit and the first-stage entry and landing burns. Image: Michael Cain/Spaceflight Now. SpaceX launched an environmental research satellite for NASA early Thursday, a nearly $1 billion spacecraft that survived multiple cancellation threats and is now poised to shed new light on climate change and the complex …

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Live coverage: SpaceX to launch 22 Starlink satellites on Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base

File: A Falcon 9 rocket stands ready to launch a Starlink mission. Image: SpaceX While a Falcon 9 launch from Cape Canaveral supporting NASA’s PACE mission remains grounded for now due to poor weather, SpaceX is preparing to launch a batch of Starlink satellites from California. The Starlink 7-13 mission is targeting liftoff from Space …

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Live coverage: SpaceX to launch NASA’s PACE mission on Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral

The Falcon 9 with NASA’s PACE mission atop stands ready for launch at pad 40. Image: SpaceX. SpaceX is preparing to launch its second NASA mission of the year on Tuesday morning. A Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Earth-observing spacecraft PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem) is set to liftoff Tuesday morning. After completing a …

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NASA’s PACE mission aims to vastly increase understanding of the oceans, atmosphere

NASA’s PACE spacecraft inside a clean room at Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, FL. Image: Adam Bernstein/Spaceflight Now From the oceans to the atmosphere, there’s still quite a bit we don’t understand about our planet. NASA’s latest Earth-observing spacecraft hopes to greatly expand our knowledge of the globe in just a few years. The PACE …

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Polaris Dawn astronauts discuss training for historic commercial spacewalk

Polaris Dawn Commander Jared Isaacman (left) and Pilot Scott “Kidd” Poteet alongside a SpaceX render of the spacewalk that will be performed during their mission. Photoillustration: Adam Bernstein/Spaceflight Now Amid a flurry of astronaut missions scheduled for 2024, a commercial flight is aiming to mark a historic first: a non-governmental spacewalk. This is just one …

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Live coverage: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to launch Cygnus cargo ship to space station

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stands ready to launch a Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft for the first time on the NG-20 mission. Image: Michael Cain/Spaceflight Now SpaceX is gearing up for its second launch bound for the International Space Station this month. But unlike all previous missions targeting the orbiting outpost, this flight doesn’t feature …

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