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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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Rocket Lab Electron rocket to launch space debris removal mission

The ADRAS-J satellite approaches the discarded H-2A rocket stage in this artist’s impression. Image: Astroscale. A small satellite that will inspect a discarded rocket body in orbit is scheduled to lift off Sunday/Monday on a mission to develop techniques for removing space debris. The satellite built by Japan-based Astroscale will launch atop a Rocket Lab …

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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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‘Cleanest first flight,’ ULA president reflects on inaugural Vulcan launch and future of program

The inaugural Vulcan rocket, powered by two Blue Origin-built BE-4 engines, lifts off from SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Jan. 8, 2024. Image: Adam Bernstein/Spaceflight Now United Launch Alliance entered an important new era for the company with the debut of its Vulcan rocket in early January. The flight was one that …

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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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Sierra Space unveils fully integrated Dream Chaser spaceplane amid testing campaign

For the first time, Sierra Space mated its Dream Chaser spaceplane to the Shooting Star module amid shake table testing at NASA’s Armstrong Test Facility in Ohio. Image: Adam Bernstein/Spaceflight Now An orbital-class spaceplane is one step closer to returning to the International Space Station. As part of an on-going test campaign, Sierra Space mated …

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