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Russia to launch replacement for damaged Soyuz crew ship at space station

Russia’s Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft undergoing launch preparations last year at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Credit: Energia Russian space agency and NASA officials said Wednesday they will accelerate the launch of the next Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station, and fly it to the complex next month without anyone on-board to replace a Soyuz …

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Live coverage: SpaceX counting down to two launches tonight

Watch our live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 11:50 p.m. EST (0450 GMT) from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, with 40 OneWeb internet satellites. Our live stream will also cover the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force …

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Virgin Orbit counting down to first historic satellite launch from British soil

Virgin Orbit’s carrier aircraft arrived at Spaceport Cornwall from the company’s home base in Mojave, California, late last year for final launch preparations. Credit: Virgin Orbit A new chapter in spaceflight history will be made Monday when the first ever satellites to be launched into orbit from Western Europe begin their journey into space inside …

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Launch preps underway for first of up to five Falcon Heavy missions this year

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket for the USSF-67 mission inside the integration hangar at Launch Complex 39A. Credit: SpaceX SpaceX is set to kick off a busy week of launch preparations at Kennedy Space Center for the first of five planned Falcon Heavy rocket missions this year, targeting a dusk departure no earlier than Thursday evening …

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Work begins to harvest Orion spacecraft hardware for Artemis 2 lunar flight

A truck carrying NASA’s Orion spacecraft from the Artemis 1 test flight arrived back at Kennedy Space Center on Dec. 30. Credit: NASA Fresh off the 1.4-million-mile Artemis 1 test flight around around the moon, NASA’s Orion spacecraft arrived Dec. 30 back at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where technicians will offload propellants and payloads, …

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Live coverage: SpaceX counting down to first launch of 2023

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. The Transporter 6 mission will launch 114 small payloads from customers around the world. Follow us on Twitter. SFN Live SpaceX’s first launch of the year will haul 114 small satellites …

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Military officials forecast 87 launches from Florida’s Space Coast in 2023

NASA’s Space Launch System moon rocket streaks into the night sky over Kennedy Space Center on Nov. 16. Credit: Michael Cain / Spaceflight Now / Coldlife Photography The U.S. Space Force is preparing for as many as 87 launches from Florida’s Space Coast in 2023, including dozens more SpaceX missions and the expected debuts of …

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SpaceX launch of Israeli satellite marks company’s 61st mission of 2022

A Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, with the Israeli EROS C3 satellite. Credit: SpaceX SpaceX launched its 61st and final mission of 2022 Thursday night from California, placing an Israeli Earth-imaging satellite into orbit and tying a 1980 record for the most successful flights by a rocket family in …

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Live coverage: SpaceX ready for first launch into Starlink Gen2 constellation

SpaceX is scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Wednesday with 54 more Starlink internet satellites, a mission that will begin populating a new orbital shell authorized by federal regulators earlier this month for the company’s Starlink Gen2 network. Liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Space …

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Watch live: Spacewalk begins outside space station after debris threat

Another roll-out solar array will be installed and deployed by astronauts Frank Rubio and Josh Cassada outside the International Space Station on Thursday. The two NASA astronauts began a spacewalk at 8:19 a.m. EST (1319 GMT), a day later than previously planned after the space station needed to dodge a piece of space junk Wednesday. …

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