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SpaceX’s new Falcon 9 just landed perfectly, and it’s a game-changer

SpaceX’s new Falcon 9 just landed perfectly, and it’s a game-changer

SpaceX has successfully landed its Falcon 9 Block 5, the rocket that will used to transport astronauts to the International Space Station. This is the most powerful version of the private space company's Falcon 9 rocket, one featuring upgrades that enhance its reusability. Today's success marks the first time this rocket has been launched and successfully landed.

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SpaceX live: Falcon 9 Block 5 launch time [UPDATE]

SpaceX live: Falcon 9 Block 5 launch time [UPDATE]

UPDATE: At approximately 3:20 MP Eastern Time it was announced that the SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 debut launch was rescheduled. At the time of this update, the rescheduled time for liftoff was aimed at 5:47 PM Eastern Time (that's 21:47 GMT). This event will take place at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida and will hopefully blast the Bangabandhu 1 communications satellite into space this afternoon.

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TESS planet-hunting satellite launched aboard SpaceX Falcon 9

TESS planet-hunting satellite launched aboard SpaceX Falcon 9

There are millions if not billions of planets in the known universe but we know very little about them. Thwarted by distance and technology, the best we could do is set up and train our best and brightest eyes on the sky to catch a glimpse and a clue of their nature and composition. That is exactly what TESS, short for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, was made for. The world's first exoplanet satellite, TESS just successfully launched into the sky, riding a Falcon 9, and is on its way to settle into orbit to expand our knowledge and, just maybe, find a new home for us.

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SpaceX Mars BFR rocket Port of Los Angeles plans confirmed

SpaceX Mars BFR rocket Port of Los Angeles plans confirmed

Following information revealed in a document published in mid-March, Los Angeles officials have confirmed that SpaceX will be leasing space at the Port of Los Angeles to work on its Mars rocket. The plans must be approved by the board of harbor commissioners, however that approval is expected this upcoming Thursday. The city is offering extensive perks to SpaceX for its work there.

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Northrop Grumman at fault for Zuma spy satellite failure

Northrop Grumman at fault for Zuma spy satellite failure

Back in January, SpaceX successfully pushed the Northrop Grumman Zuma spy satellite into orbit. Shortly after Zuma entered orbit it was announced that it was thought that the satellite was a complete loss. SpaceX began immediately saying that it was not at fault for the failure of the satellite.

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SpaceX needs license to broadcast Earth from space says government

SpaceX needs license to broadcast Earth from space says government

SpaceX is dealing with a minor issue resulting from a 1992 ruling that requires it to get a license to broadcast videos and images of the Earth from space. The requirement applies to private companies and is the reason for the abrupt end to SpaceX's launch webcast on March 30. Though the private space company has previously broadcast its launches, many speculate that the Tesla livestream was the tipping point for enforcement.

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Today’s SpaceX launch is special, but not for the reason you think

Today’s SpaceX launch is special, but not for the reason you think

On the heels of last week's successful Falcon 9 launch that carried 10 Iridium satellites into orbit, SpaceX is ready to take to the skies again today. Assuming the weather cooperates, another Falcon 9 rocket will launch from Cape Canerval today at 4:30 PM Eastern. This time around, the destination is the International Space Station, where it will drop off about 5,800 pounds of supplies to the astronauts currently residing there.

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SpaceX Falcon 9’s Iridium satellite launch is a triumph of recycling

SpaceX Falcon 9’s Iridium satellite launch is a triumph of recycling

Elon Musk and his team over at SpaceX are celebrating another successful launch this morning. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket has carried 10 more Iridium NEXT satellites into orbit, bringing the total number of Iridium satellites in orbit to 50. SpaceX has ferried all of those satellites into orbit over 5 different missions, but even that isn't the most impressive part about today's launch.

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SpaceX Starlink global satellite Internet project gets FCC approval

SpaceX Starlink global satellite Internet project gets FCC approval

The FCC has granted SpaceX's application to use satellites for providing Internet service to regions around the world. According to the FCC, this is the first approval for a "US-licensed satellite constellation" that will use low-Earth orbit satellites to offer "broadband services." The system may contain more than 4,000 satellites, and was confirmed by SpaceX back in May 2017.

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Elon Musk removes Tesla and SpaceX Facebook pages in protest

Elon Musk removes Tesla and SpaceX Facebook pages in protest

Elon Musk has apparently deleted the SpaceX Facebook page, in what appears to be a move of privacy solidarity after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The outspoken CEO was challenged to remove the social network page on Twitter, though commented that he has "literally never seen it even once."

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SpaceX BFR Mars rocket may be built in Los Angeles

SpaceX BFR Mars rocket may be built in Los Angeles

SpaceX's Mars rocket may be built in Los Angeles, a location that would give the company easy access to the water necessary to transport the huge rocket. Unlike the spacecraft it currently constructs in Hawthorne, California, SpaceX won't be able to transports its Mars rocket, the BFR, using roads. Instead, the company will need to ship the rocket using waterways, making a new document published by the Port of Los Angeles noteworthy.

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SpaceX BFR Mars rocket tests may start in first half of 2019

SpaceX BFR Mars rocket tests may start in first half of 2019

Elon Musk, well known for his ambitious deadlines, has revealed that SpaceX may start testing its Mars rocket in the first half of next year. It's no secret that Musk envisions a future in which humans have branched out from their Earth-bound homes, but taking humans to Mars is a mission still years away. The testing of its BFR system, however, underscores the progress SpaceX has made toward this goal in recent years.

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