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SpaceX plans to launch more Starlink satellites tonight

SpaceX plans to launch more Starlink satellites tonight

What could potentially be one of the most profitable activities for SpaceX is to sell broadband Internet access to people around the globe courtesy of its Starlink satellite system. Currently, the system is in beta tests in the United States, and SpaceX has a launch scheduled for tonight that will put the 16th batch of satellites in orbit. The launch is currently planned for 9:56 PM in Florida and is currently listed as having a 70 percent chance for "go."

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SpaceX Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich launch goes off without a hitch

SpaceX Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich launch goes off without a hitch

SpaceX successfully launched the NASA and ESA satellite known as Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich. Launch occurred without a hitch Saturday putting the satellite into the orbit it needed to peer down at the earth and observe our oceans. The satellite will be able to measure sea levels across 90 percent of the oceans around the world within a few centimeters.

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SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts used Baby Yoda for a zero-G indicator

SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts used Baby Yoda for a zero-G indicator

Many science fiction and Star Wars fans would completely agree with us that The Mandalorian is the best thing to happen in the Star Wars universe in years. While Mando is certainly a draw, many people like "The Child" or Baby Yoda as he tends to be called just as much. Interestingly, the astronauts aboard the historic SpaceX Crew-1 mission secretly took a plush Baby Yoda into space with them.

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SpaceX Crew Dragon Resilience successfully docks with the ISS

SpaceX Crew Dragon Resilience successfully docks with the ISS

SpaceX and NASA successfully launched the first commercial crew mission on Sunday, November 15, at 7:27 PM. At that time, the Falcon 9 rocket headed into orbit with the Crew Dragon and for astronauts aboard. NASA has announced that the Groom Dragon Resilience successfully docked with the ISS at 11:01 PM EST Monday.

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SpaceX Crew-1 launches first operational mission from US since 2011

SpaceX Crew-1 launches first operational mission from US since 2011

After a few setbacks, including a few days' delay due to unfavorable winds, SpaceX once again made history, this time along with NASA. More than just launching humans into space again aboard its Crew Dragon capsule, the Crew-1 mission represents an important milestone for NASA and the US. For the first time since 2011, an official crew rotation is being launched from the US using a rocket made by and in the US, opening the doors for more missions, both commercial and government, provided everything goes according to plan, of course.

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SpaceX’s third Starship SN8 static fire test didn’t go as planned

SpaceX’s third Starship SN8 static fire test didn’t go as planned

Recently, SpaceX performed its third static fire test on its Starship SN8 prototype. The test saw the rocket fueled as if it were about to launch, and then the engines were fired for a few seconds while the spacecraft remains attached to the ground. While the other two static fire tests have gone as planned, there were issues this time.

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Historic SpaceX Crew-1 launch will happen today

Historic SpaceX Crew-1 launch will happen today

SpaceX will be making history today with the launch of its Crew-1 spacecraft set to happen at 7:27 PM from Cape Canaveral, Florida. While SpaceX has already put astronauts into space, that was a test mission, and today's launch will mark the first official commercial crew launch for NASA and SpaceX. This will be the second launch putting astronauts into space and onto the ISS from American soil since the space shuttle fleet was retired.

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November is shaping up as a busy month for rocket launches

November is shaping up as a busy month for rocket launches

November could be a very busy month for rocket launches around the United States and world. We were originally set to have a quartet of launches over the next four days. However, the SpaceX Crew-1 mission was delayed until Sunday. Other launches set to take off in the next few days, barring any unforeseen changes, include the National Reconnaissance Office classified NROL-101.

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NASA says SpaceX Crew-1 launch delayed over unfavorable winds

NASA says SpaceX Crew-1 launch delayed over unfavorable winds

NASA says its milestone crew launch scheduled to take place on Saturday has been delayed by one day due to a couple of factors. The launch will involve SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule carrying four astronauts to the International Space Station. This is a big moment for both NASA and SpaceX, marking the first time astronauts have been launched for crew rotation from US soil since 2011.

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NASA and SpaceX celebrate official certification of the Crew Dragon spacecraft

NASA and SpaceX celebrate official certification of the Crew Dragon spacecraft

It's been years since NASA announced that it intended to work with private industry to build spacecraft that could put American astronauts into space. SpaceX spent the years after that announcement designing, developing, and testing its rockets and Crew Dragon for carrying astronauts and cargo. NASA and SpaceX are now celebrating the completion of the Human Rating Certification Plan for the SpaceX crew transportation system.

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SpaceX and NASA Human-rated commercial space system certification complete

SpaceX and NASA Human-rated commercial space system certification complete

This week the first commercial spacecraft system in history was officially certified by NASA. This certification is a monumental point of reference in the Commercial Crew Program with SpaceX and their SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with Crew Dragon Resilience.

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SpaceX successfully places GPS III satellite into orbit

SpaceX successfully places GPS III satellite into orbit

SpaceX has been forced to scrub some of its launches recently due to weather and other issues with equipment. On Thursday, November 5, at 6:24 PM EST, SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket placing the GPS III Space Vehicle 04 into orbit. The launch occurred at the Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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