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SpaceX stacks its Starship prototype in preparation for another test flight

SpaceX stacks its Starship prototype in preparation for another test flight

SpaceX has conducted several test flights of its Starship prototype, and so far, they've all flown only a portion of the rocket. Previous test flights have lacked the nosecone where one day payloads and perhaps astronauts will sit. SpaceX is gearing up for another test flight, and this time it's attaching the nosecone on top of the rocket.

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SpaceX scrubs today’s Starlink launch – Elon explains why

SpaceX scrubs today’s Starlink launch – Elon explains why

SpaceX's latest launch has been scrubbed, postponing the addition of new satellites to its Starlink internet constellation. The Falcon 9 launch today was meant to be the company's fifteenth Starlink mission, adding new satellites to build out coverage for the soon-to-launch internet provider.

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SpaceX puts 60 new Starlink satellites into orbit

SpaceX puts 60 new Starlink satellites into orbit

SpaceX performed a successful launch in the early hours of the morning today, where it placed another 60 Starlink satellites into orbit to provide broadband Internet service. The satellites were put into orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket, and the liftoff happened at the Kennedy Space Center at 8:25 Eastern Time. The launch marks the 13th Falcon 9 Starlink mission.

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Three percent of SpaceX Starlink satellites may have failed

Three percent of SpaceX Starlink satellites may have failed

A new report is making the rounds claiming about three percent of the SpaceX Starlink satellites the company has put into orbit have failed. According to the report, that number of satellites has seemingly failed because they are no longer maneuvering in orbit. Each of the satellites is fitted with an ion drive to allow it to maneuver to avoid collisions.

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Elon Musk is working on a rocket that can deliver weapons anywhere in the world

Elon Musk is working on a rocket that can deliver weapons anywhere in the world

The United States military has teamed up with Elon Musk and the company he heads, SpaceX. The goal of the tie-up is to build a rocket capable of delivering weapons anywhere on the globe in an hour. The benefits of quickly delivering weapons and other cargo anywhere on the planet very quickly are readily apparent.

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SpaceX commercial crew mission delayed to investigate Falcon 9 engine issue

SpaceX commercial crew mission delayed to investigate Falcon 9 engine issue

NASA has announced that it has delayed the commercial crew mission slated for the first half of November to give SpaceX time to investigate an engine issue that happened during a recent Falcon 9 launch attempt. NASA announced the delay yesterday, October 10, only weeks ahead of the planned October 31 launch at Kennedy Space Center.

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Starman just made another flyby of Mars in his Tesla Roadster

Starman just made another flyby of Mars in his Tesla Roadster

One of the craziest things that Elon Musk has done in his days at SpaceX is to shoot his own Tesla Roadster into space. The car left Earth atop the very first Falcon 9 Heavy rocket that the company ever launched. The vehicle has been orbiting the sun ever since.

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SpaceX launches 60 new Starlink satellites – Musk drops public beta details

SpaceX launches 60 new Starlink satellites – Musk drops public beta details

SpaceX's Starlink public internet service beta could be close at hand, Elon Musk has confirmed, assuming successful deployment of the space company's newest satellites. The Falcon 9 launch this morning began a several-times delayed mission, with 60 new Starlink satellites set to join the constellation as well as another demonstration of SpaceX's reusable rocket tech.

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SpaceX scrubs delayed Starlink launch – again

SpaceX scrubs delayed Starlink launch – again

SpaceX has scrubbed another Starlink launch, with the rescheduled blast-off suffering another setback. The mission had initially been intended to take place on September 17, but was called off at the last moment due to a recovery issue; weather later impacted a second attempt.

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NASA and SpaceX target Halloween for first Crew Dragon launch with astronauts

NASA and SpaceX target Halloween for first Crew Dragon launch with astronauts

NASA and SpaceX confirmed the specific launch date for the first crewed mission of the Crew Dragon spacecraft. The agencies are targeting 2:40 AM EDT Saturday, October 31, to launch the SpaceX Crew-1 mission with astronauts to the International Space Station. NASA says that the new target date will resolve a conflict with the Crew-1 launch and the arrival of upcoming Soyuz launch and landing operations.

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US Space Force approves used SpaceX rockets for satellite launches

US Space Force approves used SpaceX rockets for satellite launches

The US Space Force has a national security mission coming up soon that will place GPS satellites into orbit. Space Force has approved the use of used SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets for its national security missions. A new contract modification signed with the Space Force will allow the upcoming GPS satellite launch to use previously flown Falcon 9 first stage boosters.

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SpaceX scrubs today’s Starlink satellite launch

SpaceX scrubs today’s Starlink satellite launch

SpaceX has scrubbed today's scheduled launch of its latest rocket, which was meant to deploy a new batch of Starlink satellites for its upcoming internet service. The launch had been meant to take place on Thursday afternoon, September 17, from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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