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SpaceX announces first for civilians who will fly to the ISS

SpaceX announces first for civilians who will fly to the ISS

SpaceX has confirmed the first four people who will fly aboard the Crew Dragon capsule to the ISS. The mission is known as AX-1 and will be the first mission to ever fly a crew made up of entirely private citizens to the ISS. The mission will take place no earlier than January 2022.

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Elon Musk shares a new Starship photo and it’s like something from a movie

Elon Musk shares a new Starship photo and it’s like something from a movie

SpaceX's massive Starship prototypes are the subject of a new photo from Elon Musk, and they look like something you'd see in a Hollywood sci-fi movie. The shiny silo-like spacecraft are surrounded by people and vehicles, making it easier to put the sheer size of the Starship into perspective.

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SpaceX’s Elon Musk and Amazon fight over internet satellites

SpaceX’s Elon Musk and Amazon fight over internet satellites

Amazon and SpaceX have found themselves in a space battle, with both companies accusing the other of trying to sabotage their satellite internet plans. The controversy began when Elon Musk's SpaceX proposed reducing some of its Starlink satellites' orbit altitude, with the goal of increasing connection speeds.

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SpaceX Starship SN9 test launch could happen today: How to watch

SpaceX Starship SN9 test launch could happen today: How to watch

Following a string of successful launches for SpaceX, we could be in for another prototype test flight today. SpaceX is looking to test its Starship SN9 prototype today, launching it to an altitude as high as 12.5 kilometers. We don't have an exact time that SpaceX is targeting for this test flight, but instead there's a six-hour window that SpaceX can launch in as long as weather conditions are satisfactory.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 launched more than 100 satellites in one go

SpaceX Falcon 9 launched more than 100 satellites in one go

Although it's not as sensational as, say, carrying its first humans into space, SpaceX still continues to bag a few records while also breaking some. Yesterday's launch, which was already postponed due to unfavorable weather conditions, went off without a hitch and was largely uneventful. Unsurprisingly, Elon Musk's space-faring company still managed to boast about the mission's accomplishment, launching almost 150 spacecraft into orbit.

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SpaceX to attempt Falcon 9 rocket launch again today

SpaceX to attempt Falcon 9 rocket launch again today

Yesterday we mentioned SpaceX was forced to scrub the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket only minutes before launch due to weather. SpaceX was quick to point out that there was no problem with the rocket or the payload. The launch was scrubbed due to a violation of the electrical field rule for a safe launch at the launch site. The launch window for the mission is open again this morning, and SpaceX will attempt the launch today.

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SpaceX scrubs satellite launch attempt minutes before liftoff

SpaceX scrubs satellite launch attempt minutes before liftoff

SpaceX is set to launch a Falcon 9 rocket with a payload of 143 satellites aboard today. However, only a few minutes before the rocket was supposed to lift off, the launch was canceled. There was no problem with the rocket or the payload. The launch was scrubbed due to poor weather conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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SpaceX will turn two oil rigs into floating rocket launch pads

SpaceX will turn two oil rigs into floating rocket launch pads

Private space company SpaceX has purchased two deepwater oil rigs that will eventually be used as floating launch pads for its future endeavors. The purchases were made last year, according to a new report, and both are located near SpaceX's Starship facility in Texas. The rigs have been named Phobos and Deimos, the names of two Martian moons.

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SpaceX will send IM/NASA ice drill to the moon

SpaceX will send IM/NASA ice drill to the moon

Intuitive Machines (IM) has chosen SpaceX and the SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket for its second moon mission. At present, both of the Intuitive Machines missions headed to the moon in the next three years will be launched by SpaceX. This will be the Intuitive Machines IM-2 Polar Mission, and will bring the IM Nova-C lander to the moon, where it'll deploy the Polar Resources Ice Mining Experiment (PRIME-1) drill by December 2022.

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SpaceX gains FCC permission for polar Starlink satellite launch

SpaceX gains FCC permission for polar Starlink satellite launch

The FCC has agreed to allow SpaceX to launch ten Starlink satellites into a polar orbit later this month. The FCC published the order on January 8 granting permission for the ten satellites to be placed into a 560 kilometers orbit with an inclination of 97.6 degrees. The satellites will be launched by a SpaceX Falcon 9 no earlier than January 14.

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SpaceX’s first launch in 2021 put a Turkish satellite into orbit

SpaceX’s first launch in 2021 put a Turkish satellite into orbit

SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral to put a Turkish communications satellite in space this week. The launch marked the first of 2021 and the first of more than 40 Falcon rocket missions scheduled for 2021. All of those missions will be launched from Florida and California.

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SpaceX will splash down a Dragon Capsule filled with science experiments

SpaceX will splash down a Dragon Capsule filled with science experiments

SpaceX has a unique cargo Dragon spacecraft returning to Earth after its 21st commercial resupply services mission for NASA. The modified Dragon capsule will depart the ISS and splashdown off the coast of Florida about 12 hours later. This marks the first time a Dragon capsule will splashdown off the coast of Florida.

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