SpaceX’s Starlink launch ambitions just saved a space station resupply mission from big delays

SpaceX’s ambitious 2020 Starlink launch goals have unintentionally saved a Cargo Dragon spacecraft mission from much longer delays after a major part of its Falcon 9 rocket had to be replaced at the last second. Known as SpaceX’s 20th NASA Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-20) mission, SpaceX’s Cargo Dragon spacecraft was initially scheduled to launch supplies […]

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SpaceX Starship rolls to Texas launch pad ahead of next big test campaign

SpaceX’s first flightworthy Starship prototype has rolled to its South Texas launch pad just hours after it was welded together and is now preparing for several critical tests it must pass before it can be deemed ready for liftoff. Fabricated and assembled with incredible speed at SpaceX’s growing Boca Chica, Texas Starship factory and test […]

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SpaceX’s Los Angeles Mars rocket factory go for launch after cresting last big hurdle

SpaceX’s revived plan for a California-based Mars rocket factory has officially been approved by the Los Angeles City Council, the last major hurdle standing in the way of the prospective port-based Starship production facilities. First announced in March 2018 and abandoned for about a year beginning in March 2019, SpaceX has refreshed plans to build […]

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SpaceX Starlink job posting signals serious interest in a growing multi-billion dollar market

A new SpaceX Starlink job posting hints that the company is very interested in an established multi-billion dollar market for high-quality satellite internet – a use-case its Starlink constellation should be a perfect fit for. One of the biggest sources for a recent boom in global demand for satellite broadband services, in-flight connectivity (IFC) is […]

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NASA is training SpaceX’s first Crew Dragon astronauts for a much longer mission in space

NASA has revealed that the astronauts assigned to SpaceX’s Crew Dragon astronaut launch debut are training for a space station mission many times longer than initially planned. Scheduled to deliver two NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS) no earlier than (NET) late-April or May 2020, Crew Dragon’s Demo-2 mission will be […]

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SpaceX’s next military launch cleared for historic rocket landing attempt

SpaceX officially has permission to perform a Falcon 9 booster recovery after its next launch for the US Air Force, now guaranteed to be the first time a rocket booster attempts to land during an operational launch for the US military. Alongside their booster landing attempt confirmation, the USAF Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) […]

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SpaceX sets date for first Florida launch of its kind in more than half a century

Argentinian space agency CONAE says that both its SAOCOM 1B satellite and SpaceX are on track for a type of launch that the United States’ East Coast hasn’t supported in more than half a century. CONAE has revealed that SpaceX aims to launch the ~2800 kg (6200 lb) radar Earth observation satellite into orbit on a Falcon […]

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SpaceX’s first Starship test flight imminent as rocket nosecone nears completion

Elon Musk has posted a new glimpse inside SpaceX’s South Texas Starship factory, revealing a nearly-completed rocket nosecone and indicating that the first upgraded Starship prototype’s flight debut is imminent. SpaceX teams have been working around the clock for a little over a month to build the first full-scale, flightworthy Starship prototype, a process that […]

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SpaceX looks to launch space tourists to record heights

SpaceX has signed an agreement with a space tourism company that could see its Crew Dragon spacecraft take space tourists to heights unmatched by astronauts in half a century. On Tuesday, February 18th, Space Adventures announced the agreement, revealing that it is now officially looking for wealthy private customers interested in launching to orbit on […]

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SpaceX’s California Starship factory plans detailed ahead of permitting decision

SpaceX’s California Starship factory plans have been detailed in new documents published by the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners, one of the last big steps before a crucial permitting decision is made later this week. First reported on February 1st, SpaceX has resurrected plans to build a Starship factory in Los Angeles, just 20 […]

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