SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket, Starlink satellites into orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX, the private rocket company of high-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched the first batch of 60 small satellites into low-Earth orbit on Thursday for Musk’s new Starlink internet service. A Falcon 9 rocket carrying the satellites blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at about 10:30 p.m. local time, clearing a key hurdle for a […]

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Dramatic pictures show SpaceX blasting 60 satellites into orbit

These pictures show the moment private space company SpaceX launched a payload of 60 satellites into orbit. Known as ‘Starlink’, this network of orbiting satellites will beam internet coverage down to Earth as part of a new broadband scheme. The space company is hoping to add more satellites in the future and eventually cover the entire planet in internet coverage. […]

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SpaceX launches unmanned U.S. space capsule to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – A SpaceX rocket with a newly designed unmanned crew capsule blasted off on Saturday for the International Space Station, in a key milestone for Elon Musk’s space company and NASA’s long-delayed goal to resume human spaceflight from U.S. soil later this year. SpaceX’s 16-foot-tall (4.9 meter) Crew Dragon capsule, atop a Falcon 9 rocket, lifted […]

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European officials reject SpaceX complaints over launch subsidies

LAMPOLDSHAUSEN, Germany (Reuters) – European space officials on Tuesday rejected complaints by U.S. rocket builder SpaceX that subsidies are hampering its access to the European market, arguing the much larger U.S. market is virtually closed to Europe’s Ariane satellite launch vehicle. Daniel Neuenschwander, head of space transportation for the European Space Agency (ESA), said efforts were under way to cut […]

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SpaceX Launched 64 Satellites in Record-Breaking Mission

Elon Musk is a man on a mission! SpaceX has officially delivered 64 satellites into orbit making it a record-breaking mission. If you haven’t already heard, Elon Musk’s company, SpaceX, launched a rocket on Dec. 3, 2018, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California after a series of delays triggered by bad weather. According to Spaceflight, it marked one of […]

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