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SpaceX Successfully Launches Tranche 0 Satellites for Space Force

SpaceX today successfully launched the Space Development Agency’s Tranche 0 mission, deploying multiple satellites to low-Earth orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket that lifted off from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California at 7:29 a.m. PT (10:29 a.m. ET). Liftoff! pic.twitter.com/5c215blpg7 — SpaceX (@SpaceX) April 2, 2023 The […]

SpaceX Falcon 9 to Launch NASA’s Sentinel-6B Mission

NASA has selected SpaceX to launch its Sentinel-6B mission, according to a press release shared on Tuesday. The Sentinel-6B mission will be launched using SpaceX’s Falcon 9 booster, building upon the long-term global sea level data work by the Topex and Poseidon missions of the 1990s, the Jason 1, 2, 3 missions and the work […]

SpaceX Completes 3 Launches in Under 36 Hours, Sets Falcon 9 Reuse Record

SpaceX this week completed three launches in under 36 hours, with the third mission also being the first-ever 15th flight of a Falcon 9 rocket. The company kicked off the back-to-back launches with NASA’s Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission to low-Earth orbit, which lifted off at 3:46 a.m. PT/6:46 a.m. ET on Friday, […]

SpaceX Launches 26th Dragon Resupply Mission to International Space Station

SpaceX today launched its Cargo Dragon capsule’s 26th Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-26) mission to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a Falcon 9 rocket at 2:20 p.m. ET/11:20 a.m. PT from the Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Liftoff! pic.twitter.com/FcVOep82eo — SpaceX (@SpaceX) November 26, 2022 CRS-26 was originally slated […]

SpaceX Launches Intelsat Satellites into Orbit, Expends Falcon 9 First Stage

SpaceX on Saturday launched Intelsat’s Galaxy-31 and Galaxy-32 satellites to a geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) aboard a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The rocket lifted off at 11:06 a.m. ET/8:06 a.m. PT in what was SpaceX’s 52nd mission of 2022. This […]

SpaceX Hired for European Launches to Bypass Russia

After Europe began talks with SpaceX to avoid using Russia’s rockets, the continent’s space agency has officially selected the U.S. company for two of its upcoming launches. SpaceX is being commissioned by Europe to perform two rocket launches in place of the Russian Soyuz rocket, according to a statement from the European Space Agency (ESA) […]

SpaceX Sends 54 Starlinks to Orbit in 48th Launch of the Year [VIDEO]

The orbital Starlink constellation from SpaceX is growing rapidly, and the company just launched another batch of the satellites on Thursday. SpaceX launched 54 more Starlink satellites into orbit on Thursday, using its reliable Falcon 9 booster, that also successfully landed on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship. The launch window began at 10:50 a.m. […]

SpaceX Launches Eutelsat Satellite; Dragon Returns Crew-4 from Space Station

SpaceX on Saturday launched the Eutelsat HOTBIRD 13F satellite into orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Liftoff! pic.twitter.com/2aK8VZGm3l — SpaceX (@SpaceX) October 15, 2022 The rocket took off at 1:22 a.m. ET/10:22 p.m. PT, with its first stage landing on […]

SpaceX Sets Falcon 9 Payload Record with Latest Starlink Launch [VIDEO]

SpaceX launched 54 Starlink satellites into lower-Earth orbit on Saturday evening at 11:41 p.m. ET, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. This Falcon 9 first stage booster saw its second flight and landing; it previously launched CRS-24 and now one Starlink mission. You may recall this Falcon 9 […]

SpaceX Says Both Starship and Falcon 9 to Launch 2nd-Gen Starlinks

SpaceX says both its Falcon 9 booster and reusable Starship rocket will be used to launch its next-generation Starlink satellites, according to a filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday (via PCMag). The plan is expected to “further accelerate” the deployment of the Starlink constellation for the second-gen satellite system. The company is […]