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SpaceX Launches Another 60 Starlink Satellites

In May of 2019, Elon Musk began delivering on his promise to create a constellation of satellites (named Starlink) that…

1 month ago

SpaceX just launched 60 satellites for its Starlink Constellation. Internet service providers should be very worried.

SpaceX just launched the first 60 satellites that will make up their Starlink broadband internet service provider.

7 months ago

Good News: a SpaceX Cargo Resupply is Off to the Space Station. Bad News: Failed Hydraulics in the Grid Fins Caused the First Stage Booster to Crash Into the Ocean

SpaceX's sixteenth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-16) successfully launched a Dragon spacecraft to orbit, but the first stage didn't quite…

1 year ago

SpaceX Uses a Thrice-Launched Booster to Send 64 Satellites Into Space.

Earlier today (Monday, Dec. 3rd), private aerospace giant SpaceX launched its Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express mission. The launch took place…

1 year ago

SpaceX is going to build a mini-BFR to launch on a Falcon 9

According to Musk's latest update, SpaceX will be conducting a test flight of their BFR system next year using a…

1 year ago

Astronomers Get Ready, Another Artificial Star to Ruin Your Data is Coming. Artist is Planning to Launch a Giant, Unfolding Structure That’ll be Bright in the Sky For a Few Months

In collaboration with the Nevada Museum of Art and some private aerospace companies, artists Trevor Paglen plans to launch the…

1 year ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 480: Rockets pt. 2 – Multi-stage Boosters

The vast majority of rockets are multi-staged affairs. Why is this? What makes this kind of rocket so successful? Today…

2 years ago

SpaceX Launches the First of Thousands of Space Internet Satellites, but Didn’t Quite Catch the Fairing

After a few delays, SpaceX launched the first of its planned constellation of internet satellites, but failed to recover the…

2 years ago

Here’s How SpaceX is Planning to Recover Rocket Fairings: a Boat With a Net Called Mr. Steven

In their latest attempt to reduce the costs of individual launches, SpaceX is looking to make their rockets payload fairings…

2 years ago

In Preparation for its Inaugural Launch, the Falcon Heavy Receives its Special Cargo – Musk’s Tesla Roadster!

In preparation for the inaugural launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket, SpaceX recently released pictures of Musk's Tesla Roadster being…

2 years ago