“Flight-Proven” Falcon 9 fires up for Static Test ahead of Historic Re-Flight Mission

SpaceX on Monday test fired the company’s first Falcon 9 rocket that will make a repeat trip to the edge of space to dispatch a payload into orbit, marking another milestone toward regular re-use of Falcon 9 first stages to revolutionize cost-effective access to space.

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French-American Spacewalking Duo aces busy EVA, ISS Docking Module ready for Robotic Relocation

Two Astronauts aboard the International Space Station ventured outside the hatches of the orbiting complex on Friday, spending six and a half hours spacewalking to complete a number of tasks including preparations for the relocation of one of the Station’s docking modules on Sunday.

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Successful Dragon Splashdown concludes tenth SpaceX Visit to ISS

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft parachuted into the Pacific Ocean on Sunday, returning after a month-long mission to the International Space Station, delivering critical supplies to the orbiting outpost and picking up precious samples and science equipment eagerly awaited in laboratories across the United States

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Japan’s H-IIA successfully places Radar Reconnaissance Satellite in Orbit

Japan successfully launched a radar reconnaissance satellite into orbit on Friday to replenish the country’s fleet of intelligence-gathering satellites primarily dedicated to advance warning of hostile missile launches in Japan’s neighborhood.

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MLS selects Nova Scotia Launch Site for Commercial Operation of Cyclone 4M Rocket

Canadian-based Maritime Launch Services announced on Tuesday it has committed to establishing a launch site in Nova Scotia for Ukraine’s Cyclone-4M (Tsiklon-4M) rocket hoped to become a contender on the international launch market, primarily targeted for medium-class payloads headed to Sun Synchronous Orbit.

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Strong Winds keep Falcon 9 on the Ground

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket was forced to back out of its launch countdown on Tuesday inside T-1 hour to liftoff due to strong winds taking a hold of Cape Canaveral as the result of a low pressure area moving over Florida in the overnight hours and into the day’s launch window.

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Legless Falcon 9 counts down to pre-dawn Liftoff with Commercial Communications Satellite

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is counting down to a pre-dawn launch from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday, tasked with lifting into orbit a heavy direct-to-home broadcasting satellite for one of the world’s leading telecommunications providers.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 fires up for Static Fire Test ahead of Expendable EchoStar-23 Launch

SpaceX completed a Static Fire Test with its Falcon 9 rocket on Thursday in advance of the company’s second launch from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A involving the EchoStar 23 communications satellite.

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Sentinel-2B enjoys smooth Orbital Delivery atop Vega Rocket to join Europe’s Copernicus Fleet

Vega – the smallest in Europe’s line of launch vehicle – lit up the night skies over the edge of the Amazon on Monday, thundering off to lift the newest member in the Copernicus constellation to orbit, taking the pulse of an ever-changing planet with a series of active observation posts circling the Earth.

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Sentinel-2B Earth-Observation Satellite ready for Nighttime Liftoff atop Vega Rocket

Europe’s Copernicus Earth Observation Constellation will welcome its newest member Monday night when the Sentinel-2B satellite blasts off from the Guiana Space Center atop a Vega Rocket, blazing into orbit to cut in half the revisit time for multispectral images.

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China progresses toward first Orbital Logistics Mission, Space Station Module finishes Assembly

China is progressing toward the country’s first logistics mission set for liftoff in April to demonstrate a critical component of the long-term operation of China’s Space Station CSS that is being readied to begin deployment in 2018

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