SpaceX cuts Plans for Powered Dragon Landings, places Focus on Commercial Crew

SpaceX decided against the company’s previous plan of having their next generation Dragon spacecraft return to Earth via a powered landing to bring back cargo and crews from the International Space Station, company chief Elon Musk said on Wednesday at the International Space Station Research and Development Conference in Washington.

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TDRS-M Launch Date in Question after potential Damage to Satellite

The launch date of NASA’s TDRS-M communications satellite was called into question on Friday when the 3,450-Kilogram satellite suffered possible damage to one of its critical antennas during final processing work in preparation for launch

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Falcon 9 Launch Scrubbed after Last-Second Computer-Controlled Countdown Abort

SpaceX aimed for a third launch in a period of just nine days, but plans were hampered by a last-second countdown abort on Sunday, keeping the company’s Falcon 9 rocket on the ground for at least one more day to allow teams to work out a fault indication

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ULA Atlas V wins over SpaceX for Air Force STP-03 Launch Contract

United Launch Alliance won a $191 million launch contract over SpaceX in an open competition for the Space Test Program 3 mission of the U.S. Air Force, targeting launch in 2019 according to documentation released by the Air Force on Thursday.

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Photos: Flight-Proven Falcon 9 blasts off with Bulgaria’s first Telecommunications Satellite

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center on Friday at 19:10 UTC, embarking on an half-hour ascent mission with Bulgaria’s first commercial communications satellite.

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SpaceX delays next Falcon 9 Launch from Florida, lines up potential Weekend Double Header

SpaceX announced on Sunday the company had reserved launch opportunities on June 23 and 24 for the next Falcon 9 mission out of Florida that will carry Bulgaria’s first commercial communications satellite

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Flight-Proven Falcon 9 checks off Static Fire Test ahead of Monday Liftoff with BulgariaSat-1

SpaceX successfully test fired a previously used Falcon 9 rocket atop its Kennedy Space Center Launch Pad on Thursday in advance of liftoff on Monday with the first commercial Bulgarian communications satellite.

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First Re-Used Dragon Arrives at Space Station with Critical Science-Enabling Cargo

A busy period of traffic wrapped up at the International Space Station on Monday with the successful capture of the SpaceX Dragon SpX-11 spacecraft, marking that craft’s second arrival at the orbiting laboratory as the first re-used Dragon following up on a visit in 2014 with the delivery of a second batch of cargo.

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Dragon & Falcon 9 put on Spectacular Show over Europe

Observers in Western and Central Europe were treated to a unique sight passing overhead Saturday night when the freshly launched SpaceX Dragon along with its second stage and two protective covers streaked across the sky just minutes after lifting off from Florida’s Space Coast.

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