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ESA probe and SpaceX satellite avoid a 'near-collision'

The European Space Agency fired the thrusters on its Aeolus satellite Monday to avoid a potential collision with a SpaceX Starlink satellite. Now it turns out SpaceX just didn't see the message that it might need to move out of the way.

Rocket Lab plans on catching first-stage boosters with helicopter

California-based Rocket Lab plans to start recovering and reflying the first stage of its Electron launch vehicle in the near future, Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck announced on Tuesday.

Double Feature Tuesday — See two rocket launches just hours apart

This afternoon, two rockets will take off just hours apart from North and South America, giving space fans a back-to-back show of launch live streams. Both rockets are heading eastward over the Atlantic Ocean to deposit satellites into Earth orbit.

Ontario Teachers’ use new technology fund to invest in SpaceX

SpaceX is seeking $314.2 million in another round of funding, a month after completing its second fundraising of the year. Part, if not all, of the investment in SpaceX, is from the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launches 24 research satellites to space

SpaceX marked another milestone early this morning as the company's Falcon Heavy megarocket successfully lofted two dozen research satellites into orbit.

SpaceX test-fires Falcon Heavy engines for first night launch

Cape Canaveral - SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket is upright on its launchpad having successfully passed the all-important preflight static-fire test of the rocket's 27 engines in readiness for the upcoming STP-2 mission on Monday night.

NASA — 'No doubt' SpaceX explosion delays flight program

Paris - The explosion that destroyed a SpaceX astronaut taxi in April “no doubt” delays NASA’s drive to return Americans to the International Space Station (ISS) from U.S. soil later this year, the U.S. space agency’s chief said on Tuesday.

SpaceX successfully launches mission to resupply ISS

Cape Canaveral - After numerous delays, SpaceX successfully launched its 17th resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) early Saturday morning from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Power shortage on space station delays SpaceX supply launch

NASA and SpaceX have postponed the planned launch of a new Dragon cargo ship this week due to a power system glitch on the International Space Station, agency officials said today (April 30).

SpaceX targets Wednesday, May 1 for Dragon cargo launch

After a successful static fire test at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Saturday morning, SpaceX is now targeting early Wednesday to launch its 17th resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule exploded during engine test

Cape Canaveral - SpaceX has suffered a serious setback in its effort to launch NASA astronauts into orbit this year, with the fiery loss of its first crew capsule on Saturday during an engine test fire.

SpaceX Crew Dragon suffers an anomaly during test fire Saturday

Cape Canaveral - A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft suffered what the company said was an “anomaly” during static fire tests of its abort engines April 20, dealing a setback to the company’s plans to fly a crewed test flight later this year.

SpaceX loses center core of its Falcon Heavy to rough seas

A booster from SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Rocket may have survived space, but it toppled over after landing on a platform out at sea.

NASA selects SpaceX to provide launch services for DART mission

Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has been awarded a launch services contract for NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission, scheduled to take place in June 2021.

Falcon Heavy launch today and Israel's lunar landing on Thursday

The space community is in for a busy two days, starting Wednesday afternoon when a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launches an Arabsat 6A satellite into orbit. The excitement will culminate with the lunar landing of Israel's Beresheet moon lander on Thursday.

Falcon Heavy completes static fire test ahead of Tuesday launch

Cape Canaveral - SpaceX is targeting April 9 for the next flight of its megarocket, the Falcon Heavy. The behemoth completed a static fire test of its 27 Merlin engines today in preparation for the launch Tuesday of the Arabsat-6A communications satellite.

Elon Musk gives students in Flint, Michigan computers

Flint - Students and teachers at Doyle-Rider Elementary in Flint, Michigan got a surprise on Friday — a visit from Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.

Falcon Heavy to make history in first commercial launch in April

The second flight of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy megarocket is scheduled to take place on April 7. A historic event in its own right, this will be the Falcon Heavy's first commercial launch.

SpaceX shows off successful heatshield test for Starship

After successfully sending the first commercial crew capsule to the International Space Station March 2, Elon Musk's spaceflight company turned its attention to the interplanetary Starship, showing off tests of its heat shield.

SpaceX's Crew Dragon splashes down off Florida coast

SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule splashed down into the Atlantic Ocean Friday morning after a six-day stay on the International Space Station - completing its Demonstration Mission 1 (DM-10 mission successfully.

'Celestial Buddies' plush Earth toy takes tour of Space Station

A toy company has sold out of cute cuddly teddies shaped like Earth after Elon Musk sent one into orbit aboard a SpaceX rocket in the new Crew Dragon spacecraft. Earth is now enjoying its new home aboard the ISS.

Humans enter SpaceX Crew Dragon in space for first time

Humans have entered SpaceX's Crew Dragon while in orbit for the first time, just hours after the commercial spacecraft docked at the International Space Station on Sunday morning.

SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully docks on ISS

Washington - SpaceX's new Dragon capsule successfully docked on the International Space Station on Sunday, NASA and SpaceX confirmed during a live broadcast of the mission."We can confirm hard capture is complete," NASA said.

SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully docks on ISS

Washington - SpaceX's new Dragon capsule successfully docked on the International Space Station on Sunday, NASA and SpaceX confirmed during a live broadcast of the mission."We can confirm hard capture is complete," NASA said.

Dragon capsule successfully separates from rocket: SpaceX

Cape Canaveral - SpaceX's new Crew Dragon astronaut capsule was on its way to the International Space Station Saturday after it successfully launched from Florida on board a Falcon 9 rocket.

SpaceX taking its biggest step toward flying people into space

Early Saturday morning, SpaceX will launch its uncrewed Crew Dragon space capsule on a demonstration flight to the International Space Station - a giant step toward NASA's goal of sending its own crewed spacecraft to the ISS and beyond.

NASA greenlights SpaceX crew capsule test to ISS

Washington - NASA on Friday gave SpaceX the green light to test a new crew capsule by first sending an unmanned craft with a life-sized mannequin to the International Space Station.

SpaceX gains green light for Crew Dragon DM-1 mission to the ISS

NASA managers have given their approval for SpaceX to proceed with an uncrewed test flight of its Crew Dragon spacecraft on March 2, following a green light from the key Flight Readiness Review (FRR) on Friday.

Israel makes history with launch of Beresheet lunar spacecraft

Friday morning at 3:45 a.m. Israel time marked the beginning of a new era for Israeli space research with the launch of the first Israeli spacecraft heading to the moon.

NASA warns SpaceX and Boeing of design risks of launch systems

NASA has warned SpaceX and Boeing Co of design and safety concerns for their competing astronaut launch systems, according to industry sources and a new government report, threatening the U.S. bid to revive its human spaceflight program later this year.
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Falcon 9 is currently vertical at SLC-4E  VAFB and is preparing for launch at 19:47:58 UTC.

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Falcon 9 is currently vertical at SLC-4E, VAFB and is preparing for launch at 19:47:58 UTC. This launch of Falcon 9 will send 5 Iridium NEXT Satellites and 2 GRACE-FO Satellites into a Low Earth Polar Orbit.
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Good splashdown of Dragon confirmed!
Good splashdown of Dragon confirmed!
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Kennedy Space Center's hustoric Launch Pad 39A will be used to launch gthe Falcon Heavy rocket with the Dragon 2 crew capsule.
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company s first Crew Dragon spacecraft rolls out of its hangar...
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's first Crew Dragon spacecraft rolls out of its hangar at Launch Pad 39A of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on Jan. 3, 2018.
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A rendering of SpaceX s Red Dragon capsule on Mars.
A rendering of SpaceX's Red Dragon capsule on Mars.
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SpaceX Launching Top-Secret Zuma Satellite for US Government in January 2018.
SpaceX Launching Top-Secret Zuma Satellite for US Government in January 2018.
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A BE-4 rocket engine at Blue Origin's Kent, Washington facility being made ready for move to Texas test facility.
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The first stage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 sits on the deck of the drone ship “Of Course I Still Love You” shortly after launching the Koreasat-5A satellite on Oct. 30, 2017.
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The Dragon spacecraft used on this mission previously supported SpaceX’s 12th resupply mission to ...
The Dragon spacecraft used on this mission previously supported SpaceX’s 12th resupply mission to the ISS in August 2017.
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A Canadian pension fund is the latest investor in SpaceX.
A Canadian pension fund is the latest investor in SpaceX.
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Future Mars Base simulation
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Aerial view of Falcon 9 with Dragon qualification spacecraft on the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in February 2010.
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Falcon 9 successfully launched 10 NEXT satellites to orbit on January 10. This was the eighth set of...
Falcon 9 successfully launched 10 NEXT satellites to orbit on January 10. This was the eighth set of satellites in a series of 75 total satellites that SpaceX has launched for Iridium’s next generation global satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT.
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The Big Falcon Rocket at stage separation.
The Big Falcon Rocket at stage separation.
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SpaceX rocket development facility in McGregor, Texas. Every engine for every rocket is tested here before flight.
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Artistic rendition of Starship separating from Super Heavy during launch.
Artistic rendition of Starship separating from Super Heavy during launch.
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Falcon 9 and BulgariaSat-1 vertical on Pad 39A.
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