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Everything You Need to Know About Elon Musk’s Satellite Launch on Wednesday

Elon Musk is a busy guy, and the latest project on his plate involves launching 60 satellites into space. The launch is part of his company SpaceX’s Starlink plan—an ambitious attempt to bring high-speed, low-latency internet to anyone in the world. Read More >>

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Failed SpaceX Parachute Test Is Yet Another Setback for NASA’s Crew Programme

A recent parachute test of the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule “was not satisfactory,” a NASA official said during a House subcommittee hearing yesterday. Few details were disclosed, but it’s now looking even less likely that NASA will have the capability to fly astronauts to space anytime soon. Read More >>

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SpaceX Crew Capsule Was Definitely Destroyed During Failed Ground Test, Company Confirms

After weeks of speculation, SpaceX has finally admitted that a Crew Dragon capsule was destroyed during a test of system’s abort thrusters on April 20. No cause was given for the anomaly, nor were any new details disclosed about possible delays to NASA’s languishing Commercial Crew Programme. Read More >>

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US Federal Communications Commission Clears SpaceX to Fly Nearly 1,600 Internet-Beaming Satellites at a Lower Orbit

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved SpaceX’s plans to fly a fleet of internet-transmitting satellites, Starlink, at a “lower orbit than originally planned,” the Verge reported on Saturday. Read More >>

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We Still Know Painfully Little About the SpaceX Capsule ‘Anomaly’ and Its Impact on NASA’s Crew Programme

It’s been over a week since an anomaly triggered the engine failure of a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule during testing. Few details have been disclosed, and it’s not yet clear how the incident might delay NASA’s ability to deliver astronauts to the ISS. Last Thursday, a NASA safety panel remained tight-lipped, saying an investigation is now underway. Read More >>

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Elon Musk Reaches Deal With U.S. Securities Watchdog Requiring Tougher Oversight of His Bad Tweets

Elon Musk has reached a deal with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission following a dispute over his bad tweets and what he can — or more specifically, can’t — share on the platform after he was accused of violating the terms of an earlier agreement. It now looks like Musk will (really) have to clear some of his Tesla-related tweets with a lawyer. Read More >>

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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Suffers ‘Anomaly’ During Testing at Cape Canaveral

One of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon crew capsules suffered an “anomaly” on the launch pad at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station while testing its engines on Saturday, with Florida Today posting an image of “orange plumes” rising from the launchpad and noting “unconfirmed reports” that the capsule was destroyed. Read More >>

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Watch SpaceX Try to Stick the Landing of Three Booster Rockets During Today’s Falcon Heavy Launch

SpaceX is set to launch its Falcon Heavy later today, in what will be the first commercial flight for the world’s most powerful rocket. As part of the mission, the Elon Musk-led company will attempt to make history by landing all three boosters. You can watch it all live right here. Read More >>

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SpaceX Successfully Test-Fires Its ‘Starhopper’ Prototype Spacecraft

Spaceflight company SpaceX test-fired the engines of its prototype Starship vehicle on Wednesday at its test facility in Boca Chica, in the US state of Texas, the Verge reported, in a “static fire” configuration that saw the spacecraft tethered to the ground. Read More >>

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SpaceX Crew Dragon’s Test Mission Ends With Successful Splashdown in the Atlantic

SpaceX’s new commercial astronaut capsule, the Crew Dragon, has completed its first test flight, falling into the Atlantic Ocean on Friday morning. Read More >>

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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Capsule Successfully Docks With ISS, Without Use of Robotic Arm

A day after its launch atop a Falcon 9 rocket, SpaceX’s uncrewed Crew Dragon spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station, CNN reported on Sunday. Read More >>

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SpaceX and NASA Launch Test Flight of Crew-Ready Dragon Capsule to ISS

Aerospace company SpaceX and NASA launched the uncrewed Dragon spacecraft in the early hours of Saturday morning from NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, marking a significant step forward in NASA again being able to send astronauts to space without the assistance of its international partners. Read More >>

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Critical Test Flight of SpaceX Crew Capsule Scheduled for Saturday

SpaceX is set to send an uncrewed Dragon capsule to the International Space Station this weekend in one of the most anticipated launches of 2019. A successful test would pave the way for a crewed mission later in the year—and the subsequent return of America’s ability to launch astronauts into space on its own terms. Read More >>

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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Is Greenlit for March 2 Unmanned Mission to the ISS

NASA has given the green light for Elon Musk’s SpaceX to launch the first unmanned test of its seven-seat Crew Dragon capsule on March 2 after passing a full day of reviews, bringing the space agency one step closer to replacing the retired Space Shuttle program after years of delays and ending its dependency on contracted Russian Soyuz rockets. Read More >>

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Historic Israeli Mission to the Moon Underway Following SpaceX Launch

Israel has taken an important first step to the Moon following the launch of its privately-built Beresheet lunar lander, which entered space late yesterday aboard a SpaceX rocket. Read More >>