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SpaceX launches third Falcon 9 rocket in less than two days

A Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station with the Globalstar FM15 satellite. Credit: SpaceX SpaceX hauled a Globalstar communications satellite into orbit early Sunday from Cape Canaveral, pulling off the third Falcon 9 rocket flight in 36 hours, the fastest sequence of three missions by any commercial launch company in history. A ...

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SpaceX readies Falcon 9 rocket to launch Egyptian communications satellite

The Nilesat 301 communications satellite undergoes a solar array deployment test. Credit: Thales Alenia Space An Egyptian-owned communications satellite is nestled in the nose cone of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for launch Wednesday from Cape Canaveral, heading for an orbital position more than 22,000 miles over the equator. The Nilesat 301 satellite is set to begin a 15-year mission ...

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SpaceX launches and lands rocket National Reconnaissance Office mission

A Falcon 9 booster stage returns to Landing Zone 4 at Vandenberg Space Force Base, eight minutes after launching the NROL-85 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office. Credit: Gene Blevins / LA Daily News SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket with a classified payload at dawn Sunday for the National Reconnaissance Office, the U.S. government’s spy satellite agency, and landed ...

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Two Rockets at Cape Canaveral

An interesting photo-op took place at Launch Complex 39 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida last week. On April 6th, two different rockets were photographed occupying neighboring launch pads – LC 39A and 39B. The former was occupied by the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule (visible in the foreground) that launched the first all-private mission to the International ...

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NASA’s SLS moon rocket, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 share the scene at Kennedy Space Center

Seen from Cape Canaveral National Seashore on Wednesday, NASA’s Space Launch System (left) stands on pad 39B and a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket (right) stands on pad 39A. Credit: Stephen Clark / Spaceflight Now NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket and SpaceX’s Falcon 9 shared the scene Wednesday at the Kennedy Space Center — the first time since 2009 that rockets ...

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