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Starlink satellites, Italian space tug launched by SpaceX rocket

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Vandenberg Space Force Base on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Credit: Brian Sandoval / Spaceflight Now SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket Tuesday from California’s Central Coast with 49 Starlink internet satellites and a rideshare space tug for the Italian company D-Orbit, itself carrying tech demo experiments and cremated human remains for customers in the ...

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SpaceX cargo capsule undocks from space station, heads for splashdown

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule after undocking from the International Space Station on Monday. Credit: NASA TV / Spaceflight Now A SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule departed the International Space Station Monday to close out a month-and-a-half of docked operations, heading to a predawn splashdown Wednesday off the coast of Florida with several tons of hardware and experiment specimens. The Dragon spacecraft ...

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SpaceX orbits 51 more Starlink satellites in year’s first launch from Vandenberg

SpaceX launched 51 more Starlink satellites Jan. 19 on the first launch of the year from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California. Credit: SpaceX SpaceX’s first launch of the year from California, and fourth mission overall in 2023, added 51 more satellites to the Starlink internet constellation Thursday, keeping pace with the company’s goal of 100 Falcon rocket launches this year. ...

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Falcon Heavy hauls military satellites to high orbit after spectacular sunset launch

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket fires away from pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida with two U.S. Space Force satellites. Credit: SpaceX A U.S. military data relay satellite and a rideshare platform with its own suite of payloads rocketed into a sunset sky over Florida’s Space Coast Sunday on a Falcon Heavy launcher, putting on a dazzling show for ...

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