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mu Space targets 2020 launch of first satellite aboard Blue Origin’s New Glenn

Jeff Bezos’ New Glenn rocket, the reusable launch vehicle created by Blue Origin to put people and large cargo into orbit, has a new confirmed payload for one of its first missions: mu Space. Th

Watch this Falcon Heavy reel by Westworld co-creator, including core landing miss

If you couldn’t be at the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch that happened earlier this year, the next best thing might be watching this highlight reel of the launch, the voyage of Elon’s Tesla-dr

Astranis emerges from stealth with a new satellite technology for connecting the world

There’s a new entrant in the race to provide internet connectivity to the roughly four billion humans on the wrong side of the world’s digital divide. Launching from stealth today with a f

SpaceX misses catching Falcon 9 rocket fairing with a giant net on a big ship

SpaceX nearly succeeded in catching the fairing used in its PAZ Falcon 9 mission on Thursday, using a barge called ‘Mr. Steven’ that uses four giant arms with a net strung between them to

SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 carrying Starlink demo satellites

SpaceX has successfully launched a Falcon 9 from SLC-4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base today, its first launch since its successful Falcon Heavy test earlier this month. The launch took off early Wednesd

Watch SpaceX launch its first broadband internet satellites to space live here

SpaceX is making a second attempt to launch its PAZ mission today, which includes the PAZ satellite from client Hisdesat, and is set for launch during an instantaneous window at 6:17 AM PST, or 9:17 A

Watch SpaceX launch a Falcon 9 carrying its first internet demo satellites live here

UPDATE: Today’s attempt has been scrubbed due to high upper atmosphere winds. The next attempt window is Thursday February 22 at the same time. SpaceX is launching a Falcon 9 with client Hisdesat&#8

SpaceX to use a net boat called 'Mr. Steven' to recover next rocket fairing

SpaceX is all about reducing the cost of launching things into space, and right now one of those costs it think it can eliminate is having to use a new fairing every time it launches a rocket. The fai

SpaceX’s next Falcon 9 launch includes stage one of its satellite internet plan

SpaceX is launching a Falcon 9 on February 17 (should the current target date stick) and the rocket is carrying a primary payload of a Spanish satellite for client Paz. The secondary cargo on the laun

Here’s what it was like to be there when SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy

SpaceX made history earlier this week with its Falcon Heavy launch: The Falcon Heavy is now the largest active rocket in terms of cargo capacity, and is able to propel over 140,000 lbs of cargo to low

SpaceX’s spacesuited Starman mannequin serves a real purpose

SpaceX put a "Starman" into space today, on a path to a potential wide looping orbit of Mars and Earth -- it was actually a mannequin wearing an official SpaceX crew flight suit, but it was more than

Elon Musk says SpaceX to focus on BFR following Falcon Heavy launch

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said at a press event for the just-launched Falcon Heavy that SpaceX will now begin focusing in earnest on "BFR," the code name for its next big space launch vehicle. BFR (aka "bi

SpaceX landed two of its three Falcon Heavy first-stage boosters

SpaceX has managed an incredible feat alongside its historic Falcon Heavy first test launch today -- landing two of its boosters at once, nearly simultaneously, intact. The first-stage rockets used du

Watch the live feed from SpaceX’s Roadster-driving Starman in space

SpaceX now has a live feed of its Mars-bound simulated astronaut, a dummy wearing the private space company's new crew uniform. There are cameras mounted on the Tesla Roadster the dummy is "driving,"

SpaceX’s historic Falcon Heavy successfully launches

SpaceX has had a very good first test of its Falcon Heavy rocket, the heavy-lift orbital vehicle that can carry twice the weight of its closest competition in active operation. The massive, three-boos

Watch SpaceX launch its Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time here

SpaceX is test launching its Falcon Heavy rocket, the first ever launch of the new heavy-lift orbital rocket. The Heavy’s thrust is generated by its 27 Merlin engines, which is three times the n

Behind the scenes of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch day prep

SpaceX is launching its Falcon Heavy rocket tomorrow, and if it’s successful, it’ll be twice as powerful in terms of cargo capacity as its next closest active rival. That will help give Sp

SpaceX will try a triple booster landing with Falcon Heavy launch

SpaceX’s historic first Falcon Heavy flight will be immediately followed by a historic first landing attempt, too. The commercial space company headed by Elon Musk confirmed over the weekend tha

SpaceX successfully launches GovSat-1 on a flight proven Falcon 9

SpaceX has launched a Falcon 9 rocket loaded with a geocommunications satellite commissioned by the Government of Luxembourg. The satellite, created by Orbital STK and to be operated by SES, will supp

Watch SpaceX re-use a Falcon 9 first stage for today’s GovSat-1 launch

UPDATE: SpaceX has scrubbed this until tomorrow’s backup window at least due to unfavourable conditions. SpaceX is launching a rocket today – no, not the Falcon Heavy, that’s still targeting
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