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Lucky rocket just left Trump's America behind

Lucky rocket just left Trump's America behind The day Donald Trump was sworn in as president, this rocket was busy ditching Earth.The rocket's payload — the Air Force's Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO Flight 3 satellite — is designed to help detect missile launches worldwide.

This space agency is planning to launch 104 satellites in one go

This space agency is planning to launch 104 satellites in one go The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will attempt to launch 104 satellites on a single rocket in February.If things go as planned, ISRO would be able to surpass, by a long margin, the record set by Russia, which sent 37 satellites in one go in 2014.

Problems with SpaceX Falcon 9 design could delay manned missions

Problems with SpaceX Falcon 9 design could delay manned missions Now, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says there may be an issue with the Falcon 9 rocket that delays the expected launch of the first manned mission in 2018.The report from the GAO (just a preliminary release for now) cites issues with the turboblades used in Falcon 9 rockets.

This space agency just set an out-of-this-world record

This space agency just set an out-of-this-world record A rocket loaded down with a record number of satellites just launched on its way to orbit.The Indian Space Research Organization's (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) blasted off on Tuesday at 10:58 p.

NASA may put astronauts on the first flight of its new mega-rocket

NASA may put astronauts on the first flight of its new mega-rocket NASA astronauts may fly to space atop the agency's brand new mega-rocket a lot sooner than expected.This rocket system, which would be the agency's most powerful yet, is currently under development.

India sets world record with 104 satellites in a single rocket launch

India sets world record with 104 satellites in a single rocket launch It successfully launched 104 satellites into space with a single rocket.The launch was carried out with a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), an expendable launch system developed by India specifically to get multiple satellites into orbit in a single rocket.

SpaceX's historic rocket launch Saturday could end in another dramatic landing

SpaceX's historic rocket launch Saturday could end in another dramatic landing On Saturday, SpaceX is expected to make history by launching its first Falcon 9 rocket from historic launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.If all goes according to plan, the Falcon 9 will launch an uncrewed Dragon cargo ship loaded down with astronaut supplies and experiments on its way to the International Space Station at 10:01 a.

SpaceX aborts rocket launch seconds before liftoff, but may still fly Sunday

SpaceX aborts rocket launch seconds before liftoff, but may still fly Sunday Elon Musk's spaceflight company SpaceX just aborted its launch in perhaps the most dramatic way possible.Because the launch window was instantaneous, any hold that would have resulted from investigating the problem during the countdown would effectively abort the launch for the day.

SpaceX plans to send humans on lunar orbit mission in 2018

SpaceX plans to send humans on lunar orbit mission in 2018 The Dragon 2 moon mission will launch on the Falcon Heavy platform.Before humans board the Dragon, SpaceX still has some testing to do.

SpaceX set to actually reuse one of its reusable rockets

SpaceX set to actually reuse one of its reusable rockets The rocket prepped for flight is the second one recovered (the first came down on land, which is far easier).Not only that, it was the very first rocket that was successfully landed on the drone ship.

Elon Musk's SpaceX is betting big on its rocket launch this week

Elon Musk's SpaceX is betting big on its rocket launch this week Elon Musk's SpaceX is about to face one of its biggest tests yet.That booster was brought back to Earth after the launch in April 2016, landing on a drone ship at sea.

SpaceX's launch today could revolutionize the industry: Watch it live

SpaceX's launch today could revolutionize the industry: Watch it live The Elon Musk-founded private spaceflight company will try to relaunch (and hopefully re-land) a previously flown Falcon 9 rocket booster on its second mission to deliver a satellite to orbit.In the time since that launch and landing, SpaceX has refurbished the rocket stage, testing it out and getting it ready to fly again.

SpaceX will try to launch the first recycled orbital rocket on Thursday evening

SpaceX will try to launch the first recycled orbital rocket on Thursday evening ET, the “flight-proven” Falcon 9 rocket will take off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.As per usual, the launch will be accompanied by a SpaceX webcast that starts about 20 minutes before the launch window opens.

SpaceX launches and lands the same rocket for the 2nd time

SpaceX launches and lands the same rocket for the 2nd time For the first time in its history, the Elon Musk-founded spaceflight company has relaunched a previously flown Falcon 9 booster.This rocket, which flew a payload to orbit in April 2016 for its first flight, launched at 6:37 p.

Get ready to watch the first-ever 360-degree livestream of a rocket launch

Get ready to watch the first-ever 360-degree livestream of a rocket launch On Tuesday morning, NASA will broadcast its first-ever rocket launch livestream in 360-degree video, providing an unprecedented vantage point that will make viewers feel as if they are standing on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral.The launch of the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket—aimed at transporting supplies to the International Space Station—is scheduled for a 30-minute window beginning at 11:11 a.

ESA: Time to Get Serious About Removing Space Junk

ESA: Time to Get Serious About Removing Space Junk Scientists have been sounding the alarm about the buildup of space junk for years, a point that was reinforced at the recent European Conference on Space Debris.We’ve launched some 7,000 spacecraft as a species since 1957 when Sputnik kicked off the space race.