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Rocket Lab’s first launch of 2020 is a mission for the National Reconnaissance Office

Rocket Lab’s first launch of 2020 is a mission for the National Reconnaissance Office Rocket Lab has announced its first mission for 2020 – a dedicated rocket launch on behalf of client the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) with a launch window that opens on January 31. The Electron rocket Rocket Lab […]

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Max Q: SpaceX succeeds with a spectacular Crew Dragon test launch

Max Q: SpaceX succeeds with a spectacular Crew Dragon test launch Max Q is a new weekly newsletter all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Sundays in your inbox. We’re off and running with good milestones achieved for NASA’s commercial crew program, which means it’s more likely than […]

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SpaceX could catch future Crew Dragons with astronauts onboard using ships at sea

SpaceX could catch future Crew Dragons with astronauts onboard using ships at sea SpaceX demonstrated a safety system that will protect astronauts in the case of any unfortunate unforeseen accidents in future Crew Dragon flights, which included the spacecraft splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean, but during a post-mission press conference SpaceX […]

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First crewed SpaceX Dragon spacecraft launch could happen in Q2 this year

First crewed SpaceX Dragon spacecraft launch could happen in Q2 this year SpaceX and NASA hosted a press conference following their successful test of the Crew Dragon’s in-flight abort system on Sunday to discuss the mission and next steps. The first question asked by media in attendance was about what this means […]

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SpaceX successfully completes key test of its Crew Dragon human spacecraft

SpaceX successfully completes key test of its Crew Dragon human spacecraft SpaceX completed a crucial test of a key safety system of its Crew Dragon spacecraft today. The test involved launching its Crew Dragon using a Falcon 9, though without any actual crew on board. The launch was then intentionally cut short, […]

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Watch SpaceX launch its Crew Dragon astronaut spacecraft for a key safety test

Watch SpaceX launch its Crew Dragon astronaut spacecraft for a key safety test SpaceX is looking to launch its Crew Dragon spacecraft using a Falcon 9 rocket today, in a crucial test of the human-rated spacecraft’s In-Flight Abort (IFA) system. This safety feature will separate the Crew Dragon from the Falcon 9 […]

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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon astronaut spacecraft has a key launch Saturday – here’s what’s going down

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon astronaut spacecraft has a key launch Saturday – here’s what’s going down SpaceX and NASA are getting ready for a key test of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon commercial crew spacecraft on Saturday, and this should be the last major milestone that SpaceX has to pass in terms of demonstration missions […]

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Elon Musk shares details about SpaceX’s Starship, including estimated 20 to 30 year service life

Elon Musk shares details about SpaceX’s Starship, including estimated 20 to 30 year service life Elon Musk appears to be pretty focused on Starship right now, sharing photos of the work being done on the orbital Starship prototype designed ‘SN1,’ which is currently under construction at SpaceX’s Boca Chica, Texas facility. The […]

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Space Angels’ Chad Anderson on entering a new decade in the ‘entrepreneurial space age’

Space Angels’ Chad Anderson on entering a new decade in the ‘entrepreneurial space age’ Space as an investment target is trending upwards in the VC community, but specialist firm Space Angels has been focused on the sector longer than most. The network of angel investors just published its most recent quarterly overview […]

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Check out the view from inside Boeing’s crew spacecraft during its orbital flight test

Check out the view from inside Boeing’s crew spacecraft during its orbital flight test Late last year, Boeing flew a key orbital flight test of its Starliner commercial crew spacecraft, a key test prior to the vehicle being able to actually carry astronauts on board. That test didn’t go exactly as planned, […]

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