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Max Q: SpaceX and Rocket Lab launch rockets and X-Wings take flight 0

Max Q: SpaceX and Rocket Lab launch rockets and X-Wings take flight

Sign up here to receive Max Q weekly in your inbox, starting December 15. This week saw a ton of activity in the space industry, with multiple launches, key preparations for commercial crew missions,...

Rocket Lab readies Electron for the first launch with rocket recovery systems on board 0

Rocket Lab readies Electron for its first launch with rocket recovery systems on board

Update: Running Out of Fingers has launched successfully! We’ll know more about the results of the recovery system study soon. Rocket Lab is getting ready to fly its tenth mission, delayed from its first...

Rocket Lab readies Electron for the first launch with rocket recovery systems on board 0

Rocket Lab readies Electron for the first launch with rocket recovery systems on board

Rocket Lab is getting ready to fly its tenth mission, which the first official launch window during which it could happen set for this week on November 29. Aside from being a milestone 10th...

Max Q: SpaceX starts building out its production Starlink constellation 0

Max Q: SpaceX starts building out its production Starlink constellation

There’s literally a lot more stuff in space than there was last week – or at least, the number of active human-made satellites in Earth’s orbit has gone up quite a bit, thanks to...

SpaceX launches re-flown fairing for the first time and breaks a Falcon 9 booster re-use record 0

SpaceX launches re-flown fairing for the first time and breaks a Falcon 9 booster re-use record

SpaceX has successfully launched its first batch of production Starlink satellites today, sending 60 of the small satellites to their target orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. These 60 satellites follow 60 launched in...

Watch live as SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites with a thrice-flown Falcon 9 rocket 0

Watch live as SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites with a thrice-flown Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX has a big launch coming up this morning from Cape Canaveral in Florida – a Falcon 9 will carry a payload of 60 of its Starlink orbital communications satellites to space at 9:56...

Elon Musk says building the first sustainable city on Mars will take 1,000 Starships and 20 years 0

Elon Musk says building the first sustainable city on Mars will take 1,000 Starships and 20 years

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk went into a bit more detail about the timelines and vehicle requirements to not only reach Mars, but to set up a sustainable base on the red planet that can...

Elon Musk says SpaceX’s Starship could fly for as little as $2 million per launch 0

Elon Musk says SpaceX’s Starship could fly for as little as $2 million per launch

SpaceX’s goal has long been to achieve truly reusable rocket launch capabilities, and for good reason: The company anticipates huge cost savings through re-usable rocketry, vs. expendable launch vehicles, which SpaceX CEO Elon Musk...

SpaceX achieves key milestone in safety testing of Crew Dragon spacecraft 0

SpaceX achieves key milestone in safety testing of Crew Dragon spacecraft

SpaceX has managed to run 13 successful parachute tests in a row of the third major revision of the parachute system it’s planning to use for its Crew Dragon spacecraft. The most recent test,...

spacex crew dragon abort test 0

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon arrive at Cape Canaveral ahead of key test for crew flight

SpaceX’s facility at Cape Canaveral just received a crucial new delivery: A Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule that it will be using for an upcoming in-flight abort test. This test, which will...

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