Category: Space

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SpaceX Just Launched 60 Starlink Satellites

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX’s plans to bring global internet coverage to the world just took another leap forward as its 9th Falcon 9 rocket flight of the year launched 60 new Starlink internet satellites into orbit Monday (Nov. 11). The satellites rode into space atop a veteran Falcon 9 first stage, ending a nearly three-month launch

Off Earth Manufacturing – How It Can Help Explore the Moon and Mars

WASHINGTON – Made In Space’s new satellite-construction robot could herald a new generation of autonomous machines working on the moon — and perhaps even Mars. At the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) here on Oct. 25, representatives from NASA and the California-based company Made In Space talked about the forthcoming opportunities for in-space manufacturing, which they say will

The US Air Force’s X-37B Spaceplane Lands After Spending Two Years in Space

WASHINGTON — In the early morning hours of Oct. 27, the U.S. Air Force’s X-37B spaceplane landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida after a record-breaking 780 days in orbit. What was the Boeing-made plane doing in space for the two years it spent circling Earth? On that point, the Air Force is characteristically elusive, describing the

SpaceX’s Starlink Broadband Service Will Begin in 2020

SpaceX, the private spaceflight company known for reusable rockets and a giant, shiny Starship, will begin offering its own satellite internet service in 2020, according to SpaceNews. In fact, the U.S. Air Force is already testing it in planes. To build the service, SpaceX will have to launch up to eight Falcon 9 rockets filled with the

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