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SpaceX Wins NASA Contract to Launch Earth Science Mission

NASA awarded a contract to SpaceX Feb. 4 for the launch of an Earth science mission that has successfully staved off cancellation several times. NASA announced it selected SpaceX to launch the Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) spacecraft on a Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in December 2022. The agency said the contract
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Space X Kicks Off Busy 2020 With 60 New Starlink Satellites

SpaceX will launch its third batch of internet-beaming satellites Monday evening, kicking off what is expected to be a remarkably busy year for the company as it readies its new broadband business. About 60 small satellites will launch into orbit atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Liftoff is scheduled for 9:19 pm ET from Cape Canaveral Air
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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
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