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SpaceX is set to launch more Starlink satellites this week: How to watch

SpaceX is set to launch more Starlink satellites this week: How...

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This is the nose cone that shields 60 Starlink satellites awaits launch. SpaceX SpaceX CEO Elon Musk envisions blanketing the Earth with Starlink broadband service by launching tens of thousands of small satellites into a low orbit, and he's wasting no time getting started. His company is set to launch another 60 of the space routers…
CHEOPS launch: Watch live as mission to study alien worlds blasts off

CHEOPS launch: Watch live as mission to study alien worlds blasts...

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An artist's impression of CHEOPS and exoplanets. ESA/ATG medialab The European Space Agency's (ESA) "Characterizing Exoplanets Satellite" (CHEOPS) is scheduled to launch Dec. 18 from the spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, after a "software error" forced a 24-hour delay. CHEOPS is set to fly on the back of a Russian Soyuz-FG and be placed into…
CHEOPS launch: Mission to study alien worlds postponed due to ‘software error’

CHEOPS launch: Mission to study alien worlds postponed due to ‘software...

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An artist's impression of CHEOPS and exoplanets. ESA/ATG medialab The European Space Agency's (ESA) "Characterizing Exoplanets Satellite" (CHEOPS) was scheduled to launch Dec. 17 from the spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The CHEOPS flight has been cancelled due to a "software error," according to the University of Bern, which was carrying a livestream for the…
CHEOPS launch: Watch live as new satellite to study alien worlds blasts off

CHEOPS launch: Watch live as new satellite to study alien worlds...

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An artist's impression of CHEOPS and exoplanets. ESA/ATG medialab The European Space Agency's (ESA) "Characterizing Exoplanets Satellite" (CHEOPS) is scheduled to launch on Dec. 17 from the spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The space observatory is designed to study, in great detail, alien worlds astronomers have discovered outside of our solar system. It will fly…
Elon Musk: SpaceX might launch Starships for sliver of NASA’s prices

Elon Musk: SpaceX might launch Starships for sliver of NASA’s prices

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SpaceX's Starship, seen in prototype form, could get reach space for a much lower cost than comparable NASA launches. SpaceX SpaceX founder Elon Musk suggested that his company could launch its next-generation Starship rockets for much less than it costs NASA. Getting the "fully reusable" system to orbit will take $900,000 worth of propellant, Musk…
SpaceX might wish to launch 42,000 web satellites– about 5 times more spacecraft than mankind has actually ever flown

SpaceX might wish to launch 42,000 web satellites– about 5 times...

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SpaceX wants to surround Earth with a fleet of internet satellites called Starlink. Original plans called for launching nearly 12,000 satellites over the next 8 years or so. However, Space News reports that SpaceX has asked to launch 30,000 more satellites for a maximum of 42,000. That's about 20 times the number of working satellites today…
Apple is set to release 3 brand-new health research studies utilizing information from the iPhone and Apple Watch. Here’s what they prepare to examine.

Apple is set to release 3 brand-new health research studies utilizing...

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Apple announced three new health studies during its annual product-launch event, as the tech giant emphasizes that its watch and phone can be healthcare tools. Apple is launching a women's health study, a heart and movement study, and a hearing study in partnership with academic and medical institutions. Data from Apple's devices, ranging from how…
United Introduce Alliance’s Delta IV rocket removes for last flight

United Introduce Alliance’s Delta IV rocket removes for last flight

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The United Launch Alliance's Delta IV Medium rocket carried the second GPS III satellite to orbit for the US Air Force. SOPA Images / Getty Images The United Launch Alliance's Delta IV Medium rocket took off for its 29th and final flight from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Thursday. The rocket carried the US…
SpaceX’s launch of a speculative space rocket set fire to about 100 acres of wildlife sanctuary in south Texas

SpaceX’s launch of a speculative space rocket set fire to about...

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Late Thursday night, SpaceX launched an experimental rocket ship known as Starhopper into the air for the first time— but the launch produced more fiery excitement than anyone bargained for. Starhopper is a test-bed for a much larger launch system called Starship, which the company is designing to send people to the moon and Mars.…
SpaceX launch: How to see the Dragon resupply objective to the ISS

SpaceX launch: How to see the Dragon resupply objective to the...

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This Dragon has an Apollo 50th logo. SpaceX SpaceX has officially become an old pro at sending cargo to the International Space Station. It will attempt to add to its resume of successful Dragon spacecraft journeys with CRS-18, its 18th commercial resupply mission. Dragon was originally scheduled to launch on Wednesday, but bad weather delayed…

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