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Rocket Report: Pegasus booster will fly again, hacking SpaceX telemetry

Rocket Report: Pegasus booster will fly again, hacking SpaceX telemetry

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Enlarge / NASA astronaut Jessica Meir looks on as the SLS core stage completes a full-duration eight-minute firing. Welcome to Edition 3.37 of the Rocket Report! This week saw NASA reach a big milestone in igniting the four main engines of its Space Launch System rocket and firing them for a full duration of more…
Rocket Report: SpaceX explains landing failure, more on New Glenn delays

Rocket Report: SpaceX explains landing failure, more on New Glenn delays

Enlarge / In mid-February, a Falcon 9 launch was successful, but the first stage failed to land.SpaceX Welcome to Edition 3.35 of the Rocket Report! There is an incredible amount of launch news this week, but I want to start with this: my new book on the origins of SpaceX, Liftoff: Elon Musk and the…
Rocket Report: SpaceX sets new reuse record, Astra valued at $2.1 billion

Rocket Report: SpaceX sets new reuse record, Astra valued at $2.1...

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Enlarge / Eighteenth SpaceX Starlink mission streaks to orbit from the Space Coast of Florida on Thursday, February 4. Welcome to Edition 3.32 of the Rocket Report! The Starship prototype SN9 gave us quite a week, what with the FAA drama surrounding its (eventually fiery) launch and hard landing, but let's not forget the couple…
Rocket Report: FAA grounds Starship, Biden’s big rocket dilemma

Rocket Report: FAA grounds Starship, Biden’s big rocket dilemma

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Enlarge / Northrop Grumman conducted a validation test of its GEM 63XL rocket motor on Jan. 21 at its Promontory, Utah, facility.Northrop Grumman Welcome to Edition 3.31 of the Rocket Report! Most of the news this week has happened with bigger rockets, with an especially interesting bit concerning the Falcon Heavy rocket and NASA's Europa…
Rocket Report: NASA ready to hot fire SLS, Roscosmos sues itself?

Rocket Report: NASA ready to hot fire SLS, Roscosmos sues itself?

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Enlarge / A dedicated 747-400 aircraft will carry Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne to an altitude of approximately 35,000 feet before release for its rocket-powered flight to orbit. Welcome to Edition 3.28 of the Rocket Report, our very first of 2021, and a Happy New Year for what promises to be a great year for rockets! We…
Rocket Report: SpaceX seeks 20km hop license, Why Rocket Lab funder left

Rocket Report: SpaceX seeks 20km hop license, Why Rocket Lab funder...

Enlarge / The mighty "Dominator" Atlas V 541 goes supersonic with our newest Mars rover. Welcome to Edition 3.10 of the Rocket Report! Now that Mars Perseverance is safely on its way to the red planet, we're happy to congratulate space agencies in the UAE, China, and the United States on successful launches to Mars…

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