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You’ll never guess what happened to Boeing’s Starliner

March 2nd, 2021

To say that Boeing’s Starliner program has not gone as planned would be the understatement of the century. The Starliner spacecraft, which NASA included in the Commercial Crew Program alongside the Crew Dragon from SpaceX, has failed to meet expectations in just about every way. The spacecraft was supposed to already be taking human astronauts …

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NASA might not make it to the Moon by 2024 after all

February 17th, 2021

NASA’s plans to return to the Moon by 2024 have been criticized and doubted since they were first announced. Now that the Trump administration is gone, the acting NASA Administrator is trying to determine whether the schedule is still feasible. A number of setbacks and the coronavirus pandemic have affected the timeline, meaning that humans …

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SpaceX forced to push back spy satellite launch for a second time

December 18th, 2020

SpaceX was hoping to launch a spy satellite for the US government on Thursday, but that launch was delayed until Friday, and it’s just been delayed again. The launch, which will see the delivery of a spy satellite for the United States National Reconnaissance Office, will be attempted on Saturday. This second delay has been …

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Mother Nature delayed SpaceX’s most recent launch attempt

September 18th, 2020

SpaceX was forced to delay the launch of yet another batch of Starlink satellites after rough seas were reported in the recovery area. The company’s drone ships are capable of dealing with turbulent seas, but the current was simply too strong this time. A new launch date has yet to be announced. SpaceX has had …

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SpaceX’s next Starlink mission keeps getting tripped up

July 13th, 2020

SpaceX was forced to again delay the launch of its next Starlink mission as well as the deployment of a satellite for paying customer BlackSky The launch was delayed three times due to various issues including weather and some vague “checkouts” that need to be performed on the rocket. No new launch date has been …

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NASA pushes back launch of Perseverance rover… again

June 25th, 2020

NASA has delayed the launch of its Mars 2020 mission which includes the Perseverance rover until July 22nd. The mission was pushed back due to issues with the ground equipment at Kennedy Space Center, NASA says. The mission could launch as late as mid-August, NASA says, and still be on track for a landing on …

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SpaceX repairs and bad weather force multiple satellite launch delays

August 5th, 2019

Sending stuff into space isn’t easy. SpaceX has made the process of making satellite deliveries into Earth orbit look incredibly easy, but there are still a million things that can derail an otherwise routine mission, and the delayed launch of the AMOS-17 communications satellite by Spacecom is a great reminder of that. The mission was …

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SpaceX forced to delay NASA launch over drone ship glitch

May 3rd, 2019

Resupply missions to the International Space Station are typically routine affairs, and SpaceX has completed well over a dozen such missions ahead of this week’s CRS-17 venture. Unfortunately for both NASA and SpaceX, their plans have been derailed not once, but now twice. The original planned launch of CRS-17 was to take place on Wednesday …