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SpaceX is about to hit a ridiculous milestone

May 26th, 2021

If it seems like SpaceX launches have gotten a bit, well, boring lately it’s probably because so many of them go off without a hitch. Sure, the SpaceX Starship prototypes have been having a rough go of things, but the Falcon 9 is so reliable at this point that launches come and go without much …

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SpaceX just set a ridiculous record with its Falcon 9 rocket

May 11th, 2021

SpaceX’s entire business model revolves around its ability to recover its hardware, refurbish it without much effort, and then use it again. Rockets are incredibly expensive, so any component that can be used again — like the pricey first stage booster — dramatically impacts the cost of each launch. The company spent a great deal …

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SpaceX just did something it’s never done before

July 21st, 2020

SpaceX successfully launched a South Korean military satellite into orbit on Monday. The mission was historic as it was the first time SpaceX has successfully recovered both halves of its nosecone after launch. By snagging the nosecone halves as they fall, the company could save millions of dollars and further shorten the turnaround time between …

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SpaceX is about to launch a new satellite, and you can watch it live

July 20th, 2020

SpaceX is launching a military satellite for South Korea today, and it will be live streaming the entire event. SpaceX is a little bit behind schedule at the moment, and today’s launch was originally slated for last week. Weather and mechanical issues have pushed back several SpaceX launches in recent weeks. It’s been a bit …

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SpaceX is about to destroy a ridiculous NASA record

July 13th, 2020

SpaceX is about to use the same booster that sent NASA astronauts to the International Space Station again, this time to send a South Korean satellite into orbit. If the schedule remains on track, the launch will make the Falcon 9 booster the fastest orbital-class rocket to complete two consecutive missions. The launch is currently …

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SpaceX just set a ridiculous record

June 5th, 2020

SpaceX launched a Starlink mission earlier this week that set a new record for reusable spacecraft. The Falcon 9 booster that was used in the launch had already been to space four times, and this week’s launch was the fifth. That particular booster is now the fastest spacecraft of its type to perform five successful …

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SpaceX’s history-making Falcon 9 booster is back

June 3rd, 2020

SpaceX’s rocket that sent NASA astronauts into space has finally made it back to shore after a few days of making its way across the ocean. The booster, which was brand new when it launched, is the first commercial rocket to send NASA astronauts into space, making it a very big deal. Crew Dragon will …