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Boeing’s Starliner Capsule Set for Docking With Space Station

Boeing’s Starliner capsule faces a crucial test Thursday when it is expected to dock with the International Space Station (ISS) on the spacecraft’s first trip to orbit carrying astronauts, as the aerospace giant looks to sharpen its competition with Elon Musk’s SpaceX. The CST-100 Starliner, with astronauts Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Sunita “Suni” Williams aboard, […]

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China’s Military, State Media Slam US on SpaceX Spy Satellites

Chinese military and state-run media Sunday accused the United States of threatening global security, days after a Reuters report which found Elon Musk’s SpaceX was building hundreds of spy satellites for a U.S. intelligence agency. SpaceX’s Starshield unit is developing the satellite network under a classified $1.8 billion contract with the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), […]

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SpaceX Starship lost on re-entry after reaching orbit

Elon Musk’s Starship rocket has blasted off on its third test flight, successfully launching the super-heavy rocket into space. The world’s most powerful rocket launched from Boca Chica in Texas at 8.25am local time – or 13.25pm UK time.  Cheers erupted among the ground staff at the successful blast-off, with the rocket reaching speeds of […]

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SpaceX’s Mega Rocket Lost in Third Failed Test Flight

SpaceX came close to completing an hourlong test flight of its mega rocket on its third try Thursday, but the spacecraft was lost as it descended to Earth. The company said it lost contact with Starship as it neared its goal, a splashdown in the Indian Ocean. Until then, most everything had gone well following […]

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Dems Probe SpaceX’s Starlink Safeguards

House Democrats are probing whether Elon Musk’s SpaceX implemented adequate safeguards to prevent Russia from deploying the company’s Starlink satellite internet service in its war against Ukraine. The Ukrainian military spy agency’s spokesperson told Reuters in mid-February that Russian forces were obtaining Starlink satellite terminals illicitly from third countries and increasing their use on the […]

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SpaceX Launches South Korean Spy Satellite From Calif.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying South Korea’s first spy satellite launched Friday from California’s Vandenberg Space Force Base, after North Korea successfully launched its own military reconnaissance satellite last month. SpaceX ended its livestream of the mission minutes after liftoff and then recovery of the rocket’s core stage booster without showing the South Korean […]

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SpaceX Starship Fails Moments After Reaching Space

SpaceX’s uncrewed spacecraft Starship, developed to carry astronauts to the moon and beyond, was presumed to have failed in space minutes after lifting off Saturday in a second test after its first attempt to reach space ended in an explosion. The two-stage rocketship blasted off from the Elon Musk-owned company’s Starbase launch site near Boca […]

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