Dec 032018
 

SpaceX Monday p.m. Update: At the top of its launch window, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket soared into space on Monday from a launch site in California, sending 64 smallsats on their intended path toward a Sun synchronous orbit. Shortly thereafter the first stage descended to a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean and landed safely. This is the third time this particular first stage has flown into space and returned safely to Earth. Meanwhile, SpaceX…

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Dec 032018
 

SpaceX Monday a.m. Update: Originally scheduled to launch on Nov. 19, the Spaceflight SSO-A mission has been delayed three times due to the need for additional rocket checks as well as some weather concerns. Now the historic mission—SpaceX will attempt to launch the same Falcon 9 first stage for the third time, set an annual record for total launches, and fly the most smallsats into space on a U.S. booster—is scheduled for Monday at 1:32pm…

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