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Watch the launch of a Falcon 9 with natural sound

February 23, 2019

The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Nusantara Satu communications satellite, formerly known as PSN 6, SpaceIL’s lunar lander, named Beresheet, and the Air Force Research Laboratory’s S5 space situational awareness satellite.

Japanese probe lands on asteroid to capture sample

February 22, 2019

Japan’s Hayabusa 2 spacecraft briefly landed on an asteroid Thursday more than 200 million miles from Earth and fired a bullet to scoop up a rocky sample, successfully accomplishing one of the mission’s most challenging maneuvers before returning the asteroid specimen to scientists on the ground in December 2020.

Virgin Galactic stages second piloted spaceflight

February 22, 2019

Two test pilots and their instructor flew Virgin Galactic’s winged spaceplane out of the discernible atmosphere Friday for the second time in nine weeks, a successful sub-orbital flight that moves Richard Branson’s company one step closer to its goal of launching paying passengers and payloads on brief forays into the weightlessness of space.

Israeli moon lander hitches ride on SpaceX launch with Indonesian comsat

February 22, 2019

An Israeli-built moon lander aiming to become the first privately-funded mission reach another planetary body rocketed away from Cape Canaveral on Thursday night aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, riding piggyback with an Indonesian communications spacecraft and an experimental U.S. Air Force space surveillance microsatellite.

Watch live views of the Falcon 9 at Launch Complex 40 (members only)

February 22, 2019

Live views of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida as it is readied to launch the Indonesian Nusantara Satu communications satellite, the Beresheet lunar lander for SpaceIL, and the S5 space surveillance satellite for the Air Force Research Laboratory.

Egyptian observation satellite launched by Russian rocket

February 21, 2019

A Soyuz rocket, with the help of a Fregat upper stage, delivered an Egyptian Earth observation satellite into a polar orbit at an altitude of more than 400 miles Thursday, overcoming an apparent technical problem after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, according to Russian news reports.

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