December 8, 2021

Bezos to join first crew for New Shepard suborbital spaceflight

June 7, 2021

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his brother, Mark, will join the winner of an online auction for blast off next month on an up-and-down suborbital flight to the edge of space aboard a New Shepard rocket and capsule built by Blue Origin, the tech billionaire’s space company.

China launches Fengyun 4B meteorological satellite

June 6, 2021

China launched the Fengyun 4B weather observatory June 2 aboard a Long March 3B rocket, deploying the second in a new generation of geostationary spacecraft tracking typhoons, monitoring Earth’s climate, and measuring the space environment.

SpaceX delivers for SiriusXM with successful midnight hour launch

June 6, 2021

A Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral early Sunday with a high-power digital radio satellite for SiriusXM, marking SpaceX’s 18th Falcon 9 flight since Jan. 1, but just the third dedicated to external commercial customers in a year dominated by missions building out the company’s own Starlink internet network.

Falcon 9 launch timeline with SXM 8

June 6, 2021

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is set for liftoff from Cape Canaveral early Sunday, heading due east over the Atlantic Ocean to deliver the SXM 8 radio broadcasting satellite into orbit around 32 minutes later.

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