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Live coverage: More Starlink satellites launch from Kennedy Space Center

February 3, 2022

SpaceX’s third Falcon 9 rocket launch of the week carried 49 more Starlink internet satellites into orbit Thursday from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, continuing the rapid build-out of the company’s commercial broadband network. Liftoff from launch pad 39A occurred at 1:13:20 p.m. EST (1813:20 GMT), and the first stage landed on SpaceX’s offshore drone ship.

Live coverage: Falcon 9 rocket launches and lands in California

February 2, 2022

SpaceX launched a classified satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office at 12:27 p.m. PST (3:27 p.m. EST; 2027 GMT) Wednesday from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California. After sending the NRO payload toward polar orbit, the Falcon 9’s first stage returned to Vandenberg for landing.

Photos: SpaceX launches Italian COSMO-SkyMed radar satellite

February 1, 2022

A spectacular launch from Cape Canaveral just after sunset Monday delivered to orbit Italy’s second satellite in a new generation of COSMO-SkyMed radar remote sensing spacecraft. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket put on a memorable sky show over Florida’s Space Coast during its climb into space and return to Earth.

SpaceX set to launch top secret spy payload from California

February 1, 2022

A classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office is closed up in the nose cone of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for liftoff Wednesday from California’s Central Coast, debuting a brand new booster that will land back near the launch site for reuse on another national security mission later this year.

Italian radar satellite rides SpaceX rocket into polar orbit

February 1, 2022

SpaceX gave an Italian radar satellite a picture-perfect ride into orbit with a memorable Monday evening launch from Cape Canaveral on top of a Falcon 9 rocket. A clear sunset sky offered spectators dazzling views of the reusable booster’s fiery climb into space and pyrotechnic plunge back to Earth.

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