October 22, 2020

Live coverage: SpaceX scrubs launch attempt at Cape Canaveral

October 21, 2020

SpaceX was poised to launch another flock of 60 Starlink internet satellites from Florida’s Space Coast Thursday, but the launch team scrubbed the countdown, citing a concern about “mission assurance.” SpaceX did not immediately set a new target launch date.

SpaceX launches another batch of Starlink satellites

October 18, 2020

SpaceX launched 60 more Starlink internet relay platforms into orbit Sunday as the company ramps up network testing in Washington state and touts a streak of nearly 300 satellites launched since June without a spacecraft failure.

SpaceX crew launch delayed to assess Merlin engine concern

October 10, 2020

NASA said Saturday that the launch of four astronauts on SpaceX’s first operational Crew Dragon mission to the International Space Station has been delayed from Oct. 31 until “no sooner than early-to-mid November,” allowing time for SpaceX to resolve an issue with Falcon 9 rocket engines that halted a recent launch attempt with a GPS navigation satellite.

SpaceX breaks cycle of scrubs with successful Falcon 9 launch

October 6, 2020

Sixty more SpaceX Starlink broadband satellites rocketed into orbit Tuesday from the Kennedy Space Center, breaking a streak canceled launch attempts at the Florida spaceport in recent weeks and nudging the Starlink network closer to reaching a wider population.

Space Force announces new nicknames for GPS satellites

October 2, 2020

The Space Force says it changed the nickname of a GPS navigation satellite launched in June from Columbus to instead honor Matthew Henson, a Black explorer on the first expedition to the North Pole more than a century ago, “to acknowledge a fuller history of courageous explorers and pioneers.” The military’s next GPS navigation satellite, set for launch Friday night, is nicknamed Sacagawea.

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