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SpaceX launches NASA mission to study dead stars

December 11, 2021

SpaceX launched a refrigerator-sized NASA X-ray observatory from Kennedy Space Center into an unusual orbit hugging the equator Thursday, beginning a $214 million mission to study black holes and super-compact neutron stars.

Live coverage: SpaceX launches NASA X-ray astronomy satellite

December 8, 2021

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket at 1 a.m. EST (0600 GMT) Thursday from launch pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Falcon 9 deployed into orbit NASA’s Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer spacecraft, an X-ray astronomy mission to study black holes and neutron stars.

Live coverage: SpaceX launches Starlink and BlackSky satellites

December 2, 2021

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket Thursday night carrying 48 Starlink internet satellites and two BlackSky Earth-imaging payloads into orbit. The mission took off from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral at 6:12 p.m. EST (2312 GMT), and the first stage landed on SpaceX’s offshore drone ship, completing its ninth trip to space and back.

Two BlackSky satellites hitching ride on Starlink mission

November 30, 2021

BlackSky said Tuesday it is launching two optical Earth observation satellites as rideshare payloads on a SpaceX Starlink mission planned for liftoff this week from Cape Canaveral. The mission is set for launch Thursday, one day later than the previous schedule.

NASA spacecraft blasts off on experimental mission to divert asteroid

November 24, 2021

A small NASA space probe blasted off from California early Wednesday aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on a first-of-its-kind mission to change the orbit of an asteroid, pioneering a technique that may one day be used to divert an asteroid off of a collision course with Earth.

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