December 4, 2021

U.S. officials: Space station at risk from ‘reckless’ Russian anti-satellite test

November 15, 2021

Russia shot down an old Soviet-era military spacecraft Monday in a test of an anti-satellite weapon, scattering hundreds of thousands of debris fragments that will remain in orbit for years or decades, U.S. government officials said. The crew on the International Space Station sheltered in their lifeboats Monday as the complex flew through the debris field.

Japanese Epsilon rocket launches nine small satellites

November 15, 2021

A Japanese Epsilon rocket launched nine small satellites into orbit Nov. 8, deploying technology to prove out ways to eliminate space debris, a miniature lab for biological experiments, and a potpourri of pathfinder probes to test new sensor and spacecraft components.

SpaceX launch starts deployment of new Starlink orbital shell

November 13, 2021

SpaceX shot 53 Starlink internet satellites into orbit on top of a Falcon 9 rocket Saturday from foggy Cape Canaveral, commencing a new phase of deploying the global broadband network with the first launch into a new “shell” some 335 miles above Earth.

Live coverage: SpaceX launches 53 Starlink internet satellites

November 12, 2021

SpaceX launched a reusable Falcon 9 booster on its ninth flight Saturday from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on a mission to deploy 53 more Starlink internet satellites into orbit. The mission, which was delayed from Friday due to weather, lifted off at 7:19 a.m. EST (1219 GMT), and was the first flight for SpaceX’s Starlink network to launch from Florida in nearly six months.

SpaceX crew capsule docks at International Space Station

November 12, 2021

The day after a sky-lighting Florida launch, four astronauts aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule chased down the International Space Station Thursday and glided in for a problem-free docking, kicking off a half-year stay aboard the orbital outpost.

SpaceX test-fires Falcon 9 rocket for Starlink launch

November 11, 2021

Just ten hours after launching a crew capsule from a nearby pad, SpaceX ignited the main engines on a reused Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Thursday morning for a brief test-firing ahead of a planned liftoff Friday to begin a new phase of deploying the company’s Starlink satellite internet network.

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