SpaceX pausing launches of new-generation Starlink satellites
SpaceX’s next two missions will revert to launching older versions of the company’s Starlink internet satellites, instead of new second-generation Starlink platforms as originally planned, while ground teams work out unspecified problems with the first batch of upgraded Starlinks launched in February.
SpaceX completes launch doubleheader with sunset liftoff from Cape Canaveral
Live coverage: SpaceX launches 52 Starlink satellites from California
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California at 12:26 p.m. PDT (3:26 p.m. EDT; 1926 GMT) Friday with another batch of 52 Starlink internet satellites. The mission is the first of two SpaceX launches scheduled Friday, with another Falcon 9 poised for liftoff from Florida a little more than four hours later.
SES to complete C-band clearing program with SpaceX dual-satellite launch
SpaceX test-fires 31 engines on Starship’s gigantic Super Heavy booster
SpaceX ready for 33-engine test of Starship’s Super Heavy booster
SpaceX is gearing up for the first full-up test-firing Thursday of all 33 engines on the booster for the company’s Starship mega-rocket in Texas, a critical milestone on the path to launching the giant vehicle on its first orbital test flight, which could happen as soon as March if this week’s test goes well.
4K Video: The launch of Crew 4 as seen from the press site
Falcon Heavy’s first national security launch slips to October
Nelson cites China’s growing space prowess, calls for sustained NASA funding
Holding up a photo taken by China’s new Mars lander, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson warned Congress Wednesday that his agency faces increasingly stiff competition on the high frontier and that sustained funding for a new moon lander, infrastructure upgrades and other critical programs is vital for America’s space program.