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Launch timeline for Falcon 9/Jason 3 mission

January 16, 2016

Follow the key events of the Falcon 9 rocket’s ascent to orbit with the Jason 3 satellite, a joint project between European and U.S. weather agencies to monitor wave height and sea level in the world’s oceans.

Ideal weather predicted for Falcon 9 launch Sunday

January 16, 2016

Meteorologists predict mostly sunny skies, mild temperatures and light winds Sunday for the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from California’s Central Coast with a $364 million oceanography satellite for U.S. and European science institutions.

Jason 3 pre-launch news conference

January 16, 2016

The pre-launch news conference for the Jason 3 ocean altimetry mission, scheduled for launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. (Membership required.)

Recovered Falcon 9 booster fires again at Cape Canaveral

January 16, 2016

The Falcon 9 booster that dramatically flew back to Earth last month following a commercial satellite launch ignited again Friday in a hold-down test at SpaceX’s Cape Canaveral launch pad, days before the company is due to launch its next mission from California, officials said.

Jason 3 Mission Science Briefing

January 16, 2016

Watch the Jason-3 Mission Science Briefing held at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on January 15, 2016. (Membership required.)

NASA splits space station cargo deal three ways

January 14, 2016

An unpiloted space plane developed by Sierra Nevada Corp. will join cargo carriers built by SpaceX and Orbital ATK to resupply the International Space Station beginning in 2019, NASA announced Thursday.

Orbital ATK, SpaceX nab U.S. Air Force propulsion contracts

January 14, 2016

Orbital ATK and SpaceX won Pentagon contracts worth a combined value of up to $241 million Wednesday in public-private partnerships crafted to hasten the U.S. military’s move away from Russian-supplied propulsion to deliver national security satellites to orbit.

Photos: Jason 3 oceanography satellite encapsulated

January 13, 2016

The Jason 3 oceanography satellite, a joint project between U.S. and European weather agencies, is closed up inside the nose cone of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket awaiting launch from California’s Central Coast on Sunday.

Hold-down firing completed ahead of Sunday’s Falcon 9 launch

January 12, 2016

SpaceX’s launch team ran through a traditional preflight test Monday, putting a Falcon 9 rocket through a mock countdown, loading it with propellant and briefly firing its nine engines on a launch pad in California ahead of this weekend’s liftoff with a U.S.-European oceanography satellite.

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