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Planet reserves rideshare for SpaceX Starlink launches – Spaceflight Now

Two SkySat satellites receive their supply of “green” propellant before being launched on a Vega rocket from French Guiana in 2016. Photo credit: ESA / CNES / Arianespace – Fotooptik Video du CSG – P. Baudon Three of Planet’s commercial SkySat Earth Imaging spacecraft will fly into space on a stack of SpaceX Starlink satellites aboard a Falcon 9 rocket …

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Crew Dragon capsule hits Falcon 9 missile in the launch pad hangar – Spaceflight Now

Artist’s impression of the SpaceX spacecraft Crew Dragon. Photo credit: SpaceX SpaceX broadcast the first astronaut-ready spacecraft Crew Dragon on Friday night from a gas station at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, where the teams will enter the capsule later this month with their Falcon 9 launchers . According to Kyle Herring, …

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The stormy weather keeps the Atlas 5 rocket on the ground, the launch of SpaceX slips on Monday – Spaceflight Now

EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated at 12:40 p.m. EDT with quote. Vapors of cryogenic propellant flow away from an Atlas 5 rocket at Cape Canaveral on Saturday. Photo credit: United Launch Alliance Gusty winds combined with a subtropical low-pressure system prevented the United Launch Alliance from launching an Atlas 5 rocket with Cape Canaveral’s secret X-37B spacecraft on Saturday. ULA plans to …

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Cape Canaveral back-to-back launches planned this weekend – Spaceflight Now

An Atlas 5 rocket, seen in its vertical integration facility in Cape Canaveral, is scheduled to be launched on Saturday morning with the U.S. Air Force’s X-37B spacecraft. Photo credit: United Launch Alliance Cape Canaveral’s range teams are working under physical distance requirements and other precautionary measures against the coronavirus pandemic and are preparing to launch Atlas 5 and Falcon …

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