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Iridium strives to complete the upgraded network with the launch of Falcon 9 on Friday – Spaceflight Now

Artistic concept of the Iridium Next satellites covering the flight coverage. Credit: Aireon The launch of ten other upgraded spacecraft aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will complete the $ 3 billion construction of Iridium's upgraded global communications network on Friday, with the launch of new broadband and aircraft tracking services allow months. Launching on Friday, SpaceX and Iridium have …

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On the eve of the New Horizons flight, Ultima Thule is still holding on to its secrets – Spaceflight Now

This image shows the first detection of 2014 MU69 (nicknamed "Ultima Thule"), with the highest resolution mode (known as "1 × 1") of the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) aboard New Horizons. Probe is used. Three separate images, each with a 0.5 second exposure time, were combined to produce the image shown here. All three pictures were taken on December …

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After the 197-day space mission, a three-man crew lands in Kazakhstan – Spaceflight Now

HISTORY OF CBS NEWS AND PERMISSION USED Astronaut of the European Space Agency Alexander Gerst leaves the Soyuz spacecraft MS-09 shortly after landing on Thursday. Credit: NASA / Bill Ingalls A Russian cosmonaut, a German flight engineer and a NASA astronaut broke away from the International Space Station on Wednesday and plummeted back to Earth. He landed in the snowy …

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Blue Origin schedules suborbital launch for Tuesday – Spaceflight Now

<img src = "data: image / gif; base64, R0lGODlhAQABAIAAAAAAP /// yH5BAEAAAAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7" class = "lazy lazy-hidden" data-lazy-type = "iframe" data-lazy-src = "" alt = "" /> New Shepard booster from West Texas on Tuesday, giving nine NASA sponsored research and technology experiments on a ride to space aboard the reusable single-stage rocket. Liftoff is set for 8:30 am CST (9:30 am …

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SpaceX completes record year with GPS launch – Spaceflight Now

If you would like to see other articles of this nature, please support our space program coverage by becoming Spaceflight Now Member . If everyone who likes our website contributes to financing, we can continue to expand and improve our coverage. Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force …

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Airborne demands prevent SpaceX from landing the Falcon 9 booster after GPS launch – Spaceflight Now

The US Air Force's first improved GPS navigation satellite, the GPS-3 Series, undergoes electromagnetic testing at Lockheed Martin's Denver facility. Photo credits: Lockheed Martin The requirements for launching the first in an upgraded line of US Air Force GPS navigation satellites, including a late charge of additional fuel for the spacecraft and a military policy to reserve fuel to eliminate …

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