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Next Launch Luch-5V on a Proton-M rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan scheduled for 28 Apr 14 4:25:00 GMT

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Dragon Breathes Perfect Fire as CRS-2 Roars to Orbit -UPDATE

SpaceX began the second mission under the $1.6 billion Commercial Resupply Services contract that the company has with NASA right on time at 10:10:13 a.m. EST. The launch site was Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studio

The cold light of day [...]

Next SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft on Track for March 1 Launch

On its third mission—and the second dedicated flight under the $1.6 billion Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA—SpaceX’s Dragon will make full use of both its pressurized and unpressurized (Trunk) features on CRS-2. Photo Credit: NASA

The last twelve months have truly been a rollercoaster ride for Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX)—the Hawthorne, Calif., company, led [...]

SpaceX's Launch Anomaly Wasn't Only Flaw on CRS-1

SpaceX’s Dragon capsule splashed down on October 28 after a partially successful cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. Photo Credit: SpaceX

It’s been 18 days since SpaceX’s Dragon capsules splashed from its latest mission to the International Space Station. The mission, the first in the commercial resupply contract the company holds with [...]

Falcon 9 Engine-Out Anomaly Raises Concern and Relief

Under the combined thrust of the nine Merlin-1C engines on its first stage, SpaceX’s fourth Falcon 9 roars away from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 8:35 pm EDT on Sunday. Eighty seconds into the flight, its redundancy capabilities would be put to the test in truly dramatic fashion. [...]

ULA and SpaceX Rocket Engines to Rattle the Cape This Week

United Launch Alliance’s venerable Delta IV Medium booster – equipped with twin Solid Rocket Motors (SRMs) – belches smoke and flame as it carries the first GPS IIF satellite into orbit in May 2010. Thursday’s launch will deliver the third in the IIF series into orbit. Photo Credit: Pat Corkery/United Launch Alliance

A mighty [...]