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FAA Asks Public to Help Inform Environmental Review of SpaceX Rocket

Starship Prototype

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) seeks public comments on a draft review that assesses potential environmental impacts of SpaceX's future Starship launch system. The draft programmatic environmental assessment covers the aspects of launch, reentry, debris recovery, associated construction and road closure related to Starship. Interested parties may submit input through Oct. 18th.

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Peraton Supports Rapid SDA Satellite Launch on SpaceX’s Falcon 9; Roger Mason Quoted

Roger Mason

Peraton announced on Thursday that two Space Development Agency (SDA) prototype satellites were successfully placed in orbit due to the company’s work to secure rideshare space on the SpaceX Transporter-2 mission and performance of launch integration activities. Peraton was required to support the SDA in this mission because of its Mission Systems Engineering and Integration (MSE&I) indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract. This contract calls for Peraton to assist in filling gaps where SDA lacks necessary in-agency capabilities.

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SpaceX Launches Additional Starlink Satellites on Falcon 9 Rocket

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SpaceX launched its latest set of Starlink satellites on Jan. 20. With the launch, SpaceX has sent more than one thousand satellites for that broadband constellation. The Falcon 9 lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center. “We at SpaceX have certainly enjoyed what I would call a thoughtful and creative technical collaboration with an ever-widening group of astronomers,” said Patricia Cooper.

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FAA Opens Scoping Period for Planned Environmental Assessment of SpaceX’s Texas Launch Site

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has begun the scoping period for a planned environmental review of SpaceX’s Boca Chica site in Texas that will house launch operations for the company’s Starship spacecraft and Super Heavy rocket. The scoping period is meant to help the FAA assess potential environmental issues at the site as well as alternative operational approaches.

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NRO Completes Final Launch on SpaceX Falcon 9; Troy Meink Quoted

SpaceX Falcon 9

The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) has successfully completed its final launch of 2020, NROL-108. During the launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NRO used a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to transport NROL-108. “We are excited to partner with SpaceX again,” NRO principal deputy director Troy Meink said. 

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NASA, ESA Select SpaceX Crew-3 Mission Astronauts

SpaceX Crew-3 Mission

NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) have named three astronauts to serve as crew members for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station (ISS), which is expected to launch in the fall of 2021. NASA’s Raja Chari and Tom Marshburn will serve as commander and pilot, respectively. ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer will serve as a mission specialist. 

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SpaceX Launches Radio Satellite Aboard Falcon 9; Karen St. Germain Quoted

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SpaceX has launched the SXM-7 satellite for SiriusXM, a satellite radio company, aboard the Falcon 9 on Dec. 13th. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launched from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 12:30 p.m. EST. The rocket’s upper stage deployed the SXM-7 satellite into a geostationary transfer orbit 31 minutes after liftoff.

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SpaceX Launches Satellite & Smallsats on Falcon 9 Rocket; Gabriel Cristian Absi Quoted

Falcon 9 Rocket

SpaceX has announced that its Falcon 9 rocket has successfully launched on Aug. 30th, carrying the SAOCOM 1B mission, the company reported on Monday. The mission has placed the SAOCOM 1B spacecraft into orbit as well as two rideshare payloads, Tyvak-0172 and PlanetiQ’s GNOMES-1. The mission lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. 

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SpaceX to Launch MM1 to Deliver NASA Experiments; Sean Mahoney, Stephanie Bednarek Quoted

Stephanie Bednarek

Masten Space Systems has chosen SpaceX to launch Masten Mission One (MM1), which will deliver nine NASA science and technology demonstration experiments and several commercial payloads to the lunar south pole, Masten Space Systems reported on Wednesday. MM1 was developed under collaboration with NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) Project Office.

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