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SpaceX Dragon Resupply Returns to Earth from ISS, Bringing New Experiments

SpaceX’s Dragon resupply spacecraft will leave the International Space Station (ISS), carrying over 4,000 pounds of scientific experiments and other cargo, on Monday, April 6. NASA Television and the agency's website will broadcast its departure live beginning at 9:30 a.m. EDT, the company announced on Thursday

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NRL Launches Plasma Sensor Experiment on SpaceX’s Dragon Spacecraft

The Naval Research Laboratory has deployed a plasma sensor platform aboard SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft as part of the company's 17th cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The Space PlasmA Diagnostic suitE is built to track space weather conditions around ISS and detect potential hazardous charging levels for the station, the U.S. Navy said Monday.

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Pentagon Watchdog Reviewing Air Force Certification for SpaceX Falcon Launch Vehicles

The Department of Defense’s inspector general plans to review the U.S. Air Force’s previous certification for SpaceX to offer its Falcon launch vehicles for military launch service contracts. DoD's watchdog announced an evaluation on Monday that will examine if the service branch complied with the Launch Services New Entrant Certification Guide while certifying the launch system. 

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FCC OKs SpaceX to Provide COMSAT-Based Broadband Services

The Federal Communications Commission has authorized SpaceX to provide satellite-based broadband services across the U.S. and the globe. The company proposed to use a constellation consisting of 4,425 satellites and was approved to do so with Ka (20/30 GHz) and Ku (11/14 GHz) band frequencies, FCC said Thursday. SpaceX’s non-geostationary-satellite orbit, fixed-satellite service constellation …

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