Tag Archives: Falcon 9

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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Space Force, Lockheed Ship GPS III SV04 Satellite for Launch Preparations

U.S. Space Force

The U.S. Space Force and Lockheed Martin have delivered a new GPS satellite to Florida-based Astrotech Space Operations for launch preparations. GPS III Space Vehicle 04 will deliver anti-jam capabilities and work alongside other GPS satellites to provide positioning, navigation and timing across the globe.

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PredaSAR Selects SpaceX to Launch SAR Satellite Constellation; Marc Bell, MG Roger Teague Quoted

MG Roger Teague

PredaSAR Corporation has chosen SpaceX to launch its first 48 advanced commercial Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle, PredaSAR reported on Tuesday. Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems will serve as the launch integration provider and spacecraft manufacturer.

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Walter Lauderdale: Space Force Allows SpaceX to Perform Booster Recovery in Second GPS Launch

Falcon 9

Walter Lauderdale of the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) said the center has decided to allow SpaceX to recover a Falcon 9 booster after months of examinations and reviews of the rocket’s mission data. SpaceX is set to launch a GPS satellite aboard its Falcon 9 rocket on Tuesday, June 30, from Cape Canaveral in Florida. 

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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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Army Activates ‘Kestrel Eye’ Imagery Satellite

The U.S. Army ‘s Space and Missile Defense Command has activated a satellite built to collect and transmit imagery in real time to tactical-level soldiers on ground. Kestrel Eye served as a payload aboard a Falcon 9 rocket that lifted off Aug. 14 at NASA’s Kennedy in Florida as part of SpaceX‘s CRS-12 cargo resupply …

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