• SpaceX's latest Falcon launch has put a solar sail into orbit

    3 monthes ago - By Technology Review

    LightSail-2's large reflective sails will unfurl in about a week, capturing light from the sun and using that to propel the spacecraft
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  • SpaceX catches rocket nosecone for the first time with giant net-wielding boat

    SpaceX catches rocket nosecone for the first time with giant net-wielding boat

    3 monthes ago - By The Verge

    After launching its powerful Falcon Heavy rocket this evening, SpaceX caught part of the vehicle's nosecone when it fell back to Earth - the first time the company has ever pulled off such a feat. The structure broke away from the rocket in space and parachuted back to the surface, where it then landed on a SpaceX boat outfitted with a giant net.
    The successful stunt comes after a year and a half of trying and failing to catch a nosecone after launch. But now that one has been recovered, it's possible that SpaceX may use the structure again on an upcoming flight instead of building a new...
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  • SpaceX loses Falcon Heavy's center core in an otherwise successful launch

    SpaceX loses Falcon Heavy's center core in an otherwise successful launch

    3 monthes ago - By The Verge

    The center core of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket crashed into the ocean as it attempted to land on a drone ship early Tuesday morning. While the momentous launch has been otherwise successful for SpaceX, the crash means that SpaceX still has yet to recover a center core from any of its Falcon Heavy launches.
    Before the launch, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk called this the “most difficult launch ever.” The Falcon Heavy was tasked with carrying 24 satellites into space, delivering them to four different orbits. The complicated mission has especially high stakes for the company, and was designed to...
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  • SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy but loses core booster in crash landing

    SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy but loses core booster in crash landing

    3 monthes ago - By Digital Trends

    SpaceX's Falcon Heavy blazed spectacularly through the Florida sky early Tuesday local time as the world's largest operational rocket embarked on its third and most challenging mission to date.
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  • SpaceX Falcon Heavy's center core crashes into ocean after most difficult launch ever - CNET

    3 monthes ago - By CNET

    A thrilling night-time launch for the world's most powerful rocket ends with its center core booster crashing into the Atlantic.
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  • SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Lofts 24 Satellites in 1st Night Launch

    SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Lofts 24 Satellites in 1st Night Launch

    3 monthes ago - By Space

    SpaceX marked a milestone today as the company's Falcon Heavy megarocket successfully lofted two dozen satellites into orbit.
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  • SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy rocket with 24 satellites

    3 monthes ago - By Reuters

    SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying 24 experimental satellites in what Elon Musk's rocket company called one of the most difficult launches it has attempted.
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