• SpaceX tests Falcon 9 rocket for Starlink satellite fleet launch

    5 days ago - By Space

    SpaceX just fired up the Falcon 9 rocket booster that will launch the company's next batch of Starlink satellites into space this weekend.
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  • Rocket Lab will launch a satellite to the Moon for NASA to prepare for the Lunar Gateway

    Rocket Lab will launch a satellite to the Moon for NASA to prepare for the Lunar Gateway

    5 days ago - By TechCrunch

    Launch startup Rocket Lab has been awarded a contract to launch a CubeSat on behalf of NASA for the agency's CAPSTONE experiment , with the ultimate aim of putting the CAPSTONE CubeSat into cislunar (in the region in between Earth and the Moon) orbit - the same orbit that NASA will eventually use for its Gateway Moon-orbiting space station. The launch is scheduled to take place in 2021.
    The CAPSTONE launch will take place at Rocket Lab's new Launch Complex 2 facility at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Rocket Lab opened its launch pad there officially in December, and will launch its...
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