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The launch of three U.S. Air Force space surveillance satellites July 24 was postponed for the second time in as many days, this time because of weather conditions.
Jean-Yves Le Gall, president of the French space agency, CNES, used a SpaceX comparison to describe the defects of Europe’s current launch-vehicle sector. Europe’s problem, he said, is an excess of...
The launch of three U.S. Air Force satellites July 23 was postponed 24 hours because of a ground system problem at the launch pad, according to a United Launch Alliance spokeswoman.
SpaceX released a video showing the Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage making a “soft landing.”
The British government on July 15 unveiled a broad strategy document designed to create the necessary regulatory regime to permit suborbital spaceplane flights by 2018, with a longer-term goal of...
Three members of Congress from Alabama and Colorado have asked NASA to provide information on what they perceive to be an “epidemic of anomalies” on missions performed by SpaceX.
Following the launch, Orbcomm said all six satellites were healthy in orbit and sending signals.
A plan by Space Exploration Technologies Corp. to build a privately owned launch site just north of the U.S.-Mexico border near Brownsville, Texas, passed a key environmental review.
A Soyuz rocket placed four O3b Networks Ka-band broadband satellites into their unusual medium Earth orbit in the second of three planned four-satellite launches for the company.
Among the secondary payloads was the SkySat-2 satellite and the TechDemoSat-1 craft built by Britain’s Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.


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