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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket - carrying the NROL-76 payload for the NRO - sits on the launch pad April 29 at Launch Complex 39A. The rocket will have to wait at least 24 hours for liftoff after SpaceX scrubbed the launch planned for April 30 due to an issue with a first-stage sensor. Credit: SpaceX
SS2 glide flight
Spengler Intelsat
An artist's concept of China's space station, with the initial module set to launch in 2018. Credit: CMSA
omniearth satellite
SLS launch
An illustration of NASA's Cassini spacecraft flying by Saturn. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Kopra spacesuit
SpaceX conducted a static fire test of the Falcon 9 rocket April 25 in preparation for an April 30 launch to carry NROL-76 into orbit. Credit: SpaceX
encapsulation Alphasat ESA
Ted Cruz
Global Eagle Entertainment GEE
Ariane 5 on the launch pad. Credit: Arianespace
The Air Force's missile warning satellite, SBIRS GEO-3, lifted off aboard a ULA Atlas 5 rocket Jan. 20, after a 24-hour delay. Credit: ULA
Europa. Credit: NASA
JWST

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