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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched 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
S5 Blue Canyon
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Roscosmos Director Dmitry Rogozin at the Kremlin Feb. 4. Credit: Kremlin.ru
SpaceX Hangar Florida
Virgin Orbit captive carry
Ariane 5 Arianespace VA247
A Long March 6 lifting off at Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. Credit: Xinhua.
Falcon 9 Iridium-8
Atlas 5 TDRS-M launch
ABL Space Systems RS1
Blue Origin New Glenn Telesat
Russia has labored for years to bring its new Vostochny Cosmodrome online. In the early morning hours of Dec. 24, a key milestone was passed with the rollout of the spaceport's first semi-commercial launch. The launch went off perfectly Dec. 27, but many questions about the future of the launch facility — intended to replace the Baikonur Cosmodrome — linger amid economic turmoil and shifting priorities for the Russian space program. Credit: Matthew Bodner for SpaceNews
Delta 4 Heavy NROL-71 Vandenberg launch
A CASC news conference in Beijing Jan. 29, 2019. Credit: CASC.

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