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SpaceX delivers for SiriusXM with successful midnight hour launch

Hauling SiriusXM’s SXM 8 radio broadcasting satellite, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 12:26 a.m. EDT (0426 GMT) Sunday. Credit: Stephen Clark / Spaceflight Now A Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral early Sunday with a high-power digital radio satellite for…
bubmag
June 6, 2021
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SpaceX launches SiriusXM satellite

by Jeff Foust — June 6, 2021 Maxar Technology's WorldView-3 satellite took this image of the Falcon 9 with the Maxar-built SXM-8 satellite on board June 5, less than 24 hours before its successful launch. Credit: Maxar Technologies Updated 10:20 a.m. Eastern with Maxar announcement of post-launch contact with SXM-8.…
bubmag
June 6, 2021
SpaceX

Falcon 9 launch timeline with SXM 8

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is set for liftoff from Cape Canaveral early Sunday, heading due east over the Atlantic Ocean to deliver the SXM 8 radio broadcasting satellite into orbit around 32 minutes later. The 229-foot-tall (70-meter) rocket is poised for launch from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force…
bubmag
June 6, 2021
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SiriusXM to replenish radio broadcast fleet with launch early Sunday

The SXM 8 satellite. Credit: Maxar SiriusXM will get a new radio broadcasting satellite with a launch scheduled early Sunday from Cape Canaveral aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, following the failure of an identical spacecraft after a launch last December. The high-power SXM 8 broadcast satellite, built by Maxar…
bubmag
June 6, 2021
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Live coverage: SpaceX launches satellite for SiriusXM

If you would like to see more articles like this please support our coverage of the space program by becoming a Spaceflight Now Member. If everyone who enjoys our website helps fund it, we can expand and improve our coverage further. Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a…
bubmag
June 5, 2021
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How to watch the SpaceX launch its SXM-8 mission tomorrow

SpaceX will launch a SiriusXM satellite tomorrow, Sunday, June 6. The SXM-8 satellite will be part of SiriusXM’s network for its satellite radio operations, following the failure of its SXM-7 satellite earlier this year. That satellite was launched successfully but failed while in orbit. For this latest launch, SpaceX will…
bubmag
June 5, 2021