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SpaceX launches Eutelsat 10B on expendable Falcon 9

by Jason Rainbow — November 23, 2022 SpaceX launched Eutelsat 10B on an expendable Falcon 9. Credit: SpaceX / Eutelsat TAMPA, Fla. — SpaceX overcame a bleak weather forecast to launch a satellite Nov. 22 that expands Eutelsat further into fast-growing markets for providing broadband to planes and ships. A…
bubmag
November 23, 2022
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A Platform Approach to Space Exploration

Private rocket companies like SpaceX have driven launch costs so far down that they have increased demand for services in space.  The secret to their success is that they treat rocket systems as platforms rather than as bespoke, one-off projects.  Having standard and reusable components makes it easier to extend…
bubmag
November 22, 2022
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Europe seeks bigger piece of space market with new launchers

PARIS (AP) — France, Germany and Italy announced an agreement Tuesday for a new-generation European space launcher project as part of apparent efforts to better compete with Elon Musk's SpaceX and other rocket programs in the U.S. and China. A statement from the three governments announced an unspecified amount of…
bubmag
November 22, 2022
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Live coverage: SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket with Eutelsat 10B satellite

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. The Falcon 9 rocket launched the Eutelsat 10B broadband communications satellite for aviation and maritime connectivity. Follow us on Twitter. SFN Live SpaceX’s oldest active Falcon…
bubmag
November 22, 2022
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SpaceX to launch last new cargo Dragon spacecraft

by Jeff Foust — November 19, 2022 A SpaceX cargo Dragon mission being prepared for launch on the CRS-25 mission earlier in the year. The upcoming CRS-26 launch will be the first flight of the third and final cargo Dragon spacecraft the company expects to build. Credit: SpaceX WASHINGTON —…
bubmag
November 19, 2022
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SpaceX to launch Japanese moon lander, UAE rover on Nov. 28

Home News Spaceflight Artist's impression of ispace's Hakuto-R lander on the moon. (Image credit: ispace) A Japanese private moon lander is in a race to make history. On Nov. 30, Tokyo-based ispace's Hakuto-R lander is scheduled to launch for the moon's Atlas Crater to ready for a soft touchdown, which…
bubmag
November 19, 2022
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SpaceX Reportedly Looking To Raise Capital At A $150 Billion Valuation

Well, that's one way to try and help alleviate a cash crunch at your empire... SpaceX is reportedly attempting to raise a funding round that values the space exploration company at a whopping $150 billion, multiple reports, including one from Bloomberg, on Tuesday confirmed.  The report cited "people familiar with…
bubmag
November 17, 2022