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Hawthorne, Calif.-based Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is a commercial company aiming to launch cargo, and eventually people, to low-Earth orbit. The firm is developing its Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 booster under contracts from NASA's Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program and its Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program.
Astronomers go fishing for an interstellar magnet, SpaceX faces down space debris 'squalls', and North Korea's ICBM intentions are unclear.
SpaceX sent a batch of 46 Starlink satellites into orbit Friday (Aug. 12) at 5:40 p.m. EDT (2140 GMT). The target orbit seems prone to space debris from a Russian anti-satellite test.
The FCC opened a new inquiry Aug. 5 focusing on how space manufacturing may help the fight against space debris — or hinder it.
The Super Heavy prototype Booster 7 fired one of its 33 Raptor engines for 20 seconds on Thursday (Aug. 11).
The first orbital test flight of SpaceX's Starship deep-space transportation vehicle won't get off the ground this month.
An Aug. 6 close encounter saw hundreds of Starlink satellites get uncomfortably close to debris generated in a Russian anti-satellite test in November 2021.
SpaceX launched 52 of its Starlink internet satellites Tuesday night (Aug. 9) on a mission that also featured a rocket landing on a ship at sea.
SpaceX fired up a Super Heavy booster on the launch pad today (Aug. 9) for the first time ever, notching a big milestone in the development of its Starship deep-space transportation system.
There's a 70% chance that the weather will be good enough to allow another batch of SpaceX's Starlink satellites to get off the ground from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
SpaceX's massive "Booster 7" Super Heavy rocket prototype moved back to the launch pad Aug. 5 and 6 to prep for an orbital test flight with Starship later this year.
Two NASA missions will be launching on a single SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, using a 'carpool' arrangement to overcome supply chain issues affecting PUNCH.
Since its first crewed flight in 2020, SpaceX has continued to launch astronauts to the International Space Station and return them home to Earth as part of a partnership with NASA.
Officials with SpaceX are going to Australia to examine a crash site possibly associated with space debris generated from the Crew-1 Dragon spacecraft.
The Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO), also known as Danuri, lifted off today (Aug. 4) atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, kicking off South Korea's first-ever deep-space mission.
SpaceX is making some changes following transport damage to a Falcon 9 rocket, with Crew-5 commander Nicole Mann telling reporters she's confident the system will fly safely.
If you're a fan of spaceflight, then Thursday will be a banner day with no less than four different rockets launching missions off planet Earth.
The first of the Polaris program launches should lift off in December 2022, its billionaire commander says.
The Sierra Club and others filed an appeal July 28 after the 445th District Court dismissed their lawsuit, which concerned SpaceX Starship activities that closed a Boca Chica beach.
Social media pictures suggest an unpressurized 'trunk' from the SpaceX Crew-1 Dragon spacecraft might have fallen to Earth near Dalgety on July 8, matching re-entry calculations.