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By Dana Hull Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. returned to the skies Jan. 14 with a flawless delivery of communications satellites into orbit, its first flight since a Sept. 1 fireball destroyed a rocket and its payload on a Florida launch pad. A Falcon 9 rocket carrying 10 Iridium Communications Inc. satellites rumbled aloft from Read More →
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. plans to launch several Iridium communications satellites Jan. 8 from Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, signaling a rebound from the failed Falcon 9 rocket launch in Florida in September. An accident investigation team determined that the September launch failure was likely due to an accumulation of oxygen or a void in Read More →
A SpaceX launch slated for 9:49 p.m. Sept. 19 at Vandenberg Air Force Base will not go ahead as scheduled. In response to a Business Times inquiry on Sept. 8, a SpaceX spokesman said in an email “There’s no SpaceX launch scheduled for Sept. 19,” but did not elaborate further. On Sept. 1, a SpaceX Read More →