SpaceX set to launch Falcon 9 for Starlink internet mission. This mission will mark the fourth full flight of a Falcon 9 with 60 Starlink satellites, bringing SpaceX's constellation to 240 satellites in low-Earth orbit. The initiative is designed to transmit broadband internet connectivity, including some undeserved regions. Ref. USAToday.
SpaceX set for Starlink satellite launch. Commercial space flight firm SpaceX plans to launch 60 Starlink satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket Wednesday morning from Florida's Kennedy Space Center. It's the sixth Starlink mission, which aims to deliver internet connectivity from space. If the launch succeeds, the new batch of satellites will push the constellation's size to nearly 400 out of a planned 12,000. Ref. USAToday.
Weather postpones SpaceX rocket launch, which was set to be the first time in nearly a decade that the US launched astronauts from US soil. Severe weather brought wind, rain and lightning to the Space Coast throughout the day Wednesday, leading to a tornado warning and a significant weather advisory hours before the planned launch. The planned backup dates for the mission known as Crew Dragon Demo-2 are Saturday at 3:22 p.m. And Sunday at 3 p.m. Ref. USAToday.
NASA and SpaceX make history by launching Americans into space from US soil. NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are on a roughly 19-hour journey to the intercept the International Space Station. It’s a mission nearly a decade in the making. Ref. Source 7v.
NASA and SpaceX launch four astronauts to the International Space Station, first time using a recycled rocket. The flight marks NASA and SpaceX's second full-duration mission to the International Space Station. Astronauts will fly the Crew Dragon capsule for a six-month stay. Crew-2 marks the first time NASA agreed to launch astronauts on a previously flown Falcon 9 rocket. Ref. USAToday.