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SpaceX Gets ‘Partial’ FCC Approval to Deploy Second-Generation Starlink Satellites

SpaceX Gets ‘Partial’ FCC Approval to Deploy Second-Generation Starlink Satellites

Illustration showing Starlink receiver. Drawing: star link The Federal Communications Commission has approved SpaceX’s request to launch 7,500 second-generation Starlink satellites to low Earth orbit, while firmly pressing the pause button on the remaining 22,488 satellites the company is hoping to deploy. “Our action will allow SpaceX to begin deployment of Gen2 Starlink, which will …

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The SLS Moon Rocket Exceeded Expectations With Its Historic Liftoff, NASA Says

The SLS Moon Rocket Exceeded Expectations With Its Historic Liftoff, NASA Says

The SLS rocket taking off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo: NASA NASA has conducted a preliminary review of the inaugural Space Launch System launch, saying the rocket met and even exceeded all expectations. On Wednesday, NASA released its initial analysis of SLS’ performance as it lifted off on November 16sending an uncrewed orion …

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NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Successfully Breaks Free From Lunar Orbit

NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Successfully Breaks Free From Lunar Orbit

Orion with the Moon and Earth in the background. The image was taken on November 28, when Orion was 268,563 miles away from our home planet. Photo: NASA It’s day 16 of the 25.5-day Artemis 1 mission, which means it’s time for the Orion spacecraft to begin its journey back home. The uncrewed capsule byted …

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