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Live coverage: NASA, SpaceX launch asteroid deflection experiment

Live coverage: NASA, SpaceX launch asteroid deflection experiment

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test mission. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter. SFN Live SpaceX NASA TV NASA TV’s live video webcast begins at 0530 GMT (12:30 a.m. EST), and will be available on this page. Source: Space

Webb telescope launch delayed to investigate clean room incident

EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated Nov. 23 with details from NASA. The James Webb Space Telescope inside its clean room in French Guiana. Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace/P. Piron NASA said Monday the launch of the $9.7 billion James Webb Space Telescope will be delayed at least four days until no earlier than Dec. 22 out of “sheer caution” to ensure …

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SpaceX ready for first launch with NASA interplanetary mission

NASA’s DART spacecraft was encapsulated inside the payload fairing of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Nov. 16. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Ed Whitman A small spacecraft set to launch on a collision course with an asteroid has been encapsulated inside the payload fairing of its Falcon 9 rocket for blastoff from California this week, a …

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Astra reaches orbit for first time, clearing way for commercial launches

Astra reaches orbit for first time, clearing way for commercial launches

 Astra LV0007 Reaches Orbit from Astra on Vimeo. Astra launched its first rocket into orbit from Alaska early Saturday after falling short on three previous tries, an achievement company officials said will unlock “tremendous demand” for its small satellite launch service. Company officials did not disclose a scheduled for its next mission in a …

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Blue Origin transfers ‘pathfinder’ rocket to Cape Canaveral launch pad

Blue Origin transfers ‘pathfinder’ rocket to Cape Canaveral launch pad

 Blue Origin transferred a full-size mock-up of its reusable New Glenn booster through Kennedy Space Center on Nov. 11 from the company’s factory to its launch pad at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The mock-up, also known as a simulator or pathfinder, allows Blue Origin to practice rocket transport operations for future New Glenn …

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