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Pentagon to review USAF certification of SpaceX launch vehicles

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy have fallen under scrutiny by the Pentagon, which has initiated a review of the certification of the launch vehicles by the U.S. Air Force. Elon Musk’s company had recently celebrated entering the military space launch market with its first national security space mission completed in December 2018....


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Pentagon to review USAF certification of SpaceX launch vehicles

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy have fallen under scrutiny by the Pentagon, which has initiated a review of the certification of the launch vehicles by the U.S. Air Force. Elon Musk’s company had recently celebrated entering the military space launch market with its first national security space mission completed in December 2018....


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Stratolaunch aircraft reaches 90mph during ground tests

Touted as the largest plane in the world (as measured by wingspan), in its latest series of taxi tests the Stratolaunch aircraft stormed down the runway reaching the maximum speed of 90 mph, thus edging closer to its first flight.  ...


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Space X launches SAOCOM 1A satellite, recovers 1st stage [video]

The event became the first time SpaceX’s first stage was successfully recovered on a landing zone in the West Coast....


AeroTime Team
Opinion: how to build a plane that never needs to land

The launch of the Zephyr aircraft by Airbus could mark the start of a new era of continuous flight. What made this possible was a series of breakthroughs in lightweight materials, solar power and batteries, and autonomous navigation. These advances have come together to create planes that can fly day and night without intervention, potentially for months at a time....


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Opinion: we’ll soon have ten times more satellites in orbit

The Iridium-7 mission has successfully launched from the Vandenberg air force base in California, placing the latest ten satellites from the American company’s second-generation network into orbit. Deployed by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Iridium now has 65 new NEXT satellites in the sky, just one away from the intended total. The plan is to be fully operational by the autumn....


AeroTime Team
Another successful Falcon 9 launch for SpaceX

SpaceX successfully launched another Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, US, on July 25, 2018. This time, the launcher carried 10 next-generation Iridium communication satellites that were all deployed around the Earth. It is the seventh satellite launch for Elon Musk’s company, which puts the number of satellites currently in orbit at 75....


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UK building its first spaceport with ambitions beyond

UK announced on July 16, 2018, at the Farnborough International Airshow, that it plans to build the country’s first commercial vertical launch spaceport in northern Scotland. ...


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Orbex chosen as preferred satellite launcher for Elecnor Deimos

Following the announcement of Orbex’s $35 million funding round for orbital space launch system development, on July 17, 2018, Elecnor Deimos announced acquiring a stake in Orbex....


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Russia to develop new anti-satellite warfare plane

Several Russian local media sources have reported on July 12, 2018, that new electronic anti-satellite warfare plane is currently under development....