Sunday, November 27

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SpaceX aims to launch space station resupply mission today – Spaceflight Now

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Falcon 9 rocket will launch SpaceX’s 26th resupply mission to the International Space Station. Follow us on Twitter. SFN Live After a launch attempt earlier in the week was scrubbed due to bad weather, SpaceX will try again Saturday to send a Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station with nearly four tons of supplies and experiments. Liftoff on a Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center is set for 2:20 p.m. EST (1920 GMT). SpaceX called off the first launch attempt for the resupply mission Tuesday due to rainfall and cloud cover at the Florida spaceport. The Falcon 9 rocket remained on the launch pad at Kennedy to await the next...
ABL’s first orbital test flight postponed after series of launch attempts – Spaceflight Now
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ABL’s first orbital test flight postponed after series of launch attempts – Spaceflight Now

ABL Space Systems’ RS1 rocket on its launch pad in Alaska. Credit: ABL Space Systems The first test flight of ABL Space Systems’ new small satellite launcher from Alaska has been delayed until no earlier than December after technical issues cut short three launch attempts in the last week. ABL conducted three countdowns during a week-long launch period at the Pacific Spaceport Complex on Kodiak Island, Alaska, to try to send aloft the company’s first RS1 rocket, an orbital-class launcher designed to haul payloads of more than one ton into low Earth orbit. The RS1 rocket stands 88 feet (27 meters) tall, and is the newest in a line of privately-developed small satellite launchers. ABL aims to join Rocket Lab, Virgin Orbit, Firefly Aerospace, and Astra in a new generation of commercial compa...
Defying weather odds, SpaceX sends Eutelsat broadband platform into orbit – Spaceflight Now
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Defying weather odds, SpaceX sends Eutelsat broadband platform into orbit – Spaceflight Now

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket fires through cloud cover over Cape Canaveral to deliver the Eutelsat 10B satellite into orbit. Credit: Stephen Clark / Spaceflight Now Despite a bleak weather forecast, SpaceX took advantage of a break in cloud cover over Cape Canaveral Tuesday night to launch a Falcon 9 rocket with the Eutelsat 10B satellite, a high-throughput relay platform to beam in-flight WiFi signals and maritime data services across a coverage zone from the North Atlantic to the Middle East. The Falcon 9 rocket was powered by a first stage booster making its 11th and final flight. SpaceX did not attempt to recover the booster, giving Eutelsat 10B a ride to as high of an orbit as possible to speed up its entry into service next year. SpaceX called off a launch attempt for the Eutelsat 10B m...
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SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket with Eutelsat 10B satellite – Spaceflight Now

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. The Falcon 9 rocket launched the Eutelsat 10B broadband communications satellite for aviation and maritime connectivity. Follow us on Twitter. SFN Live SpaceX’s oldest active Falcon 9 rocket booster, in service since 2018, made its final flight Tuesday night to deliver a Eutelsat broadband communications satellite into orbit on a mission to provide internet services to airplanes and ships across the North Atlantic, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The mission completed a series of four major satellite launches for Eutelsat since early September. The Eutelsat 10B satellite lifted off on top of a Falcon 9 rocket at 9:57 p.m. EST Tuesday...
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Weather could prevent launch of SpaceX cargo mission today – Spaceflight Now

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Falcon 9 rocket will launch SpaceX’s 26th resupply mission to the International Space Station. Follow us on Twitter. SFN Live SpaceX is facing slim odds that weather will be acceptable for launch of a Falcon 9 rocket Tuesday carrying a Dragon cargo ship on a resupply flight to the International Space Station. The 26th SpaceX cargo mission to the space station, called CRS-26, will deliver about 7,700 pounds (3.5 metric tons) of supplies, experiments, and hardware to the complex. But there’s just a 10% chance of good weather at Kennedy Space Center for an instantaneous launch opportunity at 3:54:06 p.m. EST (2054:06 GMT). The primary weather con...