Updates: Boeing Starliner experiences delay, China introduces new rocket variant, and SpaceX continues to launch additional Starlink satellites.

Boeing’s crewed Starliner spacecraft and China’s first Chang Zheng 6C rocket faced delays this week due to technical issues. The launch of Starliner, scheduled to be the first crewed launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station since the Apollo era, was delayed due to an issue with an oxygen relief valve. The launch is now expected to take place on May 17. On the other hand, the Chang Zheng 6C rocket successfully launched after Starliner’s originally scheduled time

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Recent Launches: SpaceX’s 300th booster landing, NASA’s solar sail testing, and China’s latest taikonaut missions

SpaceX’s 300th booster landing, NASA’s solar sail testing, and China’s latest taikonaut missions are among the recent launches in the world of space exploration. SpaceX is scheduled to launch two Starlink missions and two Falcon 9 flights carrying customer satellites. Rocket Lab will launch its fifth Electron rocket of the year, carrying two demonstration missions into different orbits. China’s space program will send three taikonauts to the Tianhe core module of their Tiangong space station. SpaceX

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A comprehensive review of recent launches: Delta IV’s final mission, Russia’s Angara test flight, and three successful Falcon 9 missions.

The second week of April saw several notable launches in the world of space exploration. The highly anticipated final flight of the NROL-70 Delta IV Heavy rocket took place at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. This marked the end of an era for the Delta IV Heavy rocket family, as it will be replaced by the Vulcan rocket in the future.

Russia also conducted a test flight of its Angara rocket from the Vostochny Cosmodrome. After two failed attempts, the

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Introducing SpaceX’s New Bandwagon Rideshare Service

SpaceX has successfully launched its Bandwagon-1 rideshare mission, marking the 35th Falcon mission of the year for the company. The mission carried 11 spacecraft for six customers, including a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite for South Korea. What makes this mission unique is that it is the first dedicated rideshare flight by SpaceX to a mid-inclination orbit of 45 degrees. Normally, SpaceX’s rideshare missions have focused on polar orbits for global coverage. However, this

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SpaceX Embarks on a Series of Remarkable Accomplishments to Kick-Start 2024

SpaceX, the pioneering aerospace company founded by Elon Musk, has made significant strides in the first quarter of 2024, achieving record-breaking feats and setting new standards in the industry. The company’s Falcon family of rockets completed an astounding 31 launches, putting SpaceX on track to complete a total of 125 launches by the end of the year. SpaceX also introduced a new crew access tower for its Dragon spacecraft and successfully launched two more crew flights to the International Space Station.

One of the standout accomplishments

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Recent Launch Updates: SpaceX Maintains Rapid Launch Pace as Delta IV Heavy Prepares for Follow-up Launch after Scrub

SpaceX is set to continue its rapid launch pace in April after a record-breaking 12 Falcon 9 launches in March. The company has several missions planned for the upcoming week, including a Starlink flight and three more Falcon 9 launches. However, the high frequency of SpaceX missions makes them vulnerable to schedule changes when delays occur. A weather delay for the Starlink Group 7-18 mission is expected to impact the Starlink 8-1 launch. On April 1st, SpaceX

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The Utilization of a New Access Tower at SLC-40: SpaceX’s 30th Resupply Mission.

SpaceX has reached a significant milestone in its mission to revolutionize space exploration with the successful utilization of a new access tower at Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) during its 30th cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The Dragon 2 capsule was launched atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The construction of the tower, which began in 2023, was completed alongside continuous Falcon 9 launches. This

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Two Missions to the International Space Station, Including the Inaugural Dragon 2 Launch from SLC-40: A Comprehensive Roundup

SpaceX, China, Russia, and Rocket Lab are all preparing for multiple launches this week, contributing to the exciting developments in the space industry. SpaceX aims to achieve a total of 10 launches in March alone, with one of the highlights being the inaugural launch of a SpaceX Dragon 2 spacecraft from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. This mission, CRS-30, will head to the International Space Station (ISS) and utilize the

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