Launch Roundup: Starliner delays second launch attempt; Falcon 9 to launch first batch into new spy constellation

The past week in space was filled with a variety of events, including delays, record launches, and the introduction of a new spy constellation. Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft was delayed for its second launch attempt due to a faulty valve, now rescheduled for May 21. Meanwhile, SpaceX continued its dominance with multiple Falcon 9 launches, including one for a new spy satellite constellation. Blue Origin also announced its return to flight with a crewed New Shepard mission. A solar flare caused disruptions, but SpaceX

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Boeing’s Starliner Scheduled for its Inaugural Crew Flight Launch

Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner capsule is set to embark on its first crewed mission, launching astronauts Barry Wilmore and Sunita Williams on a trajectory to rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS). This historic mission marks not only the first crewed flight on the Starliner but also the first human flight on the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket since 1968.

The Starliner, named Calypso for this mission, consists of a capsule and a service

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Major Events on the ISS: Eclipse, Spacewalk, and Varied Endeavors Marked by Return to Earth

The month of April on the International Space Station (ISS) was filled with exciting events and important scientific research. The month began with 10 astronauts on board, with three preparing to depart soon. Astronaut Maryna Vasileuskaya became the first Belarusian woman in space and conducted research on how diet affects microbes in the gut. Vasileuskaya and astronaut Loral O’Hara returned to Earth on April 6.

Expedition 71 officially began with the undocking of the Soy

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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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Crew-7 and Endurance Successfully Conclude Six-Month Stay on the International Space Station, Preparing for Return to Earth

Crew-7 astronauts have successfully concluded their six-month stay on the International Space Station (ISS) and are preparing to return to Earth. Led by spacecraft commander Jasmin Moghbeli, the crew conducted various experiments and familiarized the incoming Crew-8 with life on the ISS. The undocking took place on Monday, March 11, and a handover ceremony occurred the day before, where Station commander Andreas Mogensen handed over command to Oleg Kononenko. The departure of the

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NASA and SpaceX Collaborate to Launch Crew-8 Mission to the International Space Station (ISS)

NASA and SpaceX are collaborating on the upcoming Crew-8 mission to the International Space Station (ISS), set to launch in 2024. This will be the second time in the year that a group of four astronauts will fly on a SpaceX rocket and capsule to the ISS, demonstrating the growing partnership between the two organizations.

The Crew-8 mission is scheduled to launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on Sunday, March 3 at 10:53 PM EST. The crew will travel aboard the Dragon

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