Upcoming Launches: SpaceX Plans Two Starlink Missions, China’s Chang Zheng 5 Launch Scheduled

Spaceflight enthusiasts have a thrilling week ahead as SpaceX, China, and Roscosmos prepare for multiple launches. SpaceX has two Starlink missions scheduled, China is gearing up for two payloads on the Chang Zheng 5 (CZ-5) rocket, and Roscosmos is ready to launch Russian-built satellites using the Soyuz rocket.

SpaceX began the week with the successful launch of the Starlink Group 7-15 mission on February 22. The mission carried 22 Starlink v

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SpaceX’s Upcoming Milestone: Lunar Lander on Falcon 9’s 300th Mission; JAXA’s Ambitious Orbit Goal with H3 Rocket

SpaceX is gearing up for a busy week of space missions, with four separate Falcon 9 launches planned. One mission involves launching NASA’s PACE Earth-observation satellite, which will provide valuable data on the Earth’s environment to help scientists predict weather conditions and air quality. Another mission will see multiple Starlink satellites sent into orbit as part of SpaceX’s plan to provide global internet access. Additionally, SpaceX will launch the IM-1 Nova-C lunar lander on Falcon 9’s 300th

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Key events in the ISS’s 25-year history, including spacewalks, cargo arrivals, and departures, reported in roundup.

The International Space Station (ISS) recently celebrated its 25th year in orbit, marking a major milestone in its history. Despite the occasion, the crew of Expedition 70 continued their work and experiments on board the orbital laboratory. Throughout the final quarter of 2023, cargo spacecraft arrived at the ISS to deliver supplies and fresh experiments, while also departing with scientific results, redundant equipment, and trash.

In October, Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Nikolai Ch

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Upcoming Launches: Rocket Lab’s Return to Flight; SpaceX’s Triple Falcon 9 Launch

Multiple companies and countries have a busy week of space launches ahead. SpaceX will be launching a Falcon 9 carrying Starlink satellites from Florida, followed by another Falcon 9 launch from California. Rocket Lab will return to flight with its “The Moon God Awakens” mission after a previous mission failed. Russia is expected to launch a Soyuz 2.1b with the Arktika-M n°2 satellite, and SpaceX will finish the week with a Falcon 9 launch carrying the Ov

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Soyuz Mission to Resupply the ISS and SpaceX’s Upcoming Starlink Satellite Launch

In a busy week for space launches, SpaceX and Roscosmos both achieved successful missions to resupply the International Space Station (ISS), while China conducted three consecutive launches. Roscosmos launched the Progress MS-25 resupply capsule using a Soyuz 2.1a rocket, delivering crucial supplies such as fuel, water, and compressed nitrogen to the seven astronauts aboard the ISS. SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenburg Space Force Base, carrying multiple payloads to a Sun-synchronous orbit

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SpaceX Aims for 100 Launches in 2023, Bars-M to be Launched by Soyuz

SpaceX is making strides in achieving its goal of completing 100 launches in 2023. The company recently had a busy week with two Starlink missions and the second launch of the Starship. The first launch involved the Falcon 9 rocket placing 23 Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit. This was followed by ExPace launching an unknown payload on its Kuaizhou 1A rocket, and the Russian Space Force launching a Bars-M payload on a Soyuz 2.

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Latest Updates on the ISS: Expedition 70 Commences, Rubio Sets New Space Duration Record, Technical Glitches Occur, and Upcoming Extravehicular Activities

Expedition 70 of the International Space Station (ISS) has faced a series of challenges in recent months, but the crew remains determined to overcome them. After two crew handovers and technical issues, including a seized-up rotary joint and a coolant leak, the crew is now preparing for upcoming spacewalks. Expedition 70 officially began when the Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft departed from the Station on September 27, with cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitry Petelin,

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Soyuz MS-24 Successfully Docks Following Russia’s First Manned Launch in a Year

Soyuz MS-24, Russia’s first manned launch in a year, has successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS). The mission, carrying a crew of three, took off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Friday, September 15. Originally scheduled to fly in February 2023, the crew had to wait due to an inflight coolant leak on the docked Soyuz MS-22 in December 2022. The mission is part of the ongoing

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Japan's 'Moon Sniper' launch delayed for third time

Japan’s ‘Moon Sniper’ launch delayed for third time

Japan’s space agency, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), has once again delayed the launch of its “Moon Sniper” lunar mission. This is the third time the launch has been postponed, this time due to strong winds. The new launch date has not yet been announced. The mission was set to take place from the southern island of Tanegashima and would have also carried a research satellite developed by JAXA, NASA, and the European Space Agency.

The delay comes just

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SpaceX Crew-7

‘Sasha’ the sloth sets new speed records as the zero-g indicator for SpaceX Crew-7

‘Sasha’ the sloth has set a new speed record as the zero-g indicator for SpaceX Crew-7. The Danish astronaut Andreas “Andy” Mogensen, along with his crewmates from NASA, JAXA, and Roscosmos, are traveling at a speed of 17,500 miles per hour in Earth orbit. Sasha, the three-toed sloth, has the important role of serving as the astronauts’ zero-g indicator, floating in the cabin to signal that they are in

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