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September 11, 2022
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SpaceX rocket launches BlueWalker 3, the largest commercial communications array ever, and aces record 14th landing

SpaceX launched a novel — and colossal — commercial communications satellite into orbit late Saturday and set a new launch record for its Falcon 9 rocket at the same time. The Falcon 9 launched into orbit from Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in …

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Watch SpaceX launch the huge BlueWalker 3 satellite, Starlink fleet on rocket’s record-setting 14th flight tonight

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will fly for a record-breaking 14th time on Saturday night (Sept. 10), launching 34 of the company’s Starlink internet satellites and a huge direct-to-smartphone connectivity test spacecraft to orbit, and you can watch it live.

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Spaceflight Now

Firefly’s second rocket set for launch from California

Firefly’s Alpha launch vehicle stands on its launch pad at Vandenberg Space Force Base on Sept. 10. Credit: Brian Sandoval / Spaceflight Now. A year after an early engine shutdown cut short an inaugural test flight, Firefly Aerospace’s second Alpha …

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NASA replaces leaky seals on Artemis 1 moon rocket, fueling test next

While replacing that seal, engineers also replaced the seal on a smaller 4-inch hydrogen “bleed line” that also saw a leak in a scrubbed Aug. 29 launch try.

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Harvest Moon 2022 : September’s full moon thrills stargazers around the world (photos)

The full moon of September lit up the night sky this weekend in a dazzling lunar sight enjoyed by skywatchers around the world. Advertisement. Skip advert. September’s full moon peaked on Saturday (Sept. 10), but did appear fully illuminated to casual …

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Spaceflight Now

SpaceX launches fleet-leading booster on 14th flight

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 Starlink 4-2 mission will launch SpaceX’s next batch of 34 Starlink internet satellites and a rideshare payload …

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See the conjunction of the moon and Jupiter on Sunday (Sept. 11)

On Sunday (Sept. 11), Jupiter and the moon will make a close approach to each other in the sky sharing the same right ascension, an astronomical arrangement known as a conjunction. The moon will pass to within around one degree to the south of Jupiter …

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SpaceNews

CAPSTONE enters safe mode during trajectory correction maneuver

PARIS — A NASA-funded cubesat mission to the moon has gone into safe mode after suffering a problem during a trajectory correction maneuver, the agency said Sept. 10. The Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation …

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Watch Firefly Aerospace try to reach orbit for 1st time Sunday

The Texas-based company plans to launch its Alpha rocket on a test mission from California’s Vandenberg Space Force Base on Sunday (Sept. 11) at 6 p.m. EDT (3 p.m. local California time; 2200 GMT).

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Mashable

What will actually happen when the so-called ‘Doomsday Glacier’ disintegrates?

As many climate change activists are pointing out lately, the “doomsday” implied in the term “Doomsday Glacier” — the nickname given to the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica — may be coming soon. But what will that day actually be like?

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