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NRL Launches Plasma Sensor Experiment on SpaceX’s Dragon Spacecraft

The Naval Research Laboratory has deployed a plasma sensor platform aboard SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft as part of the company's 17th cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The Space PlasmA Diagnostic suitE is built to track space weather conditions around ISS and detect potential hazardous charging levels for the station, the U.S. Navy said Monday.

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Pentagon Watchdog Reviewing Air Force Certification for SpaceX Falcon Launch Vehicles

The Department of Defense’s inspector general plans to review the U.S. Air Force’s previous certification for SpaceX to offer its Falcon launch vehicles for military launch service contracts. DoD's watchdog announced an evaluation on Monday that will examine if the service branch complied with the Launch Services New Entrant Certification Guide while certifying the launch system. 

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FCC OKs SpaceX to Provide COMSAT-Based Broadband Services

The Federal Communications Commission has authorized SpaceX to provide satellite-based broadband services across the U.S. and the globe. The company proposed to use a constellation consisting of 4,425 satellites and was approved to do so with Ka (20/30 GHz) and Ku (11/14 GHz) band frequencies, FCC said Thursday. SpaceX’s non-geostationary-satellite orbit, fixed-satellite service constellation …

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NASA Schedules 8th SpaceX Resupply Mission Launch for Early April

NASA has announced the launch date of the newest resupply service mission of a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station as April 8. The launch from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station will be the eighth delivery of supplies under SpaceX’s Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA, the …

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NASA, SpaceX Launch Third Cargo Resupply Mission to ISS; William Gerstenmaier Comments

NASA has sent approximately 2.5 tons of cargo to the International Space Station aboard Space Exploration Technologies‘ Dragon spacecraft as part of the agency’s $1.6 billion Commercial Resupply Services contract with the company. The agency said Friday that the Friday launch from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station marks SpaceX’s third delivery …

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Charles Bolden: NASA Opens Launch Pad for Use by SpaceX

NASA Kennedy Space Center has agreed to rent out its launch pad along Florida’s central east coast to Space Exploration Technologies Corp. for commercial launch activities. SpaceX will occupy, manage and maintain the Launch Complex 39A using its own funding for 20 years, NASA said Tuesday. “With nearly 50 missions …

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