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Artemis 1 rocket beside Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA

NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket to roll out Aug. 18 for lunar launch

NASA’s ambitious Artemis 1 moon mission is go to return to the pad, one last time, ahead of launch. The Artemis 1 stack will make the roughly 4-mile (6.4 kilometers) journey from Kennedy Space Center’s Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Complex 39B on Aug. 18, NASA confirmed on Friday (Aug. 5). The rollout will keep …

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Astra cancels Rocket 3 line after multiple launch failures

Astra plans to stop production on its current rocket line following several launch failures. The California-based company will instead focus on “the next version of its launch system,” a more powerful vehicle that will have a higher reliability, capacity and rate of production, Astra announced (opens in new tab) on Thursday (Aug. 4). “It was …

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Rocket Report: SpaceX launches Korea to the Moon, Georgia’s litigious spaceport

Enlarge / An Atlas V rocket launches a Space Based Infrared System satellite on Thursday morning from Cape Canaveral Space Force Base. Trevor Mahlmann Welcome to Edition 5.05 of the Rocket Report! Don’t look now, but we could be fewer than four weeks away from the launch of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket. I have covered …

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying South Korea

SpaceX launches South Korea’s 1st-ever moon mission, lands rocket at sea

South Korea is on its way to the moon. The Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) lifted off today (Aug. 4) atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, kicking off South Korea’s first-ever deep-space mission and setting the stage for more ambitious moon efforts down the road. KPLO, also known as Danuri, “will be the first step …

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SpaceX addressing Falcon 9 rocket damage ahead of next NASA astronaut launch

A Falcon 9 rocket colliding with a bridge was responsible for the damage that delayed SpaceX’s next human launch. The Falcon 9  first stage was damaged during transport, a SpaceX representative told reporters during a briefing today (Aug. 4).  The briefing topic was SpaceX’s delayed Crew-5 mission, which is now slated to fly four individuals …

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United Launch Alliance (ULA) launched the sixth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (SBIRS GEO-6) satellite this morning (Aug. 4)

Atlas V rocket launches missile-detecting satellite for U.S. Space Force

The United States’ missile-tracking capabilities are about to get a boost. United Launch Alliance (ULA) launched the sixth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (SBIRS GEO-6) satellite this morning (Aug. 4), completing the SBIRS GEO constellation for the U.S. Space Force‘s Space Systems Command (SSC). An Atlas V rocket carrying the missile-detection satellite lifted …

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You can watch 4 different rocket launches in free webcasts Thursday

Update for 1:30 a.m. EDT: Rocket Lab has successfully launched the NROL-199 spy satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office, with satellite deploy expected at around 2 a.m. EDT (0600 GMT). The next launch on Aug. 4 is the United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V mission carrying the SBIRS GEO 6 missile warning satellite. That webcast …

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2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic leaderboard, grades: Tony Finau dominates in second consecutive win

From the very beginning of the 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic, any thought of a hangover performance from Tony Finau was put to bed. Winning last week’s 3M Open in convincing fashion, the American was at it again at Detroit Golf Club as he signed for rounds of 64-66-65-67 en route to his fourth victory on …

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