SpaceX launches its 15th mission of the year

SpaceX releases its 15th mission of the year

Maintaining a brisk flight rate three days after its last launch, SpaceX sent a Falcon 9 booster powered by a recycled first phase into orbit Wednesday evening from Florida with an Airbus-built communications satellite for SES and EchoStar. The effective launch put the 5.7-ton (5.2-metric ton) satellite in a “supersynchronous” orbit …

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NASA readies its asteroid warning system for safe flyby

With asteroid 2012 TC4 ready to pass in between Earth and the moon, NASA is preparing for its much-anticipated live test of its caution system. Back in July, the approaching rock caused a quick flurry of speculation that an impact was imminent, before the European Space Company issued a “cool down” statement. With error bars still in the asteroid …


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