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  • File picture of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a small science satellite for Canada is seen as it is launched from a newly refurbished launch pad in Vandenberg Air Force Station. CREDIT: REUTERS/GENE BLEVINS
Bedeviled by a spate of technical problems, Space Exploration Technologies on Monday said it will suspend launch attempts of its next Falcon 9 rocket until early July.
 
The privately owned company, also known as SpaceX, has been trying since Friday to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on a satellite-delivery mission for Orbcomm Inc, which provides machine-to-machine data and messaging services worldwide.
 
SpaceX had slated its fourth launch attempt for Tuesday.
 
"SpaceX is taking...

Somebody had the good sense to strap an HD camera to a Falcon 9 Reusable rocket, SpaceX's most powerful Vertical Takeoff/Vertical Landing vehicle. Here's what that camera saw on Tuesday, at the company's latest test launch.

We're pretty pleased with whoever's been tasked with filming SpaceX's test-launches. When the company conducted the first test flight of its Falcon 9R rocket back in April, they chose to film it from a hexacopter hovering near the launch pad. The video was stunning. Now, newly released footage from a test flight on Tuesday lets us watch the rocket launch from the...

  • Launch Pad

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A fresh satellite for NASA’s communications network is set for launch from Florida’s Space Coast on Thursday (Jan. 23) to bolster voice and data links between mission control, the International Space Station and a fleet of orbiting research observatories.

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  • Viewing Map

People along the east coast of the United States should get a great opportunity to see a rocket launch from their own backyards this week.

Weather permitting, observers from Massachusetts to the Carolinas could see an International Space Station-bound Cygnus...

  • Rocket on pad

SpaceX called off launch of a Falcon 9 rocket with a commercial telecommunications satellite Monday after several technical problems held up the countdown, delaying the flight until Thanksgiving Day.

After an initial delay to give engineers time to study a...

  • Maven Launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Scientists and NASA officials are euphoric today (Nov. 18) after the smooth launch of the space agency’s next Mars probe, which is now streaking toward a date with the Red Planet in September 2014.

The Atlas 5 rocket carrying the Mars...

  • Maven

Weather remained the main hurdle Sunday for an on-time launch of NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (Maven) mission, an orbiter designed to answer the question “where did the water go” on the Red Planet.

A two-hour launch widow opens at 1:28 p.m....

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