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SpaceX breaks pad rotation record with two Falcon 9 launches in six days

SpaceX breaks pad rotation record with two Falcon 9 launches in six days

SpaceX has completed its 43rd launch of 2022 and its 62nd dedicated Starlink launch overall, breaking a launch pad rotation record. This pad – Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS) Launch Complex 40 (LC-40) – is the most important cog in SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch machine, dramatically increasing the importance of what might otherwise be …

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This reusable space cargo ship would "open the door" to European space exploration

This reusable space cargo ship would “open the door” to European space exploration

Artist’s impression of SUSIE performing a vertical landing (video accelerated 2.5 times). GIF: Ariane/Gizmodo Group French aerospace company ArianeGroup has unveiled a concept reusable upper-stage spacecraft that would be capable of delivering heavy payloads into space and performing crewed missions before landing vertically on Earth. SUSIE, short for Smart Upper Stage for Innovative Exploration, was …

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