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SpaceX plans Starlink broadband satellite launch Sunday morning

SpaceX plans Starlink broadband satellite launch Sunday morning

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ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- SpaceX plans to launch its 14th group of about 60 satellites from Florida on Sunday morning for the company's Starlink broadband network, which is approaching a full-scale public trial period. Liftoff is scheduled for 8:25 a.m. EDT aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center. Advertisement The launch would boost the number of satellites in orbit to nearly 800. After the previous Starlink launch Oct. 6, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the launch would soon allow it to "roll out a fairly wide public" test in the northern United States and "hopefully" in southern Canada. "Other countries to follow as soon as we receive regulatory approval," Musk wrote. The company said emergency responders in northern Washington State had u...
PALM SUNDAY: Pope celebrates without public in St. Peter’s

PALM SUNDAY: Pope celebrates without public in St. Peter’s

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Pope Francis is celebrating Palm Sunday Mass without the public, since the traditional ceremony in St. Peter's Square was scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemicByThe Associated PressApril 5, 2020, 10:05 AM2 min read2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleVATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis is celebrating Palm Sunday Mass without the public, since the traditional ceremony in St. Peter’s Square was scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic. Normally, tens of thousands of Romans, tourists and pilgrims, clutching olive tree branches or palm fronds would have flocked to an outdoor Mass led by the pontiff. Instead, Francis was leading the ceremony inside St. Peter’s Basilica, which seemed even more cavernous than usual because it was so empty. Besides his aides, a few i
SpaceX Starlink mission fails to launch from Florida on Sunday

SpaceX Starlink mission fails to launch from Florida on Sunday

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ORLANDO, Fla., March 15 (UPI) -- A problem with power to the rocket forced a last-minute abort of SpaceX's planned launch of 60 Starlink communications satellites Sunday morning from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Falcon 9, burning rocket-grade kerosene and liquid oxygen, was to lift off in ideal weather, using its first stage for the fifth time -- a tribute to the company's goal to reuse hardware for future missions. But computers stopped the countdown with just seconds to go, ending the attempt for the day. SpaceX did not immediately set a new launch date. The launch from Complex 39A was to boost the number of Starlink satellites in orbit to 362 -- by far the largest known satellite constellation. The space firm launched 60 Starlink satellites at a time in May, November, on Jan....
Watch live: Northrop’s Antares rocket ready for Sunday launch in Virginia

Watch live: Northrop’s Antares rocket ready for Sunday launch in Virginia

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Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman plans to launch a cargo capsule to the International Space Station from Virginia at 5:39 p.m. EST Sunday. The company's Antares rocket will carry the disposable Cygnus capsule on Northrop's CRS-13 mission from Pad 0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. The mission will carry 8,000 pounds of science experiments, crew supplies and hardware. Weather conditions should be 90 percent favorable for the launch, according to official forecasts.[embedded content] As with all launches to the space station, the launch window is instantaneous, meaning any problems would cause a postponement to the next day or a future launch date. NASA says the launch might be visible, weather permitting, to residents throughout the mid-Atlantic...
Solar Orbiter launch planned Sunday to study sun’s poles

Solar Orbiter launch planned Sunday to study sun’s poles

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ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- One of the most advanced science missions to study the sun in history -- the Solar Orbiter -- is scheduled for launch on Sunday night in Florida. The launch is planned for 11:03 p.m. EST at Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, which is adjacent to Kennedy Space Center. A two-hour launch window exists in case of delays. The satellite will aim multiple cameras and sensory equipment at the sun's polar regions, images of which have never been taken. It's part of a concerted effort by NASA and the European Space Agency to better understand solar radiation and solar flares. "The mission will be able to look at the poles of the sun, which will be the first time ever that we will be able to look at the poles," said Cesar Garcia, Solar Orbite...