• SpaceX sets new record for most satellites on a single launch with latest Falcon 9 mission

    1 month ago - By Tech Crunch

    SpaceX has set a new all-time record for the most satellites launched and deployed on a single mission, with its Transporter-1 flight on Sunday. The launch was the first of SpaceX's dedicated rideshare missions, in which it splits up the payload capacity of its rocket among multiple customers, resulting in a reduced cost for each but still providing SpaceX with a full launch and all the revenue it requires to justify lauding one of its vehicles.
    The launch today included 143 satellites, 133 of which were from other companies who booked rides. SpaceX also launched 10 of its own Starlink...
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  • SpaceX launches 143 satellites after weather problems delayed the record-breaking mission

    SpaceX launches 143 satellites after weather problems delayed the record-breaking mission

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement SpaceX on Sunday successfully launched 143 satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket after initially delaying the launch due to inclement weather.
    The Transporter-1 mission breaks the record for the most spacecraft ever deployed on a single launch, according to the company, surpassing the previous 104-satellite high set by an Indian rocket in 2017. The mission was also the first of SpaceX's SmallSat Rideshare Program and included a mix of commercial and government satellites.
    The Falcon 9 took off at 10 a.m. ET Sunday from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The mission was originally...
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  • Watch SpaceX's first dedicated rideshare rocket launch live, carrying a record-breaking payload of satellites

    1 month ago - By Tech Crunch

    SpaceX is set to launch the very first of its dedicated rideshare missions - an offering it introduced in 2019 that allows small satellite operators to book a portion of a payload on a Falcon 9 launch. SpaceX's rocket has a relatively high payload capacity compared to the size of many of the small satellites produced today, so a rideshare mission like this offers smaller companies and startups a chance to get their spacecraft in orbit without breaking the bank. Today's attempt is scheduled for 10 AM EST after a first try yesterday was cancelled due to weather. So far, weather looks much...
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