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VIDEO: China successfully launches satellites from a modified cargo ship

Rocket launching off of cargo ship

PortandTerminal.com, September 21, 2020 (SpaceFlightNow) A solid-fueled Long March 11 launcher delivered nine small Chinese Earth observation satellites to orbit last week after firing off a ship positioned in the Yellow Sea. The four-stage rocket blasted off from the De Bo 3 launch platform in the Yellow Sea at 0123 GMT Tuesday (9:23 p.m. EDT Monday), according to China’s government-run …

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Elon Musk Announces Intention To Launch Rockets From Ocean Spaceports

Ocean rocket launch platform

PortandTemrinal.com, August 24, 2020 LOS ANGELES – SpaceX boss Elon Musk revealed, or to be more accurate – reaffirmed, today that his intention long term is to have the Starship/Super Heavy rockets launch from ocean spaceports. Musk made the announcement on Twitter in response to the news that Russia says it will restore the Sea Launch cosmodrome. Russia’s announcement was …

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WATCH: Elon Musk shares video of ship catching Falcon 9 rocket fairing

Screen grab. Net on barge catching parachute payload.

PortandTerminal.com, August 19, 2020 Viewed over 6 million times, the video features the exact moment when the ship catches the rocket fairing by using a massive net laid out for it. LOS ANGELES – “Aloha, welcome back from space Dizzy symbol,” read Musk’s tweet yesterday, who recently became the fourth richest person in the world after his net-worth jumped $8 …

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SpaceX Sends Astronauts to Space Station! US back in the manned space race

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches into space with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley aboard the rocket from the Kennedy Space Center on Cape Canaveral, Florida, on May 30. Photographer: Saul Martinez/Getty Images North America

BLOOMBERG, MAY 30, 2020 Mission opens new era in human spaceflight by private sector | NASA’s Behnken, Hurley on track to arrive Sunday at 10:30 a.m. By Dana Hull and Julie Johnsson for Bloomberg – Two American astronauts are cruising to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX capsule, forging a new landmark for NASA and visionary billionaire Elon Musk. The Dragon capsule …

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NICE CATCH: SpaceX Catches Rocket Nose Fairing At Sea!

PortandTerminal, July 3, 2019 After more than 18 months of hard work, SpaceX has successfully caught a Falcon fairing in its retrieval vessel’s net for the first time, a huge milestone along the road to payload fairing reusability. SpaceX’s net-equipped retrieval ship, which is called “Ms Tree” (previously called Mr Steven), caught the rocket’s falling payload fairing off the Florida …

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