Category: satellite launch

Aussies Play Key Role in New Space Mission

Not far from Los Angeles, one of Elon Musk’s rockets is about to blast off carrying a satellite with extraordinary capabilities. It will be used to survey nearly all the water on the surface of Earth for the very first time. The data will provide an unprecedented depth of knowledge about the Earth’s bodies of…


SpaceX Plans Weekend Launches From California, Florida

LOS ANGELES—Elon Musk’s company SpaceX is planning three flights this weekend from California and Florida. The first flight is set to launch shortly after noon on June 17 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A SpaceX’s reusable Falcon 9 rocket will deploy 53 more Starlink internet satellites. The second flight will follow the next day…


Earth-Monitoring Landsat 9 Satellite Launches in California

LOS ANGELES—The latest in a series of U.S. satellites that has recorded human and natural impacts on Earth’s surface for decades was launched into orbit from California on Monday to ensure continued observations in the era of climate change. Landsat 9 was carried into space aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that lifted…