Eutelsat satellite to get last ride from SpaceX’s oldest active Falcon 9 booster – Spaceflight Now

The Eutelsat 10B communications satellite inside an antenna test range at Thales Alenia Space in Cannes, France. Credit: Eutelsat A 12,000-pound European broadband communications satellite designed to beam internet signals to airplanes and ships is ready to rocket into a high-altitude orbit from Cape Canaveral Monday night, marking the 11th and final flight for SpaceX’s … Read more

Two Intelsat video relay satellites ride to orbit on SpaceX rocket – Spaceflight Now

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket blazes by the nearly full moon seconds after launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station with the Galaxy 33 and 34 communications satellites. Credit: Michael Cain / Spaceflight Now / Coldlife Photography SpaceX launched a pair of four-ton Intelsat communications spacecraft from Cape Canaveral at twilight Saturday evening, two days later … Read more

Russian cosmonaut set to ride US crew capsule to International Space Station – Spaceflight Now

Russian cosmonaut Anna Kikina during training at SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California. Credit: SpaceX Cosmonaut Anna Kikina will become the first Russian crew member to launch on a US spacecraft since 2002 when she straps into a seat aboard SpaceX’s Dragon Endurance capsule Wednesday for a flight to the International Space Station, opening a new … Read more

German military radar satellite ready for SpaceX rocket ride – Spaceflight Now

A Falcon 9 rocket stands ready for launch with Germany’s SARah 1 radar satellite. Credit: SpaceX The first satellite in a nearly billion-dollar program to provide the German military with improved radar surveillance imagery from space is set to rocket into a polar orbit Saturday from California’s Central Coast on a SpaceX Falcon 9 launcher. … Read more

More Starlink satellites ride into orbit on predawn launch of Falcon 9 rocket – Spaceflight Now

A Falcon 9 rocket lifts off to begin the Starlink 4-17 mission. Credit: Stephen Clark / Spaceflight Now SpaceX launched Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center at first light Friday with 53 Starlink internet satellites, an all-nighter of space operations just five hours after returning four astronauts to a splashdown off the west … Read more

Pathogens can hitch a ride on plastic to reach the sea

A. piece of microplastic fiber is shown under a microscope with biofilm (fuzzy blue) and T. gondii (blue dot) and giardia (green dot) pathogens. Credit: Karen Shapiro, UC Davis Microplastics are a pathway for pathogens on land to reach the ocean, with likely consequences for human and wildlife health, according to a study from the … Read more