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Dec 06, 2017
A moon-sized celestial object's collision with Earth in the early days gave us Gold, Platinum, says studyThe study determined the total amount of material delivered to Earth may have been two to five times greater than previously thought.
Nov 04, 2017
Rare metal from asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs could be used for the effective treatment of cancerScientists have demonstrated that iridium - a rare metal delivered to Earth by the asteroid - can be used to kill cancer without harming healthy cells.
Oct 10, 2017
SpaceX launches 10 new Iridium Communications satellites; old Iridium satellites to be deorbittedTen new satellites for Iridium Communications Inc. have been carried into orbit by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from the Vandenberg Air Force Base.
Jul 06, 2017
SpaceX successfully launches communications satellite, the third successful launch in 12 daysThe SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off on Wednesday evening at 7.38 p.m. (local time) from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, delivering the satellite called the Intelsat 35e to a geostationary transfer orbit.
Jun 26, 2017
SpaceX completes quickest launch turnaround with two back-to-back missionsThe mission marked the second time SpaceX has reused a first-stage rocket booster, which flings the payload toward orbit.
Jun 26, 2017
SpaceX successfully takes 10 satellites into orbit and successfully recovers booster on 25 JuneThe technology, which requires aircraft to be equipped with certain equipment, is undergoing testing involving eight of the initial batch of Iridium NEXT satellites.
Jan 03, 2017
SpaceX plans to return to flight on 8 January with Falcon rocketElon Musk’s SpaceX plans to resume flying rockets next week following an investigation into why one of them burst into flames on a launch pad four months ago, the company said on Monday.
Dec 09, 2016
SpaceX delays launch until January as the company did not receive license to fly from FAAElon Musk's SpaceX has been forced to delay the return of its rockets to flight until January as an investigation continues into a launch pad explosion earlier this year, the tech billionaire' s company said on Wednesday.
Nov 18, 2016
SpaceX broadband satellite constellation is more ambitious than previous such failed attemptsAfter several high profile failures, the time is ripe for another attempt at providing internet access around the world using a constellation of satellites.
Sep 22, 2016
GlobalBeacon is a new flight tracking system developed to prevent planes from disappearingTwo U.S. companies have developed an airline tracking system that they say would prevent planes disappearing in the manner of the Malaysia Airlines MH370.