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Jan 12, 2019
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off; delivers 10 satellites to low-Earth orbitAll 10 newly launched satellites are communicated with Iridium’s network operations centre.
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.
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.
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.