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DRAGON RESUPPLY MISSION (CRS-18) SPLASHDOWN
(Article by ksmith at SpaceX)

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Packed with about 3,300 pounds of cargo and science, SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft departed the International Space Station on Tuesday, August 27. A parachute-assisted splashdown in the Pacific Ocean occurred that afternoon just west of Baja, California. A recovery team then secured Dragon on a boat for the return trip to the Port of Los Angeles, wrapping up SpaceX’s 18th resupply mission to the space station.

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STARSHIP UPDATE
(Article by ksmith at SpaceX)

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SpaceX's Starship and Super Heavy launch vehicle is a fully, rapidly reusable transportation system designed to carry both crew and cargo to Earth orbit, the Moon, Mars, and anywhere else in the solar system. On Saturday, September 28 at our launch facility in Cameron County, Texas, SpaceX Chief Engineer and CEO Elon Musk provided an update on the design and development of Starship. You can watch a replay of update below and learn more about the vehicle at spacex.com/starship.

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STARLINK MISSION
(Article by ksmith at SpaceX)

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On Monday, November 11 at 9:56 a.m. EST, 14:56 UTC, SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

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DRAGON RESUPPLY MISSION (CRS-19) LAUNCH
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On Thursday, December 5, SpaceX launched its nineteenth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-19) at 12:29 p.m. EST, or 17:29 UTC, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Dragon separated from Falcon 9’s second stage about nine minutes after liftoff and attached to the space station on Sunday, December 8.

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DRAGON ARRIVES AT THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
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Dragon arrived at the International Space Station on December 8, 2019 and was captured at 2:05 a.m. PDT while flying over 250 statute miles over the South Pacific. The spacecraft was then installed on the Harmony module for the duration of its four-week stay at the orbiting laboratory.

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JCSAT-18/KACIFIC1 MISSION
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On Monday, December 16 at 7:10 p.m. EST, SpaceX launched JCSAT-18/Kacific1 from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The satellite was deployed approximately 33 minutes after liftoff.

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DRAGON RESUPPLY MISSION (CRS-19) SPLASHDOWN
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Packed with about 3,800 pounds of cargo and science, SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft departed the International Space Station on Tuesday, January 7. A parachute-assisted splashdown in the Pacific Ocean occurred that morning just west of Baja California. A recovery team then secured Dragon on a boat for the return trip to the Port of Los Angeles, wrapping up SpaceX’s 19th resupply mission to the space station.

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CREW DRAGON LAUNCH ESCAPE DEMONSTRATION
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On Sunday, January 19, SpaceX successfully completed an in-flight test of Crew Dragon’s launch escape capabilities from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This test, which did not have NASA astronauts onboard the spacecraft, demonstrated Crew Dragon’s ability to reliably carry crew to safety in the unlikely event of an emergency on ascent.

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STARLINK MISSION
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On Wednesday, January 29 at 9:06 a.m. EST, or 14:06 UTC, SpaceX completed its fourth launch of Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

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STARLINK MISSION
(Article by ksmith at SpaceX)

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On Monday, February 17 at 10:05 a.m. EST, or 15:05 UTC, SpaceX launched its fifth Starlink mission from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

Falcon 9’s first stage previously launched the CRS-17 mission in May 2019, the CRS-18 mission in July 2019, and the JCSAT-18/Kacific1 mission in December 2019. You can watch a replay of launch below and learn more about the mission in our press kit.

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DRAGON ARRIVES AT THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
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Dragon arrived at the International Space Station on March 9, 2020 and was captured at 3:25 a.m. PDT while flying over 262 statute miles over the Pacific Northwest. The spacecraft was then installed on the Harmony module for the duration of its four-week stay at the orbiting laboratory.

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DRAGON RESUPPLY MISSION (CRS-20) SPLASHDOWN
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Packed with more than 4,000 pounds of cargo and science, SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft departed the International Space Station on Tuesday, April 7. A parachute-assisted splashdown in the Pacific Ocean occurred that morning just west of Baja California. A recovery team then secured Dragon on a boat for the return trip to the Port of Los Angeles, wrapping up SpaceX’s 20th resupply mission to the space station.

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Starlink Discussion | National Academy of Sciences
(Article by Emily Shanklin at SpaceX)

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SpaceX is launching Starlink to provide high speed, low latency broadband connectivity across the globe, including to locations where internet has traditionally been too expensive, unreliable, or entirely unavailable. We also firmly believe in the importance of a natural night sky for all of us to enjoy, which is why we have been working with leading astronomers around the world to better understand the specifics of their observations and engineering changes we can make to reduce satellite brightness. Our goals include:

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