Satellite Owner says SpaceX Owes $50 Mln or Free Flight

Irene Klotz and Steven Scheer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla./JERUSALEM, Sept 5 – Israel’s Space Communication Ltd said on Sunday it could seek $50 million or a free flight from Elon Musk’s SpaceX after a Spacecom communications satellite was destroyed last week by an explosion at SpaceX‘s Florida launch site. Officials of the Israeli company said in a

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SpaceX to Shift Florida Launches to New Pad After Explosion

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 4 – SpaceX said on Friday it would shift Florida flights to a nearly completed second site after damage to its launch pad on Thursday from the explosion of a rocket belonging to the space services company run by Elon Musk. The Federal Aviation Administration has sent seven people

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Spacewalkers Prepare Station for Space Taxi Parking Spots

CAPE CANAVERAL (Reuters)  Two U.S. astronauts wrapped up nearly seven hours of electrical work and maintenance chores outside the International Space Station on Wednesday, part of an ongoing upgrade to prepare the outpost for new commercial space taxis. Station commander Scott Kelly and flight engineer Kjell Lindgren left the station’s airlock around 1230 GMT, the

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