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Spaceflight Now 22m
HOLD HOLD HOLD. Today’s Falcon 9 launch attempt has been scrubbed for “mission assurance” reasons, SpaceX says.
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Spaceflight Now 25m
Propellant loading into SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is progressing as planned. The second stage kerosene fuel tank is full, and liquid oxygen will soon begin flowing into the upper stage. Liftoff remains set for 12:14:52 p.m. EDT (1614:52 GMT).
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T-minus 30 minutes. Weather conditions appear to be holding up for launch of a SpaceX Falcon rocket from Cape Canaveral at 12:14:52 p.m. EDT (1614:52 GMT) with 60 more Starlink internet satellites. All weather parameters are currently observed “green.”
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T-minus 35 minutes. SpaceX just started loading kerosene and liquid oxygen into the Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral’s Complex 40 launch pad.
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SpaceX's launch director confirms the launch team is "go" to begin loading liquid propellants into the Falcon 9 rocket in preparation for liftoff from pad 40 at 12:14:52 p.m. EDT (1614:52 GMT). Live coverage:
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T-minus 60 minutes. SpaceX is continuing to count down to liftoff of its 19th mission of the year, and the third Falcon 9 launch of October. Launch of 60 Starlink internet satellites from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral is set for 12:14:52pm EDT (1614:52 GMT).
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Spaceflight Now 2h
With 90 minutes left until launch time, all weather parameters at Cape Canaveral are currently observed “go” for liftoff of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket with 60 more Starlink broadband satellites. Live coverage:
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Spaceflight Now 2h
Now in the final two hours of the countdown, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is set to blast off from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 12:14pm EDT (1614 GMT) with another 60 Starlink internet satellites. Live coverage:
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Spaceflight Now 7h
The first images from NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft after it briefly landed an asteroid buoyed hopes that the probe collected enough samples to meet the mission’s goal for return to Earth. Watch principal investigator Dante Lauretta describe the imagery.
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Spaceflight Now 11h
Two Russian cosmonauts and a US Navy SEAL-turned-astronaut have flown back to Earth after 196 days living and working aboard the International Space Station. Full story:
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Spaceflight Now 13h
Soyuz MS-16 commander Anatoly Ivanishin and flight engineer Ivan Vagner are also out of their spaceship. With the conclusion of his third space mission, Ivanishin has spent 476 days in orbit. Vagner completed his first spaceflight lasting 196 days.
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Spaceflight Now 13h
NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy is out of the Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft. Cassidy, a former Navy SEAL, has logged 378 days in space on three missions. Live coverage:
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Spaceflight Now 13h
NASA reports the three-man Soyuz crew is doing well after landing in Kazakhstan minutes ago. Continuing coverage:
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Spaceflight Now 13h
Chris Cassidy, Anatoly Ivanishin, and Ivan Vagner are back on Earth after 196 days in space. Their mission spanned 3,136 orbits of Earth, in which they traveled more than 83 million miles. Recovery forces are arriving at the landing site via helicopter.
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Spaceflight Now 13h
TOUCHDOWN! The Soyuz MS-16 capsule has landed in Kazakhstan, capping the 196-day flight of Anatoly Ivanishin, Ivan Vagner, and Chris Cassidy on the International Space Station.
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Spaceflight Now 14h
The Russian recovery team reports they have the Soyuz capsule in sight, and everything looks good for landing of the Expedition 63 crew in Kazakhstan in less than 10 minutes. Live coverage:
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Spaceflight Now 14h
Now ten minutes until touchdown. We’re standing by for confirmation of parachute deployment on the Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft as it descends toward Kazakhstan with a three-man crew.
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Spaceflight Now 14h
Entry inferface. The Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft’s descent module is encountering the first traces of Earth’s atmosphere, heading for a scorching re-entry and a parachute-assisted landing in Kazakhstan at 10:55pm EDT (0255 GMT). Watch live:
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Spaceflight Now 14h
Just before re-entry, the Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft’s descent module — with three people inside — has separated from the ship’s orbital and instrumentation and propulsion modules. The separation event is illustrated in this artist’s concept.
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Spaceflight Now 14h
The Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft has completed its deorbit burn, setting up for a landing on the steppe of Kazakhstan at 10:55pm EDT (0255 GMT) with two Russian cosmonauts and a US astronaut. Watch live:
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