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SpaceX silent after Crew Dragon explosion

April 23rd, 2019 by

There has been an unusual silence following the “anomaly” that occurred during testing a SpaceX Dragon-2 (aka Crew Dragon) spacecraft. SpaceX and NASA confirmed there was an “anomaly” but so far did not provide any details regarding the incident. A leaked video suggests that a rather large explosion took place, though.

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SpaceX Dragon capsule reportedly damaged during test preparations

April 21st, 2019 by

SpaceX suffered an anomaly in one of its Crew Dragon capsules while conducting engine tests at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Saturday. “The initial tests completed successfully but the final test resulted in an anomaly on the test stand,” the company said in a statement.

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Intelsat 29e total loss after anomalies

April 18th, 2019 by

Intelsat has declared its IS-29e satellite a total loss.

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Video: Intelsat 29e damaged in high-energy event

April 14th, 2019 by

A video released by ExoAnalytics indicates that Intelsat 29e suffered a rather violent anomaly that created several medium-sized pieces of debris. Meanwhile, the satellite (or what’s left of it) is accelerating its eastward drift.

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Israeli Beresheet probe crashes on the moon

April 11th, 2019 by

The attempt by Israeli company SpaceIL to soft-land its Beresheet spacecraft on the moon’s surface has ended in failure.

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Intelsat 29e suffers fuel leak

April 11th, 2019 by

Intelsat-29e is drifting in orbit after two anomalies. The satellite “experienced damage” on 7 April that resulted in a fuel leak.

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