SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy places Arabsat-6A communications satellite into space

The launch demonstrates SpaceX’s capability as well as Elon Musk’s entrepreneurial acumen. It will go a long way to garner lucrative satellite launch of military satellites, worth billions of dollars. In a significant development, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, the most powerful operational rocket in the world, lifted off from Florida in a key demonstration of Elon…

SpaceX launches 1st U.S. military navigational satellite

The launch is huge for SpaceX since it marks its first ever national security space mission for the United States. In what is possibly a milestone in SpaceX’s corporate history, Elon Musk’s privately held rocket company has blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Sunday carrying a U.S. military navigation satellite, marking the launch as…

Japan launches third GPS satellite

The development assumes significance with it having national security implications, especially with North Korea in its neighborhood. The Japanese government has disclosed that it launched a Japan on Saturday launched an H-2A rocket carrying a geo-positioning satellite into orbit following a week-long delay. The development assumes significance being Japan’s third geo-positioning satellite, which will be…