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SpaceX wins NASA contract to launch X-ray telescope on reused rocket


SpaceX wins NASA contract to launch X-ray telescope on reused rocket NASA has selected a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket — flying with a reused first stage booster — to launch the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer mission from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida in April 2021, bypassing Northrop Grumman’s air-launched Pegasus rocket for the task. The $50.3 million contract with SpaceX announced Monday covers “the launch service and other mission-related costs,” NASA said in a press release.   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Jul 9)

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