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SpaceX Carries Out Another Successful Launch

SpaceX has successfully launched its 12th Falcon 9 rocket of the year, with this mission carrying a satellite from Taiwan's National Space Organization (NSPO) to space. The rocket launched from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base and carried the NSPO's FORMOSAT-5 satellite.

First Ghanaian Satellite Reaches Space

The first satellite from Ghana to ever reach space was carried beyond Earth by SpaceX a couple months ago. A cubesat from a team at Ghana's All Nations University was aboard one of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rockets in June and it was delivered to the International Space Station.

SpaceX May Attempt Launch Today After Two Delays

After two delays that prevented SpaceX from carrying out a Falcon 9 mission on Sunday and Monday, the company may try again tonight. SpaceX typically hasn't encountered multiple delays of this sort. The first was triggered by an issue with the rocket's computer guidance system.

Japan Headed To Mars' Moons By 2024

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has revealed a plan to reach and explore Mars' moons by 2024. Its "Martian Moons Exploration" mission involves sending robotic spacecraft to Phobos and Deimos. Tools on-board the spacecraft will investigate the moons.

NASA Delays Mars Rocket Launch To 2019

The first launch of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS), a heavy rocket that could one day bring humans to Mars, has been pushed back to 2019. It was last said to be headed for a late 2018 launch. It'll be quite a few years before a flight to Mars takes place.