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SpaceX canceled the launch of the tenth batch of satellites Starlink

The launch of Falcon 9 with a group of Internet-satellites Starlink, which was scheduled for Saturday, is cancelled again, the company said SpaceX.

"Cancel today's launch of the tenth mission Starlink to give more time to check

The expert assessed the opportunity to reduce the cost of "Angara" almost twice

Reducing the cost of production of the rocket "Angara-A5" from 7 to 4 billion is not possible, said RIA Novosti member of the Russian Academy of cosmonautics named after Tsiolkovsky, chief analyst of the Association "Digital transport and logistics" Andrei Ionin.

Informed of the financial report of the Khrunichev Centre, it became known that the cost of manufacturing of the carrier rocket heavy class "Angara-A5" is 7 billion rubles, that is three times longer than flying from the Soviet era to the Proton the same capacity. By 2024 it is planned to reduce the cost to 4 billion. Roskosmos explained that the high cost stems from the fact that its Assembly is carried out in two cities - Moscow and Omsk, as well as boxed by the manufacturer. After the transfer of all production in Omsk and move to mass production price of the missile, as promised in the Corporation's approach to the market.

SpaceX postponed the launch of the next batch of satellites Starlink

The carrier rocket Falcon 9 will launch the next batch of online satellites Starlink on Friday, the company said SpaceX.

"We plan to launch a 57 Starlink satellites and two spacecraft Blacksky Friday, June 26, at 16.18 on the East coast of the United States (June 27 0.18 MSK - ed.)," the company said in his Twitter. Earlier it was planned that the launch will take place on Thursday.

In the United States have launched a Falcon 9 rocket with Internet satellites Starlink

Booster Falcon 9 was launched in Florida with a group of 58 Internet satellites Starlink, the company SpaceX is a live broadcast of the launch.

The launch was given in 5.21 calculated for East coast time USA (12.21 GMT) from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral. This is the ninth batch of Starlink satellites, into orbit, and the third flight for the first stage of the Falcon 9, which should once again land on a floating barge in the Atlantic shortly after launch.

Falcon 9 started in Florida with a group of Internet-satellites Starlink

Booster Falcon 9 started in Florida (USA) with a group of Internet-satellites Starlink, the company SpaceX is a live broadcast of the launch.

The launch was given at 21.25 on East coast time USA (04.25 GMT Thursday) from Baikonur at Cape Canaveral.

Roscosmos said whether the Russian cosmonauts flying on Crew Dragon

Russian cosmonauts may in the future start to fly to the ISS on American ships and Crew Dragon Cockpit, told RIA Novosti the head of the press service of the state Corporation "Roskosmos" Vladimir Ustimenko.

At the same time, added Ustimenko, U.S. astronauts in this case will continue to exchange to fly on Russian ships.

The Russian space Agency commented on the launch of Elon musk

The Russian space Agency don't understand the "hysteria" about the successful launch of a private spacecraft Crew Dragon. This was stated by the head of the press service of the state Corporation Vladimir Ustimenko.

"Something happened that should happen long time ago. Now not only Russian, will fly to the ISS, but the Americans. Well and good!" — he wrote in Twitter.

In the RAS, commented on the launch of Elon musk

Leading researcher at Institute for nuclear research Russian Academy of Sciences Vyacheslav Dokuchaev in an interview with "Moscow speaking" called the launch Elon musk outstanding achievement.

According to Dokuchaev, space should be developed at private expense, to be willing to explore the space could invest their money.

Elon Musk responded to Rogozin's words about the delivery of US astronauts to the ISS

Elon Musk, head of the American space company SpaceX carried out the test on Saturday manned launch vehicle Dragon Crew, responded to the words of the head of the Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin about the delivery of astronauts to the ISS using the trampoline.

Crew Dragon was launched on a carrier rocket Falcon 9 from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral on Saturday at 22.22 GMT. The ship should reach the ISS in 19 hours, and then to make docking with the station in automatic mode. For the US launch Crew Dragon became the first manned launch after the completion of the program "space Shuttle" in 2011. The last 9 years American astronauts were sent into orbit on Russian "the Unions" for a fee. In 2014 in response to American sanctions against the Russian space industry, the head of the Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, who was then Deputy Prime Minister, suggested that the United States deliver its astronauts to the ISS using the trampoline.

Musk urged humanity to be proud of the Crew Dragon launch

Head of SpaceX Elon Musk believes that humanity can be proud of running his company developed spacecraft Crew Dragon to the International space station.

On Saturday the Falcon 9 rocket successfully delivered into orbit the spacecraft Crew Dragon with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley. On Sunday the scheduled docking of the vessel with the ISS.

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