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Rocket Report: SpaceX pushing ahead on Starbase, North Korea launch failure

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SpaceX launches its 200th Falcon 9 consecutive successful mission from Vandenberg Space Force Base.

Enlarge / SpaceX launches its 200th Falcon 9 consecutive successful mission from Vandenberg Space Force Base. (credit: SpaceX)

Welcome to Edition 5.41 of the Rocket Report! Not for the first time this year, the next three launches on the global calendar are all Falcon 9 missions. The cadence of that rocket's ability to launch continues to astound me—as does its reliability record. Read more about that below.

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North Korean orbital launch fails. North Korea tried and failed to launch a military spy satellite on Wednesday morning due to a problem with an upper-stage rocket engine, according to DPRK state media, NK News reports. The country's state news agency said North Korea would make another attempt "within the shortest period possible." The new "Chollima-1" rocket was attempting to launch a military reconnaissance satellite. Malligyong, the name of the spy satellite, means "telescope" in Korean, while Chollima is a mythical winged horse often used in North Korean propaganda.

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