Rocket Report: Musk updates Super Heavy plan, China to launch spaceplane?

Falcon 9 launch

Enlarge / Sound-activated remote camera view as the 12th Starlink mission begins on Thursday, September 3. (credit: Trevor Mahlmann)

Welcome to Edition 3.14 of the Rocket Report! So basically, it's Pi week for us. Also, you may realize we did not put out a Rocket Report last week—this is because the threat of Hurricane Laura provided an unexpected but significant distraction to the author. But now we're back with a larger edition than ever.

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Rocket Lab successfully returns to flight. Flying for the first time since a failure two months ago, Rocket Lab's Electron rocket delivered Capella Space's first commercial radar remote-sensing satellite to orbit Sunday after lifting off from New Zealand, Spaceflight Now reports. Rocket Lab says it has monthly launches scheduled for the rest of 2020, including the company's first flight from a new pad at Wallops Island, Virginia.

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