Posts Tagged ‘SpaceX’

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SpaceX test fires returned Falcon 9 booster at McGregor


A returned Falcon 9 first stage has been test fired at SpaceX’s McGregor test center. F9-S1-0024 returned home after helping push JCSAT-14 uphill earlier this year, prior to…

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CRS-9 Dragon completes journey to the Space Station


After just over two days of orbital rendezvous activities, SpaceX’s Dragon capsule has completed rendezvous and proximity operations with the International Space Station (ISS) ahead of being grappled…

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SpaceX Falcon 9 lofts CRS-9 Dragon launch and achieves LZ-1 landing


SpaceX has launched its Falcon 9 rocket early on Monday, carrying the CRS-9 Dragon spacecraft bound for the International Space Station (ISS) with a cargo of supplies for…

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SpaceX conducts static fire Falcon 9 rocket ahead of CRS-9 launch


SpaceX has conducted a critical test firing of all nine core stage engines of its Falcon 9 rocket ahead of an early-Monday/late-Sunday scheduled launch of the CRS-9 cargo…

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SpaceX discusses progress toward human missions of Dragon/Falcon 9


While continuing to impress even themselves with their ability to successfully propulsively land Falcon 9 first stages on land and in the ocean, SpaceX is continuing to progress…

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SpaceX conducts Falcon 9 dual satellite launch


SpaceX launched its sixth mission of the year Wednesday, with a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a pair of communications satellites – Eutelsat 117 West B and ABS-2A –…

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SpaceX readies another Falcon 9, close in on reuse testing


SpaceX’s next mission is moving into the business end of its pre-launch flow with the next Falcon 9 conducting a Static Fire test at Cape Canaveral’s SLC-40 on…

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Reusability success on Earth is the proving ground for Mars goals – SpaceX


SpaceX’s Lars Hoffman stated his company’s continued advancements with its reusability goals are not only focused on reducing launch costs, but are aimed at providing a technology roadmap…

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SpaceX Falcon 9 launches Thaicom 8 and nails another ASDS landing


SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket made its twenty-fifth flight – and its second of the month – on Friday, deploying Thailand’s Thaicom 8 communications satellite. Liftoff from Cape Canaveral…

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SpaceX line up latest Falcon 9 rockets for upcoming missions


SpaceX is working a conveyor belt of Falcon 9 rockets for what it hopes will be a record year of missions and achievements. The Falcon 9 that will…

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Latest recovered Falcon 9 first stage welcomed into 39A HIF


The recently recovered Falcon 9 first stage (F9-0024-S1) has arrived inside SpaceX’s Pad 39A Horizontal Integration Facility (HIF) following its recovery after the JCSAT-14 launch. The stage is…

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CRS-8 Dragon completes ISS mission, splashes down in Pacific


After 31 days of docked operations at the International Space Station (ISS), SpaceX’s CRS-8 Dragon spacecraft completed the final aspect of its mission as astronauts aboard the Station unberthed…

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Third recovered Falcon 9 First Stage sails into Port Canaveral


Fresh from its unique three engine landing success, the Falcon 9 first stage (F9-0024-S1) has arrived back to the Florida coast from where it successfully launched the JCSAT-14…

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Falcon 9 launches with JCSAT-14 – lands another stage


Making its fourth flight of the year, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket has deployed the JCSAT-14 communications satellite Friday. The mission, which included another – and successful – experimental…

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SpaceX looks to future with new pad, USAF contract, and boost for Falcon


Following a banner week for what was once the new kid on the block, SpaceX has secured a coveted US Air Force launch contract in the same week…

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SpaceX completes static fire ahead of JCSAT-14 mission


SpaceX has completed a crucial static firing of their Falcon 9 rocket ahead of the upcoming mission to loft the JCSAT-14 satellite for the Tokyo-based SKY Perfect JSAT…

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SpaceX plans to debut Red Dragon with 2018 Mars mission


SpaceX has entered into an agreement with NASA for a Dragon mission to Mars, set to take place as early as 2018. Known as “Red Dragon”, the variant of…

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Falcon 9 booster preparing for reuse testing at KSC


The first stage of the SpaceX Falcon 9, that successfully helped launch the CRS-8 Dragon to the ISS prior to landing on a drone ship in the Atlantic,…

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Falcon 9 first stage sails into Port Canaveral atop ASDS – ahead of big plans


The Falcon 9 first stage that successfully landed on the deck of the Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) barge on Friday sailed into Port Canaveral early on Tuesday. Riding atop…

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ISS welcomes CRS-8 Dragon after flawless launch


For the first time in a year, the International Space Station has welcomed the arrival of a Dragon spacecraft from SpaceX following a flawless launch Friday afternoon from…