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Falcon 9 launches with CRS-11 Dragon on 100th 39A launch


SpaceX launched its first re-used Dragon spacecraft aboard a Falcon 9 on Saturday, beginning the CRS-11 resupply mission to the International Space Station. The first attempt was scrubbed…

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SpaceX debuts Falcon 9 launch from 39A with CRS-10 Dragon mission


SpaceX has conducted its first launch from the Kennedy Space Center since the end of the Space Shuttle program, with a Falcon 9 flying from the historic Launch…

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Falcon 9 conducts static fire test on 39A ahead of CRS-10 launch


A moment nearly six years in the making.  Fire and flame returned to the historic LC-39A launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center as SpaceX conducted the static…

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Dragon pulls rank as LC-39A readiness realigns SpaceX manifest


SpaceX has officially announced a mission swap, resulting in the Falcon 9 launch of the CRS-10 Dragon to the International Space Station (ISS) becoming the first mission to…

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SpaceX looks to historic Pad 39A for Falcon 9 flight operations


Following the loss of its Falcon 9 rocket during a static fire test, SpaceX is deep into a failure investigation process, which includes an assessment of the damage…

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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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SpaceX conducts test rollout for 39A Transporter/Erector


SpaceX has conducted a rollout of its giant Transporter/Erector strongback system at the Kennedy Space Center’s Pad 39A. The test rollout – from the company’s newly constructed Horizontal…

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Falcon Heavy into production as Pad 39A HIF rises out of the ground


SpaceX’s new rocket system, the Falcon Heavy, is continuing preparations for her 2015 debut, with work taking place around the country. Modifications to Pad 39A at Kennedy Space…

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Pad 39A – SpaceX laying the groundwork for Falcon Heavy debut


SpaceX has confirmed it is now into the construction phase of converting Kennedy Space Center’s Pad 39A for its Falcon Heavy debut, with a large amount of work…

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SpaceX enter negotiations to breathe new life into Pad 39A


Launch Pad 39A – vacated since the end of the Space Shuttle Program (SSP) – took a step towards welcoming new vehicles to its flame trench, following the…

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From Atlas V to Falcon XX – Commercial suitors wanted for Pad 39A


The mothballed Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) began looking towards the future on Friday, after NASA issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) from the commercial…

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STS-134: Payload arrives at 39A – Managers aiming to avoid countdown drama


Endeavour’s highly advanced payload arrived at Pad 39A on Monday evening, as STS-134 continues to track the April 19 launch date target with several contingency days to spare….

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STS-134: Endeavour rolls out to Pad 39A for the final time


Just a day after the fleet leader, Discovery, landed at the nearby Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) to end her career, the youngest orbiter of the fleet headed out…

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STS-133 rolls out to 39A – Managers call for ET-122 radius block installation


Discovery has completed her journey back out to Pad 39A with her modified External Tank (ET-137), with first motion at 8pm local on Monday evening, following an issue-free…

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STS-133: Discovery arrives at Pad 39A – ET-122 to ship on Tuesday


In what is highly likely to be her final rollout, Discovery – as the STS-133 stack – departed from the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) Monday evening (7:23pm local…

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Atlantis arrives at Pad 39A – still tracking May 14 launch target


STS-132’s weather-delayed rollout to Pad 39A began at 23:31 local time on Wednesday, following three cancelled attempts to roll Atlantis out on what is currently her final trip…

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STS-131: Discovery rolls out to Pad 39A – ET repaired following bird vandalism


Discovery has rolled out of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) just after midnight on Wednesday morning in preparation for her April 5 STS-131 launch date. With rollover to Pad 39A…

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Endeavour Arrives at Pad 39A; STS-129 IFA Review Promotes STS-130 FRRs


Endeavour has completed her 3.5-mile journey to Launch Pad 39A from the VAB ahead of her targeted February 7 launch date on the STS-130 mission. Meanwhile, managers and…

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Atlantis arrives at Pad 39A – FRR to be aided by clean STS-128 mission


The STS-129 stack has completed rollout from the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) to Pad 39A Wednesday, ahead of the Flight Readiness Review (FRR) season – which begins with…

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STS-127 ends replanned EVA-5; Pad 39A ready to support Discovery


STS-127 has concluded it’s fifth and final EVA, following the pacy completion of EVA-5’s tasks.  Meanwhile, at Launch Pad 39A, engineers have completed turnaround procedures to prepare the…