Posts Tagged ‘SpaceX’

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SpaceX Falcon 9 in flawless Inmarsat-5 F4 launch


SpaceX conducted its sixth launch of the year Monday, with a Falcon 9 rocket deploying the Inmarsat-5 F4 communications satellite. Liftoff, from the Kennedy Space Center, was on…

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Falcon 9 conducts Static Fire test ahead of Inmarsat 5 F4 mission


SpaceX has demonstrated for a second time just how short a turnaround it can accomplish at LC-39A with Thursday’s static fire of the Falcon 9 that is set…

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SpaceX improving launch cadence, testing new goals


Following the launch of the NROL-76 spacecraft on Monday – which also included a successful Second Stage extended coast test – SpaceX is already deep into preparations to…

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SpaceX Falcon 9 launches first NRO mission with NROL-76


SpaceX conducted its first dedicated launch for the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) on Monday, with a Falcon 9 carrying out the NROL-76 mission. Liftoff from the Kennedy…

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SpaceX Static Fire spy sat rocket and prepare to test Falcon Heavy core


SpaceX is Static Fire testing in two regions of the United States this week, both of which will advance the company’s profile in the launch industry. A Falcon…

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Falcon Heavy build up begins; SLC-40 pad rebuild progressing well


As SpaceX continues to make excellent progress on rebuilding SLC-40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the company has achieved a major milestone toward the debut of…

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SpaceX opens new era for spaceflight with successful core stage reuse


For SpaceX and its founder Elon Musk, it was a day 15 years in the making.  The accomplishment Thursday evening of launching a flight-proven Falcon 9 core stage…

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SpaceX conducts historic Falcon 9 re-flight with SES-10 – Lands booster again


SpaceX took a step into the future Thursday as it reused – for the first time – a recovered first stage of a previously-flown Falcon 9 rocket. Thursday’s…

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SES-10 F9 static fire – SpaceX for history books & first core stage re-flight


In what is anticipated to be the first of many such occasions, SpaceX has conducted the all-important static fire on Monday of the first stage of the Falcon…

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Air Force reveals plan for up to 48 launches per year from Cape Canaveral


Following the successful launch of a Delta IV rocket with the WGS-9 satellite Saturday night, Brigadier General Wayne R. Monteith and Major General David D. Thompson of the…

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CRS-10 Dragon completes homecoming to conclude successful ISS mission


The latest SpaceX Dragon spacecraft concluded her mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Unberthing of the CRS-10 Dragon from the orbital outpost on Sunday began the critical…

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SpaceX launches expendable Falcon 9 with EchoStar 23


SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket has conducted its third flight of the year on Thursday, following a scrub due to high winds on Tuesday. The launch carried a commercial…

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SpaceX science – Dragon delivers experiments for busy science period


SpaceX’s CRS-10 resupply mission has enjoyed a smooth period following its somewhat eventful berthing to the Station last month.  In the two weeks since the cargo craft arrived…

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SpaceX to fly two private individuals on a Dragon 2 lunar mission


In a hastily arranged announcement, Elon Musk has revealed a plan to launch a Dragon 2 spacecraft on a circumlunar mission, with two paying customers. The launch, which will…

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CRS-10 Dragon completes rendezvous and berthing with Station


After lifting off from historic LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center, FL, on Sunday morning, SpaceX’s Dragon capsule for the SpX-10/CRS-10 mission has successfully completed rendezvous and berthing…

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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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Fiery farewell for Progress as ISS prepares for new arrivals


The International Space Station (ISS) crew are busy preparing for new Visiting Vehicles, as one departed this week. The Russian Progress MS-03/64P resupply provided a stunning farewell as…

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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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Landed Falcon 9 booster sails into Los Angeles


For the first time on the West Coast, a recovered Falcon 9 first stage has made it back to port, intact. Following its role with the successful launch…