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  • AMOS-17 flight atop SpaceX Falcon 9 delayed indefinitely

    Jason RhianAugust 4th, 2019

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The flight of Spacecom's AMOS-17 telecommunications satellite has been postponed indefinitely according to a tweet posted by the Air Force Space Command on Aug. 3. This delay comes shortly after SpaceX, the launch service provider, had announced an issue with the rocket and the need for additional testing.

  • Cape Canaveral prepares for Hurricane Irma

    Paul KnightlySeptember 7th, 2017

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — While Hurricane Irma continues to aim at Florida, it is not expected to have any significant impact on the Sept. 7, 2017, launch attempt of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the U.S. military's reusable X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle. However, it will eventually affect operations on the Space Coast regardless of whether the OTV-5 mission gets underway on time.

  • Automated flight safety improving space access

    Bart LeahyMarch 2nd, 2017

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — After supporting over 3,500 launches in the past 70 years, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) faces a busy 2017. With a scheduled flight manifest of some 30 launches, the Eastern Range is changing the way it handles flight safety to satisfy a wider array of customers.

  • CCAFS heavily damaged by Hurricane Matthew

    Jason RhianOctober 8th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — With Hurricane Matthew moving on, residents in and along Florida's Space Coast are getting the first sense of the havoc that the storm wrought. Perhaps some of the more dramatic imagery has come from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station where an iconic landmark appears to have been destroyed.

  • Cape Canaveral prepares for Hurricane Matthew

    Bart LeahyOctober 4th, 2016

    As Hurricane Matthew moves toward the Bahamas, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s (CCAFS) 45th Space Wing is putting itself under Hurricane Condition III (HURCON III). This means CCAFS is curtailing its operations, as it expects surface winds exceeding 58 miles per hour (93 kilometers per hour) within 72 hours.

  • Gripping details emerge of 45th Space Wing’s response to SpaceX explosion

    Curt GodwinSeptember 13th, 2016

    A recent post by the 45th Space Wing highlights the dangerous nature of spaceflight, that NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission was in jeopardy, and that – when it comes to rockets – nothing is routine.

  • NASA, US Air Force issue statements regarding SpaceX Falcon 9 accident

    Jason RhianSeptember 2nd, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Two of SpaceX's primary customers issued statements shortly after the Hawthorne, California-based company's Falcon 9 rocket exploded at 9:07 a.m. EDT (13:07 GMT). The resulting explosion caused the complete loss of both the rocket and the Amos-6 satellite it carried.

  • Patrick AFB hangar fire suppression system activated

    Britt RawcliffeSeptember 16th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — At 10 a.m. EDT (14:00 GMT) this morning, the fire suppression system activated in one of the hangars belonging to the 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida. All personnel were evacuated immediately and no one was injured during the incident.

  • 45th Space Wing unveils Multi Vehicle Launch Support Center

    SpaceFlight InsiderMarch 5th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla, — The U.S. Air Force’s 45th Space Wing officially opened the Multi Vehicle Launch Support Center (MVLSC) during a countdown ceremony today at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) Headquarters Building. The center provides room for up to 60 people to monitor a launch from and the subsequent first stage landing […]

  • 45th Space Wing releases official word on fire that caused launch delays

    Jason RhianMarch 28th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — SpaceFlight Insider reached out to the 45th Space Wing in an effort to find out more about the fire which saw the launches of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Falcon 9 as well as a SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket. The two launches had been scheduled to take place on March […]