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News Archive / Tagged: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

  • ULA Delta IV with GPS III SV02 launch delayed

    Jason RhianJuly 17th, 2019

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The flight of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Medium+ (4,2) rocket tasked with sending the GPS III SV02 satellite to orbit has been delayed.

  • SpaceX reveals cause of Crew Dragon explosion

    Jason RhianJuly 15th, 2019

    SpaceX held a test of the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft on April 20, 2019 which ended with an explosion at the NewSpace firm's Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral in Florida. Today, SpaceX released what it believes to have caused the accident during a briefing earlier this afternoon.

  • Anomaly pushes Atlas launch back again

    Jason RhianJuly 11th, 2019

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla -- The launch of a ULA Atlas V rocket with the fifth AEHF satellite will have to wait a little longer before its flight.

  • Mars 2020 rover get rock-zapping SuperCam

    Jim SharkeyJuly 4th, 2019

    With its scheduled launch date just over a year away, work on NASA's Mars 2020 rover continues apace. In recent weeks, the rover has received MastCam-Z, its legs and wheels and its main robotic arm. and now one of the "big guns" of its scientific suite has been added to the rover.

  • Gallery: Ascent Abort 2 paves way for Artemis lunar program

    Jason RhianJuly 2nd, 2019

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- During a test that lasted about three-minutes, called Ascent Abort-2, a test article of the Orion spacecraft was launched at 7 a.m. EDT (11:00 GMT) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 46 in Florida. A modified Northrop Grumman Peacekeeper missile procured through the U.S. Air Force was used to help demonstrate that the capsule's crew abort system would perform as designed in the event of an emergency encountered on ascent.

  • AA-2 test next step in NASA’s long-lived Orion testing program

    Jason RhianJuly 2nd, 2019

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Should NASA's Orion spacecraft encounter a problem when it is used to send astronauts to the Moon one day, the system tasked with keeping them safe has proven it can do so. The test was dubbed - Ascent Abort 2.

  • If it’s Boeing (space) – it’s going to Florida

    Jason RhianJune 19th, 2019

    TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- After the end of the Shuttle Program it appeared space operations at the Cape might be on the downturn. Appearances can be deceiving however. Boeing, the largest aerospace company in the world - is moving some of its operations to the Sunshine State.

  • Stacking underway for next Atlas V launch

    Derek RichardsonMay 28th, 2019

    United Launch Alliance has begun assembling the Atlas V rocket that will be used to orbit the U.S. Air Force’s next advanced communications satellite.

  • Gallery: SpaceX begins launching its Starlink constellation

    Derek RichardsonMay 24th, 2019

    In the black of night, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 60 Starlink spacecraft to begin its satellite internet mega constellation.

  • SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites

    Derek RichardsonMay 24th, 2019

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX made history again by launching the first 60 satellites of its Starlink satellite internet mega constellation.

  • Vulcan clears final review, could fly as early as 2021

    Jason RhianMay 22nd, 2019

    United Launch Alliance, along with the United States Air Force, has cleared the company's new Vulcan rocket to continue its journey toward flight.

  • Starlink launch scrubbed again

    Derek RichardsonMay 16th, 2019

    For the second day in a row, SpaceX has called off the launch of its Falcon 9 rocket with the first 60 Starlink satellites.

  • High winds force scrub of 1st SpaceX Starlink mission

    Derek RichardsonMay 15th, 2019

    SpaceX's first batch of Starlink satellites need to wait another 24 hours before taking flight due to "excess upper level winds."

  • SpaceX targeting May 15 to launch 60 Starlink satellites

    Derek RichardsonMay 14th, 2019

    A week after confirming it was ready to launch “dozens” of Starlink satellites, SpaceX test fired the Falcon 9 it plans to use for the Starlink-1 mission.

  • SpaceX to launch Starlink satellites as early as next week

    Derek RichardsonMay 8th, 2019

    At a conference in Washington D.C., a SpaceX executive said the first dedicated launch of Starlink satellites is scheduled to fly as early as May 15.