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News Archive / Tagged: Cape Canaveral

  • ‘A Shortfall of Gravitas’ added to SpaceX’s rocket recovery fleet

    Theresa CrossJuly 12th, 2021

    SpaceX is adding a third autonomous spaceport drone ship to its fleet. "A Shortfall of Gravitas" has left Port Fourchon, Louisiana, to begin sea trials before heading to the Space Coast.

  • SpaceX successfully launches Booster for the sixth time

    Theresa CrossAugust 18th, 2020

    On August 18 at 10:31 a.m. EDT, SpaceX successfully launched the latest batch of 58 corporate satellites from Cape Canaveral Florida, destined to become part of their growing Starlink constellation.

  • Fourth GPS satellite arrives safely in Florida

    Cullen DesforgesAugust 10th, 2020

    On July 14, the fourth satellite in the Global Positioning System III (GPS III) system arrived at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, for processing in preparation of its launch in September.

  • SpaceX successfully launches fourth batch of Starlink satellites

    Theresa CrossJanuary 29th, 2020

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX launched their fourth batch of approximately 60 satellites for the Starlink broadband network at 9:06am EDT, January 29, after carefully “evaluating extreme weather in the recovery area,” according to SpaceX.

  • Company that will print 3D rockets approved to use Cape Canaveral launch facility

    Laurel KornfeldJanuary 20th, 2019

    Relativity Space has received approval from the U.S. Air Force to use Cape Canaveral's Launch Complex 16 for the construction of its own launch facilities.

  • SpaceX continued to set records in 2018

    Curt GodwinDecember 31st, 2018

    With 2017 seeing SpaceX set a company record of 18 launches in a single year, the California-based launch provider looked to 2018 to build on that success.

  • SpaceX prepping Falcon 9 to launch SES-12 mission

    Jim SiegelMay 28th, 2018

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Following the successful launch of a communications satellite on May 11, 2018, from Kennedy Space Center SLC-39A,  SpaceX is scheduled to launch another communications satellite from Florida on May 31, 2018, this time from nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's SLC-40.  The customer is SES, a giant European communications conglomerate.  If everything goes as planned, this will be the sixth launch of an SES satellite by SpaceX.