News Archive / Tagged: EchoStar 23
Expendable Falcon 9 launches indispensable EchoStar 23Derek RichardsonMarch 16th, 2017
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Lighting up the Florida night skies, an expendable SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soared toward space with the EchoStar 23 satellite after lifting off from historic Launch Complex 39A. Liftoff took place at 2 a.m. EDT (06:00 GMT) March 16, 2017, some 25 minutes into a 2.5-hour long window.
Weather wins as SpaceX scrubs launch of Falcon 9 with EchoStar 23Derek RichardsonMarch 14th, 2017
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket remained firmly attached to the launch mount as the weather did not want to cooperate. Liftoff was targeted for the beginning of a 2.5-hour long launch window that opened at 1:34 a.m. EDT (05:34 GMT) March 14.
Live Show: Launch of Echostar XXIII on SpaceX Falcon 9Jason RhianMarch 14th, 2017
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX is set to launch the Echostar XXIII satellite from KSC's Launch Complex 39A – the first commercial payload to fly from the historic pad via the NewSpace firm's Falcon 9 rocket. The roughly two-and-a-half hour long launch window opens at 1:34 a.m. EDT (05:34 GMT). SFI Live will be broadcast from the SFI's headquarters at 1 a.m. EDT (05:00 GMT).
EchoStar 23 set for launch atop SpaceX Falcon 9 at KSCDerek RichardsonMarch 12th, 2017
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX is set to launch its second Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A. Liftoff is targeted for the beginning of a 2.5-hour long window that opens at 1:34 a.m. EDT (05:34 GMT) March 14, 2017.
Falcon 9 for Echostar 23 conducts static fire testJason RhianMarch 10th, 2017
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — On March 9, 2017, SpaceX successfully conducted a static fire test of the Hawthorne, California-based company's "Full Thrust" Falcon 9 rocket. This is the final milestone in advance of a planned launch set to take place Tuesday, March 14.
EchoStar 23 launch postponed to NET March 14Bart LeahyMarch 8th, 2017
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — SpaceX’s second Falcon 9 to fly out of Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) will likely lift off no earlier than March 14, 2017. This postponement could be the result of delays with the static fire test.
SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule to launch before EchoStar 23Derek RichardsonJanuary 30th, 2017
SpaceX has decided to switch the order of its next two Falcon 9 launches. The CRS-10 Dragon cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) will now launch ahead of the EchoStar 23 satellite.
Next SpaceX launch may be one of the last expendable F9 boostersJim SharkeyJanuary 28th, 2017
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — When SpaceX launches the EchoStar 23 satellite on Falcon 9 rocket, the company won't attempt to land the booster's first stage. The stage will consume too much fuel lifting the 12,125-pound (5,500-kilogram) satellite toward orbit to have enough in reserve for even an at-sea landing. Elon Musk stated as much in a tweet on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.