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News Archive / Tagged: Falcon 9

  • Following schedule adjustment, Starlink now set to launch September 3

    Theresa CrossSeptember 1st, 2020

    SpaceX has officially shifted Tuesday’s planned launch of 60 Starlink internet satellites from pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Representatives from SpaceX wrote on Twitter, “Now targeting Thursday, September 3 at 8:46 a.m. EDT for launch of Starlink from Launch Complex 39A, pending Range acceptance — team is using additional time for […]

  • SpaceX launches first polar launch from Florida in 60 years

    Matt HaskellAugust 30th, 2020

    SpaceX has successfully launched the SAOCOM-1B satellite for the Argentinian Space Agency, CONAE – the first polar trajectory launch from Florida’s Space Coast in 60 years.

  • SpaceX aiming for first polar launch from Florida in 60 years

    Cullen DesforgesAugust 28th, 2020

    On August 30, SpaceX is planning to make another entry in the modern-day history books, flying a launch trajectory not seen from Florida’s Space Coast in over 60 years. The mission to launch the SAOCOM-1B payload into a sun-synchronous polar orbit is also part of a rare, two-launch day on the Eastern Range.

  • 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.

  • SpaceX set to launch its 100th Mission with Starlink and SkySat

    Cullen DesforgesAugust 18th, 2020

    SpaceX is on the cusp of launching its 100th mission, due to loft the eleventh batch of Starlink satellites on Tuesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, atop their Falcon 9 rocket.

  • 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.

  • SES awards launch contracts to ULA & SpaceX

    Matt HaskellAugust 7th, 2020

    SES has contracted both United Launch Alliance (ULA) and SpaceX to fly its newest four C-band satellites into orbit in 2022.

  • 3 SkySat, 58 Starlink satellites fly during first SpaceX Rideshare launch

    Cullen DesforgesJune 13th, 2020

    At 5:21 a.m. EDT, SpaceX’s ninth set of Starlink satellites departed Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40, flying with three SkySat satellites, part of the company’s first commercial ride share arrangement.

  • President Trump delivers remarks after Demo-2 launch

    Michael McCabeJune 6th, 2020

        President Donald J. Trump gave a speech inside of NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building after the successful launch of astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft.

  • The drought is over: NASA and SpaceX successfully launch Demo-2

    Cullen DesforgesMay 30th, 2020

    History has been made and an almost nine-year drought has ended. SpaceX has successfully launched its first crewed mission, marking the beginning of a new era in human spaceflight. The SpaceX Crew Dragon is now officially on her way to the International Space Station for the first time with humans on board.

  • SpaceX to test sun visors on Starlink satellites

    Matt HaskellMay 19th, 2020

    SpaceX will test sun visors on one of their Starlink satellites on their next launch, currently planned for early June.

  • 45th Space Wing preparing for back to back launches

    Matt HaskellMay 14th, 2020

    This weekend, the 45th Space wing at cape Canaveral Air Force Station is poised for a modern era record turnaround in launches, as it prepares to launch a United Launch Alliance Atlas V with the USSF-7 X-37B from LC-41 on Saturday, and a SpaceX Falcon 9 with Starlink satellites from LC-40 on Sunday.

  • SpaceX completes final testing milestone before first crewed launch

    Matt HaskellMay 3rd, 2020

    SpaceX successfully completed its 27th test of the Mark 3 Parachute for the Crew Dragon capsule, fulfilling the final testing requirement for NASA certification and review of the parachute system. The test comes following several successful milestones, including January’s in flight Abort test.

  • Booster B1051 in port following Starlink-6 flight

    Theresa CrossApril 26th, 2020

    Booster B1051.4 returned to Port Canaveral on April 26, sailing into port slightly delayed relative to previous returns but looking good on the deck of the autonomous drone ship, Of Course I Still Love You (OCISLY).

  • Successful launch, landing for SpaceX Starlink-6 mission

    Theresa CrossApril 23rd, 2020

    SpaceX successfully launched their next 60 Starlink satellites, lifting off at 3:30pm (EDT) on April 22 from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex (LC-) 39A.