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News Archive / Tagged: Falcon 9

  • Gallery: SpaceX completes second flight in less than two weeks with AMOS-17

    Jason RhianAugust 6th, 2019

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket with the AMOS-17 spacecraft on Tuesday Aug. 6, 2019. The flight helped reiterate the company's ability to rapidly turn around and prepare for the next flight.

  • SpaceX breaks AMOS jinx with flight of AMOS-17

    Patrick AttwellAugust 6th, 2019

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — It can be said that SpaceX hasn’t had the best of luck when it comes to AMOS payloads. That unlucky streak was broken today with the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket and its passenger, the AMOS-17 spacecraft.

  • 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.

  • Suspect valve delays AMOS-17 launch

    Jason RhianAugust 1st, 2019

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- With several tropical disturbances bearing down on the Sunshine State, an issue with the AMOS-17 Falcon 9 has caused the satellite's launch to be delayed.

  • Challenges and triumphs mark TESS’ first year on orbit

    Joe LatrellJuly 30th, 2019

    NASA’S Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) recently celebrated one year of operational status with the discovery of one of the smallest exoplanets found to date. For those working on the project, its discoveries are just a small part of the mission's success.

  • Gallery: CRS-18 another check in the ‘Win Box’ for SpaceX

    Derek RichardsonJuly 25th, 2019

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket with the CRS-18 Dragon on the capsule's third flight to the International Space Station on Thursday, July 25. In many ways it marked a repeat performance for the NewSpace company.

  • NASA’s IXPE mission marks another win in SpaceX’s contract column

    Patrick AttwellJuly 9th, 2019

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- SpaceX keeps racking up contractual wins. The most recent to be announced was for a NASA mission, one that serves to demonstrate that the company's 74 Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy flights - has not gone unnoticed.

  • Going back to Cali! SpaceX launches RADARSAT for Canadian Space Agency

    Jason RhianJune 12th, 2019

    LOMPOC, Calif. -- SpaceX successfully completed the company's second launch of 2019 from Vandenberg Air Force Base's Space Launch Complex 4 East in California. Today's flight continues pushing the company's busy 2019 flight manifest.

  • ‘Flarewell’: Predictable Iridium flares nearing end

    Cullen DesforgesJune 3rd, 2019

    Professional and backyard astronomers alike have been observing predictable streaks, or flares, across the night sky for the better part of two decades.

  • 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.

  • 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.