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  • Falcon 9 static fire conducted ahead of JCSAT-16 mission

    Derek RichardsonAugust 11th, 2016

    SpaceX performed their customary static fire test of the Falcon 9 that will be used to loft the JCSAT-16 satellite into orbit. According to US Launch Report, the approximately three-second firing took place around 11 p.m. EDT August 10 (03:00 GMT Aug. 11) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 40.

  • SpaceX tests Falcon 9 ‘life leader’ at McGregor

    Derek RichardsonJuly 29th, 2016

    The Falcon 9 core that helped propel the JCSAT-14 satellite toward orbit before landing downrange on a landing platform has undergone a full-duration test firing. According to NASASpaceflight, the stage was taken to SpaceX's test facility in McGregor, Texas, as part of the NewSpace firm’s evaluation of the rocket.

  • SpaceX reveals new 3-camera view of JCSAT-14 F9 landing

    Jason RhianMay 10th, 2016

    PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — The first stage of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that delivered the Japanese JCSAT-14 telecommunications satellite to orbit has arrived back in Port Canaveral, Florida, on Monday, May 9, at roughly 10:30 p.m. EDT (02:30 GMT on Tuesday, May 10). To herald the rocket's arrival the Hawthorne, California-based company released a stunning video of the rocket's first stage touching down on the Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS).

  • JCSAT-14 Falcon 9 first stage returns to Port Canaveral

    Derek RichardsonMay 10th, 2016

    The SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage that rocketed skyward last Friday, and successfully landed on SpaceX’s drone ship some 400 miles off-shore, has arrived back at Port Canaveral. The booster and ship, accompanied by tugboats, pulled into the port just before 11 p.m. EDT Monday night (03:00 GMT Tuesday morning).

  • Japanese JCSAT-14 mission marks third successful landing for SpaceX Falcon 9

    Jason RhianMay 6th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — On Friday, May 6, SpaceX's Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket turned the dark of night into day with its nine Merlin 1D engines lighting up the skies. SpaceX's 24th mission launched at 1:21 a.m. EDT (05:21 GMT) – racking up another win for the company's efforts to reuse portions of their rockets.

  • JCSAT-14 launch on SpaceX Falcon 9 delayed due to weather

    Jason RhianMay 4th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with its payload of the JCSAT-14 telecommunications satellite has been delayed 24 hours due to inclement weather. Thunderstorms, with their associated heavy wind and rains, blew across Central Florida in the morning hours and took up residence across the Sunshine State forcing the delay.

  • JCSAT-14 mission set for Thursday morning flight on SpaceX Falcon 9

    Jason RhianMay 3rd, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is getting ready to conduct its second commercial satellite launch of the year with the flight of the JCSAT-14 mission currently slated to take place in the early morning hours of Thursday, May 5.

  • SpaceX hoping to repeat ocean-landing with May 3 launch

    Jason RhianApril 24th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX is hoping for a repeat performance of the landing success that it achieved on April 8, 2016. Although the 45th Space Wing, who manage the Eastern Range, have stated no official launch date has been announced, an attempt could be made to launch the JCSAT-14 satellite as early as May 3.