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News Archive / Tagged: Port Canaveral

  • ‘A Shortfall of Gravitas’ arrives in Port Canaveral

    Theresa CrossJuly 18th, 2021

    On July 15, SpaceX’s newest drone ship, “A Shortfall of Gravitas,” made its way into Port Canaveral on Florida’s Space Coast.

  • Booster B1051 welcomed home for a sixth time

    Sean CostelloOctober 21st, 2020

    The Falcon 9 first stage booster used to lift the most recent batch of Starlink satellites has entered Port Canaveral, arriving in the early morning light of October 21, 2020.

  • 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).

  • Processing of Starlink 2 booster underway, following return to Port Canaveral

    Theresa CrossJanuary 11th, 2020

    SpaceX's B1049.4 returned to Port Canaveral January 9, 2020 after the completion of its fourth flown mission delivering the third set of Starlink satellites into low-Earth-orbit (LEO). This is Spacex’s first launch supported by the newly-created U.S. Space Force and its forty-eighth successful booster recovery.

  • Starliner ‘at-sea’ crew rescue training exercise performed

    Derek RichardsonApril 24th, 2019

    NASA and the Department of Defense conducted a search and rescue training exercise for Boeing's Starliner spacecraft at the Army Wharf in Port Canaveral.

  • Remains of Falcon Heavy center core returned to port

    Derek RichardsonApril 18th, 2019

    A week after launching, what remains of the Falcon Heavy center core that toppled over because of rough seas has been returned to port.

  • No booster for you! Falcon Heavy core stage topples over in rough seas

    Jason RhianApril 15th, 2019

    A tweet made by Tim "The Everyday Astronaut" Dodd reported that the core booster of the Falcon Heavy rocket that launched April 11 has been lost to the sea.

  • 1st stage used for Crew Dragon launch returns to Port Canaveral

    Derek RichardsonMarch 5th, 2019

    The first stage of the Falcon 9 used for the historic Crew Dragon launch returned to port just three days after landing on a drone ship in the Atlantic.

  • Webb project scientist speaks at NSCFC luncheon

    Michael McCabeJuly 12th, 2017

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — On Tuesday, July 11, the National Space Club Florida Committee held its monthly luncheon at the Radisson Resort in Port Canaveral. Each month members of the group meet and invite a keynote invitee to showcase a certain aspect or particular project in the aerospace industry.

  • Twice-launched Falcon 9 first stage returned to Port Canaveral

    Bart LeahyApril 4th, 2017

    PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — Just before 7 a.m. EDT (11:00 GMT) Tuesday, April 4, 2017, SpaceX’s Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship "Of Course I Still Love You" entered the port carrying the first successfully reflown first stage of an orbital-class rocket, the Falcon 9.

  • SpaceX expands Space Coast footprint with long-term lease at Port Canaveral

    Curt GodwinMarch 24th, 2017

    After occupying a 52,000-square-foot (4,831-square-meter) facility on a month-to-month lease since August 2016, SpaceX has made a long-term commitment to the former SpaceHab property at Port Canaveral.

  • SpaceX eyeing facility for reused Falcon 9 stages

    Bart LeahyAugust 24th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Port Canaveral’s Chief Executive Officer John Murray told Florida Today that SpaceX will be moving some of its operations to the Florida Space Coast. The plans include leasing a building that once housed Spacehab and building a new building next door to that site to support the refurbishment of the rocket stages they are landing at Cape Canaveral.

  • SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage arrives in Port Canaveral

    Jim SharkeyAugust 20th, 2016

    The first stage of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that successfully launched the Japanese JCSAT-16 satellite into orbit on Aug. 14 was brought into Port Canaveral on Wednesday, Aug. 18 aboard the Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) Of Course I Still Love You.

  • CRS-9 pushed back two days; Port Canaveral mulls new wharfage fees

    Derek RichardsonJune 23rd, 2016

    The next launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket has been pushed back by two days to July 18. The mission is set to launch the next Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station (ISS). Also this week, Port Canaveral recently proposed a new wharfage fee for large aerospace item moving across the Canaveral docks.

  • ‘Poyekhali!’: SpaceX Falcon 9 FT first stage returns to Port Canaveral

    Jason RhianApril 12th, 2016

    PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — It is (if SpaceX has anything to say about it) the first of big things to come. In the early morning hours of April 12, 2016, the first stage of the Falcon 9 (FT) pulled into Florida's Port Canaveral and the NewSpace firm went right to work in preparing to offload it from the "Of Course I Still Love You" ASDS.