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  • SpaceX awarded contract by SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation

    Jason RhianJanuary 11th, 2014

    Hawthorne, California-based Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) announced today that, Jan. 10, that it has been awarded a contract by SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation based in Japan to launch the JCSAT-14 communications satellite. Much like the past two missions, SES-8 and Thaicom 6, JCSAT-14 will be delivered to a geostationary transfer orbit on top of one of […]

  • SpaceFlight Insider Photo Spectacular: Lords of Light & Dark – SpaceX, Falcon 9 v1.1 & Thaicom 6

    Jason RhianJanuary 8th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — It was the night before a launch – this is not a time of peace or quiet, but rather one of frantic scrambling, trying to get things in order before the “Big Day.” Unfortunately for myself and the rest of “Team Canaveral” – things were about to get a lot more […]

  • Photos: Always leave em’ wanting more – Launch of Falcon 9 v1.1 with SES-8

    Jason RhianDecember 4th, 2013

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — The Falcon 9 v1.1 cast a long shadow across Cape Canaveral Air Force Station this past week. Liftoff took place at 5:41 p.m. EST at the Cape’s historic Launch Complex 40. With it, comes the usual imagery of fury unleashed as rocket delivers its charge, in this case the SES-8 communications satellite – […]

  • Lucky number 7: SES-8 launches atop new version of Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral

    Jason RhianDecember 3rd, 2013

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — You can’t argue with success. That simple statement should be SpaceX’s motto. Today, December, 3, the Hawthorne, Calif., based aerospace firm launched the second of its Falcon 9 v1.1 rockets with the SES-8 communications satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s (CCAFS) Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) located in Florida. This was […]

  • SpaceX poised for inaugural Cape launch of new Falcon 9 rocket

    Jason RhianNovember 30th, 2013

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – Hawthorne, Calif., based Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is  preparing for the first flight of the Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket from the Cape’s Space Launch Complex 41 in Florida. Liftoff is currently set to take place on Monday, Dec. 2. The exact time of when the launch window will open has yet […]

  • No Thanksgiving treat for SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 with SES-8 – UPDATE

    Jason RhianNovember 28th, 2013

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — The Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) Falcon 9 v1.1 will have to wait for another day as technical issues had their way and the F9 stayed on the pad. As the media watched from an adjacent causeway, the F9 briefly flared to life, eliciting a brief roar which soon sputtered into silence. […]

  • No launch tonight for SES-8 on Falcon 9 v1.1

    Jason RhianNovember 25th, 2013

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — As the holds began to pile up, SpaceX decided discretion was the better part of valor and stood down attempts to launch the SES-8 communications satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida. Although windy and cold – weather was not the issue. Rather, technical issues […]