News Archive / Tagged: SLC 40
SpaceX launches latest satellite for SiriusXM RadioCullen DesforgesDecember 13th, 2020
On Dec. 13, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, carrying the SXM-7 satellite to a geostationary transfer orbit.
SpaceX set to launch third GPS-III satellite, SV03Matt HaskellJune 30th, 2020
SpaceX is poised to launch the next satellite in the GPS-III series atop its proven Falcon 9 rocket on Tuesday, marking the newest launch of the new satellite constellation.
3 SkySat, 58 Starlink satellites fly during first SpaceX Rideshare launchCullen 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.
SpaceX to test sun visors on Starlink satellitesMatt 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 launchesMatt 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.
Spacecom’s faith in SpaceX remains solid in lead up to AMOS-17 launchJason RhianAugust 1st, 2019
CAPE CANAVERAL, FLa. -- SpaceX might be based out of California, but the NewSpace company is making its presence known in Florida. An upcoming flight could serve as a renewal of sorts for a relationship with one of the company's clients.
Gallery: CRS-18 another check in the ‘Win Box’ for SpaceXDerek 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.
Gallery: Delayed by mice chow, CRS-16 lifts offJason RhianDecember 7th, 2018
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- SpaceX launched the 16th mission it has under the $1.6 billion Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA at 1:16 p.m. EST (18:16 GMT) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC 40) on Dec. 5, 2018. The CRS-16 Dragon spacecraft was loaded with 5,673 pounds (2,573 kg) of supplies, equipment, and experiments for the Expedition 57 and 58 crews aboard the ISS. The mission had been scheduled to launch the day prior but moldy mice food caused the flight's delay. After it had completed its part of the flight the Falcon 9's first stage attempted to land at Canaveral's Landing Zone 1 - but failed and ended up in the Atlantic Ocean instead.
With mice well-fed, SpaceX’s CRS-16 mission blasts off but fails to stick landingMichael ColeDecember 5th, 2018
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla -- Partly cloudy skies along Florida's Space Coast provided a beautiful backdrop for the SpaceX launch of the CRS-16 resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). While a success, not everything went according to plan.
Rats! SpaceX CRS-16 mission slips again!Michael ColeDecember 4th, 2018
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- SpaceX has encountered more than its fair share of scrubs, but the one that pushed the planned flight of the CRS-16 mission back 24 hours - is a doozy.
SpaceX set to launch CRS-16 Dragon to ISSMichael ColeDecember 1st, 2018
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Elon Musk might not be Santa Claus, but the Expedition 57 crew on board the ISS might consider him to be after the CRS-16 Dragon spacecraft arrives.