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News Archive / Tagged: Space Launch Complex 40

  • 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.

  • May the 4th be with you: SpaceX CRS-17 Dragon launches to ISS

    Joe LatrellMay 4th, 2019

    Supplies are on their way to the International Space Station after SpaceX successfully launched its CRS-17 Dragon cargo resupply mission to the outpost.

  • CRS-17 Dragon mission scrubbed, teams to try again May 4

    Derek RichardsonMay 3rd, 2019

    SpaceX’s early-morning launch of its CRS-17 Dragon cargo resupply spacecraft was called off because of several technical issues.

  • Dragon to send science, supplies to ISS in early-morning launch

    Joe LatrellApril 29th, 2019

    SpaceX is set for another cargo Dragon flight to the International Space Station, sending food, supplies and experiments slated for Expeditions 59 and 60.

  • Gallery: SpaceX lights up night sky with PSN 6 launch

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 22nd, 2019

    SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket propelled three passengers toward geostationary transfer orbit, including a private lunar lander.

  • SpaceX completes 2nd mission of 2019 with launch of GTO rideshare

    Curt GodwinFebruary 21st, 2019

    SpaceX launched the Indonesian Nusantara Satu (also known as PSN 6) telecommunications satellite along with SpaceIL's private Beresheet lunar lander.

  • Finally! GPS III mission caps busy year for SpaceX

    Jason RhianDecember 23rd, 2018

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX has completed 21 missions in 2018, a rate of launch that has surpassed what some state-run agencies have accomplished this year. The last on its 2018 manifest was a payload for the United States Air Force, one that had weathered numerous delays this past week.

  • A day of scrubs: No flights today for SpaceX, Blue Origin, Arianespace or ULA – UPDATE

    Jason RhianDecember 18th, 2018

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Today wasn't the most productive for Arianespace, SpaceX, Blue Origin or ULA. Attempts to launch four missions all ended with the rockets and their payloads safe - but on the ground.

  • Navigating politics, SpaceX’s successes attract executive-level attention

    Jason RhianDecember 17th, 2018

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- It looks like SpaceX will have its latest scheduled launch, that of the GPS III navigational satellite, attended by a politician who has shown great interest in U.S. space efforts.

  • Gallery: Delayed by mice chow, CRS-16 lifts off

    Jason 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.