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News Archive / Tagged: SpX-5

  • Musk: Percentage on success of Falcon 9 first stage landing on ship – ‘made up’

    Scott JohnsonJanuary 9th, 2015

    Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) now intends to launch its next International Space Station (ISS) re-supply mission (CRS-5), from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s (CCAFS) Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40), no earlier than (NET) Saturday, Jan. 10, at 4:47 a.m. (EST). As of this writing, weather conditions at the launch site provide an 80 percent chance […]

  • Falcon 9 fizzles: No SpX-5 launch until Jan. 9

    Jason RhianJanuary 6th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — The fifth operational flight under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services (CRS ) contract, carried out by SpaceX, will have to wait just a little longer before taking off into the early-morning skies. This was caused by an issue with the thrust vector control system, an actuator drift on the Falcon 9 v1.1’s […]

  • Launch of SpaceX ‘SpX-5’ slips to no-earlier-than Jan. 6 – UPDATE

    Jason RhianDecember 17th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fl — Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX ) fifth contracted mission under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS ) initiative – might take a little longer to be given the green light for launch. A report appearing on has stated that due to issues surrounding the rocket’s static test fire that was attempted on […]

  • SpaceX to carry student experiment flown on doomed Orb-3 mission

    Jason RhianDecember 9th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP ) Yankee Clipper (II) payload will take to the skies on Dec. 16 atop a Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX ) Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket. This is not the first time that this experiment has been launched – it flew briefly this past October on a Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares […]

  • Launch of SpaceX’s CRS-5 mission slips to Dec. 16, images of landing ‘barge’ emerge

    Jason RhianNovember 22nd, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — The planned Dec.9, 2014 launch of a Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket and its Dragon spacecraft – has been delayed a week – to no-earlier-than Dec. 16, 2014. The cause for this delay appears to be related to the loss of an Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket and its Cygnus […]

  • Launch of SpaceX CRS-5 slips to no-earlier-than Dec. 9

    Jason RhianOctober 12th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — The next flight of one of Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX ) Dragon cargo vessels has been pushed back to no-earlier-than (NET) Dec. 9, 2014. SpaceX now plans to send the SpX-5 Dragon to orbit atop one of the company’s Falcon 9 v1.1 rockets from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) sometime on that date. The […]