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  • SpaceX hangar hosts four recovered Falcon 9 boosters

    Larry KlaesJune 8th, 2016

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — A recent SpaceX photo showed four of the company's recovered Falcon 9 first stage cores inside the company's Horizontal Integration Facility (HIF) at KSC's Launch Complex 39A. The image comes at a time when representatives with SpaceX have revealed when they might attempt to re-fly one of the stages.

  • Photo Gallery: SpaceX Launches Thaicom 8

    Mike DeepMay 28th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX successfully launched the Thaicom 8 telecommunications satellite atop a “Full Thrust” Falcon 9 on Friday, May 27. Spaceflight Insider was on-site to capture photos of the Falcon 9 from both the press viewing site and from the launch pad itself using our fleet of remote cameras. Click any image to […]

  • SpaceX launches Thaicom 8, lands Falcon 9 first stage

    Derek RichardsonMay 27th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket soared into a near-perfect sky on May 27 at Cape Canaveral, lofting with it the Thaicom 8 communications satellite. Less than 10 minutes later, the first stage of the booster landed downrange on a drone ship—the third successful sea landing and fourth overall.

  • SpaceX Falcon 9 launch scrubbed due to ‘tiny glitch’

    Derek RichardsonMay 26th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX scrubbed the launch of Thaicom 8 atop a Falcon 9 rocket today, May 27, due to what the company founder, Elon Musk, called a "tiny glitch". The company will try again tomorrow (Friday) at the same time—5:40 p.m. EDT (21:40 GMT).

  • SFI Live: Launch coverage of SpaceX ‘Full Thrust’ Falcon 9 with Thaicom 8

    Jason RhianMay 26th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX is preparing to launch a "Full Thrust" rocket from Cape Canaveral's Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida. The payload for this flight will be the Thaicom 8 telecommunications satellite produced by Orbital ATK. SFI's live webcast will begin at 5:10 p.m. EDT.

  • SpaceX eyeing Thursday afternoon launch, landing of Falcon 9 with Thaicom 8

    Jason RhianMay 23rd, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The rate of Space Exploration Technologies Corp., (SpaceX) launches is set to accelerate with the planned flight of one of the NewSpace firm's Falcon 9 rockets on Thursday, May 26. The Hawthorne, California-based company has one hour and 40 minutes in which to get the rocket and its precious cargo off the pad – and into the sky.

  • Thaicom 8 communications satellite delivered to Cape Canaveral

    Larry KlaesMay 4th, 2016

    Thaicom PLC is now one step closer to strengthening their space-based broadcast and data services for customers throughout the Eastern Hemisphere with the arrival of the company's latest commercial communications satellite, Thaicom 8 – scheduled for launch sometime in June atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.