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  • Insider Exclusive: Video of SpaceX Falcon 9 launch with TurkmenAlem satellite

    Jason RhianApril 28th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Prior to Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX ) successful launch of a Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket with its payload of the first Turkmenistan satellite, TurkmenAlem52E/MonacoSAT, the media was escorted out to Cape Canaveral Air force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40. Their reason for the trip – was to place remote cameras to record the […]

  • SpaceX conducts Static Fire test in lead up to TurkmenAlem launch

    Jason RhianApril 22nd, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX ) has successfully completed a Static Fire test of the company’s Falcon 9 v1.1 launch vehicle that has been tasked with sending the TurkmenistanSat or TürkmenÄlem satellite to orbit. The test took place on Wednesday, April 22, at the company’s launch site at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex […]

  • UPDATE: No SpaceX Falcon 9 launches until April

    Jason RhianMarch 18th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Reports appearing on NASASpaceFlight, Twitter, and elsewhere have noted that SpaceX has discovered issues revolving around the helium tank used for pressurization in both the first and second stages of the Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket, which has been tapped to ferry the TürkmenÄlem communications satellite aloft. Some reports suggest the TürkmenÄlem booster was the one with […]

  • SpaceX Falcon 9 launch with TürkmenÄlem comm sat delayed

    Jason RhianMarch 17th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — It appears that the launch of the TürkmenÄlem communications satellite might have to wait a week longer before being launched atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket. Unconfirmed reports have stated that an issue with the launch vehicle prevented the static test fire, the last milestone before the booster hoists its payload […]