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Postponed: SpaceX to launch super secret ‘Zuma’ payload

SpaceX Falcon 9 Echostar 105 SES-11

Update 11/17/17: The launch will be rescheduled for some future date.  Update 11/16/17: SpaceX has scrubbed Thursday night’s launch while they review the results of a fairing test. There are backup launch windows Friday at 8 p.m. EST and Saturday at 1 p.m. EST but a go decision has not yet been made for either window. Update 11/17/17: The mission ...

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Watch: SpaceX Launches Koreasat-5A on Falcon 9 Rocket

Falcon 9 launch Koreasat-5A SpaceX

SpaceX launched Koreasat-5A from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida on Monday, October 30 at 3:34 p.m. EDT, or 19:34 UTC. Koreasat is a communications satellite operated by KT-Sat, South Koreas sole satellite provider. It contains 36 Ku-band transceivers and will provide coverage for southeast Asia and the Middle-East.The satellite was deployed into a geostationary orbit approximately ...

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SpaceX Launches Second Falcon 9 in a Week [Live Stream]

SpaceX Falcon 9 Echostar 105 SES-11

SpaceX launches another Falcon 9 rocket Wednesday evening just 2 days after another successful launch. This launch will launch from the Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 49A in Florida to put the Echostar 105/SES-11 satellite into low Earth orbit. Falcon 9’s first stage for the EchoStar 105/SES-11 mission previously supported SpaceX’s 10th resupply mission to the International Space Station (CRS-10) ...

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SpaceX Launched 10 Satellites Monday [Video and Images]

SpaceX launch Iridium-3 10-9-17

SpaceX, a private aerospace manufacturer and transport service, launched another payload into low Earth orbit Monday morning using a Falcon 9 rocket. Ten Iridium Next satellites, numbers 21 thru 30, represent the third such launch for the SpaceX/Iridium partnership as the satellite communication company looks to build its next-generation constellation for voice and data. The Falcon 9 spacecraft lifted off on ...

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SpaceX to Launch and Land Two Falcon 9 Rockets Next Week

Falcon 9 FORMOSAT-5 8-24-17

Update: The Falcon 9/SES-11/Echostar 105 launch set for Saturday has been delayed until Oct 11. SpaceX will no longer have two launches in a 48-hour window. The Iridium mission set for Monday is still a go. SpaceX is set to launch and land two Falcon 9 rockets next week after pushing a planned Saturday launch to Wednesday. The launches will ...

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SpaceX Presents: How NOT to land a Rocket Booster [video]

SpaceX crash videos

The fine people at SpaceX put together a video with the best worst landings from the early days. Full of explosions, busted-up Falcon 9 rockets, and interesting mishaps, it’s worth a view. It’s probably easy to show all the screw-ups now that they’ve had a slew of amazing successes.

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SpaceX Launch of FORMOSAT-5 [Live Stream]

Falcon 9 FORMOSAT-5 8-24-17

SpaceX has planned a launch of another Falcon 9 rocket for Thursday afternoon. The 42-minute launch window opens on Thursday, August 24 at 11:51 a.m. PDT, or 18:51 UTC. The satellite will be deployed approximately 11 minutes after launch. The rocket will be carrying FORMOSAT-5, an Earth observation satellite for Taiwan’s National Space Organization (NSPO), to a low-Earth orbit (LEO). SpaceX is targeting launch of ...

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SpaceX to put supercomputer into space [live stream]

spacex falcon 9 on pad

Privately-owned aerospace company SpaceX is set to launch Monday with a cargo that includes a super-computer intended to assist a human trip to Mars in the future. During CRS-12, The Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo module are scheduled to lift off from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 12:31 pm. The first stage of the Falcon 9 is expected to return to ...

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Watch: SpaceX Launches 10 Satellites at Once [Video]

SpaceX Launch 6-25-17 2

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday with 10 Iridium communications satellites intended for low Earth Orbit. The satellites are the second set of a next generation 75-satellite constellation called Iridium NEXT. The satellites deployed about an hour after launch. The first stage returned to Earth and landed on Just Read the Instructions, one of SpaceX’s two autonomous drone ships. ...

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SpaceX releases Falcon 9 (CRS-11) Landing [Video]

SpaceX Falcon 9 landing video

SpaceX released a video on Tuesday showing the landing of the Falcon 9 first stage from Saturday’s launch. The video shows just how exact an uneventful SpaceX has made the recapture of its most reusable component. The landing seems almost blandly routine when just a few years ago, they were considered dramatic. It might take a moon base to pique ...

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June is a busy month for SpaceX

SpaceX Launch 5-1-17

SpaceX has succeeded in achieving several “firsts” with their last three launches and June looks like a busy one for the American aerospace firm. June SpaceX Launches Orders for Falcon 9 launches reach a high point in June with Elon Musk’s highly successful rocket company launching four Falcon 9 rockets into space with payloads from government and civilian customers. On ...

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SpaceX Launches Heaviest Payload Yet from Falcon 9 [Video]

Spacex heaviest launch yet 5-15-17

SpaceX is targeting launch of Inmarsat-5 Flight 4 from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 51-minute launch window opened on Monday, May 15, at 7:20 p.m. EDT, or 23:20 UTC. SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a payload from communications satellite operate Inmarsat, the fourth in a constellation created to provide high-bandwidth broadspeed ...

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Another SpaceX History Maker: Successful Launch and Landing of Used Falcon 9 Booster

SpaceX SES-10 Falcon 9 used booster launch 3-30-17

SpaceX made history twice in one launch as it launched and recovered a previously flown and recycled first stage booster. The launch went off without incident or delay at 6:27 pm eastern time on Thursday evening from the Kennedy Space Center. The mission, SES-10, carried a communications satellite from Luxembourg-based communications company SES. The first stage successfully performed a re-entry burn, re-entered ...

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Two ways to watch tonight’s historic SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Live

SpaceX Falcon 9 launch 02-19-2017

SpaceX will, for the first time ever, launch a rocket Thursday night that has a first stage booster that Elon Musk’s commercial space company has successfully launched and landed previously. Static fire test complete. Targeting Thursday, March 30 for Falcon 9 launch of SES-10. pic.twitter.com/0tZ7u6gngI — SpaceX (@SpaceX) March 27, 2017 The Falcon 9 launch, SES-10, is scheduled for 6:27 ...

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