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Watch: SpaceX to launch Falcon 9 with PAZ satellite

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SpaceX is hoping to launch the next Falcon 9 rocket on Thursday morning carrying Hisdesat’s PAZ satellite into low-Earth orbit. The private space company is targeting 9:17 a.m. EST for the launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California with satellite deployment to occur 11  minutes after launch. The rocket’s first stage was previously used to lunch FORMOSAT-5 in August ...

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Watch: SpaceX Launch of GovSat-1/SES-16 on 1-31-18

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

SpaceX is targeting Wednesday afternoon for a Falcon 9 launch of the GovSat-1 satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Elon Musk’s successful private space launch company expects to launch during a 2-hour and 31-minute window beginning at 4:25 p.m. EST. The payload will be delivered to a transfer orbit ...

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Watch: SpaceX to Launch secret ‘Zuma’ mission tonight

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SpaceX is targeting launch of the Zuma spacecraft from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The two-hour primary launch window opens at 8:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, January 7, or 1:00 UTC on Monday, January 8. A backup two-hour launch window opens at 8:00 p.m. EST on Monday, January 8, or 1:00 UTC on ...

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Watch Live: SpaceX takes Budweiser on Next Step to Be First Beer on Mars

Falcon 9 launch Koreasat-5A SpaceX

update: The launch has been postponed until Friday at 8:46 a.m. PST. Live Stream will start at 7:30 a.m. PST. Taking additional time for the team to conduct full inspections and cleanings due to detection of particles in 2nd stage fuel system. Now targeting CRS-13 launch from SLC-40 on Dec. 15. Next launch opportunity would be no earlier than late ...

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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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