Category: General News

SpaceX Launches GPS Satellite During Spectacular Golden Sunrise for Space Force from Space Coast: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL – A SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying the next GPS (Global Positioning System) navigation satellite for the US Space Force soared to space during a spectacular golden sunrise Wednesday morning, Jan. 18, from the Space Coast to fortify the current GPS constellation. The sixth advanced Global Positioning System III (GPS III) navigation satellite dubbed GPS 3

Spectacular Sunset Launch for 1st SpaceX Falcon Heavy of 2023 Sends US Military Satellites to Space: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  A SpaceX Falcon Heavy sprang to life at the golden hour Sunday evening, Jan. 15, roaring skyward at  the golden hour on the first flight of the powerful triple stick rocket in 2023 from Florida’s Space Coast, on a  mission sending several national security payloads including relay and research satellites to

SpaceX Delays 1st Falcon Heavy Launch of 2023 to Jan. 15 with Space Force Military Payloads: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  Minutes after going vertical at pad 39A at lunchtime Saturday, Jan. 14, SpaceX suddenly delayed the weekend liftoff of their triple stick Falcon Heavy rocket by 24 hours from Saturday evening to Sunday evening Jan. 15, from Florida’s Space Coast, the company announced in a cryptic tweet Saturday afternoon for the

Successful Test Fire Paves Path to 1st SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch of 2023 on Jan. 14 for Space Force: Photos

TITUSVILLE/PLAYALINDA BEACH, FL –  SpaceX conducted a successful lunchtime static fire test of their triple stick Falcon Heavy rocket standing vertical and headless minus the nose cone on the launch pad, Tuesday, Jan 10, rumbling across the Space Coast and paving the path towards the first launch of the mammoth vehicle in 2023 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida

SpaceX Delivers 40 Internet Satellites to Orbit for OneWeb Competitor during Midnight Launch and Landing: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – SpaceX staged an absolutely spectacular just before midnight launch and landing at Cape Canaveral for their global connectivity competitor OneWeb, Monday, Jan 9, on the second of three commercial missions under contract for the Space Coast with satellites built on the Space Coast just outside the gates of NASA’s Kennedy

1st SpaceX Launch of 2023 Delivers 114 Small Satellites to Orbit on Terrific Transporter-6 Rideshare Mission: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM JETTY PARK BEACH, FL – Spectacularly sunny Space Coast skies greeted SpaceX on their (and the Capes) 1st launch of 2023, Tuesday morning, Jan. 3, on the Transporter-6 mission as part of the firms commercial rideshare program – carrying over 100 smallsats and cubesats to low earth orbit (LEO) on a veteran Falcon 9 booster now

Last Launched and Landed SpaceX Falcon 9 Booster of 2022 Returns to Port Canaveral New Year’s Eve: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – New Year’s Eve rocket revelers celebrated early as the last launched and landed SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage booster of 2022 from Cape Canaveral returned triumphantly to Port Canaveral at noonish, Saturday, Dec 31, New Year’s Eve – just over three days after the stunning dead of night liftoff Wednesday, Dec. 28.

Stunning Nighttime SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches Last Starlink Internet Satellites of 2022 from Cape Canaveral: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL – SpaceX successfully launched its last batch of Starlink broadband internet satellites of 2022 from Cape Canaveral to orbit into mostly clear overnight Sunshine State skies on a southeasterly trajectory, in the dead of night Wednesday, Dec. 28. This liftoff on the Starlink 5-1 mission also counts as the first tranche of Starlinks propelled to

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches Record Breaking 15th Time on Starlink Mission: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM SPACE VIEW PARK/TITUSVILLE, FL – SpaceX successfully launched its fleet leading Falcon 9 for a record breaking 15th time Saturday afternoon, Dec. 17, carrying the next tranche of Starlink broadband internet satellites to orbit from Florida’s Space Coast into heavily overcast Sunshine State skies The heavy payload of 54 Starlink satellites on the 4-37 mission blasted

200th SpaceX Falcon Rocket Launches 1st Two Next Gen SES mPower Internet Satellites: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – SpaceX put on a terrific twinkling twilight toss of two next generation broadband comsats to a unique orbit for satellite operator SES, Friday afternoon, Dec. 16, on the milestone occasion of their 200th launch of the Falcon rocket family from Florida’s Space Coast. Liftoff of the veteran Falcon 9