For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The afternoon blastoff of a ‘flight-proven’ Falcon 9 is now targeted to Thursday, Sept. 17 carrying the next batch of Starlink internet satellites to orbit from the Florida Space Coast – also utilizing a recycled nose cone half and marking the 2nd Falcon 9 Starlink launch this month. But only if
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – Following Sunday’s sterling morning return of the 2x flown Falcon 9 1st stage into Port Canaveral on Sept. 6 towed triumphantly atop the ‘Of Course I Still Love You’ (OSICLY) droneship and taking a few days break for Labor Day and weather the SpaceX crane crew resumed work on Wednesday morning, Sept.
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – As the Boeing team continues to implement hardware and software changes recommended by the joint review team, NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is targeting no earlier than Dec. 2020 for launch of a 2nd uncrewed test flight of the firms Boeing CST-100 astronaut space taxi to the International Space Station. “The Commercial Crew Program
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – Looking somewhat sootier it was another sterling sunrise return on Sunday for the 2x flown 1st stage booster into Port Canaveral towed triumphantly atop the ‘Of Course I Still Love You’ (OSICLY) droneship 3 days after SpaceX’s launch of the 12th batch of the firms Starlink constellation of broadband internet satellites on
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – Alas it was not to be – as only broken bits of the payload fairing halves from the 12th SpaceX Starlink launch on Thursday morning, Sept. 3 this week were recovered by the SpaceX fleet and returned to Port Canaveral a day later Friday afternoon, Sept. 4. SpaceX had not made any
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Space enthusiasts were treated to a beautiful breakfast time blastoff with bountiful water reflections amounting to what looked like two Falcon 9s launching simultaneously in opposite directions from many locations ringing the Florida Space Coast for Thursday’s weather delayed liftoff of a ‘flight-proven’ Falcon on Sept. 3 that was originally supposed
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The weather delayed liftoff of a ‘flight-proven’ Falcon 9 that was supposed to open a historic double header of recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 1st stage launches on Sunday, Aug, 30 is at last at hand – now retargeted to Thursday morning, Sept. 3 carrying the next batch of Starlink internet satellites
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – Both halves of the nose cone from SpaceX’s history making 1st polar launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida on Sunday evening, Aug. 30 were recovered by the SpaceX naval fleet after soft splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean and returned to Port Canaveral overnight a day later this morning, Monday, Sept.
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – SpaceX made history Sunday evening, Aug. 30, when they accomplished the 1st polar orbit launch from Cape Canaveral in decades – as well as being the first Falcon 9 rocket do so – on a commercial mission to launch the Saocom 1B radar imaging satellite for Argentina that concluded
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – A dramatic dead of night engine hot fire pad abort seconds before liftoff scrubbed the launch of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) triple core Delta IV Heavy rocket Saturday morning, Aug. 29 that was to deliver a top secret NRO spysat to orbit for the US government – and