Tag: A Shortfall of Gravitas

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

Stunning SpaceX Sunset and Moonrise launch Delivers Dual Intelsat TV Telecomsats to Orbit on 3rd Try: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM SPACE VIEW PARK, TITUSVILLE, FL – At last the third time was the charm for SpaceX for a stunning sunset and moonrise launch of a fleet leading Falcon 9 booster that delivered dual TV telecomsats for Intelsat to a geosynchronous transfer orbit Saturday evening. Oct. 8 from Florida’s Spaceport after a pair of technical scrubs the

SpaceX Dragon Launches NASA Cargo to Space Station and Spawns Stunning ‘Space Jellyfish’ over KSC: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – A recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched a commercial Dragon cargo spacecraft carrying nearly three tons of groundbreaking NASA science and crucial crew supplies Thursday evening, July 14, to the International Space Station and spawned a stunning ‘Space Jellyfish’ high in the skies just after sunset over NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

1st Ever SpaceX Falcon 9 1st Stage Launches and Lands Record Breaking 13th Time Crowning New Fleet Leader: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – In a stunning space achievement SpaceX launched and landed a recycled Falcon 9 first stage for a record-breaking 13th time for the first time ever at noontime Friday, June 17 from the Kennedy Space Center – on the occasion of another Starlink internet satellite launch. While crowning and establishing a new

SpaceX Falcon 9 ‘Broomstick’ Booster Blasts Off on Starlink Mission Poking Russian Aggression in Ukraine: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL – A SpaceX Falcon 9 ‘broomstick’ booster blasted off Wednesday morning, March 9, successfully delivering the next batch of Starlink brodband internet satellites to LEO on the Starlink 4-10 mission from Florida’s Spaceport – while poking Russia during the launch webcast for its unprovoked deadly aggression in Ukraine and insulting comment from Russian space

SpaceX Launches 3rd Falcon 9 Rocket in 3 Days Delivering Starlink Satellites to Orbit on Southerly Trajectory: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  SpaceX launched its third Falcon 9 rocket in three days at lunch time Thursday, Feb. 3 and  successfully delivered the next batch of Starlink high speed internet satellites to low Earth orbit while flying on a once rare southernly trajectory from Florida’s Spaceport – continuing a blistering launch pace opening 2022.

SpaceX Falcon 9 Delivers 2000th Starlink to Orbit with Stunning Streak Past Full Moon: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL – A veteran 10x flown SpaceX Falcon 9 delivered the 2000th Starlink broadband internet satellite to orbit among a new batch of 49 that lifted off Tuesday evening, Jan. 18, and flew beautifully close to a rising 99% Full Moon, offering a stunning view for hordes of cheering spectators diligently watching from our perspective

Poor Weather Forces SpaceX Postponement of Falcon 9 Starlink Satellite Launch from KSC to Jan. 18 Eve: Photos/Watch Live

PLAYALINDA BEACH/CANAVERAL NATIONAL SEASHORE, FL – Continuing poor weather in the form of excessively high winds and waves forced SpaceX to postpone today’s, Jan. 17, planned liftoff of the 35th Starlink internet satellite mission on a veteran Falcon 9 by one day from Monday to Tuesday evening, Jan. 18 from the Kennedy Space Center – thus continuing a rapid fire