Tag: broadband internet

UpClose with SpaceX Starlink Poised for Liftoff with 1st Rideshare for Planet SkySats: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – SpaceX is poised for the firms third launch in two weeks from the Florida Space Coast early Saturday with the next big batch of Starlink broadband internet satellites flying along with their inaugural mission in SpaceX’s SmallSat Rideshare Program – and the weather looks promising on the eve of

In Reusability Milestone 1st 5X Launched/Landed SpaceX Falcon 9 Booster Goes Horizontal and Treks Back to Cape all Legs Retracted: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – In a major milestone towards rocket reusability the first ever 5 times launched and landed SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage was lowered horizontal today onto a wheeled transporter, clamped down and trekked back the lengthy road to the Cape from Port Canaveral – with all landing legs retracted – for what is

Recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 Streaks to Orbit on Stunning Starlink-6 Launch Expanding Constellation to Over 400: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – A four time recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket streaked to orbit Wednesday afternoon on a stunning launch from the Florida Space Coast successfully carrying the next batch of 60 Starlink broadband satellites to orbit and thereby expanding the constellation to over 400 – and then landing the first stage on an

SpaceX Completes Static Fire Test for Next Starlink Launch Targeting April 23: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL – SpaceX engineers finally completed a successful lunchtime static fire test of the Falcon 9 first stage engines on Friday, April 17 for the upcoming seventh Starlink launch of  broadband internet satellites now targeting Thursday from the Florida Space Coast – amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has forced closures of public places, schools

SpaceX Aborts Falcon 9 Starlink Liftoff After Engine Ignition: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Today’s Sunday morning liftoff of a ‘flight-proven’ SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was automatically aborted moments after the first stage engines ignited for the planned blastoff of the next Starlink mission at 9:22 a.m. ET (1322 GMT) March 15 at Launch Complex-39A (LC-39A) on NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, FL under picture perfect

SpaceX Completes Static Fire Test on Recycled Falcon 9 – Targets 3rd Starlink Liftoff Jan. 6 on 1st 2020 launch: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL- Under gloomy Florida Space Coast skies and shortly before drenching showers rolled in SpaceX engineers completed a noontime static fire test of their recycled Falcon 9 rocket today Saturday, Jan. 4 on Cape Canaveral and are now targeting Monday evening Jan. 6 for launch of the third batch of 60 SpaceX built and owned

Friday the 13th Falcon 9 Static Fire Test Under Gloomy Skies Sets up SpaceX JCSAT-18 Comsat Launch Dec 16: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM Titusville, FL- A successful static fire test at lunchtime today Friday the 13th under gloomy skies of a twice flown Falcon 9 booster by SpaceX sets up the nighttime launch of the Boeing-built JCSAT-18/Kacific-1 broadband internet comsat for Japan and the Asia-Pacific region on Monday, Dec. 16 – as the opening salvo of a double-barreled series