Tag: Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Launch Delayed to July 22

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover launch has been delayed to July 22 due to contaminations concerns as the final encapsulation process was underway at the Kennedy Space Center on Florida’s Space Coast. “NASA and United Launch Alliance are now targeting Wednesday, July 22, for launch of the Mars 2020 mission due to

SpaceX Completes Falcon 9 Hot Fire for GPS Launch – 2nd in 16 Hours with 2 Falcons on 2 Launch Pads as Starlink Sats Awaits Liftoff: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL – In a remarkable sign of their swiftly increasing launch cadence SpaceX engineers carried out another hot fire engine test this morning, Thursday, Jun 25, for next week’s GPS III Space Vehicle 03 navigation satellite launch – and it comes as the second in just under 16 hours on the heels of after another

Recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 Streaks Spectacularly to Orbit Predawn with Starlink comsats and Planet SkySats: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – A recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 streaked to orbit in the predawn hour this Saturday morning and put on a spectacular sky show over the Florida Space Coast and successfully deliver its mixed payload of the next batch of of Starlink broadband internet satellites flying along with Planets’ SkySat Earth-imaging

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

Triumphant Return for 5X Launched/Landed SpaceX Falcon 9 Booster into Port Canaveral: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL – Four days after the flawless liftoff of the first ever 5 times launched and landed SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage on the 8th Starlink mission, the booster returned triumphantly to Port Canaveral Sunday evening, June 7, standing upright and sooty atop the ‘Just Read the Instructions’ (JRTI) ocean going droneship – under heavily

5x Recycled Falcon 9 Streaks to Space on 8th Starlink Mission 4 Days After Historic NASA Astronaut Launch: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL – Riding on a now 5 times recycled Falcon 9 first stage SpaceX successfully streaked to orbit on and carried out the eighth Starlink launch of broadband internet satellites into heavily overcast skies Wednesday evening from the Florida Space Coast– making for a remarkable launch cadence coming just 4 days after the historic launch

Dreadful Weather Delays Back-to-Back Ultra-Rare ULA and SpaceX Launches from Florida Space Coast: Photos

For Space Upclose.com and RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – Absolutely dreadful weather forced a scrub to this mornings (May 16) Atlas V liftoff and thereby delayed the back-to-back double header of ultra-rare and exciting rocket launches slated for this weekend by a day each by rocket makers ULA and SpaceX respectively from the Florida Space Coast –

ULA Atlas V Poised for Afternoon Liftoff with Nuclear Hardened AEHF-6 Milcomsat for US Air Force Despite Coronavirus Threat: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – In what may be the last launch for a while from the military run Eastern range at Cape Canaveral due to ever expanding threats from the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the most powerful version of the venerable Atlas V rocket manufactured by rocket builder United Launch Alliance (ULA) is poised