Tag: droneship

SpaceX Launches GPS III National Security Satellite on 1st Reused Rocket Approved by Space Force: Photos

CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – SpaceX successfully launched the newest next generation GPS III series navigation satellite with enhanced timing, speed and antijamming capabilities for the U.S. military on the 1st ever recycled Falcon 9 rocket approved for use on a national security mission for the Space Force to medium Earth orbit at lunchtime Thursday, June 17 from

Recycled SpaceX Crew Dragon and Falcon 9 Hurl NASA ESA JAXA Crew-2 Astronaut Quartet to Space Station: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  The first ever recycled SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 booster utilized for a human spaceflight mission hurled the multinational NASA, ESA and JAXA veteran astronaut quartet to the International Space Station (ISS) for a six month science mission in a stunning predawn launch from the Florida Space Coast this

Stellar Sunset Return for 3x Flown Scrub Streak Breaking SpaceX Starlink Falcon 9 Booster to Port Canaveral: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –   Just two and a half days after its scrub streak breaking Starlink launch the 3x flown and landed SpaceX Falcon 9 1st stage from Tuesdays Starlink mission staged an absolutely stellar and uncommon sunset return to Port Canaveral and Florida’s Space Coast atop the ‘Of Course I Still Love You’ (OSICLY)

Scrub Streak Broken! SpaceX Launches Starlink Satellites during Spectacular Space Coast Sunrise: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  Scrub Streak Broken! The seemingly endless and unprecedented series of Florida Space Coast launch scrubs by both SpaceX and ULA for more than a month and given names such as ‘Scrubitis’, ‘Scrubtober’, “Scrubtoberfest’ or ‘Scrubtember’ – mostly for technical reasons – has at last ended with a spectacular sunrise blastoff Tuesday

Triumphant Sunrise Return to Port Canaveral for 1st 6x Flight-Proven SpaceX Falcon 9: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL –  Looking sootier and sootier but nonetheless stunning while setting a new record-breaking reusability record, the 1st ever 6x ‘flight-proven’ SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage returned to Port Canaveral towed triumphantly atop the ‘Of Course I Still Love You’ (OSICLY) droneship on another tremendous sunrise Friday, Aug 21, along Florida’s Space Coast –

Landing Legs Retracted while Still on Droneship – Major Advance for SpaceX Falcon 9 Reusability that Launched 1st Humans: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – In another remarkable first for a mission already full of stunning firsts all four landing legs were retracted today while still on the droneship upon which the commercial SpaceX Falcon 9 1st stage landed at sea following its first ever launch of humans to space just days ago on May 30 –

1st Quadruply Launched/Landed SpaceX 1st Stage Booster Sails into Port Canaveral: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – The first ever quadruply launched & landed Falcon 9 first stage booster sailed safely and proudly into Port Canaveral Friday, Nov. 15 at sunrise despite gloomy skies and rough seas that scrubbed the simultaneous attempt by SpaceX duo of special fairing catching ships to recover the first ever re-flown payload fairings encapsulating