Tag: Elon Musk

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms Force Delays to SpaceX Starlink Launch with New Target Date TBD: Photos

Heron awaits SpaceX Falcon 9 launch at KSC LC-39 Press Site – then flies away after SpaceX engineers call scrub as final countdown was to begin due to poor booster landing recovery weather in the Atlantic Ocean. Recycled Falcon 9 for 13th Starlink comsat launch stands vertical at Launch Complex-39A on NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for launch scrubbed from Sept.

Sterling Sunday Sunrise Return for 2x Flown SpaceX Starlink Booster to Port Canaveral: Photos

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

Beautiful Breakfast Blastoff for 12th SpaceX Starlink Mission Sept. 3, Beta Testing Begins Soon: Photos

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

SpaceX Sets Falcon 9 Reusability Record with Starlink and SkySat Satellites Launch from Florida: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL –  SpaceX set a new reusability record with the first ever sixth launch of a recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage complemented by picture perfect clear blue skies punctuated by lightly scattered clouds thrilling excited spectators as the 11th batch of the firms broadband internet Starlink satellites soared to space

Falcon 9 Booster Tilted Horizontal after All Legs Retracted for Transport Back to Cape from Starlink Launch: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL –  After multiple fits and starts all 4 landing legs were fully successfully retracted on the 5x flown and landed SpaceX Falcon 9 1st stage booster that returned to Port Canaveral this week atop the OCISLY droneship from the 10th Starlink mission  – and which was then tilted and lowered horizontal onto a

Recovered Nose Cone from 5x Flown Falcon 9 Booster Arrives Intact at Port Canaveral for SpaceX Dramatic Day of Action: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL –  In another remarkable space hardware recycling feat the SpaceX team managed to recover both nose cone halves as well as the Falcon 9 1st stage from the now 5x flown and landed booster following Fridays beautiful post-midnight blastoff of the 10th batch of their Starlink broadband internet satellites to orbit on Aug.

Glorious Sunrise Port Arrival for 5x Flown Falcon 9 Booster on Dramatic Day of Action for SpaceX Fleet: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL –  A gloriously colorful Space Coast sunrise greeted Monday’s, Aug. 10, arrival of the 5x flown and landed SpaceX Falcon 9 1st stage booster atop the veteran OCISLY droneship into Port Canaveral on a ‘Dramatic Day of Action’ also involving simultaneous payload fairing processing from this mission for the SpaceX Naval Fleet –

SpaceX Beautiful Overnight Launch Sends Starlink Satellites to Orbit after Multiple Delays and Busy Space Week: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  After six weeks of delays resulting from unspecified technical hardware issues and absolutely horrendous Space Coast weather conditions SpaceX at last launched the next batch of their Starlink broadband internet satellites to orbit on a beautiful and hazy overnight launch vaulting aloft atop a 5x recycled Falcon 9 just past midnight