Tag: Falcon 9

SpaceX Falcon 9 Successfully Launches NextGen GPS Navigation Satellite for US Space Force/Lands Booster: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – A brand new SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched the third in the advanced new series of Global Positioning Systems III (GPS III) navigation satellites for the U.S. military and the new U.S. Space Force and delivered it to its intended medium Earth orbit (MEO) this afternoon, Tuesday, June

SpaceX Falcon 9 Poised for June 30 Liftoff with Advanced GPS Navigation Satellite for US Space Force: Photos/Watch Live

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – A new SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is poised for liftoff carrying the newest GPS III series navigations satellite for the U.S. military and the Space Force to orbit for a launch planned today Tuesday afternoon June 30 – weather permitting. The Global Positioning System (GPS) III satellite, Space Vehicle

SpaceX Scrubs Next Starlink Falcon 9 Launch 3 Hours Before Liftoff, New Date TBD: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/TITUSVILLE, FL – SpaceX engineers scrubbed the next launch of their Starlink broadband internet satellite constellation less than 3 hours before the planned liftoff this afternoon, Friday, June 26, of the 5x recycled Falcon 9 – in order to conduct further pre-checks at the pad. No new launch target date was announced – even

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

OCISLY Droneship Departs Port Canaveral under Beautiful Twilight Skies for Next SpaceX Starlink launch

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – Prelaunch preparations have begun for the next SpaceX Starlink mission marked by the departure of the “Of Course I Still Love You” (OCISLY) droneship under spectacular twilight sunset skies Friday, June 19. OCISLY was towed away from her berthing spot at North Cargo Pier 6 by tug Finn Falgout at approximately 7:15

Kathy Lueders Selected to Lead All of NASA’s Human Spaceflight Efforts

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has announced the selection of Kathy Lueders, Manager of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, to be the chief of all of NASA’s Human Space Flight programs as the agency’s next associate administrator of the Human Exploration and Operations (HEO) Mission Directorate – even as the first crew of NASA

3x Recovered SpaceX Falcon 9 Returns to Port Canaveral From SpaceX Starlink SkySat Launch: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – The thrice launched and landed SpaceX Falcon 9 booster from last week’s SpaceX Starlink SkySat launch returned to Port Canaveral and the Space Coast on a beautiful Tuesday morning welcomed by Florida sunshine, bicyclists, birds, boaters, joggers, swimmers, fisherman and space enthusiasts standing proudly atop the “Of Course I Still Love You”

Both Recovered Recycled Payload Fairings Return to Port Canaveral Sunday From SpaceX Starlink SkySat Launch: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – SpaceX crews managed to recover both of the recycled payload fairing halves from ocean waters and returned them to Port Canaveral Sunday afternoon aboard the two fairing recovery ships outfitted with giant nets akin to a ‘catchers mitt’ – from yesterday’s spectacular predawn launch of the 9th Starlink mission also carrying a