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
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.
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
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – Alas it was not to be – as only broken bits of the payload fairing halves from the 12th SpaceX Starlink launch on Thursday morning, Sept. 3 this week were recovered by the SpaceX fleet and returned to Port Canaveral a day later Friday afternoon, Sept. 4. SpaceX had not made any
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The weather delayed liftoff of a ‘flight-proven’ Falcon 9 that was supposed to open a historic double header of recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 1st stage launches on Sunday, Aug, 30 is at last at hand – now retargeted to Thursday morning, Sept. 3 carrying the next batch of Starlink internet satellites
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
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – SpaceX is poised to accomplish a record breaking first ever 6th launch of a recycled Falcon 9 1st stage Tuesday morning Aug. 18 of the 11th batch of the firms broadband internet satellites from the Florida Space Coast. Liftoff of the ‘flight-proven’ SpaceX Falcon 9 booster B1049.6 is targeted
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.
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 –
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – The first ever dual payload fairings halves caught by SpaceX boats from the same launched nose cone – originating from Mondays Falcon 9 rocket launch of South Korea’s first dedicated military satellite July 20 – returned to Port Canaveral overnight in darkness and were subsequently hoisted off mere hours later this morning