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
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – Another tranche of SpaceX Starlink broadband internet satellites soared to space during the spectacular middle-of-the-night blastoff of a veteran Falcon 9 booster from Florida’s Space Coast overnight this morning March 11 – while the firm maintained a relentlessly rapid launch cadence starting off the new year. The flawless liftoff
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – Continuing the rapid-fire cadence of non-stop space action the 2nd recovered SpaceX Falcon 9 booster in 2 days returned to Port Canaveral, Florida, Tuesday, Jan. 22, after safely landing on an oceangoing droneship following the record-breaking Transporter-1 mission that launched the most satellites to orbit in a single mission on Sunday, Jan
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Sunday Jan. 24 was a day of non-stop exhilarating action at Florida’s Space Coast that began with the successful inaugural Transporter-1 SmallSat mission launch at 10 a.m. from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and culminated six hours later as the record setting 1st SpaceX Falcon 9 1st stage to fly eight
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – SpaceX launched the latest batch of 60 Starlink broadband internet satellites to low Earth orbit on an stunningly beautiful Wednesday morning, Jan. 20, from Florida’s Space Coast and carried to space aboard the 1st ever Falcon 9 recycled for a record setting 8th blastoff. Moreover the breakfast time launch was on
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Three and a half days after Sunday’s (Nov. 15) historic and flawless blastoff with 4 astronauts from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida the SpaceX Crew 1 Falcon 9 first stage booster that propelled them aboard Crew Dragon Resilience to a successful docking with the International Space Station (ISS) Monday
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 CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – After multiple launch delays involving two different rockets from two different pad due to weather and technical issues SpaceX is set to resume launches of their workhorse Falcon 9 booster later today from the Florida Space Coast with a secure communications satellite mission for the South Korean military forces.
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – After delays due to weather and the weekend the SpaceX crane crew got to work Tuesday retracting the landing legs on the recovered SpaceX Falcon 9 booster from the spectacular GPS III navsat satellite launch for the US Space Force that had returned to Port Canaveral atop the JRTI droneship for a
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