Tag: Launch Complex-39A

Spectacular Sunset Launch for 1st SpaceX Falcon Heavy of 2023 Sends US Military Satellites to Space: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  A SpaceX Falcon Heavy sprang to life at the golden hour Sunday evening, Jan. 15, roaring skyward at  the golden hour on the first flight of the powerful triple stick rocket in 2023 from Florida’s Space Coast, on a  mission sending several national security payloads including relay and research satellites to

SpaceX Delays 1st Falcon Heavy Launch of 2023 to Jan. 15 with Space Force Military Payloads: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  Minutes after going vertical at pad 39A at lunchtime Saturday, Jan. 14, SpaceX suddenly delayed the weekend liftoff of their triple stick Falcon Heavy rocket by 24 hours from Saturday evening to Sunday evening Jan. 15, from Florida’s Space Coast, the company announced in a cryptic tweet Saturday afternoon for the

Successful Test Fire Paves Path to 1st SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch of 2023 on Jan. 14 for Space Force: Photos

TITUSVILLE/PLAYALINDA BEACH, FL –  SpaceX conducted a successful lunchtime static fire test of their triple stick Falcon Heavy rocket standing vertical and headless minus the nose cone on the launch pad, Tuesday, Jan 10, rumbling across the Space Coast and paving the path towards the first launch of the mammoth vehicle in 2023 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches Record Breaking 15th Time on Starlink Mission: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM SPACE VIEW PARK/TITUSVILLE, FL – SpaceX successfully launched its fleet leading Falcon 9 for a record breaking 15th time Saturday afternoon, Dec. 17, carrying the next tranche of Starlink broadband internet satellites to orbit from Florida’s Space Coast into heavily overcast Sunshine State skies The heavy payload of 54 Starlink satellites on the 4-37 mission blasted

Spectacular Sunset Launch and Cape Landing on 1st SpaceX Mission for OneWeb Competitor: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, LAUNCH COMPLEX 34, FL – SpaceX staged an absolutely spectacular sunset KSC launch and Cape landing for their global connectivity competitor OneWeb, Thursday, Dec. 8 on the first of three commercial missions under contract for the Space Coast with satellites built on the Space Coast just outside the gates of NASA’s Kennedy

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Blasts off on 1st National Security Clandestine Mission Shrouded in Fog: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  A SpaceX Falcon Heavy blasted off on its very first National Security Space Launch (NSSL) while carrying a clandestine payload suite for the United States Space Force  directly into a high-altitude geosynchronous orbit that appropriately was shrouded in thick morning fog enveloping the rocket making it virtually invisible to most spectators

US-Russian-Japanese Crew Blastoff from Florida to Space Station on NASA SpaceX Crew-5 Science Mission: Photos

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  The multinational NASA Crew-5 quartet of spaceflyers blasted off beautifully at 12 Noon, Wednesday, Oct. 5 from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida on a history making science mission bound for the International Space Station (ISS) that for the first time comprises a mixed crew of NASA and Japanese astronauts as well as the

SpaceX Dragon Launches NASA Cargo to Space Station and Spawns Stunning ‘Space Jellyfish’ over KSC: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – A recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched a commercial Dragon cargo spacecraft carrying nearly three tons of groundbreaking NASA science and crucial crew supplies Thursday evening, July 14, to the International Space Station and spawned a stunning ‘Space Jellyfish’ high in the skies just after sunset over NASA’s Kennedy Space Center