Tag: Launch Complex-39A

SpaceX Completes Static Fire Test Sunday, Targets Predawn Wednesday Feb. 3 for Next Starlink Launch But Weather Iffy: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, PLAYALINDA BEACH, FL –  After successfully completing a static fire test Sunday afternoon, Jan. 31, SpaceX was initially targeting predawn Tuesday for launch of the next batch of 60 Starlink broadband internet  satellite to orbit while keep an eye om poor weather prospects for both the launch site and the booster

SpaceX Dazzles with Record Setting Launch of Clandestine NROL-108 National Security Spy Satellite for the NRO: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  SpaceX dazzled to the end with the beautiful and spectacular breakfast time Saturday launch of the clandestine NROL-108  national security spy satellite payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) on a five time recycled Falcon 9 booster, just in time to shirk away looming dark clouds overtaking the Florida Space Coast

SpaceX Targets Dec. 17 Launch of NRO Spysat on Reused Falcon 9 Booster from KSC: Photos/Watch Live

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  After raising the Falcon 9 rocket from vertical to horizontal this afternoon, Wednesday, Dec. 16, SpaceX is targeting Thursday morning, Dec.17 for the breakfast time launch of the clandestine NROL-108 mission spy satellite payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) from the Florida Space Coast. And the weather outlook is rather

SpaceX Launches 1st Upgraded Cargo Dragon with NASA Science and New Commercial Airlock to Space Station: Photos

Ken Kremer – For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  SpaceX launched the 1st of their upgraded Cargo Dragon spacecraft into gorgeous Sunday lunchtime skies over Florida’s Space Coast on a NASA contracted resupply mission hauling over 3 tons of NASA science and supplies and a new commercial airlock from Nanoracks to enhance research capabilities bound for the International

1st Upgraded SpaceX Cargo Dragon ‘GO’ for Falcon 9 Blastoff to ISS Saturday Dec. 5: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The first of SpaceX’s newly upgraded commercial Cargo Dragon spacecraft is ‘GO’ for liftoff on a 4 times recycled Falcon 9 lunchtime Saturday, Dec. 5 from Florida’s space coast carrying over 3 tons of critical science and supplies and a new commercial airlock for science payloads bound for the International Space Station

Leaning Landed SpaceX Crew 1 Historic Falcon 9 Launch Booster Returns to Port Canaveral on Droneship: Photos

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

4 Humans Launch on NASA Crew-1 Mission to Space Station Aboard SpaceX Crew Dragon Opening New Commercial Era: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  A multinational team of four astronauts from the US and Japan is en route to the International Space Station (ISS) on NASA’s Crew-1 mission following a spectacular nighttime launch on the first operational mission of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft Sunday evening, Nov. 15 from historic pad 39A on the Kennedy

SpaceX Completes Crucial Falcon 9 Static Fire Test Targeting NASA Crew-1 Launch to ISS Nov. 14: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEMTITUSVILLE/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –   SpaceX engineers successfully completed a crucial static fire test on the Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage engines  Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 11  amidst continuing positively gloomy weather from Hurricane/Tropical Storm Eta impacting much of Florida including the Space Coast and is currently still targeting liftoff of the NASA Crew-1 mission with 4 astronauts

SpaceX Falcon 9 Goes Vertical For Static Fire Test ahead of Crew-1 Launch Nov. 14: Photos

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket integrated with Crew Dragon Resilience and were rolled out and stand vertical atop Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida on Nov. 10, 2020 for launch targeted for Nov. 14 to the ISS on Crew-1 mission with 4 astronauts. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –   The SpaceX Falcon