Tag: Launch Complex 40

3 Space Coast Rocket Launches Reshuffled Again Puts SpaceX in the Lead Sept. 28 After ULA Delays Delta IV Heavy: Photos/Watch Live

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – In what seems like an endless repetitive time-loop dream ala ‘Groundhog Day’  the trio of back to back Space Coast rocket launches that had planned to light up the Central Florida skies starting this Sunday morning from America’s two premier rocket makers United Launch Alliance (ULA) and SpaceX over the next

5x Recycled Falcon 9 Streaks to Space on 8th Starlink Mission 4 Days After Historic NASA Astronaut Launch: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL – Riding on a now 5 times recycled Falcon 9 first stage SpaceX successfully streaked to orbit on and carried out the eighth Starlink launch of broadband internet satellites into heavily overcast skies Wednesday evening from the Florida Space Coast– making for a remarkable launch cadence coming just 4 days after the historic launch

SpaceX Completes 5x Recycled Falcon 9 Static Fire Test for Next Starlink Launch Targeting May 17: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL – SpaceX engineers completed a successful morning time static fire test of the now 5 times recycled Falcon 9 first stage and engines on Wednesday, May 13 for the upcoming eighth Starlink launch of broadband internet satellites now targeting Sunday middle-of-the-night from the Florida Space Coast – although stormy weather could intervene. Furthermore and

Boeing Starliner Software Glitches Missed by Shortened Testing

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –Boeing officials confirmed that shortened testing protocols caused their engineering teams to miss the software glitches with the mission elapsed timer and more that seriously degraded the first orbital flight test of the company’s Starliner astronaut space taxi in December and prevented the unpiloted capsule from docking to the International Space Station (ISS)

Despite Hard Droneship Landing SpaceX Retracts All 4 Recycled Falcon 9 Starlink Landing Legs, Lowered Horizontal for Cape Transport: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – Despite a hard landing on the OCISLY droneship minutes after last weeks Starlink mission blastoff on Jan. 29, SpaceX workers were able to successfully retract all four of the recycled Falcon 9 landing legs without too much hardship in Port Canaveral on Monday, Feb. 3 although they were significantly deflected at touchdown

SpaceX Completes Successful Falcon 9 Static Fire Test, Targets Starlink Launch Nov. 11 with Reused Fairing and Booster

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL- SpaceX engineers completed a lunchtime static fire test of their Falcon 9 rocket today Tuesday, Nov. 5 on Cape Canaveral and are now targeting Monday morning Nov. 11 for launch of the second batch of 60 Starlink broadband satellites to LEO – the mission also marks a major new milestone in rocket recycling by