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 PORT CANAVERAL, FL – Both halves of the nose cone from SpaceX’s history making 1st polar launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida on Sunday evening, Aug. 30 were recovered by the SpaceX naval fleet after soft splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean and returned to Port Canaveral overnight a day later this morning, Monday, Sept.
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – Looking sootier and sootier but nonetheless stunning while setting a new record-breaking reusability record, the 1st ever 6x ‘flight-proven’ SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage returned to Port Canaveral towed triumphantly atop the ‘Of Course I Still Love You’ (OSICLY) droneship on another tremendous sunrise Friday, Aug 21, along Florida’s Space Coast –
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 – After two action packed months in Earth orbit at the International Space Station (ISS) on the history-making first human spaceflight launch from US soil in nine years and five days after the safe splashdown by the crew of veteran NASA astronauts Behnken and Hurley in the Gulf of Mexico on Aug. 2,
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – After multiple delays amounting to six weeks resulting from unspecified technical issues and definitively horrendous weather conditions SpaceX is set to try again to the launch of the next batch of their Starlink broadband internet satellites overnight Friday Aug. 7 just past midnight from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. And
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – Amidst all the excitement this past week from NASA’s successful launch of the spectacular Mars 2020 Perseverance rover astrobiology science mission to the Red Planet on July 30 and the events leading up to the successful 1st splashdown of American astronauts in 45 years on Aug. 2 and 1st crewed launch from
PORT CANAVERAL, FL – Continuing a string of complete successes the 2x launched and landed SpaceX Falcon 9 booster from Mondays Falcon 9 rocket launch of South Korea’s first dedicated military satellite July 20, 3.5 days ago, triumphantly returned to Port Canaveral during a glorious sunrise this morning, Friday, July 24, atop the JRTI droneship to a wonderful welcome from
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