Tag: SpaceX

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

10x Flown SpaceX Falcon 9 Lofts More Starlink Satellites to Orbit: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PLAYALINDA BEACH/CANAVERAL NATIONAL SEASHORE, FL –  SpaceX successfully launched another batch of Starlink broadband internet satellites to orbit on a cool Thursday morning, Oct. 20, from Cape Canaveral into heavily overcast Sunshine State skies on a veteran 10x flown Falcon 9 booster. The heavy payload of 54 Starlink satellites on the 4-36 mission blasted off on

SpaceX Launches European Hotbird 13F TV Broadecast Satellite: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL – Finally at the very end of a nearly two-hour-long window, SpaceX successfully launched a commercial European TV broadcasting satellite on a recycled Falcon 9 booster just past midnight Saturday morning, Oct. 15, after the liftoff was delayed due to a need to verify technical parameters with the booster. Originally SpaceX was targeting liftoff

Stunning SpaceX Sunset and Moonrise launch Delivers Dual Intelsat TV Telecomsats to Orbit on 3rd Try: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM SPACE VIEW PARK, TITUSVILLE, FL – At last the third time was the charm for SpaceX for a stunning sunset and moonrise launch of a fleet leading Falcon 9 booster that delivered dual TV telecomsats for Intelsat to a geosynchronous transfer orbit Saturday evening. Oct. 8 from Florida’s Spaceport after a pair of technical scrubs the

Crew-5 Astronaut-Cosmonaut Team Arrives Aboard Commercial Crew Dragon at International Space Station

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – After a 29-hour orbital chase through space the multinational NASA Crew-5 quartet of astronaut and cosmonaut spaceflyers rendezvoused and docked with the International Space Station (ISS) Thursday afternoon, Oct. 6 arriving aboard their SpaceX commercial Crew Dragon spacecraft. following a picture-perfect blastoff at 12 Noon, Wednesday, Oct. 5 from NASA’s Kennedy

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