Tag: SpaceX

1st Quadruply Launched/Landed SpaceX 1st Stage Booster Sails into Port Canaveral: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – The first ever quadruply launched & landed Falcon 9 first stage booster sailed safely and proudly into Port Canaveral Friday, Nov. 15 at sunrise despite gloomy skies and rough seas that scrubbed the simultaneous attempt by SpaceX duo of special fairing catching ships to recover the first ever re-flown payload fairings encapsulating

SpaceX Test Fires Crew Dragon Emergency Abort Thrusters in Major Milestone to Human Missions

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – SpaceX completed a critical static test firing of the Crew Dragon emergency SuperDraco abort thrusters on a ground stand at Cape Canaveral this afternoon, Nov. 13 under dreary weather conditions of the same system that triggered the explosive destruction of a similar spacecraft seven months ago in April – thereby hopefully achieving

SpaceX Launches 2nd Batch of Starlink Broadband Sats with 1st Quadruply Launched Booster and 1st Reflown Fairings on Veterans Day: Photos

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – The second batch of 60 SpaceX Starlink broadband satellites blasted off today on a beautiful Veterans Day Monday morning, Nov. 11 atop the first ever quadruply launched Falcon 9 first stage booster and first ever re-flown payload fairings encapsulating the next generation payload stack – thereby marking multiple truly historic milestones in spaceflight

SpaceX Falcon 9 Goes Vertical at Sunset & Moonrise for Veterans Day Starlink Launch Nov 11 with Reused Booster and Fairings: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL- The SpaceX Falcon 9 went vertical at sunset and moonrise Sunday evening on the Florida Space Coast, Nov 10 in anticipation of the Veteran’s Day Monday, Nov. 11 launch of the next batch of 60 Starlink broadband satellites under very special ‘flight-proven’ circumstances – wherein it’s the first time the recovered first stage launches

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

SpaceX Completes Falcon 9 Static Fire Test, Targets July 24 NASA Cargo Launch to ISS: Photos

  SpaceX conducts successful daytime static fire test of recycled Falcon 9 first stage engines at 6 p.m. EDT on July 19, 2019 with exhaust wafting overhead at Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for CRS-18 resupply mission to the ISS targeted for launch July 24.   Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer — SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM – 20 July

Leaky Valve Blamed for Explosion of SpaceX Crew Dragon during Test Accident

  SpaceX static fire testing anomaly April 20, 2019 resulting in a explosion that destroyed the Demo-1 Crew Vehicle and sent smoke billowing into the skies over Cape Canaveral, FL. Credit: Craig Bailey/Florida Today KenKremer — SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM – 17 July 2019 CAPE CANAVERAL/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL  – SpaceX officials now say that a check valve leaking toxic oxidizer propellant