Tag: Starlink

SpaceX Retracts All 4 Recycled Falcon 9 Starlink Landing Legs for Cape Transport after Craning Off OCISLY Droneship: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – Despite a slightly harder landing than normal landing on the OCISLY droneship minutes after last weeks Starlink mission blastoff on Apr. 22, SpaceX workers successfully retracted all four of the recycled Falcon 9 1st stage landing legs in a single afternoon in Port Canaveral on Tuesday April 28, after craning it off

Recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 Streaks to Orbit on Stunning Starlink-6 Launch Expanding Constellation to Over 400: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – A four time recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket streaked to orbit Wednesday afternoon on a stunning launch from the Florida Space Coast successfully carrying the next batch of 60 Starlink broadband satellites to orbit and thereby expanding the constellation to over 400 – and then landing the first stage on an

SpaceX Completes Static Fire Test for Next Starlink Launch Targeting April 23: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL – SpaceX engineers finally completed a successful lunchtime static fire test of the Falcon 9 first stage engines on Friday, April 17 for the upcoming seventh Starlink launch of  broadband internet satellites now targeting Thursday from the Florida Space Coast – amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has forced closures of public places, schools

OneWeb Files for Bankruptcy

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Despite successfully building and launching 74 satellites into low Earth orbit initiating the start of a mega satellite constellation to provide global internet low latency service London based OneWeb has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in an official announcement from the company that will result in job losses after failing to secure

NASA, SpaceX Target May for 1st Crew Dragon Launch with Astronauts to ISS – But Will it Happen with COVID-19 Crisis?

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA and SpaceX have jointly announced that they are targeting May – roughly two months or so from now – for the first launch of the private Crew Dragon ferry ship with two agency astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) on the Demo-2 mission from the Florida Space Coast.  That is

SpaceX Resets Falcon 9 Starlink Liftoff to March 18 After Engine Abort: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – SpaceX is retargeting the next Falcon 9 Starlink launch to Wednesday morning, March 18, 2020 following Sunday morning’s automatically aborted liftoff of the ‘flight-proven’ rocket moments after the first stage engines dramatically ignited for the planned blastoff of the next Starlink mission from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, FL under picture perfect

SpaceX Aborts Falcon 9 Starlink Liftoff After Engine Ignition: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Today’s Sunday morning liftoff of a ‘flight-proven’ SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was automatically aborted moments after the first stage engines ignited for the planned blastoff of the next Starlink mission at 9:22 a.m. ET (1322 GMT) March 15 at Launch Complex-39A (LC-39A) on NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, FL under picture perfect

SpaceX Poised for Record Setting Liftoff of 1st 5th Launched Falcon 9 on Starlink Mission Sunday March 15: Watch Live/Pad Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The SpaceX team is poised for the record setting liftoff of the 1st 5th launched Falcon 9 first stage on the sixth Starlink mission slated for Sunday morning March 15 from the Florida Space Coast – amidst the ever growing coronavirus pandemic that has forced closures of public places, school and