SpaceX Falcon 9 Countdown ChecklistJanuary 30, 2017 – 06:41 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 Countdown Checklist

Falcon 9 makes thundering night Launch from Florida, delivers two Satellites A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket made a thundering nighttime blastoff from Space Launch Complex 40 at 3:50 UTC on Monday, embarking on the launcher s first ever dual payload delivery mission lofting the Eutelsat 115 West B and ABS 3A satellites to a Supersynchronous Transfer Orbit. Due to the high payload mass of the two satellites, Falcon 9 had to fly in its fully expendable configuration…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Live VideoJanuary 21, 2017 – 05:44 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Live Video

Photo credit: Falcon 9 / SpaceX SpaceX is set to launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a cargo craft called Dragon to the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday, April 13. The spacecraft is slated to liftoff at 4:33 p.m. ET (20:33 UTC) today from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. To watch the launch live, check out the SpaceX livestream, NASA’s ustream, or NASA TV. SpaceX is the space exploration company founded by Elon Musk. The Dragon…

SpaceX Falcon 9 ReentryJanuary 20, 2017 – 05:44 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 Reentry

Space transport services company SpaceX has taken and shared a number of videos of its rockets as they are being launched into space. Now, the company decided to take footage of one of its Falcon 9 rockets from a different perspective. They capture video of the rocket as it fell back to Earth. The team behind the video used a GoPro camera strapping the device to the Falcon 9 rocket s metal fairing to take video as that part of the rocket re-entered…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Live CoverageJanuary 19, 2017 – 05:43 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Live Coverage

This launch came at a time of heightened activity for SpaceX who has several more launches on its 2015 manifest. Photo Credit: Mike Howard / SpaceFlight Insider CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Prior to Space Exploration Technologies’ ( SpaceX ) successful launch of a Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket with its payload of the first Turkmenistan satellite, TurkmenAlem52E/MonacoSAT, the media was escorted out to Cape Canaveral Air force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40. Their…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket explodes Mid AirJanuary 18, 2017 – 05:39 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket explodes Mid Air

Once again, SpaceX has audaciously attempted to land a rocket in the middle of the ocean, and once again, something went horribly wrong. Unlike the first two tries earlier this year, this one didn’t make it to the ground, not even close. Rather, the rocket exploded quite spectacularly in mid-air, 2 minutes and 19 seconds after liftoff. Following 18 successful missions, this is the first Falcon 9 to have failed on its ascent. Elon Musk and SpaceX delivered…

SpaceX Launch abort Test YouTubeJanuary 17, 2017 – 05:36 pm

SpaceX Launch abort Test YouTube

If you were still hitting snooze when SpaceX launched its Dragon capsule this morning, fret not: you can relive the action now. Elon Musk & Co. successfully launched the unmanned spacecraft at Cape Canaveral, Florida around 9AM ET and it splashed down in the Atlantic in under two minutes. The main goal for today s flight was to get a feel for how the vehicle would respond if it (and the crew) needed to separate from the eight SuperDraco engines…

SpaceX Falcon 9 explosion CauseJanuary 16, 2017 – 05:34 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 explosion Cause

SpaceX is over due with releasing their preliminary conclusions about what caused the explosion of the Falcon 9 rocket. Three weeks after the failed mission of a Dragon spacecraft to the ISS Elon Musk is discussing the cause of the Falcon 9 explosion today. In a phone call with members of the press scheduled to begin at noon Pacific, Elon Musk will update with preliminary findings of the explosion. We expect the released details to be published on…

YouTube SpaceX crs-3January 14, 2017 – 05:24 pm

YouTube SpaceX crs-3

SpaceX has successfully launched its CRS-3 Mission, the second attempt to send the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station and further demonstrate the effectiveness of its reusable technology. The launch - scratched earlier in the week - will take a number of specialist devices and equipment to the ISS, including a new laser communication array, and high-resolution cameras which will give viewers new glimpse of Earth…

Watch SpaceX Falcon 9 LaunchJanuary 9, 2017 – 04:38 pm

Watch SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch

Photo credit: Screenshot of YouTube video. Just one month ago, the private spaceflight company SpaceX attempted an audacious experiment: landing a rocket on an automated barge floating in the Atlantic Ocean. Although it didn’t quite go to plan and the rocket ended up exploding after hitting the barge at an angle, SpaceX was tantalizingly close to a successful landing and is determined to prove that it can be done. Now, the company is already getting…

SpaceX crs-7 Falcon 9 LaunchJanuary 3, 2017 – 04:24 pm

SpaceX crs-7 Falcon 9 Launch

A SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 encountered an anomaly about two minutes into the flight of the CRS-7 mission - resulting in the complete loss of the booster and Dragon spacecraft. Photo Credit: Jared Haworth / SpaceFlight Insider KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla — A SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 encountered an anomaly approximately two minutes 19 seconds into the seventh operational flight to the International Space Station. Liftoff occurred right on time at 10:21 a.m. EDT…