SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch ScheduleApril 6, 2015 – 09:21 am

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch Schedule

SpaceX’s next launch with a European-built communications satellite has been delayed to no earlier than March 28 to study a problem with a helium pressurization system on the Falcon 9 rocket, officials said Tuesday. The liftoff was set for Saturday in a one-hour launch window opening at 4:04 p.m. EDT (2004 GMT), and the mission’s communications payload is fueled and ready for flight. Officials decided to push back the launch at least one week because…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Cassiope LaunchJanuary 18, 2015 – 09:05 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Cassiope Launch

Category: Aeronautics and Astronautics Topic: Launches Event Format : Rocket Launch Launch Time : 12:00 p.m. ET A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Cassiope satellite for the Canadian Space Agency. This is the first launch of version 1.1 of the Falcon 9 rocket with upgraded Merlin 1D engines and stretched fuel tanks and is classified as a demonstration launch. From the Canadian Space Agency: CASSIOPE will make a significant contribution to unraveling…

When will SpaceX Launch AgainMay 15, 2012 – 09:24 am

When will SpaceX Launch Again

Tweet Facebook Linkedin Share icons SpaceX postponed the launch of a deep-space observatory for the second time in three days Tuesday, due to high winds above Cape Canaveral that might have damaged its rocket. Watch more of the latest news about SpaceX from Fortune’s video team: The delay is the latest frustration for Elon Musk’s private rocket-launching company, which had originally planned to launch the DSCOVR spacecraft on Sunday. The launch has…

SpaceX Falcon 9 SES 8June 14, 2015 – 02:26 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 SES 8

PARIS — Satellite fleet operator SES on June 17 said it wants to reuse the first stage of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that will launch the SES-9 satellite by September for a future, discounted SpaceX launch, and is awaiting the response of SpaceX. In a presentation to investors in London, SES Chief Technical Officer Martin Halliwell said he remains convinced that Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX is on the verge of proving its reusability thesis…

SpaceX 3 LiveJune 5, 2015 – 03:18 pm

SpaceX 3 Live

By Ken Kremer Following closely on the heels of Thursday’s spectacular Atlas V rocket blastoff from Cape Canaveral and a last moment computer failure at the ISS over the weekend, an upgraded Space X Falcon 9 rocket is now poised to launch on Monday (April 14) and complete a double barreled salvo of liftoffs from the Florida Space Coast merely 4 days apart – if all goes well. Update 4/14- 345 PM : Todays launch attempt scrubbed due to 1st stage Helium…

Does SpaceX have astronautsSeptember 20, 2014 – 01:05 pm

Does SpaceX have astronauts

NASA Thursday named the first four astronauts who will fly on the first U.S. commercial spaceflights in private crew transportation vehicles being built by Boeing and SpaceX – marking a major milestone towards restoring American human launches to U.S. soil as soon as mid-2017, if all goes well. The four astronauts chosen are all veterans of flights on NASA’s Space Shuttles and to the International Space Station (ISS); Robert Behnken, Eric Boe, Douglas…

SpaceX Merlin DJuly 8, 2012 – 12:42 pm

SpaceX Merlin D

SpaceX s Merlin 1D rocket engine has achieved an impressive track record in a very short amount of time. The engine was designed from the outset to be crew-rated - a critical aspect considering what the engines next big task is. Photo Credit: SpaceX Florida Tech Space Exploration Technologies ( SpaceX ) Falcon 9 rocket V1.1 gets part of its name from the fact that the booster uses nine Merlin 1D engines in its first stage. With the aerospace firm…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Paper ModelJuly 19, 2010 – 10:55 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Paper Model

SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket towards the International Space Station on Sep 21, 2014 on mission CRS-4. This is the 4th resupply mission to the ISS packed with an experimental 3D printer, a rodent experiment and more supplies for the ISS crew. The Dragon’s trunk section carries a hurricane research instrument, the ISS-RapidScat. This payload will be robotically attached to an external rack on the European Columbus module. During…

SpaceX Falcon 9 failuresJuly 24, 2013 – 11:24 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 failures

WASHINGTON — While SpaceX struggles to determine the cause of a failure of its Falcon 9 rocket, NASA managers and other users of the International Space Station say the loss of the cargo on the Dragon spacecraft on that rocket should not have a major effect on station operations. The Falcon 9 v1.1 lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 10:21 a.m. Eastern time June 28, carrying a Dragon spacecraft with more than 2 tons of cargo…

SpaceX Launch 4/14July 4, 2010 – 02:56 pm

SpaceX Launch 4/14

By Ken Kremer KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – After a 24 hour delay due to threatening clouds, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soared spectacularly to orbit from the Florida Space coast today, April 14, carrying a Dragon on a science supply run bound for the the International Space Station that will help pave the way for deep space human missions to the Moon, Asteroids and Mars. Meanwhile, SpaceX’s bold attempt to land and recover the 14 story tall first stage…