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  • STARLINK MISSION
    by ksmith on November 11, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    On Monday, November 11 at 9:56 a.m. EST, 14:56 UTC, SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. […]

  • STARSHIP UPDATE
    by ksmith on September 29, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    SpaceX's Starship and Super Heavy launch vehicle is a fully, rapidly reusable transportation system designed to carry both crew and cargo to Earth orbit, the Moon, Mars, and anywhere else in the solar system. On Saturday, September 28 at our launch facility in Cameron County, Texas, SpaceX Chief Engineer and CEO Elon Musk provided an update on the design and development of Starship. You can watch a replay of update below and learn more about the vehicle at spacex.com/starship. […]

  • DRAGON RESUPPLY MISSION (CRS-18) SPLASHDOWN
    by ksmith on August 29, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    Packed with about 3,300 pounds of cargo and science, SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft departed the International Space Station on Tuesday, August 27. A parachute-assisted splashdown in the Pacific Ocean occurred that afternoon just west of Baja, California. A recovery team then secured Dragon on a boat for the return trip to the Port of Los Angeles, wrapping up SpaceX’s 18th resupply mission to the space station. […]

  • AMOS-17 Mission
    by Emily Shanklin on August 7, 2019 at 12:02 am

    On Tuesday, August 6, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, carrying the AMOS-17 satellite for Spacecom. Liftoff occurred at 7:23 p.m. EDT, or 23:23 UTC and the satellite was deployed approximately 31 minutes after liftoff. […]

  • DRAGON ARRIVES AT THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
    by ksmith on July 27, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Dragon arrived at the International Space Station on July 27, 2019 and was captured at 6:11 a.m. PDT while flying about 267 statute miles over the coast of southern Chile. The spacecraft was then installed on the Harmony module for the duration of its four-week stay at the orbiting laboratory. […]

  • DRAGON RESUPPLY MISSION (CRS-18) LAUNCH
    by ksmith on July 25, 2019 at 11:24 pm

    At 6:01 p.m. EDT, or 22:01 UTC, on Thursday, July 25, SpaceX launched its eighteenth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-18) from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Dragon separated from Falcon 9’s second stage about nine minutes after liftoff. […]

  • UPDATE: IN-FLIGHT ABORT STATIC FIRE TEST ANOMALY INVESTIGATION
    by Emily Shanklin on July 15, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    On Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 18:13 UTC, SpaceX conducted a series of static fire engine tests of the Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort test vehicle on a test stand at SpaceX’s Landing Zone 1, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. […]

  • STP-2 Mission
    by ksmith on June 26, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    At 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25, SpaceX launched the STP-2 mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Deployments began approximately 12 minutes after liftoff and ended approximately 3 hours and 32 minutes after liftoff. […]

  • RADARSAT CONSTELLATION MISSION
    by ksmith on June 12, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    On Wednesday, June 12, SpaceX successfully launched the RADARSAT Constellation Mission for MDA, a Maxar company, from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Falcon 9 lifted off at 7:17 a.m. PDT, or 14:17 UTC with the first of three RADARSAT satellites deploying approximately 54 minutes after launch. […]

  • DRAGON RESUPPLY MISSION (CRS-17) SPLASHDOWN
    by ksmith on June 4, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Packed with about 4,200 pounds of cargo and science, SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft departed the International Space Station on Monday, June 3. A parachute-assisted splashdown in the Pacific Ocean occurred that afternoon just west of Baja, California. A recovery team then secured Dragon on a boat for the return trip to the Port of Los Angeles, wrapping up SpaceX’s 17th resupply mission to the space station. […]