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  • CREW DRAGON SPLASHES DOWN IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN
    by ksmith on March 8, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Crew Dragon splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean on March 8 at 5:45 a.m. PST, completing the spacecraft's first mission to the International Space Station. You can find out more about the mission in our press kit. […]

  • CREW DRAGON DOCKS AT THE ISS
    by ksmith on March 4, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Crew Dragon docked with the ISS on March 3 at 3:02 a.m. PST, becoming the first American spacecraft to autonomously dock with the orbiting laboratory. You can watch a replay of the docking webcast below and find out more about the mission in our press kit. […]

  • CREW DEMO-1 LAUNCH
    by ksmith on March 4, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    At 2:49 a.m. EST on March 2, SpaceX launched Crew Dragon’s first demonstration mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This test flight without crew on board the spacecraft is intended to demonstrate SpaceX’s capabilities to safely and reliably fly astronauts to and from the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. […]

  • NUSANTARA SATU MISSION
    by ksmith on February 23, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    On Thursday, February 21 at 8:45 p.m. EST, SpaceX launched the Nusantara Satu satellite from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Falcon 9 also delivered the Beresheet lunar spacecraft and Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) S5 spacecraft to orbit. Deployments occurred at approximately 33 and 44 minutes after liftoff. […]

  • Dragon Resupply Mission (CRS-16)
    by VWilson on January 14, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    Packed with about two tons of cargo and science, SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft departed the International Space Station on Sunday, January 13. A parachute-assisted splashdown in the Pacific Ocean occurred at about 9:10 p.m. PST, just west of Baja California. That same evening, a recovery team secured Dragon on a boat for the return trip to the Port of Los Angeles, wrapping up SpaceX’s 16th resupply mission to the space station. […]

  • IRIDIUM-8 MISSION
    by Emily Shanklin on January 11, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    On Friday, January 11 at 7:31 a.m. PST, 15:31 UTC, SpaceX successfully launched the eighth and final set of satellites in a series of 75 total satellites for Iridium’s next generation global satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT. Falcon 9’s first stage delivered the second stage to its targeted orbit followed by deployment of all 10 Iridium NEXT satellites approximately 1 hour and 12 minutes after launch. […]

  • GPS III Space Vehicle 01 Mission
    by VWilson on December 23, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    On Sunday, December 23rd at 5:51 a.m. PST, SpaceX successfully launched the United States Air Force’s first Global Positioning System III space vehicle (SV) from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The satellite was deployed to its intended orbit approximately 1 hour and 56 minutes after liftoff. Due to mission requirements, SpaceX did not attempt to land Falcon 9’s first stage after launch. […]

  • Dragon Resupply Mission (CRS-16)
    by VWilson on December 5, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, SpaceX launched its sixteenth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-16) to the International Space Station. Liftoff occurred at 1:16 p.m. EST, or 18:16 UTC, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. […]

  • Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express Mission
    by VWilson on December 3, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    On Monday, December 3rd at 10:34 a.m. PST, SpaceX successfully launched Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express to a low Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Carrying 64 payloads, this mission represented the largest single rideshare mission from a U.S.-based launch vehicle to date. A series of six deployments occurred approximately 13 to 43 minutes after liftoff, after which Spaceflight began to command its own deployment sequences. […]

  • Es'hail-2 Mission
    by VWilson on November 15, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    SpaceX successfully launched the Es’hail-2 satellite on Thursday, November 15 from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Liftoff occurred at 3:46 p.m. EST, or 20:46 UTC, and the satellite was deployed to a geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) about 32 minutes after liftoff. […]