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  • 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. […]

  • STARLINK MISSION
    by ksmith on May 24, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    On Thursday, May 23 at 10:30 p.m. EDT SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. SpaceX’s Starlink is a next-generation satellite network capable of connecting the globe, especially reaching those who are not yet connected, with reliable and affordable broadband internet services. […]

  • DRAGON ARRIVES AT INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
    by ksmith on May 6, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Dragon arrived at the International Space Station on May,6, 2019 and was captured at 4:01 a.m. PDT while flying about 257 statute miles over the North Atlantic Ocean. 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-17) LAUNCH
    by ksmith on May 6, 2019 at 10:08 am

    On Saturday, May 4, SpaceX launched its seventeenth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-17) at 2:48 a.m. EDT, or 6:48 UTC, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Dragon separated from Falcon 9’s second stage about 9 minutes after liftoff. […]