Category Archives: Falcon-9 1.2V

Falcon-9 FT exploded before test fire at Cape Canaveral

SpaceX Falcon-9 FT with Israeli communication satellite Amos-6 belonging to Spacecom Ltd. exploded at Cape Canaveral before ultimate trial before launch planned for 3rd September at 07:00 GMT. This test fire was planned to be conducted at Complex 40 launch pad. This accident happened over 14 months after failure CRS-7 mission on June 2015. This time Falcon-9 failed…
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JCSAT-16 mission accomplished !

SpaceX is celebrating successful launch of the JCSAT-16 and perfect landing on the droneship. JCSAT-16 is C and Ku band broadcasting satellite designed and manufactured by Space Systems/Loral (under contract signed in 2014) for Tokyo based SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation. Spacecraft will cover with its range Asia, Russia, Oceania, Middle East and North America with onboard 26 C and…
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CRS-9 is getting close !

Falcon-9 1.2v remains ready at SLC-40 launch site at Cape Canaveral AFS with Dragon robotic cargo spacecraft under payload fairing. Only hours are separating us from beginning of the CRS-9 mission to International Space Station. According to weather forecasts given yesterday for Cape Canaveral, we have cloudless sky, mild wind and warm air-everything seems to…
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Falcon-9 FT launched from SLC-40, Dragon delivered to orbit !

There was no surprise - Falcon-9 FT was successfully launched and delivered Dragon unmanned robotic cargo spacecraft to parking orbit. Spacecraft already started its journey to International Space Station with 2400 kg of payload including supplies, scientific experiments and International Docking Adapter inside unpressurized trunk in service module. At 04:21 GMT Falcon-9 FT was still…
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Eutelsat 117W B & ABS-2A delivered to orbit on atop of Falcon-9

Next successes of Falcon-9 1.2V - deploying two broadcasting satellites, but first stage failed to land on droneship. 2016 seems to be lucky for Elon Musk's team, but reusable technology is still experiment. Mission planned for today was commercial launch performed from Space Launch Complex 40 in Cape Canaveral. Contracted payload was two broadcasting geostationary…
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Thaicom-8 launched, Falcon-9 on drone ship !

Yesterday SpaceX delivered to orbit Thaicom-8 communication satellite and performed successful landing on "Of course I love you" robotic ship. Is there anything more to show that reusable technology is pure success? Mission with Thaicom-8 was planned by SpaceX originally for the day before – to May 26, 2016. Launch was scrubbed at 21:48 GMT…
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Thaicom-8 on atop of Falcon-9 already tomorrow !

This mission will be 25th flight of Falcon-9 and 5th of Falcon-9 in 1.2V version-will we see tomorrow next successful landing on robotic ship “Of Course I Still Love You”? Liftoff is scheduled for 26th May 2016 for 21:40 GMT from a Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40; Falcon-9 1.2v already passed static…
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JCSat-14 on orbit, Falcon-9 on drone ship !

Again full success during SpaceX mission; Japanese telecommunication satellite on orbit, Falcon-9 first stage performed successful landing on drone ship for the second time in 2016. Full success even against previous announcments given by SpaceX that landing on “Of Course I Still Love You” will be hard  to perform due the increased velocity of first stage…
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JCSat-14 & Falcon-9 already tomorrow !

We are waiting for 24th launch of Falcon-9 with Japanese communication satellite on atop - launch postponed from today due the stormy weather in Cape Canaveral SLC-40. JCSat-14 was originally scheduled for 2015, but due the Falcon-9 disaster on June 28, 2015, launch was moved to later date. Now, after postponing for 24 hours due the…
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Falcon static fire complete, BEAM packed and ready to flight

SpaceX is preparing their third mission in 2016 - CRS-contracted flight to International Space Station. Good news from SpaceX - everything is going according to plan before launch planned for Friday, 8th April 2016 on 20:43 GMT. Static fire test was performed today by SpaceX specialists at night in Cape Canaveral. Rocket was placed on launch…
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