Category Archives: Kennedy Space Center

Falcon-9 test fire before OTV-5 mission

SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket passed test fire planned before scheduled for September 7th, 2017, launch of U.S. Air Force X-37B robotic space plane. SpaceX performed test fire of Falcon-9 rocket on August 31 at LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. Rocket without encapsulated vehicle was rolled out from hangar to the launch site; ground service team connected…
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Dragon launched to orbit, CRS-11 in progress

SpaceX managed to deliver to orbit their cargo Dragon spacecraft on the top of the Falcon-9FT rocket. It was 100th launch from Launch Site 39A, eleventh mission contracted under CRS program and second Dragon flight in 2017. Rocket was launched from Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. After two days of delay caused by…
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Falcon-9 after test fire before CRS-11 cargo mission

SpaceX managed to conduct test fire on May 28, last major test before launch of Falcon-9 with Dragon unmanned cargo spacecraft on the top. To remind mission start is planned for June 1st at 21:55 UTC from LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. Last Thursday Falcon-9 passed through last fueling tests and test fire before CRS-11 mission. Booster…
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Inmarsat-5F4 on orbit !

SpaceX managed to deliver to orbit communications satellite Inmarsat-5F4 during impressive launch and flight. Unfortunately this time we did not see landing attempt of first stage. Inmarsat-5F4 is fourth satellite under Global Xpress constellation will provide mobile internet access services for airline passengers, maritime crews and military personnel. Satellite was originally scheduled for Falcon Heavy…
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NRO’s special payload delivered on the top of the Falcon

SpaceX delivered today to orbit top secret payload provided by National Reconnaissance Office. In flawless flight Falcon rocket managed to perform spectacular landing of the rocket's first stage. Launch was performed from Kennedy Space Center Launch Pad 39A. It was first contracted launch for National Reconnaissance Office and SpaceX decided to finish it with landing attemptof the first…
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First launch from Launch Pad 39A became success !

SpaceX brought back to live one of the most historic places in NASA history - Launch Pad 39A. With resupply mission to the International Space Station of their Dragon cargo lifted on the top of the Falcon-9 FT SpaceX started their extensive flight campaign from Kennedy Space Center. CRS-10 mission started with 24 hour delay…
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Everything is ready for CRS-10 !

Title should say everything about the weather. Only heavy rains predicted at Florida can stop SpaceX launch preparations. This historical mission is good sum up of position of SpaceX in American space industry. Company will launch in following days their Dragon commercial cargo spacecraft to International Space Station from LC-39 Pad A at Kennedy Space…
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