Tag 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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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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22nd Falcon-9 mission successful – SES-9 in Space !

Falcon-9 1.2V performed successful lift of SES-9 communication satellite yesterday. Unfortunately, according to SpaceX prediction landing of first stage was failure. This time counting down was not halted - punctually at 23:34 GMT Falcon-9 1.2V with SES-9 on atop lifted off from Cape Canaveral SLC-40. As planned earlier (T+04'00"), after four minutes of flight first…
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Third SES-9 launch attempt not successful – current status “TBD”

SpaceX and SES-9 are really bad luck - third launch attempt was halted due the problems with LOX temperature just before lift-off. SES-9, launch cancelled - it starting to sound like deja vu. Again mission was aborted, but this time it seemed that engines will not even start. Next launch window was not announced, SpaceX…
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Something gone wrong – issues with Falcon-9 1.2V

SpaceX decided to postpone launch of their flagship, Falcon-9 1.2V, for another day. Still SpaceX will try to perform landing of the first stage on their robotic ship on Atlantic Ocean. Short post on Twitter is rather standing in the opposition to open information policy of SpaceX. We know only what was announced in enigmatic…
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