Month: August 2020
SpaceX launches first polar orbit mission from Florida in decades
Live coverage: Rocket Lab launches Capella’s first commercial radar satellite
Amid shuffling schedules, Capella to fly its first commercial satellite with Rocket Lab
Live coverage: SpaceX launches radar satellite for Argentina
SpaceX launched Argentina’s SAOCOM 1B radar observation satellite from Cape Canaveral at 7:18 p.m. EDT (2318 GMT) Sunday. A Falcon 9 rocket headed toward the south on a trajectory hugging the Florida East Coast on the first flight into polar orbit from Cape Canaveral since 1969, and the first stage booster returned to the spaceport for an onshore landing minutes after liftoff.
SpaceX poised for back-to-back launches Sunday at Cape Canaveral
Launch of NRO spy satellite delayed at least a week
Up to three launches planned this weekend from Cape Canaveral
Delays have set up the possibility of up to three rocket launches this weekend from different pads along Florida’s Space Coast, including two SpaceX missions on Sunday that could set a company record for the shortest span between two Falcon 9 rocket launches. But in the world of ever-changing launch schedules, numerous factors such as weather and technical issues could thwart launch plans this weekend.