March 26, 2017

Commercial TV broadcast satellite ready to ride Falcon 9 rocket

March 12, 2017

SpaceX is expected to transfer its next Falcon 9 rocket to launch pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Monday with a direct-to-home television broadcast satellite on-board, setting up for a two-and-a-half hour predawn launch window Tuesday.

Falcon 9 rocket performs static fire test

March 10, 2017

Held down by heavy-duty restraints, a Falcon 9 rocket fired up its nine Merlin engines for more than three seconds Thursday evening in a key readiness test before launching with a commercial television broadcast satellite next week.

4K video: Wide-angle view of Falcon 9 hotfire

March 10, 2017

A wide-angle view of the Space X Falcon 9 rocket test firing at Kennedy Space Center’s launch pad 39A during final preparations for it scheduled blastoff with the EchoStar 23 communications satellite.

Watch a time-lapse of the Falcon 9 rocket going vertical

March 7, 2017

A Falcon 9 rocket is lifted into position for a planned countdown dress rehearsal at launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center. The rocket is being readied for launch early Sunday with the EchoStar 23 communications satellite.

Live coverage: SpaceX readies next Falcon 9 for liftoff

March 6, 2017

SpaceX is preparing for the next launch of a Falcon 9 rocket, set for blastoff from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida with the EchoStar 23 television broadcast satellite destined to cover Brazil. The rocket’s static fire test, a major milestone in any SpaceX launch campaign, was performed Thursday.

Drone’s view of Sunday’s SpaceX rocket landing

February 20, 2017

Check out a dazzling drone’s-eye view of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket booster returning to an on-target landing at Cape Canaveral a few minutes after launching Sunday with more than 2.5 tons of space station cargo.

Photos: Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from pad 39A, then lands nearby

February 20, 2017

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket took off from launch pad 39A, a historic facility under lease from NASA, and delivered to orbit an uncrewed supply ship heading for the International Space Station. The first stage booster returned to a landing at nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the first such recovery on land in daylight.

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