January 28, 2020

SpaceX scrubs Starlink launch due to winds aloft, will try again Wednesday

January 27, 2020

SpaceX called off a scheduled launch of a Falcon 9 rocket about a half-hour before liftoff from Cape Canaveral Monday due to strong upper level winds, and officials aim to try again to send 60 Starlink Internet satellites into orbit Wednesday after bypassing a planned launch attempt Tuesday due to poor weather in the offshore booster recovery area.

Live coverage: SpaceX delays Falcon 9 launch to Tuesday

January 27, 2020

SpaceX scrubbed a planned launch Monday of a Falcon 9 rocket with 60 more satellites for the company’s Starlink broadband network due to upper level winds over Florida’s Space Coast. The company will try again Tuesday at 9:28 a.m. EST (1428 GMT).

SpaceX releases preliminary results from Crew Dragon abort test

January 23, 2020

Data from the Jan. 19 in-flight launch escape demonstration of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft indicate the performance of the capsule’s SuperDraco abort engines was “flawless” as the thrusters boosted the ship away from the top of a Falcon 9 rocket with a peak acceleration of about 3.3Gs, officials said Thursday.

Firefly confirms fire during first stage test

January 23, 2020

Firefly Aerospace confirmed a “test anomaly” resulted in a small fire on a vertical test stand in Central Texas Wednesday evening. The fire occurred during the first attempt at a full-scale qualification test-firing of a first stage for Firefly’s Alpha small satellite launcher.

SpaceX test-fires rocket for next Starlink mission; launch date under review

January 20, 2020

Just one day after a mission from a nearby launch pad, SpaceX test-fired a Falcon 9 rocket Monday at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station ahead of the company’s next flight. Faced with extreme weather this week in the ocean recovery zone for the Falcon 9’s first stage booster and payload shroud, SpaceX said it was evaluating the best opportunity to launch the Falcon 9 with 60 Starlink broadband satellites.

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