December 15, 2017

Timeline for SpaceX’s next station cargo launch

December 14, 2017

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will go from Cape Canaveral to low Earth orbit in 10 minutes Friday with a Dragon capsule heading for the International Space Station carrying more than 4,800 pounds of supplies and experiments.

Live coverage: SpaceX cargo launch to International Space Station set for Friday

December 11, 2017

Liftoff of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket powered by a reused first stage booster from Florida’s Space Coast has been rescheduled for Friday at 10:36 a.m. EST (1536 GMT) to allow technicians to complete inspections on the rocket’s second stage fuel system, the company said. The Falcon 9 will blast off from the Complex 40 launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station with more than two tons of supplies and experiments for the International Space Station.

SpaceX to restore upgraded launch pad to service with Wednesday cargo flight

December 11, 2017

Ready to double its Florida launch capacity with two pads, SpaceX is preparing to loft a reused robotic cargo ship toward the International Space Station Wednesday with a recycled Falcon 9 booster, debuting a rebuilt launch complex knocked offline more than a year ago in a fiery blast during pre-flight testing.

Video: Falcon 9 rocket test-fired at pad 40

December 6, 2017

SpaceX fired up a Falcon 9 booster at Cape Canaveral’s Complex 40 launch pad Wednesday in advance of a space station resupply launch Dec. 12, returning the pad to service after a rocket explosion there last year.

Live coverage: Falcon 9 rocket fires engines in hold-down test at Cape Canaveral

December 5, 2017

SpaceX rolled out a reused Falcon 9 booster for a hold-down engine firing Wednesday at pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, making the first use of the launch complex since a rocket exploded there in September 2016. The static fire test accomplished Wednesday was a key step in preparations for launch of a space station cargo ship Dec. 12.

NASA agrees to launch station supplies on reused SpaceX rocket

November 30, 2017

SpaceX will launch a space station-bound cargo ship with nearly 2.5 tons of supplies and experiments next Friday, Dec. 8, with a previously-flown Falcon 9 rocket booster after winning NASA approval for the reuse plan, agency officials said Wednesday.

Space station cargo flight next on SpaceX’s launch schedule

November 27, 2017

In a reshuffling of SpaceX’s launch schedule, a Falcon 9 rocket is set for liftoff no earlier than Dec. 8 on a mission to deliver several tons of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station and return to service a Cape Canaveral launch pad damaged in a catastrophic rocket explosion last year.

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