Photos: Falcon 9 flight marks Cape Canaveral’s first launch of 2019
Scorched SpaceX rocket returns to port in Florida, ready to launch a fourth time
Singed and blackened from three fiery trips to the edge of space and back, a Falcon 9 rocket returned to Cape Canaveral on Sunday after a mission last that week carried the Israeli Beresheet moon lander into orbit, ready for inspections before attempting a fourth — and likely final — launch this spring.
Israeli moon lander hitches ride on SpaceX launch with Indonesian comsat
An Israeli-built moon lander aiming to become the first privately-funded mission reach another planetary body rocketed away from Cape Canaveral on Thursday night aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, riding piggyback with an Indonesian communications spacecraft and an experimental U.S. Air Force space surveillance microsatellite.
Live coverage: Falcon 9 rocket blasts off with Israeli moon lander, Indonesian comsat
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off at 8:45 p.m. EST Thursday (0145 GMT Friday) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The commercial launcher, featuring a reused first stage booster flying for the third time, hauled into orbit Indonesia’s Nusantara Satu communications satellite, the Beresheet lunar lander for SpaceIL, and the S5 space surveillance payload for the Air Force Research Laboratory.
Falcon 9 launch set for Thursday at Cape Canaveral
Photos: Previously-flown Falcon 9 rocket blasts off with Merah Putih satellite
Indonesian communications satellite deployed in orbit by SpaceX
Live coverage: Falcon 9 rocket launches from Cape Canaveral
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, flying with a first stage booster that was previously launched and recovered in May, lifted from Cape Canaveral at 1:18 a.m. EDT (0518 GMT) Tuesday with Indonesia’s Merah Putih communications satellite. The first stage accomplished a pinpoint landing on SpaceX’s drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.