Falcon 9 rocket set for launch Friday from California
Space station cargo flight next on SpaceX’s launch schedule
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.
Iridium swaps two new Falcon 9 rockets for “flight-proven” boosters
Photos: Falcon 9 rocket’s predawn launch from California
Video: Iridium payload released from Falcon 9 rocket in orbit
SpaceX launch adds another 10 satellites to Iridium Next fleet
Video: Launch to landing replay of Monday’s Falcon 9 flight
Live coverage: Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from California, lands in Pacific
SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket at 5:37 a.m. PDT (8:37 a.m. EDT; 1237 GMT) Monday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California with the third set of 10 new-generation satellites for Iridium’s voice and data relay network. The Falcon 9’s first stage booster successfully landed on a platform in the Pacific Ocean a few minutes after liftoff.