November 17, 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.

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.

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.

Historic launch pad back in service with thundering blastoff by SpaceX

February 19, 2017

SpaceX sent a cargo capsule with nearly 5,500 pounds of experiments and supplies on a three-day trip to the International Space Station on Sunday, firing the automated spaceship through low-hanging clouds and into orbit from the same launch pad where Apollo astronauts began voyages to the moon.

Watch the Falcon 9 launch from pad 39A

February 19, 2017

Watch Falcon 9 lift off from Kennedy Space Center launch pad 39A on a space station resupply mission. The rocket’s first stage then returned to land at neighboring Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

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