Launch Pad 39A
Time lapse: Fully-assembed Falcon 9 rocket lifted atop launch pad 39A
Weather could stand in way of Falcon 9 launch Saturday
Fire returns to flame trench at Apollo-era launch pad in Florida
Nine Merlin engines ignited and throttled up to nearly 2 million pounds of thrust Sunday during a brief hold-down firing of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, sending a plume of smoke out of the flame trench at Kennedy Space Center’s historic launch pad 39A as the company preps for a space station cargo mission next weekend.
Live coverage: SpaceX begins final launch preparations at historic launch pad
SpaceX readies rocket for tests at historic pad 39A
Station cargo flight leapfrogs commercial satellite launch on SpaceX manifest
SpaceX said Sunday that the first Falcon 9 rocket launch from pad 39A, a former shuttle-era complex at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, is scheduled to send a Dragon supply ship to the International Space Station in mid-February, deferring a mission with an EchoStar communications satellite that was set to take off this month.
SES 10 telecom satellite in Florida for launch on reused SpaceX rocket
SpaceX hopes procedure fix can allow Falcon 9 launches to resume
Investigators probing the Sept. 1 explosion of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on its launch pad in Florida believe a high-pressure gas tank inside the launcher’s upper stage most likely burst due to the conditions of the helium loaded into it, a finding that could simplify fixes needed before the commercial booster can return to service.