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Storied space weather observatory finally ready for launch

February 7, 2015

The world’s most distant weather outpost is set for liftoff from Cape Canaveral on Sunday aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, launching to a point a million miles from Earth to warn forecasters of solar storms that could disrupt global air traffic, satellite navigation and power grids.

Live coverage: Falcon 9 soars into space with DSCOVR

February 7, 2015

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket blasted off Wednesday carrying NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory, the world’s most distant weather satellite heading for a point a million miles from Earth. Launch from Cape Canaveral occurred at 6:03 p.m. EST (2303 GMT).

Near-ideal weather expected for Sunday’s Falcon 9 launch

February 6, 2015

Forecasters predict mostly clear skies, light winds and comfortable temperatures for Sunday’s launch of a Falcon 9 rocket with a NOAA satellite designed to warn of solar storms that could disrupt navigation and communication technology on Earth.

SpaceX nears pad abort test for human-rated Dragon capsule

January 30, 2015

SpaceX is finishing up preparations for a major test of a rocket-powered abort system for the company’s new Dragon crew ferry spacecraft, targeting launch from Cape Canaveral in March after a pair of Falcon 9 missions in February.

Video: Saturday’s SpaceX launch

January 11, 2015

Watch the NASA Television live coverage of Saturday’s predawn Falcon 9 launch that delivered the Dragon spacecraft into orbit.

Photos: Falcon 9 rocket climbs away from Cape Canaveral

January 10, 2015

Crowned with a commercial cargo capsule with 5,100 pounds of provisions and experiments, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket took off from Cape Canaveral on Saturday, sending the Dragon supply ship on a two-day trek to the International Space Station. See photos of the predawn liftoff.

Dragon successfully launched, rocket recovery demo crash lands

January 10, 2015

A commercial Dragon spaceship soared into orbit from Cape Canaveral on Saturday in pursuit of the International Space Station, but the automated craft’s Falcon 9 booster crash landed after flying back to Earth in a daring test of futuristic reusable rocket technologies.

SpaceX cargo rocket ready for another launch attempt

January 9, 2015

SpaceX is counting down to liftoff Saturday of a Falcon 9 rocket with a commercial cargo craft heading for the International Space Station after engineers replaced a component in an upper stage steering system that grounded the launcher Tuesday.

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