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SpaceX Sets Falcon 9 Payload Record with Latest Starlink Launch [VIDEO]

SpaceX launched 54 Starlink satellites into lower-Earth orbit on Saturday evening at 11:41 p.m. ET, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. This Falcon 9 first stage booster saw its second flight and landing; it previously launched CRS-24 and now one Starlink mission. You may recall this Falcon 9 […]

SpaceX Says Both Starship and Falcon 9 to Launch 2nd-Gen Starlinks

SpaceX says both its Falcon 9 booster and reusable Starship rocket will be used to launch its next-generation Starlink satellites, according to a filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday (via PCMag). The plan is expected to “further accelerate” the deployment of the Starlink constellation for the second-gen satellite system. The company is […]

SpaceX Sets Record: 3 ‘Flawless’ Launches in Less Than 2 Days

SpaceX has achieved yet another feat in the space travel and logistics space by successfully pulling off a total of three missions aboard its Falcon 9 rockets in less than 48 hours. Company CEO Elon Musk on late Saturday evening congratulated SpaceX staff on hitting the milestone. Congrats to SpaceX Falcon team for executing 3 […]

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Sets Reuse Record with 13th Launch and Landing

SpaceX launched 53 Starlink satellites into low Earth orbit on Friday, from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The company’s Falcon 9 rocket lifted off at 12:09 p.m. ET and it set a reuse record with its 13th launch and landing, with the latter taking place on SpaceX’s droneship A Shortfall of […]

Exposé: How SpaceX is Safely Pioneering Reusable Rockets with Mission Success

Space and flight publication Aviation Week conducted interviews with top SpaceX executives as part of a behind-the-scenes look at the company for a two-part series looking into how it has impacted the industry. SpaceX is farthest along in achieving airline-like flight operations in the space industry with reusable launch vehicles, and the company has done so […]

SpaceX Starlink Back-to-Back Launches Ready to Go

After successfully launching 53 Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit (LEO) from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California on Friday, May 13, SpaceX is now aiming for back-to-back Starlink missions on consecutive days. Elon Musk’s space exploration and satellite internet company plans to deploy another 53 Starlink satellites into orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from […]

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Aces 12th Landing in Starlink Mission

SpaceX successfully launched its 43rd Starlink mission aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on Thursday at 1:51 p.m. ET from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Liftoff! pic.twitter.com/mSA8WD2TTo — SpaceX (@SpaceX) April 21, 2022 Starlink is a high-speed broadband service from SpaceX powered by a constellation of satellites […]

SpaceX Launches Transporter-4 Rideshare Mission With 40 Satellites [VIDEO]

SpaceX on Friday morning launched the Transporter-4 rideshare mission from Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, carrying 40 small satellites and spacecraft to sun-synchronous orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. Liftoff! pic.twitter.com/98AatbJNTO — SpaceX (@SpaceX) April 1, 2022 This particular Falcon-9 rocket has previously supported the Crew-1, Crew-2, SXM-8, […]

SpaceX Falcon 9 to Launch Another Inmarsat Satellite into Orbit in 2023

After SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully landed for the 11th time straight in a Starlink satellite launch, the company is apparently set to launch cargo for another satellite company. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is set to launch Inmarsat’s I-6 F2 satellite in Q1 2023, following a launch of the company’s first I-6 satellite just a […]

Incredible Close-Up: SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch, Stage Separation, Landing [VIDEOS]

The folks over at NASASpaceflight religiously follow and document SpaceX’s rocket launches. After capturing high-definition footage of this week’s NROL-87 mission launch (and subsequent landing) from multiple angles, the media outlet has published a supercut of the mission on YouTube. The NROL-87 mission saw SpaceX launch a Falcon 9 rocket with a classified spy satellite for […]

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Makes History: 112 Successful Flights in a Row

On Thursday at 1:13 p.m. EST, SpaceX successfully launched 49 Starlink satellites to low Earth orbit from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, aboard its trusty and reliable Falcon 9 rocket. This was the third and last launch of the week by SpaceX, with Falcon 9’s first stage landing on the drone ship A […]

Incredible SpaceX Falcon 9 Stage Separation Captured by Ground Cameras [VIDEO]

SpaceX successfully launched the Italian COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation FM2 mission to low Earth orbit on Monday, after facing numerous delays due to weather and yesterday’s interruption at the last minute due to a cruise ship. Falcon 9 launch from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida today at 3:11pm PT/6:11pm ET. The […]

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Gets Damaged During Recovery

Last week, SpaceX successfully launched a cargo Dragon capsule chock-full of supplies and holiday gifts to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a brand new Falcon 9 rocket, B1069, as part of its CRS-24 mission for NASA. The subsequent recovery of the B1069 first-stage booster marked SpaceX’s 100th successful landing of an orbital-class rocket. However, both […]