SpaceX Falcon 9 landing leg accidentally dropped during retraction attempt

SpaceX has accidentally dropped one of its newest Falcon 9 booster’s landing legs during a retraction attempt in Port Canaveral while crews worked to prepare the rocket for transport. Falcon 9 booster B1060 safely arrived in Port Canaveral, Florida on July 4th after a flawless June 30th launch debut, delivering the US military’s GPS III […]

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SpaceX’s tenth Starlink internet launch delayed by Florida storms

SpaceX’s tenth Starlink internet satellite launch has been delayed another two days by bad weather in Florida, a decision made just 10 minutes before liftoff. In a unique step, SpaceX intentionally proceeded through the countdown after scrubbing the Starlink-9 launch, continuing to load propellant, chill the booster’s engines, and prepare like any normal launch up […]

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to kick off busy month of launches with 10th Starlink mission

A Falcon 9 rocket is set to kick off a busy July of launches with SpaceX’s tenth Starlink satellite mission and second Starlink rideshare, while also (hopefully) solidifying Falcon 9 reusability. For Falcon 9 booster B1051, the Starlink V1 L9 mission will be its fifth launch, making it the third SpaceX rocket to fly on […]

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SpaceX Super Heavy ‘high bay’ construction begins in South Texas

After several weeks of preparations, SpaceX has begun assembling the massive ‘high bay’ it will use to stack and outfit Starship’s massive Super Heavy boosters. Over the last six or so months, SpaceX has been hard at work expanding and upgrading its Boca Chica, Texas Starship factory, part of which has included building multiple ‘high […]

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SpaceX adds fresh Falcon 9 booster to the fleet after drone ship recovery

SpaceX has added a second new Falcon 9 booster to its rocket fleet in just one month after B1060 safely returned to shore aboard drone ship Just Read The Instructions (JRTI) on July 4th. Exactly 31 days prior, Falcon 9 booster B1058 sailed into Port Canaveral aboard drone ship Of Course I Still Love You […]

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SpaceX Starship prototype bears down on first Raptor engine tests

SpaceX’s fifth full-scale Starship prototype is fast approaching its first Raptor static fire tests after the company recently delivered one of the newest engines to the launch site. Known as Starship SN5, the ship is the fifth SpaceX has built since full-scale prototype development began in early 2019, as well as the fourth full-scale ship […]

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SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft caught on camera during NASA astronaut spacewalk

SpaceX Crew Dragon spaceship captured during NASA astronaut spacewalk SpaceX’s first astronaut-proven Crew Dragon spacecraft has been caught on camera by one of the two NASA astronauts that piloted it during a routine spacewalk to repair the orbital International Space Station (ISS). While outside the station to replace aging lithium ion batteries tasked with storing […]

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SpaceX nails second Falcon nosecone recovery in one month

SpaceX has successfully recovered two pairs of Falcon 9 payload fairings (nosecones) – one twice-flown – in one month after twin ships GO Ms. Tree and GO Ms. Chief returned to port on July 2nd. Around 45 minutes after Falcon 9 B1060 lifted off for the first time with the US military’s third upgraded GPS […]

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SpaceX Starlink launch to kick off a potentially record-breaking July

SpaceX’s eighth Starlink mission of the year is just a handful of days away from liftoff, kicking off a potentially record-breaking month after the same launch was delayed from June to July. Now, instead of June 2020 potentially becoming SpaceX’s first four-launch month, July is now the newest candidate for the milestone. Known as Starlink […]

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SpaceX Starship prototype kicks of gauntlet of tests for the fifth time

Hours after a successful Falcon 9 launch, a SpaceX Starship prototype has kicked off a challenging gauntlet of tests for the fifth time in hopes of becoming the first to take flight. Five days after the ~30m (~100 ft) tall steel rocket was transported from the factory to the launch pad, SpaceX has fully integrated […]

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