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SpaceX Falcon-9 with Intelsat-35E delayed again

This time rocket was not perfectly fine and probably another technical issue stopped SpaceX from launching their flagship rocket with Intelsat-35E. Heavy storms near LC-39A caused prolonged countdown which was automatically halted at T-10″. This is second time when SpaceX delays launch of the Falcon with Intelsat-35E satellite. After failed attempt on June 2, was interrupted by the software problems with Guidance System (as Continue Reading The post SpaceX Falcon-9 with Intelsat-35E delayed again appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

SpaceX delays Intelsat-35E mission

Yesterday SpaceX was forced to postpone launch of Falcon-9 rocket with Intelsat-35E communications satellite. 24 hours of delay were caused by problem with guidance system of the Falcon-9 remaining at LC-39A launch site at Kennedy Space Center. Launch was set for 23:36 UTC from LC-39A launch pad. Rocket was ready to deliver to orbit Intelsat-35E, weighing 6761 kg communications satellite built by Continue Reading The post SpaceX delays Intelsat-35E mission appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Busy weekend for SpaceX

Two Falcon-9 rockets reached space during last weekend and delivered ten Iridium satellites and first Bulgarian GEO communications satellite, BulgariaSat-1. It was pretty hard weekend for SpaceX. Two launches contracted for two different companies with two different payloads and from two different launch sites were surely exhausting for launch team specialists. SpaceX managed to show its professionalism and conducted both Continue Reading The post Busy weekend for SpaceX appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Bulgariasat-1 postponed to Friday

SpaceX decided to postpone launch of Falcon-9 with Bulgariasat-1 communications satellite from today to at least Friday, 23rd June. Official statement was given yesterday – SpaceX decided to move back for four days launch of first Bulgarian  GEO communications satellite which was planned for today from LC-39 launch site at Kennedy Space Center. Official reason listed in statement was problem Continue Reading The post Bulgariasat-1 postponed to Friday appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Dragon launched to orbit, CRS-11 in progress

SpaceX managed to deliver to orbit their cargo Dragon spacecraft on the top of the Falcon-9FT rocket. It was 100th launch from Launch Site 39A, eleventh mission contracted under CRS program and second Dragon flight in 2017. Rocket was launched from Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. After two days of delay caused by storms, heavy rains and lightnings Continue Reading The post Dragon launched to orbit, CRS-11 in progress appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]