Falcon 9 v1.2

Koreasat-5A delivered to orbit by Falcon-9

SpaceX Falcon-9 delivered to orbit yesterday, on October 30, 2017 Koreasat-5A communications satellite from Kennedy Space Center. It was 16th launch of Falcon-9 in 2017 and first contracted for KT Sat Co., Ltd., the largest telecom and media service provider in Korea. Satellite was manufactured by Thales Alenia Space Under contract from 2014. It was based on Spacebus-4000B2 powered by two deployable solar Continue Reading The post Koreasat-5A delivered to orbit by Falcon-9 appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Falcon-9 with Formosat-5 after test fire

SpaceX successfully performed test fire before their next launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. SpaceX finished most important test before planned for August 24 2017 launch of the Taiwan’s National Space Organization observation satellite Formosat-5  – preflight test fire of the first stage of Falcon-9. Falcon-9 was rolled out to the  Space Launch Complex 4-East launch site at Vandenberg Continue Reading The post Falcon-9 with Formosat-5 after test fire appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

SpaceX delivers Intelsat-35E to orbit after flawless flight

This time SpaceX delivered on the top of their Falcon-9 rocket Intelsat-35E communications satellite. Launch was finished with success, sadly this time we did not see spectacular landing of the rocket’s booster. Finally after two failed attempts SpaceX managed to deliver to orbit Intelsat-35E. Mission was planned originally to be third in a row after Bulgariasat-1 delivered on 23 June Continue Reading The post SpaceX delivers Intelsat-35E to orbit after flawless flight appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Inmarsat-5F4 on orbit !

SpaceX managed to deliver to orbit communications satellite Inmarsat-5F4 during impressive launch and flight. Unfortunately this time we did not see landing attempt of first stage. Inmarsat-5F4 is fourth satellite under Global Xpress constellation will provide mobile internet access services for airline passengers, maritime crews and military personnel. Satellite was originally scheduled for Falcon Heavy rocket, but due the delay Continue Reading The post Inmarsat-5F4 on orbit ! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

NRO’s special payload delivered on the top of the Falcon

SpaceX delivered today to orbit top secret payload provided by National Reconnaissance Office. In flawless flight Falcon rocket managed to perform spectacular landing of the rocket’s first stage. Launch was performed from Kennedy Space Center Launch Pad 39A. It was first contracted launch for National Reconnaissance Office and SpaceX decided to finish it with landing attemptof the first stage. This landing is also Continue Reading The post NRO’s special payload delivered on the top of the Falcon appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]