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SpaceX delays mission of Falcon-9 with classified satellite for another 24 hours

Launch planned for 01:00 UTC on November 17, 2017, has caught another 24 hours of delay. New launch date was set for November 18, 2017 with 2 hour launch window starting at 01:00 UTC. Rocket still waits for launch at LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center; everything is also ready for planned landing of the first stage of Falcon at LZ-1 Continue Reading The post SpaceX delays mission of Falcon-9 with classified satellite for another 24 hours appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Delta-2 and Flacon-9 catch another days of delay

Two reputable launch service providers are still suffering for minor problems with launching their vehicles what resultsg with another days of delay. United Launch Alliance with their Delta-2 rocket should deliver JPSS-1 weather satellite for NOAA on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Unfortunately this time rocket was not launched again. Strong winds at SLC-2W at Vandenberg Air Force Base forced ULA Continue Reading The post Delta-2 and Flacon-9 catch another days of delay appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Busy December for SpaceX

Upcoming December seems to be most important month for SpaceX in 2017. Lead by Elon Musk company still suffers for delays caused by Disaster of Falcon-9 with Amos-6 on September 1, 2016. Destroyed during explosion Launch Pad 40 at Cape Canaveral, forced SpaceX to move all launches to LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. Plan which assumed that SpaceX will launch Continue Reading The post Busy December for SpaceX appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

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. [...]

SpaceX after test fire before Koreasat-5A mission

SpaceX performed yesterday successful test fire of Falcon-9 booster at Kennedy Space Center before launch planned to October 30, 2017. The Merlin 1D engines were fired yesterday on October 26 at 16:00 UTC. Rocket was previously rolled out to Launch Pad 39A without payload to avoid situation which took place one year ago when after similar test fire rocket exploded Continue Reading The post SpaceX after test fire before Koreasat-5A mission appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]