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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. [...]

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 delivers to orbit communications satellites

Three days after delivering ten Iridium satellites from Vandenberg, SpaceX managed to launch Falcon-9 with communications satellite for SES and Echostar under the payload fairing. Launch took place at Kennedy Space Center. Single satellite with payload shared by SES and Echostar was successfully delivered today under the payload fairing of Falcon-9 FT. Delivering of payload was followed by successful landing of Continue Reading The post SpaceX delivers to orbit communications satellites appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

X-37B delivered to orbit

Experimental USAF space plane X-37B was delivered today by the SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket to Low Earth Orbit. It was first launch of X-37B by Falcon-9 rocket in the history. The 41st launch of Falcon-9 rocket was unique and clearly shows intentions of SpaceX for following years – getting into military contracts. Boeing X-37B, experimental robotic space plane, always launch on Continue Reading The post X-37B delivered to orbit appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Falcon-9 test fire before OTV-5 mission

SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket passed test fire planned before scheduled for September 7th, 2017, launch of U.S. Air Force X-37B robotic space plane. SpaceX performed test fire of Falcon-9 rocket on August 31 at LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. Rocket without encapsulated vehicle was rolled out from hangar to the launch site; ground service team connected power and fueling lines reporting Continue Reading The post Falcon-9 test fire before OTV-5 mission appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]