Kennedy Space Center

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. [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]