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 […]

Falcon-9 FT exploded before test fire at Cape Canaveral

SpaceX Falcon-9 FT with Israeli communication satellite Amos-6 belonging to Spacecom Ltd. exploded at Cape Canaveral before ultimate trial before launch planned for 3rd September at 07:00 GMT. This test fire was planned to be conducted at Complex 40 launch pad. This accident happened over 14 months after failure CRS-7 mission on June 2015. This time Falcon-9 failed […]

JCSAT-16 mission accomplished !

SpaceX is celebrating successful launch of the JCSAT-16 and perfect landing on the droneship. JCSAT-16 is C and Ku band broadcasting satellite designed and manufactured by Space Systems/Loral (under contract signed in 2014) for Tokyo based SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation. Spacecraft will cover with its range Asia, Russia, Oceania, Middle East and North America with onboard 26 C and […]

CRS-9 is getting close !

Falcon-9 1.2v remains ready at SLC-40 launch site at Cape Canaveral AFS with Dragon robotic cargo spacecraft under payload fairing. Only hours are separating us from beginning of the CRS-9 mission to International Space Station. According to weather forecasts given yesterday for Cape Canaveral, we have cloudless sky, mild wind and warm air-everything seems to […]

Thaicom-8 launched, Falcon-9 on drone ship !

Yesterday SpaceX delivered to orbit Thaicom-8 communication satellite and performed successful landing on “Of course I love you” robotic ship. Is there anything more to show that reusable technology is pure success? Mission with Thaicom-8 was planned by SpaceX originally for the day before – to May 26, 2016. Launch was scrubbed at 21:48 GMT […]

Thaicom-8 on atop of Falcon-9 already tomorrow !

This mission will be 25th flight of Falcon-9 and 5th of Falcon-9 in 1.2V version-will we see tomorrow next successful landing on robotic ship “Of Course I Still Love You”? Liftoff is scheduled for 26th May 2016 for 21:40 GMT from a Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40; Falcon-9 1.2v already passed static […]

JCSat-14 on orbit, Falcon-9 on drone ship !

Again full success during SpaceX mission; Japanese telecommunication satellite on orbit, Falcon-9 first stage performed successful landing on drone ship for the second time in 2016. Full success even against previous announcments given by SpaceX that landing on “Of Course I Still Love You” will be hard  to perform due the increased velocity of first stage […]

JCSat-14 & Falcon-9 already tomorrow !

We are waiting for 24th launch of Falcon-9 with Japanese communication satellite on atop – launch postponed from today due the stormy weather in Cape Canaveral SLC-40. JCSat-14 was originally scheduled for 2015, but due the Falcon-9 disaster on June 28, 2015, launch was moved to later date. Now, after postponing for 24 hours due the […]

22nd Falcon-9 mission successful – SES-9 in Space !

Falcon-9 1.2V performed successful lift of SES-9 communication satellite yesterday. Unfortunately, according to SpaceX prediction landing of first stage was failure. This time counting down was not halted – punctually at 23:34 GMT Falcon-9 1.2V with SES-9 on atop lifted off from Cape Canaveral SLC-40. As planned earlier (T+04’00”), after four minutes of flight first […]

Third SES-9 launch attempt not successful – current status “TBD”

SpaceX and SES-9 are really bad luck – third launch attempt was halted due the problems with LOX temperature just before lift-off. SES-9, launch cancelled – it starting to sound like deja vu. Again mission was aborted, but this time it seemed that engines will not even start. Next launch window was not announced, SpaceX […]