Enlarge / The begrimed Falcon 9 booster is back at the launch pad with its Starlink satellite payload. (credit: SpaceX) Even though time remained in its launch window Wednesday night, SpaceX scrubbed an attempt to launch its first batch of Starlink satellites. The upper-level winds were just not cooperating, so the company stood down the […]
Enlarge / A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in the hangar after a flight in April 2017. (credit: SpaceX) SpaceX will launch dozens of demonstration broadband satellites next week as it ramps up testing for its planned Starlink service. The company says it will begin launching satellites for the actual service later this year. This week, […]
A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft successfully made its way to the International Space Station (ISS), with approximately 5,500 lbs of NASA cargo and science experiments. It launched Sunday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, and it arriv…
Enlarge / A new Falcon 9 rocket, and a Dragon spacecraft, on the pad Thursday. (credit: SpaceX) Early on Friday morning, within minutes of the opening—and closing—of an instantaneous launch window, SpaceX scrubbed the launch of its Falcon 9 rocket and Cargo Dragon supply mission to the International Space Station. The company said it made […]
Elon Musk’s rocket company is working toward an important launch for Heavy and groundbreaking tests for its Mars vehicle.
Starship and Raptor will soon be best friends as they get ready to shoot for the moon.
Enlarge / All four parachutes opened as intended, bringing Dragon to a soft landing in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday. (credit: NASA TV) After a six-day mission in orbit, SpaceX’s Dragon capsule returned to Earth on Friday morning and splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean. The landing, at 8:45am ET, came right on schedule, as […]
Enlarge / The Electron launch vehicle is ready to soar. (credit: Rocket Lab) Welcome to Edition 1.38 of the Rocket Report! We’ve got globe-spanning launch news this week from France, Spain, and even South Africa. But probably the biggest news is the imminent launch of SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft from Florida, early Saturday morning. It’s a […]
NASA just dropped some enticing new details about the much anticipated and much delayed test flight.