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SpaceX successfully re-launches ‘used’ rocket

SpaceX successfully re-launches ‘used’ rocket

Elon Musk-led SpaceX made history by successfully re-flying one of used Falcon 9 rockets from Florida's Kennedy Space Center on Thursday.

Carrying a communications satellite, the Falcon 9 rocket lifted-off at around 18:27 EDT yesterday, marking a vital milestone for the company in its quest for rocket re-usability.

SpaceX postpones launch of Falcon 9 carrying EchoStar 23 satellite

SpaceX postpones launch of Falcon 9 carrying EchoStar 23 satellite

SpaceX postponed the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the EchoStar 23 satellite by around a couple of days as high winds scrubbed the planned launch on Tuesday, company officials confirmed.

Officials announced the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the direct-to-home television broadcast satellite was postponed to 1:35 a.m. EST (0535 GMT) on Thursday, 16th of March.

Falcon 9 rocket successfully performs static fire test

Falcon 9 rocket successfully performs static fire test

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully performed a static fire test on Thursday, completing a key readiness test before its scheduled launch from Florida with a commercial television broadcast satellite next week.

Kept down by heavy-duty restraints, the rocket fired up its 9-Merlin 1D engines for around three seconds at 6 p. m. EST or 2300 GMT at the launch pad 39A of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Falcon 9 launch scrubbed due to steering mechanism concern: Musk

Falcon 9 launch scrubbed due to steering mechanism concern: Musk

The launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket was called off less than 15 seconds before its planned liftoff on Saturday due to a concern with the vehicle's steering mechanism, CEO Elon Musk said.

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket returns to flight

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket returns to flight

After a gap of several months, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 booster returned to flight on Saturday, Jan. 10th, and successfully launched 10 satellites into Earth’s orbit.

SpaceX announced that a two-stage Falcon 9 rocket lifted off at 12:54 p.m. EST (1754 GMT) from a launch pad at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, just a few hundred meters from the scenic coastline of the state.

SpaceX delays test flights of Crew Dragon spacecraft

SpaceX delays test flights of Crew Dragon spacecraft

Entrepreneur Elon Musk-led SpaceX has delayed the test flights for its Crew Dragon spacecraft by numerous months, partly because of the Sept. 1st Falcon 9 rocket explosion, NASA confirmed.

According to NASA’s newly released statement, SpaceX is now targeting November 2017 and May 2018 for conducting unmanned test flight and a crewed flight of Crew Dragon spacecraft, respectively.

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