Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

Live coverage: SpaceX to launch Starlink satellites on Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral

File: A Falcon 9 rocket stands ready to launch a Starlink mission. Image: SpaceX SpaceX is preparing to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station early Friday morning to kick off a weekend that could see three missions for the company. The Starlink 6-47 mission will liftoff no earlier than 2:14 …

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Live coverage: SpaceX to launch NASA’s PACE mission on Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral

The Falcon 9 with NASA’s PACE mission atop stands ready for launch at pad 40. Image: SpaceX. SpaceX is preparing to launch its second NASA mission of the year on Tuesday morning. A Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Earth-observing spacecraft PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem) is set to liftoff Tuesday morning. After completing a …

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Live coverage: SpaceX plans to launch back-to-back, cross-country Falcon 9 launches

SpaceX is kicking off the second week of October with a planned pair of back-to-back Falcon 9 launches, lifting off from both of its Space Force-based launch pads. Up first is the Starlink 6-22 mission, which is targeting liftoff from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida at 10:56 …

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Live coverage: SpaceX rocket ready for late-night launch for Arabsat

Watch our live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with Arabsat’s Badr 8 communications satellite from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. The launch window opens at 11:25 p.m. EDT Friday, May 26 (0325 UTC Saturday, May 27). Follow us on Twitter. SFN Live SpaceX …

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Watch live: SpaceX counting down to launch of Intelsat satellite with NASA air quality sensor

Watch our live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. The Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Intelsat 40e communications satellite, which also hosts NASA’s TEMPO air quality monitoring instrument. Follow us on Twitter. SFN Live SpaceX is counting …

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NASA air quality sensor ready for launch with Intelsat satellite

Artist’s illustration of the TEMPO instrument’s scan of air quality across North America. Credit: NASA A $210 million NASA mission to improve air pollution monitoring over North America is set to launch Friday with an Intelsat communications satellite blasting off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral. NASA’s Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution, …

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United Launch Alliance nears first fueling test on Vulcan rocket

A pathfinder core stage fr ULA’s Vulcan rocket on pad 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station earlier this year. The Vertical Integration Facility is pictured in the background.. Credit: United Launch Alliance United Launch Alliance could load cryogenic methane and liquid oxygen propellants into a Vulcan rocket test article at Cape Canaveral for the …

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Photos: ULA’s Atlas 5 rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral

Carrying a sophisticated billion-dollar missile detection satellite for the U.S. military, a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral on Tuesday with 1.6 million pounds of thrust from a Russian RD-180 main engine and twin solid rocket boosters. The 194-foot-tall (59-meter) Atlas 5 rocket lifted off at 1:37 p.m. EDT (1737 …

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Atlas 5 rocket launches infrared missile detection satellite for U.S. Space Force

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket blasts off with the U.S. military’s SBIRS GEO 5 satellite. Credit: Alex Polimeni / Spaceflight Now An upgraded, cyber-hardened $1 billion satellite to support the U.S. military’s missile defense systems rode into orbit from Cape Canaveral Tuesday at the tip of a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket. …

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Problem during fueling preps forces Atlas 5 launch delay

The payload shroud of ULA’s Atlas 5 rocket, containing the SBIRS GEO 5 missile warning satellite. Credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight Now United Launch Alliance called off a launch attempt Monday after hitting a snag during preparations to fill an Atlas 5 rocket with cryogenic propellants at Cape Canaveral, delaying the liftoff of a new U.S. Space …

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