Mission Reports

SpaceX orders 24-hour delay for commercial space station flight

The countdown clock at Kennedy Space Center on hold after SpaceX scrubbed the launch of the Axiom 3 mission on Jan. 17, 2024. Image: Michael Cain/Spaceflight Now. SpaceX called off launch of its third commercial crew flight to the International Space Station Wednesday to allow more time for pre-flight data reviews. The flight, chartered by …

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Live coverage: SpaceX readies Falcon 9 for commercial flight to space station

Dragon Freedom stands ready for launch Wednesday morning at pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center. Photo: Michael Cain/Spaceflight Now. An international four-man crew strapped into a SpaceX capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket at the Kennedy Space Center Tuesday for a dress-rehearsal countdown that sets the stage for launch Wednesday on a privately-funded research …

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Live coverage: SpaceX to close out first half of 2023 another Starlink launch

Watch our live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on the Starlink 5-12 mission at 9:56 a.m. EDT (1356 UTC) on June 23 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. Follow us on Twitter. Launch Pad Live A Falcon 9 rocket is set for liftoff …

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Live coverage: Delta 4-Heavy to try again early Thursday

Watch our live coverage of the countdown and launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta 4-Heavy rocket with a classified spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office from Space Launch Complex 37B at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. Follow us on Twitter. Launch Pad Live After a one-day delay to resolve a valve problem, the …

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Live coverage: Second-to-last Delta rocket set to loft spy satellite on ULA’s first launch of the year

Watch our live coverage of the countdown and launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta 4-Heavy rocket with a classified spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office from Space Launch Complex 37B at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. Follow us on Twitter. Launch Pad Live The second-to-last flight of United Launch Alliance’s Delta rocket is …

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ULA’s Delta rocket assembly line falls silent

File photo of Delta 4 rocket boosters inside ULA’s factory in Decatur, Alabama. Credit: NASA United Launch Alliance closed its Delta rocket assembly line earlier this year in Alabama, when the 389th and last Delta rocket rolled out of the factory for the journey to its launch base in Florida, clearing real estate in ULA’s …

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Live coverage: Indonesian communications satellite ready for launch on SpaceX rocket

Watch our live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with PSN’s SATRIA communications satellite from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. Follow us on Twitter. SFN Live SpaceX is counting down to a Father’s Day launch of a Falcon 9 rocket set to haul into …

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Watch live: Astronauts working to install solar array outside International Space Station

NASA astronauts Woody Hoburg and Steve Bowen ventured back outside the International Space Station Thursday for their second spacewalk in six days to install and deploy another roll-out solar array to augment the power system on the orbiting laboratory. The astronauts switched their spacesuits to internal battery power at 8:42 a.m. EDT (1242 UTC) Thursday …

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SpaceX nails 200th rocket landing after launch with 72 small satellites

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket lifts off Monday on the Transporter 8 mission. Credit: SpaceX SpaceX launched 72 small payloads into polar orbit from California’s Central Coast Monday, delivering satellites to space for customers around the world while accomplishing the 200th landing of a Falcon rocket since the first booster recovery in 2015. A Falcon 9 …

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Live coverage: SpaceX set to launch another 53 Starlink internet satellites

Watch a replay of our live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on the Starlink 5-11 mission at 3:10 a.m. EDT (0710 UTC) on June 12 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. Follow us on Twitter. SFN Live SpaceX’s 40th launch of the year …

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