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SpaceX launches most powerful Falcon 9 yet

May 12, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The launch was postponed at the last minute Thursday, May 10, when an automatic abort switch was triggered, but SpaceX says it was just a glitch and the spacecraft remains in good health

LAUNCH. Falcon 9’s launch of Bangabandhu Satellite-1. Screengrab from SpaceX

SpaceX postpones next-gen rocket launch

May 11, 2018 - 5:30 PM

The rocket's main goal for its maiden mission is to propel the first high-orbit communications satellite for Bangladesh, called Bangabandhu Satellite-1

SPACE X. In this file photo, Space X's Falcon 9 rocket is prepared for a launch to the International Space Station February 17, 2017 at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida on LC39A, one of the renovated Space Shuttle launch pads that SpaceX leases from NASA. File photo by Bruce Weaver/AFP PHOTO

SpaceX blasts off NASA's new planet-hunter, TESS

Apr 19, 2018 - 8:50 AM

The washing machine-sized spacecraft is built to search outside the solar system, scanning the nearest, brightest stars for signs of periodic dimming

NASA'S TESS. In this file photo taken on April 11, 2018 obtained from NASA, technicians assist as the SpaceX payload fairing containing the NASA'€™s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is moved by crane to a transporter inside the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA'€™s Kennedy Space Center, Florida. File photo by Kim Shiflett/NASA/AFP

SpaceX carries out 50th launch of Falcon 9 rocket

Mar 06, 2018 - 4:09 PM

The satellite weighs 6 tons and is almost the size of a city bus, making it the largest geostationary satellite that SpaceX has taken into space

SPACEX. This still image from video courtesy of SpaceX shows the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifting off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on March 6, 2018, carrying the Hispasat, a Spanish telecommunications and broadband satellite. AFP PHOTO / SPACEX

SpaceX launches, lands recycled rocket

Oct 12, 2017 - 8:13 AM

The Falcon 9's first stage had previously flown on a cargo mission to the International Space Station in February

LIFTOFF. The Falcon 9 rocket blasts off, carrying the Echostar 105/SES-11 satellite. Screengrab courtesy SpaceX

SpaceX postpones classified U.S. military launch until May 1

Apr 30, 2017 - 7:46 PM

A sensor issue with the rocket delays the launch of a secretive United States government payload known as NROL 76

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SpaceX hails 'revolution' after recycled rocket launch, landing

Mar 31, 2017 - 9:08 AM

UPDATED SpaceX officials have said that reusing hardware could slash costs – with each Falcon 9 launch costing over 61 million – by about 30

REVOLUTION. The SES-10 launch is the world's first reflight of an orbital class rocket. Photo from SpaceX Flickr account

SpaceX blasts off cargo from historic NASA launchpad

Feb 19, 2017 - 11:20 PM

UPDATED The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the unmanned Dragon cargo ship pushes through after the first attempt was canceled

SpaceX aborts launch after 'odd' rocket engine behavior

Feb 18, 2017 - 11:32 PM

UPDATED The delay was taken out of an abundance of caution a SpaceX spokesman says The next launch attempt is scheduled for Sunday morning U S time

FALCON 9. Space X's Falcon 9 rocket is prepared for a launch to the International Space Station February 17, 2017 at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida on LC39A, one of the renovated Space Shuttle launch pads that SpaceX leases from NASA. Bruce Weaver/AFP

SpaceX poised to launch cargo from historic NASA pad

Feb 18, 2017 - 10:24 AM

The launch of the Dragon cargo ship is scheduled for 10:01 am from Cape Canaveral s launchpad 39A

SpaceX rocket explodes at Florida launch site

Sep 01, 2016 - 9:52 PM

3rd UPDATE An explosion occurs on the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida The Brevard Country Emergency Management Office adds there is no threat to the general public

EXPLOSION. This file photo taken on April 06, 2016 shows Space X's Falcon 9 rocket lifting off with an unmanned Dragon cargo craft from the launch platform in Cape Canaveral, Florida. File photo by Bruce Weaver/AFP

SpaceX makes 4th successful rocket landing

May 28, 2016 - 8:45 AM

The Thaicom 8 satellite which weighs about 6 600 pounds has been deployed as planned

SUCCESSFUL LANDING. This is the second time SpaceX has landed on the ocean platform. Photo from SpaceX's Twitter account

SpaceX postpones rocket launch after 'tiny glitch'

May 27, 2016 - 8:15 AM

There was a tiny glitch in the motion of an upper stage engine actuator says CEO Elon Musk

SPACEX. Handout image released by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on October 7, 2012 shows the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule being lifted into the vertical launch position at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station launch complex 40 pad in Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA, October 7, 2012. File photo by Jim Grossmann/EPA

SpaceX to launch Japanese satellite early Friday

May 05, 2016 - 9:21 PM

The satellite owned by Japanese satellite operator SKY Perfect JSAT aims to provide telecommunications services for East Asia

SPACEX. A handout picture made available by NASA on April 9, 2016 shows a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifting off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA. File photo by NASA/Kim Shiflett/EPA

Bezos space firm duplicates reusable rocket breakthrough

Jan 24, 2016 - 12:01 AM

Blue Origin says the same New Shepard booster – which blasted off and landed in November – had repeated the feat hitting an altitude of 333 000 feet before gently returning to Earth

REUSABLE ROCKET. This image obtained on November 24, 2015, from Blue Origin, shows the world's first reusable rocket after a successful landing at a site in West Texas. The rocket ship achieved a breakthrough on November 24 by traveling 329,839 feet (100.5 km) into outer space and then landing upright upon its return to earth. AFP photo/Handout/Blue Origin

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Jan 18, 2016 - 1:17 PM

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SpaceX fails to stick ocean landing after satellite launch

Jan 18, 2016 - 7:56 AM

However the primary mission of the launch goes as planned propelling into orbit a 180 million US French satellite called Jason 3 to study sea level rise

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the U.S.-European Jason-3 satellite launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base Space Launch Complex 4 East on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. Jason-3, an international mission with NASA participation, will continue a 23-year record of monitoring global sea level rise. Credits: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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Dec 22, 2015 - 7:26 PM

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Dec 22, 2015 - 1:40 PM

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SpaceX rocket landing opens 'new door' to space travel

Dec 22, 2015 - 7:53 AM

UPDATED The takeoff from Cape Canaveral Florida marks SpaceX s first launch since an explosion 6 months ago destroyed the rocket and its cargo destined for the International Space Station

Screengrab from the SpaceX live stream

International Space Station cargo rocket explodes after launch

Jun 28, 2015 - 11:41 PM

A rocket explosion will mean new delays in bringing fresh supplies to the crew in the International Space Station

FAILED LAUNCH. This June 28, 2015 grab from NASA TV shows the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the unmanned Dragon cargo capsule on board appearing to explode shortly after launching from Cape Canaveral, Florida. NASA said the SpaceX vehicle suffered catastrophic failure just minutes into the launch. AFP PHOTO / NASA TV  FAILED LAUNCH. This June 28, 2015 grab from NASA TV shows the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the unmanned Dragon cargo capsule on board appearing to explode shortly after launching from Cape Canaveral, Florida. NASA said the SpaceX vehicle suffered catastrophic failure just minutes into the launch. AFP PHOTO/NASA

Rocket tips over after SpaceX recycle attempt

Apr 15, 2015 - 10:46 AM

Meanwhile the launch of the unmanned Dragon cargo carrier is described by NASA as flawless after it blasts off toward the International Space Station

LIFTOFF. SpaceX CRS-6 Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, April 14, 2015. Image courtesy Kim Shiflett/NASA

SpaceX poised to launch resurrected space weather satellite

Feb 08, 2015 - 2:09 PM

The Deep Space Climate Observatory aims to collect data on solar wind and geomagnetic storms that can cause damage to electrical systems on Earth

SPACE OBSERVATORY. NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft, or DSCOVR, wrapped in plastic, is transferred from its transportation pallet to a portable work stand at the Astrotech payload processing facility in Titusville, Florida, near Kennedy Space Center. Photo by Kim Shiflett/NASA

SpaceX fails in landmark bid to recycle a rocket

Jan 10, 2015 - 7:02 PM

The rocket s precision landing on a platform in the Atlantic Ocean is not successful However the unmanned Dragon cargo ship it propelled to orbit is on its way to the International Space Station

ABORTED. This undated SpaceX photo obtained January 5, 2015 from NASA shows the Dragon spacecraft and its Falcon 9 rocket, both made by SpaceX, as they are rolled to the launch pad ahead of the static firing test for the rocket. SpaceX on Tuesday, January 6, aborted its Falcon 9 rocket launch at the last minute. AFP PHOTO/NASA/SPACEX/HANDOUT

SpaceX to attempt rocket, cargo launch Saturday

Jan 08, 2015 - 10:15 PM

The landmark bid in the company s mission to make rockets as re usable as airplanes was delayed at the last minute Tuesday due to a problem with the rocket s second stage

ABORTED. This undated SpaceX photo obtained January 5, 2015 from NASA shows the Dragon spacecraft and its Falcon 9 rocket, both made by SpaceX, as they are rolled to the launch pad ahead of the static firing test for the rocket. SpaceX on Tuesday, January 6, aborted its Falcon 9 rocket launch at the last minute. AFP PHOTO/NASA/SPACEX/HANDOUT.

SpaceX aborts launch of Falcon 9 on landmark rocket test

Jan 06, 2015 - 8:28 PM

The issue developed fairly late in the terminal count says NASA commentator George Diller

ABORTED. This undated SpaceX photo obtained January 5, 2015 from NASA shows the Dragon spacecraft and its Falcon 9 rocket, both made by SpaceX, as they are rolled to the launch pad ahead of the static firing test for the rocket. SpaceX on Tuesday, January 6, aborted its Falcon 9 rocket launch at the last minute. AFP PHOTO/NASA/SPACEX/HANDOUT

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Jan 06, 2015 - 7:30 PM

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SpaceX to try ocean platform landing of Falcon rocket

Jan 06, 2015 - 6:59 PM

SpaceX: A fully and rapidly reusable rocket – which has never been done before – is the pivotal breakthrough needed to substantially reduce the cost of space access

LANDING SITE. Drone spaceport ship heads to its hold position in the Atlantic Ocean to prepare for a rocket landing. Image courtesy SpaceX, posted January 5, 2015

SpaceX supply capsule berths at ISS

Apr 21, 2014 - 12:43 AM

The capsule s goodies include food new space suits components to replace those aboard the ISS and equipment for 150 scientific experiments

The International Space Station (ISS) as photographed from the space shuttle Endeavour on May 29, 2011. Image courtesy NASA

WASHINGTON DC, USA – The unmanned Dragon capsule from the private US firm SpaceX successfully berthed at the International Space Station Sunday, April 20, on its third trip carrying supplies and equipment to the orbiting lab.