Falcon 9 rocket - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Falcon 9 rocket


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 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 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

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Jan 18, 2016 - 1:17 PM

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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