Tag: CRS-5

Weather at 70% for SpaceX CRS-5 Launch

Weather at 70% for SpaceX CRS-5 Launch

After standing down during a period of solar heating following a prematurely terminated December 16 static fire of the Falcon 9 V1.1 booster, NASA and SpaceX are once again preparing for launch of the CRS-5 resupply mission to the International Space Station originally scheduled for December 18th. Weather, which had been a concern a 60% […]

SpaceX CRS-5 Launch Delayed Until January

SpaceX CRS-5 Launch Delayed Until January

2014 isn’t going to end with a historic soft landing, a bang, or even a splash for SpaceX and the Falcon 9. Following a static fire test for the booster which took place on Tuesday, SpaceX has delayed the mission due to an unspecified problem. While the company is not elaborating further at this point, […]

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Mid-Week Roundup: SpaceX Confirms Landing Attempt, OSC Can’t Kick Its Russian Habit and More

Mid-Week Roundup: SpaceX Confirms Landing Attempt, OSC Can’t Kick Its Russian Habit and More

SpaceX has finally confirmed that it will indeed be attempting to land the Falcon 9 first stage on its autonomous drone ship following Friday’s CRS-5 launch to the International Space Station. ┬áThe complete description is posted on their website’s update page here. America’s Russian engine addiction continues unabated. Orbital Sciences has selected the RD-181 derivative […]

SpaceX CRS-5 Mission Reset For Friday, December 19th

SpaceX CRS-5 Mission Reset For Friday, December 19th

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Elon Musk Reveals SpaceX Landing Barge

Elon Musk Reveals SpaceX Landing Barge

Perhaps unimpressed with the weekend’s college football lineup, Elon Musk took to Twitter once again on Saturday, this time to reveal the landing barge SpaceX has commissioned for construction in Louisiana, as well as to provide a little more insight on how it may be used. First came a confirmation that the next Falcon 9, […]

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SpaceX CRS-5 Flight to ISS Set for December 16

SpaceX CRS-5 Flight to ISS Set for December 16

The next SpaceX launch to the International Space Station has been shifted from a provisional No Earlier Than (NET) date of December 9th one week until December 16th, with backup dates on the 19th and 20th. Liftoff is scheduled at 2:31 pm EST. NASA is still in the process of shuffling its payload assignments in […]

SpaceX Slips AsiaSat 6 Launch One Day Following Texas Mishap

SpaceX Slips AsiaSat 6 Launch One Day Following Texas Mishap

(Note: this article has been edited to correct a previous version which incorrectly identified the next NASA mission as CRS-5. It will be CRS-4.) SpaceX has moved the impending launch of the AsiaSat 6 satellite from Cape Canaveral back one day, from Tuesday to Wednesday. The precautionary move comes in the wake of Friday’s F9R […]

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