Tag: Falcon 9 V1.1

SpaceX Predicts 75-80% Chance of Landing Success: Updated

SpaceX Predicts 75-80% Chance of Landing Success: Updated

Update: Whether he is sandbagging, or really just wanted to clarify, SpaceX founder Elon Musk used Twitter to correct media reports (including this one) that cited the odds of successful first stage landing at 75-80%. \ Odds of rocket landing successfully today are still less than 50%. The 80% figure by end of year is […]

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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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Update: Weather Permitting, SpaceX is (Still) Ready to Launch Dragon to ISS

Update: Weather Permitting, SpaceX is (Still) Ready to Launch Dragon to ISS

Update: If you happened to watch even a moment of the USF-UConn game Friday night, it was clear that an awful lot of rain was falling on Central Florida.  And in this case it stretched from the Gulf to the Atlantic coasts, including of of course, Cape Canaveral. When it became evident that a weather […]

Is Vladimir Putin Deciding NASA’s Commercial Crew Program?

Is Vladimir Putin Deciding NASA’s Commercial Crew Program?

Innerspace.net Commentary With the passing of the first week in September, NASA is presumably within a few weeks of announcing the winner or winners in the next phase of its Commercial Crew program. That phase, labeled Commercial Crew Transportation Capability or CCtCap, will see the selection of which firm is going to provide crew transport […]

SpaceX Counting Down to a Midnight Flight

SpaceX Counting Down to a Midnight Flight

AsiaSat 8 Streaks into the Night Sky: Image Credit: SpaceX “Fly By Night Away from Here!” belted out Rush’s Geddy Lee, and SpaceX is hoping its Falcon 9 booster will do just that on a launch scheduled for 50 minutes after midnight out of Cape Canaveral’s SLC-40. After a 10 day interlude to check for […]

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22 Days After AsiaSat 8, SpaceX Prepares to Launch AsiaSat 6

22 Days After AsiaSat 8, SpaceX Prepares to Launch AsiaSat 6

AsiaSat 8 Counts on August 5: Image Credit SpaceX After slipping the launch of AsiaSat 6 by 24 hours to further examine data from Friday’s F-9R test mishap in Texas, SpaceX appears to be counting down to a liftoff scheduled to take place at 12:50 AM EDT on Wednesday. Assuming the schedule holds, this flight […]

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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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SpaceX Launches AsiaSat 8 Only 22 Days After Last Mission

SpaceX Launches AsiaSat 8 Only 22 Days After Last Mission

Image credit: SpaceX Beginning the first of a series of closely packed launches to round out the second half of 2014, a SpaceX Falcon 9 booster lifted off from Cape Canaveral at 4:00 am EDT this morning, carrying the AsiaSat 8 comsat to geostationary transfer orbit. For a while it looked like this launch might […]

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SpaceX Orbcomm Mission Lifts Off to a Long Awaited Success, First Stage Breaks Up On Landing

SpaceX Orbcomm Mission Lifts Off to a Long Awaited Success, First Stage Breaks Up On Landing

Lifting off into a bright blue sky punctuated by intermittent clouds, the SpaceX Falcon 9 / Orbcomm OG-2 mission launched at 11:15 am EDT today from Cape Canaveral’s SLC-40.  After initially pushing the planned launch time back from to 9:21 to 11:44 am in order to investigate a possible ground equipment issue,  it finally came […]

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First Falcon 9 with Legs Stands Ready for Launch

First Falcon 9 with Legs Stands Ready for Launch

Falcon 9 V1.1 poised for launch. The NASA / SpaceX-3 ressuply mission to the International Space Station is poised for a historic launch out of Cape Canaveral today.  Standing on its transporter/erector at SLC-40 the rocket for today’s launch will be the first Falcon 9 v1.1 to launch to station, following three consecutive successful flights […]

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