Wednesday Starlink Launch to Kick Off Record-Setting Month for SpaceX

The B1051 core launches its maiden mission in March 2019 to deliver SpaceX’s Demo-1 Crew Dragon to the International Space Station (ISS). Photo Credit: Alan Walters/AmericaSpace

Only days after seeing off its first mission for the U.S. Space Force, SpaceX again stands primed to conduct as many as four Falcon 9 flights in July, […]

SpaceX Launches High-Profile Space Force GPS III-03 Satellite

Laden with GPS III-03, the Falcon 9 powers into a hot Florida afternoon on its third mission of June 2020. Photo: Jeff Seibert / AmericaSpace

SpaceX has successfully launched and, for the first time, recovered a Falcon 9 booster following a National Security Space Launch (NSSL) mission. The never-before-used B1060 core, teamed with a […]

SpaceX to Launch 10th Batch of Starlinks, Pair of Rideshare Satellites on Friday

April 2020 Starlink launch off KSC pad 39A. Photo: SpaceX

Four weeks since the triumphant ride to orbit of Dragon Endeavour crewmen Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, the Kennedy Space Center’s (KSC) historic Pad 39A will reverberate again to the roar Merlin 1D+ engines as early as 4:18 p.m. EDT on Friday, 26 June, […]

SpaceX Launches Starlinks, SkySats; Record-Setting Month on Tap

SpaceX launching another batch of Starlinks to orbit from Cape Canaveral pad 40 on June 13, 2020, along with 3 rideshare ‘Skysats’ from Planet Labs. Photo: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace.com

SpaceX looks set for another record for its personal-best books this month, having launched a third Falcon 9 in just two weeks to deliver […]

'Huffing and Puffing': How Does Flying a Falcon 9 Compare to the Rest? (Part 2)

Launch of Dragon Endeavour atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 on 30 May 2020. Photo Credit: Mike Killian/AmericaSpace

It’s rare that you can time a moment in history to a single split-second. But last Saturday, that split-second fell at 3:22:45 p.m. EDT, when American astronauts rode an American-made spacecraft, atop an American-built rocket, and from […]

'Huffing and Puffing': How Does Flying a Falcon 9 Compare to the Rest? (Part 1)

Dragon Endeavour rises from historic Pad 39A on Saturday evening. The Falcon 9 is now the seventh American-made booster to have lofted American astronauts to space in almost six decades. Photo Credit: Mike Killian/AmericaSpace

Last month, America observed 59 years since Alan Shepard became the nation’s first man in space. Tucked inside his tiny […]

SpaceX Aims for Wednesday Night Starlink Launch

B1049 launches a 60-strong batch of Starlink satellites on its most recent mission in January, the first U.S. spaceflight of the 2020s. Photo Credit: Mike Killian/AmericaSpace

SpaceX’s foot is firmly on the gas as the organization prepares for its ninth launch of 2020 and its second in less than a week. Following the triumphant […]

Starlink Mission Slips to NET June; Demo-2 Next Up for SpaceX

SpaceX’s next launch promises to be its most momentous so far: the launch of humans into space aboard a U.S. spacecraft, atop a U.S. rocket, and from U.S. soil, for the first time since July 2011. Photo Credit: NASA

Poor weather at the start of the weekend and uncertainty about Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship […]

Atlas V & Falcon 9 Set to Launch X-37B & Starlink Missions This Weekend

The “America Strong” livery hangs in pride of place as the Atlas V for Saturday’s USSF-7 mission arrives at the pad early Thursday, 14 May. The America Strong banner is dedicated to the memory of COVID-19 victims and as a tribute to first-responders, front-line workers and healthcare personnel. Photo Credit: ULA

A United Launch […]

SpaceX Launches Starlink-6, Aims for First Crewed Flight on May 27

It is a rare occurrence these days that SpaceX launches a mission earlier than originally forecast, but that was exactly what happened at 3:31 p.m. EDT Wednesday, when a flight-proven Falcon 9 booster roared aloft from historic Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida, carrying with it another 60 Starlink low-orbiting […]