Second 10x-Flown Falcon 9 Launches, Historic Inspiration4 Mission Up Next

As a 10x-flown #Falcon9 booster roared into the night from the U.S. West Coast on Monday, another booster stands poised on the East Coast for historic #Inspiration4 launch on Wednesday. […]

SpaceX Aims for 100th Mission Success, as B1049 Returns to Port

As the record-breaking B1049 #Falcon9 core returns to shore, @SpaceX continues to stack up its reusability and frequent-flyer miles. […]

SpaceX Launches Sentinel-6A on U.S./European Ocean-Monitoring Mission

The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich ocean observation satellite lifted off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 9:17 a.m. PST (12:17 p.m. EST) Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. In this composite, the rocket can be seen at left landing. Photo: Oliver Pelham Burn / […]

Sentinel-6A, Starlink Missions Primed for Weekend Launch Double-Header

@NASA, @SpaceX & @CopernicusEU plan a weekend launch double-header, with #Sentinel6 & #Starlink missions from West & East Coasts. And both missions will knock out a few more SpaceX records too. […]

Sentinel 6A Encapsulated for Launch with SpaceX Nov 21

Inside SpaceX’s Payload Processing Facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the U.S.-European Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich ocean-monitoring satellite is being encapsulated in the SpaceX Falcon 9 payload fairing on Nov. 3, 2020. Photo: NASA

NASA and ESA’s next Earth Observing science mission aims to better understand sea level rise and how it changes […]

Sentinel-6A Michael Freilich Ready for Shipping, Ahead of November Launch

@AirbusSpace is ready to ship #Sentinel6 ocean-watching satellite from Munich to California this week, ahead of 10 Nov @SpaceX launch. […]

First Hundred, Next Hundred: SpaceX Set for 101st Launch Sep 3

After wrapping up its 100th launch on Sunday, @SpaceX is set to kick off its next 100 with a Tuesday liftoff at 9:29 a.m. EDT. […]

Second-Use Falcon 9 Smoothly Delivers Radarsat Trio to Near-Polar Orbit

B1051 punches through low-level murk and into crystal-clear California skies, beginning its effort to deliver three Radarsat Constellation Mission (RCM) satellites into near-polar orbit. Photo Credit: SpaceX

For the fifteenth time in under six years, the roar of Merlin rocket engines rolled across a fog-enshrouded Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., earlier this morning (Wednesday, […]

Canada's Three-Satellite Radarsat Constellation Stands Ready for Tuesday SpaceX Launch

Crew Dragon soaring on Demo-1 from KSC pad 39A on March 2, 2019. Wednesday’s long-delayed flight of the Radarsat Constellation Mission (RCM) will see the second flight by the B1051 core. Photo: Alan Walters/AmericaSpace

A trio of identical satellites, each bearing the maple leaf of Canada, will rise to orbit on Wednesday, 12 June, […]

SpaceX Completes Iridium NEXT Constellation, Kicks Off Ambitious 2019

A reused SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket taking flight with the final set of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites from Vandenberg AFB, CA on Jan 11, 2019. Photo: Brian Sandoval / AmericaSpace.com

Two years to the week since it began its Iridium NEXT journey, SpaceX has successfully lofted the eighth and final batch of global mobile […]