SpaceX Launch

  • SPACEX Jul 20

    SpaceX Beats Own Record in South Korean Satellite Launch

    Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully launched a South Korean military communications satellite into orbit Monday from Cape Canaveral in Florida, in the process beating its own record for turnaround time in the reuse of a rocket. The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off at about 2:30 p.m. California time, following a roughly half-hour delay due to weather over Florida. The launch was originally…

  • SpaceX Launch Jul 11

    SpaceX Stands Down From Saturday Launch

    Hawthorne-based SpaceX once again delayed the launch of a rocket that was to carry 57 Internet satellites into orbit. The launch of the Starlink satellites was originally scheduled for June 26 from Cape Canaveral in Florida but was scrubbed at the last minute to allow for more pre-flight equipment checks. SpaceX tried again Wednesday morning, but that launch had to…

  • SoCal Weather Jul 10

    Masking Up in the Extreme SoCal Heat

    Temperatures shot up rapidly in San Bernardino ahead of a warm weekend. Christine Kim reports for the NBC4 News at 11 a.m. on Friday July 10, 2020.

  • SPACEX Jul 8

    SpaceX Again Delays Launch of Internet Satellites

    For the second time in two weeks, Hawthorne-based SpaceX scrubbed a planned launch today of 57 internet satellites from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Wednesday morning’s launch, scheduled for just before 9 a.m. California time, was canceled due to weather. SpaceX officials did not immediately announce a new date for the launch. It was the second time the mission has been…

  • SpaceX Launch Jun 30

    SpaceX Launches US Space Force Satellite

    Hawthorne-based SpaceX launched another rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida Tuesday, this time carrying a U.S. Space Force global positioning satellite into orbit. The launch window for the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the GPS III SV03 satellite was at 12:55 p.m. California time. The satellite launch was originally scheduled for April 29, but it was delayed for two months due…

  • SPACEX Jun 26

    SpaceX Scrubs Launch Of Internet Satellites; New Date Pending

    Hawthorne-based SpaceX today scrubbed a planned launch of 57 internet satellites to allow more time for “pre-launch checkouts,” but a new date for the mission was not immediately set. The Falcon 9 rocket had been scheduled to take off from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 1:18 p.m. California time. SpaceX officials announced at about 11 a.m. the mission was being…

  • SPACEX Jun 6

    SpaceX Opens Era of Amateur Astronauts, Cosmic Movie Sets

    SpaceX’s debut astronaut launch is the biggest, most visible opening shot yet in NASA’s grand plan for commercializing Earth’s backyard. Amateur astronauts, private space stations, flying factories, out-of-this-world movie sets — this is the future the space agency is striving to shape as it eases out of low-Earth orbit and aims for the moon and Mars. It doesn’t quite...

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  • SPACEX Mar 18

    SpaceX Launches 60 More Internet Satellites Into Orbit

    Southern California-based SpaceX has launched 60 more of its internet satellites into orbit, despite an engine failure shortly after liftoff.  Wednesday’s Cape Canaveral flight featured a Falcon rocket flying for a record fifth time. SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk said one of the nine main engines shut down prematurely during liftoff, but the satellites still made it to the...

  • SPACEX Feb 18

    SpaceX Wants to Launch 4 Tourists Into Super High Orbit

    SpaceX aims to launch up to four tourists into a super high orbit, possibly by the end of next year. The private company is working with Space Adventures Inc. for the flight, officials announced Tuesday. Ticket prices are not being divulged but expected to be in the millions. Space Adventures already has helped put tourists into orbit with trips to…

  • SPACEX Jan 20

    SpaceX Takes Step Forward on Launching Astronauts With Escape Test

    SpaceX completed the last big test of its crew capsule before launching astronauts in the next few months, mimicking an emergency escape shortly after liftoff Sunday. No one was aboard for the wild ride in the skies above Cape Canaveral, just two mannequins. The nine-minute flight ended with the Dragon crew capsule parachuting safely into the Atlantic, after separating and…

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