By Kai Farrimond Falcon 9 launch on a late-Wednesday evening for the second time in three days, successfully sending the SES-11/EchoStar 105 satellite to Geostationary Transfer Orbit. This launch came just 58 hours after the Iridium-3 Launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, marking the second quickest turn around between two SpaceX launches. (The medal for […]Read more "Falcon 9 Launches with SES-11; Completing its Second Double-Header"
By Kai Farrimond SpaceX launched the third batch of Iridium NEXT Satellites on Monday, marking the start of a hectic week for the company. The Iridium NEXT Constellation, expected to be completed during 2018, consists of 66 operational satellites, 6 on-orbit spares and 9 on-ground spares in case of an on-orbit failure. The constellation, when […]Read more "SpaceX Launches its Third Mission for Iridium"
^Above photo was from earlier mission. By Kai Farrimond. SpaceX’s twelfth Commercial Resupply Mission to the ISS officially ended at 10:14am ET, or 2:14pm UTC on Sunday. The splashdown of Dragon ended a month-long mission which delivered over 2,910kg of supplies to the orbiting laboratory. Over its time at the station, the vehicle was unloaded […]Read more "Dragon Returns to Earth after a Month Long Stay at the ISS"
Following a Successful Launch on the first full Falcon 9 Block 4 (previous flights have flown Block 4 Second Stages) Dragon arrived at the ISS and was captured by the Stations Canadarm, concluding a 36-hour journey. Falcon 9 blasted off on Sunday, August 14 and deployed Dragon around 10 minutes later. Dragon (the last new-build […]Read more "Dragon Arrives at the ISS after a Perfect Flight"
By Kai Farrimond The CRS-12 Dragon Spacecraft launched from Launch Complex 39A in Kennedy Space Center today aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. This specific Dragon was carrying over 6,400 pounds (around 2,900kg) of supplies and payloads to the International Space Station. CRS-12 is the last mission in the original CRS contract. The contract was originally […]Read more "Falcon 9 Sends Dragon into Orbit and Returns to Landing Zone 1"
NOTE: Image is of a previous Static Fire Of Falcon 9. After a month of down time due to Range Maintenance, a brand-new Falcon 9 lit it’s engines at Pad 39A this morning in preparation for launch on August 14 at 12:31pm ET or 16:31pm UTC. This mission will carry SpaceX’s twelfth Cargo Resupply Services […]Read more "Falcon 9 Static Fires For CRS-12"
The ISSR&D Conference (International Space Station Research and Development Conference, if you want the mouthful version) Is a yearly event, this time being held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington DC. Numerous personality attended including Robert Bigelow, the founder and president of Bigelow Aerospace, and Kate Rubins, NASA Astronaut who was a part of Expedition […]Read more "Elon Musk Talks About Innovation at ISSR&D Conference"