This is a big step; This static fire test of the Demo-1 Falcon 9 launch vehicle at the Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida is the first for the future Crew(ed) Dragon.
The launch replay.
Below is the replay of the first-stage landing on the barge:
This launch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, is the eighth and final set of satellites in a series of 75 that SpaceX will launch for Iridium’s next generation global satellite constellation.
Weather looks good – good luck SpaceX
A good question, will SpaceX be making the fourth attempt to launch the GPS III SV01 mission? Indications are yes because they are listing the time 13:51 UTC
but are not yet providing a link.
SpaceX comes through as expected.
Good luck wishes, hoping this time will be the one.
I’ll put a replay up later today. This is taking a little longer because the orbit is higher than typical, about halfway between the low orbit of the International Space Station and the high geostationary orbits.
Great launch though.
SpaceX is launching a Global Positioning System III space vehicle (SV) from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. What is a GPS space vehicle? I don’t know exactly, it is a launch for the US Air Force.
The launch window opens at 14:11 UTC / 09:11 ET (26 minute window)
Replays later today (if it goes up).
Side note: I am really please to see this launch, I thought the Rocket Lab launch was today, then when that was a couple of days ago I thought I was going mad. Not mad, just a but confused. LOL. Crazy busy is the big problem. There are a few launches scheduled by various entities, I will try to get caught up.
While we are waiting for a replay of the Dragon docking take a look at this.
Live event has finished. I will link a shorter replay when available.
The SpaceX Dragon cargo-spaceship arrival at the ISS
You can track the ISS with the N2YO.com Live Real Time Satellite Tracking and Predictions.
Yet ANOTHER launch!! SpaceX will be launching the Dragon cargo-spaceship later today.
Oh fast forward 14 minutes into the video for the launch if you are pressed for time.
Good launch and the Dragon is on the way. But. . .
Cargo is fine but the landing did not go quite as well:
SpaceX launches SSO-A: SmallSat Express from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
Coverage at 13:32 ET / 18:32 UTC (published times by SpaceX)
SpaceX launches SAOCOM 1A satellite for Argentina.
The launch is from Vandenburg AFB in California and this also marks the first time the first-stage has returned to California – so SpaceX makes history again.
The launch is about 16 minutes into the video above from SpaceX. You can fast forward there but if you do you will miss some great information SpaceX always includes prior to launch.