Category Archives: SpaceX

SpaceX Launches Iridium 8 – Replay

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

Is SpaceX Launching Today? Done!

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 to Launch GPSIII SV-01 – Aborted

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.

Space X SAOCOM 1A – Launch REPLAY

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.