Strong Winds keep Falcon 9 on the Ground

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket was forced to back out of its launch countdown on Tuesday inside T-1 hour to liftoff due to strong winds taking a hold of Cape Canaveral as the result of a low pressure area moving over Florida in the overnight hours and into the day’s launch window.

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Legless Falcon 9 counts down to pre-dawn Liftoff with Commercial Communications Satellite

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is counting down to a pre-dawn launch from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday, tasked with lifting into orbit a heavy direct-to-home broadcasting satellite for one of the world’s leading telecommunications providers.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 fires up for Static Fire Test ahead of Expendable EchoStar-23 Launch

SpaceX completed a Static Fire Test with its Falcon 9 rocket on Thursday in advance of the company’s second launch from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A involving the EchoStar 23 communications satellite.

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Photos: Dragon Cargo Ship arrives at ISS for Robotic Capture

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft is pictured approaching the International Space Station ahead of a robotic capture on Thursday to mark the delivery of two and a half metric tons of critical science cargo, supplies and hardware to support a busy summer of research aboard the orbiting laboratory with over 300 studies planned for the next half year.

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Dragon Cargo Craft successfully Captured by Space Station Crew after extended Rendezvous

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station on Thursday, captured by the Station’s robotic arm after an extended rendezvous that required Dragon to fly around the orbiting laboratory after a rendezvous attempt on Wednesday was waved off due to a problem with Dragon’s GPS navigation system.

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Dragon Cargo Craft on Track for ISS Arrival after Orbit-Raising Maneuvers

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo craft maneuvered into a higher orbit on Tuesday and is en-route to a Wednesday rendezvous with the International Space Station, aiming for a robotic capture at 11 UTC to mark the arrival of the vehicle’s precious science cargo eagerly awaited by the crew in orbit.

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Photos: Falcon Booster Landing at Cape Canaveral

The first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket is pictured during its propulsive landing at Cape Canaveral’s Landing Zone-1, eight minutes after the rocket’s first launch from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A with the Dragon SpX-10 resupply craft headed to the International Space Station.

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Photos: Falcon 9 blasts off from Historic Cape Canaveral Launch Pad

Kennedy’s historic Launch Complex 39 returned to rocket launch operations on Sunday with a most impressive liftoff of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket – ushering in a new era of commercial launch operations from the storied space center.

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