After Tight Launch Flow, Falcon 9 Counts Down to Momentous Re-Flight Mission

SpaceX is counting down to the first re-flight mission of the company’s Falcon 9 rocket to mark another milestone on the path to achieving regular re-use of first stage boosters to drastically reduce the cost of delivering satellites to orbit.

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“Flight-Proven” Falcon 9 fires up for Static Test ahead of Historic Re-Flight Mission

SpaceX on Monday test fired the company’s first Falcon 9 rocket that will make a repeat trip to the edge of space to dispatch a payload into orbit, marking another milestone toward regular re-use of Falcon 9 first stages to revolutionize cost-effective access to space.

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Videos: Delta IV / WGS-9 Pre-Launch Processing

The ninth Wideband Global Satcom Satellite is encapsulated in its protective payload fairing and placed atop a Delta IV launch vehicle in preparation for a March 2017 liftoff to join the U.S. military’s worldwide high-capacity communications system keeping deployed troops connected.

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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: 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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