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SpaceX’s upcoming Starlink launch will set a record for Falcon 9 booster reuse

SpaceX's next launch will fly on a Falcon 9 Block 5 booster with three flights in its history, making the…

SpaceX executive says Falcon 9 is waiting for customer satellites for the first time ever

Speaking on a panel at 2019's World Satellite Business Week (WSBW), SpaceX COO and President says that the company and…

SpaceX fires up Falcon 9 booster destined for Crew Dragon’s astronaut launch debut

SpaceX announced that it has successfully completed a routine static fire acceptance test of the Falcon 9 booster that will…

SpaceX Falcon 9 booster spotted in Southern California on journey to Florida

On August 20th, a member of a local California Facebook group happened to spot a SpaceX Falcon 9 booster in…

SpaceX teases extreme Falcon 9 launch cadence goals in Starship planning doc

Published as part of an August 2019 environmental assessment (EA) draft for Starship's prospective Pad 39A launch facilities, SpaceX revealed…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5’s second expendable launch a bittersweet success

Likely some 10 minutes after lifting off for the third time from a SpaceX launch pad, Falcon 9 Block 5…

SpaceX sends Falcon 9’s West Coast drone ship to the Panama Canal in surprise move

In a surprise turn of events, SpaceX has decided to send Just Read The Instructions (JRTI) - one of the…

SpaceX delays expendable Falcon 9 satellite launch for an unprecedented second static fire test

First reported by NASASpaceflight.com, SpaceX has delayed Falcon 9 B1047.2's third and final launch due to issues with the booster's…

SpaceX test-fires Falcon 9 for expendable Block 5 launch as bad weather threatens delays

SpaceX has fired up twice-flown Falcon 9 booster B1047 ahead of Block 5's second expendable launch ever, but the company…

SpaceX transports Falcon 9 to launch site ahead of Block 5’s second expendable launch ever

Photos published on July 28th by customer Spacecom show a sooty SpaceX Falcon 9 booster and fresh upper stage on…

SpaceX retracts Falcon 9 booster’s landing legs a second time after speedy reuse

Following the Falcon 9 booster's second successful NASA launch in less than three months, SpaceX recovery technicians have once again…

SpaceX Falcon 9 nears NASA’s first flight-proven Block 5 launch after static fire delays

After multiple days of delays, many a finger is crossed that SpaceX will be able to perform a critical static…

SpaceX sets new Falcon 9 Block 5 reusability milestones for second half of 2019

Speaking at 2019's Asia-Pacific Satellite (APSAT) Conference, SpaceX Vice President of Commercial Sales Jonathan Hofeller - squeezed into a sea…

SpaceX’s first flight-proven Falcon Heavy Block 5 launch and landing in photos

Aside from center core B1057's unfortunate demise, Falcon Heavy's third launch was a huge success, placing two dozen satellites into…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk explains why Falcon Heavy’s center core missed the drone ship

Some 12 hours after Falcon Heavy successfully completed what Elon Musk described as the SpaceX's "most difficult launch ever", the…

SpaceX nails twin Falcon Heavy booster landing but center core misses drone ship

SpaceX has soared through the first major half of its third Falcon Heavy launch, heading through ignition, liftoff, recovery, and…

SpaceX set for Falcon Heavy triple booster landing, hottest center core reentry yet

SpaceX's third Falcon Heavy launch is ready to wow crowds once more with a synchronized side booster landing at Cape…

SpaceX ship Mr. Steven renamed ahead of Falcon Heavy fairing catch attempt

In a pleasant, last-minute surprise, SpaceX fairing recovery vessel Mr. Steven has departed Port Canaveral for its first Falcon fairing…

SpaceX set for third Falcon Heavy launch: here’s how to watch live

SpaceX is T-18 hours to its second Falcon Heavy launch in barely 70 days, set to lift off with the…

SpaceX fires Falcon Heavy’s 27 booster engines ahead of “most difficult launch ever”

For the third time ever, SpaceX has successfully performed a critical static-fire test of an integrated Falcon Heavy, briefly igniting…