Falcon 9

SpaceX says upgraded Starlink satellites have better bandwidth, beams, and more

Just hours ago, SpaceX successfully launched its second batch of 60 Starlink satellites, featuring a variety of upgrades as part…

SpaceX Falcon 9 booster nails record fourth launch and landing during Starlink-1

For the first time ever, SpaceX has successfully launched and landed the same Falcon 9 booster on four separate orbital-class…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Starlink launch eyes two reusability milestones as new satellite details emerge

SpaceX is set for Falcon 9's first orbital launch in more than three months. Known as Starlink-1, the mission will…

SpaceX drone ship spotted by satellite ahead of first Falcon 9 ocean landing in five months

In anticipation of SpaceX's imminent Starlink-1 launch, drone ship Of Course I Still Love You (OCISLY) departed Port Canaveral on…

SpaceX’s next Falcon 9 launch set to debut twin fairing recovery ships

SpaceX's next Falcon 9 launch - a dedicated Starlink mission scheduled no earlier than November 11th - appears to be…

SpaceX Falcon 9’s next Starlink launch will reuse a Falcon Heavy fairing for the first time

SpaceX has announced that a thrice-flown Falcon 9 booster successfully completed a static fire test ahead of the company's first…

SpaceX’s first Falcon 9 launch in months gets a launch date

SpaceX's first Falcon 9 launch in more than three months finally has a launch date and it looks like the…

SpaceX Mars landing expert talks Starship recovery challenges in new interview

Formerly responsible for developing Falcon 9 (and Heavy) into the routinely-landing reusable rocket it is today, senior SpaceX engineer Lars…

SpaceX’s new Falcon 9 fairing recovery ship kicks off sea trials ahead of next launch

After a brief installation period, SpaceX's second Falcon 9 fairing-catching ship departed Port Canaveral to begin sea trials with its…

Mysterious Air Force spaceplane returns to Earth more than two years after SpaceX launch

More than 25 months after it lifted off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, the US Air Force's secretive X-37B…

SpaceX’s next Falcon 9 launch delayed until November as lull drags on

For unknown reasons, SpaceX's next Falcon 9 rocket launch has slipped from October to November, extending an already record-breaking lull…

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 to catch two Falcon 9 fairings at once with twin nets

Over the last three or so weeks, SpaceX rocket recovery technicians and engineers have rapidly modified a second Falcon fairing…

Elon Musk says SpaceX is still building a third drone ship – but is it for Falcon or Starship?

Unprovoked on October 9th, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted "A Shortfall of Gravitas" - the name of a third drone…

SpaceX to shift Falcon 9’s next West Coast launch to Florida, the first of its kind in decades

According to NASASpaceflight spaceflight reporter Michael Baylor and an Argentinian government website, SpaceX appears to have decided to move its…

SpaceX’s ‘In-Flight Abort’ Crew Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 booster arrive in Florida

Approaching its second month between launches, SpaceX Falcon 9 boosters and their associated payloads continue to arrive in Florida in…

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket wins commercial Moon lander launch contract

Intuitive Machines has selected SpaceX's Falcon 9 workhorse to launch the company's commercial Nova-C Moon lander as early as July…

SpaceX’s next Falcon 9 launches get a bit closer as hardware arrives in Florida

On September 18th, local Florida resident Andrew Stoltz happened to be at the exact right place and time to catch…

SpaceX’s first West Coast Falcon 9 launch in eight months now set for early 2020

After what is set to be a more than 8-month lull, SpaceX's California launch facilities are scheduled to support a…

SpaceX highlights Crew Dragon SuperDraco thrusters as explosion investigation nears end

SpaceX has published a highlight reel touting "over 700 tests" of Crew Dragon's SuperDraco abort thrusters at the same time…