Falcon 9

SpaceX delays Japanese Moon lander launch to Thursday

SpaceX has delayed the launch of Japanese startup ispace's first Moon lander, HAKUTO-R, from Wednesday to Thursday, December 1st "to…

SpaceX Dragon delivers supplies, upgraded solar arrays to space station

Following a flawless Saturday launch, a SpaceX Cargo Dragon spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station on Sunday morning,…

SpaceX expends third Falcon booster in one month

SpaceX has expended a Falcon booster for the third time this month, breaking an odd internal record for a company…

SpaceX doubleheader struck down by poor weather

Update: The first of two SpaceX launch attempts scheduled on Tuesday, November 22nd has been called off by poor weather.…

SpaceX ship headed 1000 kilometers out to sea for expendable Falcon 9 launch

Update: SpaceX has called off Monday's launch attempt for what appears to be technical reasons and will try again on…

SpaceX delays Starlink launch after Falcon 9 static fire test

Around 10 am Pacific on November 17th, SpaceX test-fired one of its Falcon 9 rockets and announced that its next…

SpaceX expends Falcon 9 booster for the first time in almost three years

For the first time since January 2020, SpaceX has intentionally expended a Falcon 9 booster instead of attempting to recover…

SpaceX ships 200th Falcon second stage, highlighting the flip-side of booster reuse

SpaceX has built and shipped its 200th Falcon second stage, highlighting the often underappreciated rocket's record of achievement on the…

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket completes 50th orbital launch of 2022

SpaceX has successfully launched French satellite communications provider Eutelsat's Hotbird 13G satellite, chipping away at a jam-packed November manifest and…

SpaceX still an option for future Amazon internet satellite launches, says Senior VP

An Amazon executive says that the company could still call on SpaceX to launch some of its Project Kuiper internet…

SpaceX to launch Europe’s next deep space telescope, first asteroid orbiter

On October 17th, a NASA official speaking at an Astrophysics Advisory Committee meeting revealed that the European Space Agency (ESA)…

SpaceX rolls out Starship, stacks world’s largest rocket, and aces Starlink launch hours apart

In 15 hours, SpaceX has rolled a new Starship to its South Texas launch and test facilities, reassembled the world's…

SpaceX ready for 31st Starlink launch of 2022

SpaceX is on track to launch its 31st Starlink mission of 2022 later this morning. No earlier than (NET) 10:50…

SpaceX slashes base price of smallsat rideshare program, adds “Plates”

SpaceX has rolled out an upgraded version of its Rideshare program that will allow even more small satellite operators to…

European spacecraft converge on the US for rides on SpaceX rockets

Thanks in large part to delays suffered by Arianespace's next-generation Ariane 6 rocket, a small fleet of European satellites are…

SpaceX, NASA targeting separate Moon launches days apart

NASA and a SpaceX customer have announced plans to launch two unrelated Moon missions days apart next month. On October…

SpaceX drone ship captures Falcon 9 ‘jellyfish’ from a new angle

Following a rare two-day technical delay that ended an opportunity for SpaceX to break a significant record, the company still…

SpaceX’s third Falcon 9 launch in 31 hours aborted by “tiny helium leak”

SpaceX's third Falcon 9 launch in a little over 31 hours was called off seconds before liftoff after the rocket's…

SpaceX launches two Falcon 9 rockets in seven hours

Two SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets have successfully launched a Crew Dragon carrying four astronauts and a new batch of Starlink…

SpaceX targeting three launches from three pads in 31 hours

Update: SpaceX says it and NASA are moving forward with plans to launch a Crew Dragon carrying US, Japanese, and…