Falcon 9

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…

SpaceX wants to launch almost 1.5k Starlink satellites next year – that’s a necessity

First reported by SpaceNews, in attendance at the 2019 World Satellite Business Week in Paris, France, SpaceX President and COO…

SpaceX, SES announce new Falcon 9 launch contracts for seven high-bandwidth satellites

In the midst of the 2019 World Satellite Business Week, SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell and SES…

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’s Starship, Florida Space Coast make it through Hurricane Dorian unscathed

With Hurricane Dorian's central Florida rendezvous essentially over, it's safe to say that SpaceX's Starship facilities and Florida's Space Coast…

SpaceX planning four more Falcon 9-launched Starlink missions this year, permits show

According to a suite of eight FCC Special Temporary Authority licenses SpaceX filed for on August 30th, the company has…

SpaceX braces for Florida-bound Dorian as hurricane threatens local Starship facility

Hurricane Dorian is currently growing into a potentially devastating Atlantic storm some 1,200mi (~2000km) off the Florida Coast and local…

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’s Falcon 9 rideshare program secures its first customer

On August 22nd, spaceflight startup Momentus Space and launch heavyweight SpaceX announced the first public launch contract to fall under…

SpaceX customer iSpace updates Falcon 9-launched Moon lander, rover plans

Japanese commercial space company iSpace has provided an updated schedule for its first private missions to the Moon, both set…

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 Falcon 9’s next major US Air Force launch slips into early 2020 ahead of busy Q4

According to an August 20th update from the US Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), SpaceX's next dedicated…

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon explosion investigation almost complete, says executive

Speaking at the 2019 AIAA Propulsion & Energy Forum, SpaceX Vice President of Build and Flight Reliability Hans Koenigsmann was…

SpaceX’s West Coast drone ship begins Panama Canal transit on journey to Florida (or Texas)

After traveling more than 3500 miles (5600 km), SpaceX autonomous spaceport drone ship (ASDS) Just Read The Instructions (JRTI) began…

SpaceX may have signed a fairing agreement with ULA supplier RUAG (Update: no agreement)

According to unverified and speculative comments reportedly made to a member of the space industry by a RUAG spokesperson, the…

SpaceX adds new ship to fleet after fairing catcher Ms. Tree nails second recovery in a row

In a telltale sign that SpaceX is growing much more confident in its ability to consistently recover Falcon 9 fairings,…

SpaceX’s next Falcon 9 missions likely two back-to-back Starlink satellite launches

Hinted at by a launch photographer and confirmed by an article published on NASASpaceflight.com, it appears that SpaceX's next Falcon…

SpaceX’s first Crew Dragon NASA astronauts suit up for spacesuit-focused launch rehearsal

While a great deal of work remains before SpaceX and NASA are ready to set a date for Crew Dragon's…

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…