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SpaceX rocket to put mysterious payload into orbit November 16

Hawthorne - Space Exploration Technologies Corp or SpaceX is set to launch its most secretive payload yet, a classified government satellite built by defense contractor Northrop Grumman.

SpaceX to launch heaviest payload yet with Inmarsat-5 satellite

Cape Canaveral - SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket will be carrying its heaviest payload yet when the launch of the Inmarsat-5 F4 communications satellite from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida takes place Monday night.

Another first — SpaceX launches spy satellite, lands booster

Cape Canaveral - SpaceX added another first to its growing list of accomplishments, breaking up the U.S. spy satellite launch monopoly with its own launch of a spy satellite for a government agency this morning, and it successfully landed the Falcon 9 booster.

Competition on the cost of a rocket heats up between ULA, SpaceX

Colorado Springs - After SpaceX's successful launch and recovery of a recycled Falcon 9 rocket booster, the discussion over the cost of rocket launches has heated up, with United Launch Alliance dropping the cost of its workhorse Atlas 5 rocket flights by about one-third.

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to launch from historic Apollo-era site

On Sunday afternoon, SpaceX completed a successful static fire test on its Falcon 9 rocket in preparation for a planned cargo launch this Saturday to the International Space Station (ISS).

SpaceX successfully launches satellite and lands Falcon 9 rocket

Cape Canaveral - They say "practice makes perfect." SpaceX successfully completed its primary mission of delivering a telecommunications satellite into space early this morning and landed the Falcon 9 booster rocket on its drone ship.

SpaceX crashed its rocket right into the drone ship

After three previous successes in landing a rocket booster on a drone ship, a leftover SpaceX rocket booster crash-landed while trying for a fourth successful attempt.

SpaceX lauch ends in catastrophe: Elon Musk, NASA confirm

SpaceX's resupply mission scheduled for at 10:21 a.m. ET today has hit serious problems. The CRS-7 rocket appears to have broken apart upon launch. A news conference is expected no earlier than 12:30 p.m. ET.

GoPro provides beautiful shots of space as it falls to Earth

Never has a slow descent from orbit seemed so majestic, thanks to footage from a GoPro camera attached to a SpaceX rocket as it slowly falls back to Earth.

Dragon capsule docked at International Space Station (update)

The SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully docked at the International Space Station today - the first privately-owned vehicle to deliver a load to the ISS.

SpaceX Falcon 9: Successful lift off to ISS

Cape Canaveral - Today saw the successful launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule, on the way to resupply the international space station.
 

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The first stage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 sits on the deck of the drone ship “Of Course I Still Love Yo...
The first stage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 sits on the deck of the drone ship “Of Course I Still Love You” shortly after launching the Koreasat-5A satellite on Oct. 30, 2017.
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Using a drone ship or land for booster recovery is dependent on velocity and trajectory  as well as ...
Using a drone ship or land for booster recovery is dependent on velocity and trajectory, as well as the weight of the payload.
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A Falcon 9 rocket carrying a small science satellite for Canada is seen as it is launched from a new...
A Falcon 9 rocket carrying a small science satellite for Canada is seen as it is launched from a newly refurbished launch pad in Vandenberg Air Force Station
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Liftoff on October 30  2017.
Liftoff on October 30, 2017.
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Static fire test of Falcon 9 completed on May 11. The launch of Inmarsat-5 Flight 4 from Pad 39A is ...
Static fire test of Falcon 9 completed on May 11. The launch of Inmarsat-5 Flight 4 from Pad 39A is scheduled for Monday, May 15.
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SpaceX s Falcon 9 is tuning out to be a real work-horse.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 is tuning out to be a real work-horse.
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Falcon 9 with Koreasat-5A ready for launch on Pad 39A.
Falcon 9 with Koreasat-5A ready for launch on Pad 39A.
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Falcon 9 and BulgariaSat-1 vertical on Pad 39A.
Falcon 9 and BulgariaSat-1 vertical on Pad 39A.
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Successful launch of Falcon 9
Successful launch of Falcon 9
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A glimpse of footage of space from a GoPro camera
A glimpse of footage of space from a GoPro camera
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The first-ever SpaceX launch from Vandenberg AFB Space Launch Complex-4 occurred on Sunday  Sept. 29...
The first-ever SpaceX launch from Vandenberg AFB Space Launch Complex-4 occurred on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013.
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The first launch of a flight-proven first stage booster will use CRS-8 booster that delivered the Dr...
The first launch of a flight-proven first stage booster will use CRS-8 booster that delivered the Dragon spacecraft to ISS.
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Falcon 9 and 10 @IridiumComm NEXT satellites are vertical on SLC-4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in ...
Falcon 9 and 10 @IridiumComm NEXT satellites are vertical on SLC-4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The price for a launch is $62 million.
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Falcon 9 launch at Cape Canaveral  Florida.
Falcon 9 launch at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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Launch of BulgariaSat satellite on Friday.
Launch of BulgariaSat satellite on Friday.
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