A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Kennedy Space Center at 7:38 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2017 – the company’s third attempt after two previous technical scrubs.
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched from Kennedy Space Center on Friday, June 23, 2017 with the BulgariaSat-1 communications satellite. The first stage then landed on a drone ship off the coast of Florida.
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SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket on a mission to the International Space Station and landed the first stage at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station shortly after on Saturday, June 3, 2017.
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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch included a 13,500-pound satellite that’s close to the size of a double-decker bus.
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SpaceX launched a classified National Reconnaissance Office payload from Kennedy Space Center Monday morning and successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket.
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An Atlas V rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 with a Cygnus spacecraft for the International Space Station.
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In a historic first for the company and the industry, SpaceX launched and landed a “flight proven,” or refurbished, Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center.
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A Delta IV rocket carrying the military’s WGS-9 satellite blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Saturday, March 18, 2017.
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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from Kennedy Space Center with the EchoStar 23 communications satellite on Thursday, March 16, 2017.
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully blasted off from Kennedy Space Center’s historic pad 39A on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. The first stage returned for a successful landing in Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
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An Atlas V rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station with the SBIRS missile detection satellite on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.
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Video: SpaceX launches Falcon 9 on third try
SpaceX Falcon 9 launches from KSC, lands on drone ship
SpaceX launches Falcon 9 from KSC, lands at Cape
SpaceX launches satellite size of a double-decker bus
SpaceX launches Falcon 9 from KSC, nails landing
Atlas V rocket blasts off on mission with Cygnus spacecraft
SpaceX launches, lands ‘flight proven’ Falcon 9
Delta IV rocket launches from Cape Canaveral
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Kennedy Space Center
Falcon 9 blasts off from KSC, lands at Cape
Atlas V rocket blasts off with missile detection satellite
A NASA communications satellite slated for an August launch atop an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral was damaged last Friday, according to the agency.
NASA said an antenna on the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, or TDRS-M, spacecraft was damaged at Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville during closeout activities. A NASA official did not provide additional details on the nature of incident at the processing facility, but did say teams were still targeting August 3 for the launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Officials from NASA and spacecraft manufacturer Boeing are reviewing the incident and the flight schedule in the event of a delay.
NASA’s TDRS network supports space communications. The satellites transmit data to and from the ground for missions and launch vehicles, allowing scientists, engineers and managers to communicate with spacecraft such as the International Space Station and Hubble Space Telescope.
The last TDRS mission, named TDRS-L, launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on an Atlas V rocket in January 2014.
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