December 2013

SpaceX reaches milestone in rocket launch from Cape Canaveral

December 4th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , |

With a thunderous roar, a 224-foot rocket carrying a massive satellite launched from Cape Canaveral and blasted into outer space, hurtling over the Atlantic Ocean as it cut across the night sky. On Tuesday, Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX lifted the SES-8 telecommunications satellite into geostationary transfer orbit -- nearly 50,000 [...]

SpaceX Retargets Commercial Comsat Launch

December 3rd, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a commercial communications satellite is now targeted for Tuesday evening, company officials said Monday, giving engineers more time to review data in the wake of a Thanksgiving Day launch abort and work over the weekend to clean and inspect the booster's engines. [...]

November 2013

Holiday travelers trump SpaceX launch plans

November 27th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Concerned a rocket launch might add more congestion to the skies during Thanksgiving week, federal regulators blocked SpaceX's bid to launch a commercial broadcasting satellite Tuesday and Wednesday, two of the busiest travel days of the year SpaceX scrubbed a launch attempt Monday after a litany of technical problems triggered [...]

Falcon 9 rocket launch scrubbed until Thanksgiving

November 26th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , |

SpaceX called off launch of a Falcon 9 rocket with a commercial telecommunications satellite Monday after several technical problems held up the countdown, delaying the flight until Thanksgiving Day. After an initial delay to give engineers time to study a concern with a valve on the Falcon 9 rocket's first [...]