CCAFS Ends 18-Year Drought; Hosts Back-to-Back Launches

Bill Jelen

August 10, 2019

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Cape Canaveral Air Force Station saw two launches just 34 hours apart this week. While this used to be commonplace at Cape Canaveral, it has not happened in eighteen years. 1985.

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Single frame long exposure of the launch (and landing) of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy STP-2 mission.  Photo credit: Michael Seeley / We Report Space

SpaceX Launches STP-2 atop a Falcon Heavy

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy delivers a plethora of payloads to orbit during its first Department of Defense mission.

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Falcon 9 and Starlink on the launchpad.  Photo credit: Mary Ellen Jelen / We Report Space

Elon Musk talks Starlink

Hours before the scheduled launch of the first batch of Starlink satellites, SpaceX hosted a media call with Elon Musk to talk about the upcoming mission.

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A prelaunch news conference for SpaceX’s 17th Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-17) mission to the International Space Station for NASA is held at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 2, 2019. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

SpaceX CRS-17: What's On Board?

Despite the Crew Dragon anomaly which figuratively rocked the Space Coast in late April, SpaceX and NASA are pushing ahead with the CRS-17 flight, citing confidence in the cargo Dragon (or Dragon 1) spacecraft. CRS-17 will re-use a previously flown cargo Dragon, which last visited the International Space Station during CRS-12 in 2017.

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A view from the Beresheet lander over the surface of the Moon.  Photo credit: SpaceIL

SpaceIL Plans Second Lunar Lander After Beresheet Crashes into Lunar Surface

SpaceIL Chairman Morris Kahn today announced plans to build a second Lunar lander after the first Israeli moon mission ended unsuccessfully Thursday when the spacecraft Beresheet (Genesis) crash-landed on the lunar surface.

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