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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SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, and lands just 17 miles downrange on an Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship.  Photo credit: Michael Seeley / We Report Space

CRS-17 Delivery Returns Cargo Dragon to Station

SpaceX's CRS-17 launch marks two "returns" to the International Space Station: in general, the return of cargo dragon flights following the successful Crew Dragon demo in March 2019, and specifically, the re-use of the Dragon capsule from the CRS-12 mission, returning to station after its August 2017 mission.

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First Florida Launch of 2019 Sends Private Spacecraft to the Moon

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION: After a 60-day drought of Space Coast launches, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched at 8:45 PM on Feburary 21, 2019 to deliver three payloads to space. The primary mission is a Nusantara Satu satellite for Indonesia. Also riding along were a small satellite for the USAF and a privately-developed lunar lander called Beresheet.

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Falcon 9 launches CRS-16 to the ISS.

After Mouse Food Delay, Falcon 9 Launches CRS-16 Towards ISS

CAPE CANAVERAL: After a one-day delay to allow for more mouse food to arrive from California, the Falcon 9 lifted a Dragon capsule bearing the CRS-16 mission towards the ISS at 1:16 PM EST on December 5, 2018 from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. This is NASA's sixth cargo mission to the ISS in 2018 and SpaceX's 20th launch in 2018.

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Aerial view of SLC-40 following the AMOS-6 anomaly.  Photo credit: Jared Haworth / We Report Space

SpaceX Ready to Debut Upgraded SLC-40

SpaceX spent approximately $50 Million to upgrade Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) and to make it compatible with LC-39A.

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