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 prepares to touch down at LZ-1, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.  Photo credit: Bill Jelen / We Report Space

CRS-18 Launch Might Lead to Better Goodyear Tires on Earth

On July 25, 2019, SpaceX launched a Dragon capsule towards the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 40.

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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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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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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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