SpaceX soars again!

SpaceX has successfully launched another resupply mission to the International Space Station.  That is cool enough on its own.  But this was also a launch that for the first time used both a reused Falcon 9 first stage and a reused Dragon capsule.  These guys know how to do rocket science and make it pay.

Did you miss the CRS-13 launch and deployment?  Watch it now!

SpaceX takes off again

SpaceX has successfully launched the Koreasat-5A satellite, a communications satellite that will provide service in Asia.  They also successfully landed the Falcon 9 first stage so it can be refurbished and flown again.

Space flight is hard.  But right now, SpaceX is combining hard work, inspiration, and engineering know-how and becoming the go-to organization for orbital launches.  Coming soon they will be launching even more powerful rockets, sending people to the ISS, and missions to Mars are in planning stages.

SpaceX second launch of the week

I just never get tired of mentioning the growing success of SpaceX.  On October 11 they had yet another successful satellite launch.  This launch featured the re-use of a Falcon 9 first stage and the successful landing of that first stage booster so it can be used again.  This mission marked the 18th time SpaceX successfully recovered a Falcon 9 booster.

Anyway, here is the video if you want to see the lift-off, the booster landing and the deployment of the satellite.

SpaceX rocks again!

Those space wizards over at SpaceX have done it yet again.  This morning they launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base carrying ten Iridium-3 satellites into orbit.  All ten satellites deployed successfully.  Also, the Falcon 9 first stage successfully landed on the drone ship in the Pacific so that it can be used again in a future launch.  Right now no country or company on Earth does space launches like SpaceX does space launches.

You can watch a replay of the whole thing, including the first stage landing and the satellite deployments here:

SpaceX does it again!

Those amazing rocket scientists at SpaceX have done it again!  Today they launched a Falcon 9 carrying the Formosat-5 satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base.  Not only was Formosat-5 deployed successfully, but the Falcon 9 first stage was recovered as well, the 15th time a Falcon 9 first stage has been successfully returned for eventual reuse.  Nobody else can do this with a launch system carrying payloads to Low Earth Orbit.

Congratulations to SpaceX and everyone else involved!

Watch the launch here.