A Little Blue Heron crosses in front of the returning SpaceX droneship Of Course I Still Love You carrying the first stage booster for the Merah Putih satellite launch as they entered Port Canaveral. Click for more photos.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 first stage booster used to launch the Merah Putih communications satellite into orbit returned to Port Canaveral for the second time aboard the Of Course I Still Love You droneship late in the afternoon of 9 August 2018. This was the second flight for this particular booster. It first flew back in May 2018 to launch Bangabandhu Satellite-1 into orbit. Click to view more photos of the Merah Putih booster return.
A Little Blue Heron appeared on the jetty at Jetty Park as a crowd of reporters and space fans waited for the return to Port Canaveral of the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship bearing the SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage booster that had launched the Merah Putih satellite only a few days ago. More photos of the booster return to follow.
A time exposure shows the Merah Putih launch for Indonesia aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 1:18 a.m. on 7 August 2018. Click to view my Merah Putih launch gallery.
SpaceX launched the Merah Putih (Telkom 4) satellite for Indonesia to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on 7 August 2018 at 1:18 a.m. from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Click to view my Merah Putih launch gallery.
I think if Sam had his way he would have stayed at home sleeping in his comfortable bed in air conditioned comfort rather than being dragged out in the early morning hours for the Telstar 19 booster return vigil at Port Canaveral.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 booster that launched Telstar 19 into orbit and made a successful landing on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship returned to Port Canaveral just after dawn on 25 July 2018. Click to view my gallery of images of the booster’s return to Port.
Revisiting the Telstar 19 Vantage launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on 22 July 2018. A time exposure reveals the arc the rocket takes as it follows the curve of the Earth traveling into orbit. Click for more Telstar 19 launch photos.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the commercial telecommunications Telstar 19 VANTAGE satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida at 1:50 a.m. on 22 July 2018. Click to see more Telstar 19 VANTAGE launch photos.
A time exposure shows the last SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 4 rocket arcing up into the sky before vanishing below the horizon after lifting off at 5:42 a.m. on 29 June 2018 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on the fifteenth Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-15) mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on behalf of NASA. Both Falcon 9 and the Dragon spacecraft for the CRS-15 mission are flight-proven. Falcon 9’s first stage previously supported […]