Replaying another old video, this time the launch of SES-8 back in December 2013 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which featured good lighting on the booster and fairing separations allowing for an animation to be made from the photographs showing these objects in flight. Click to view the SES-8 launch gallery.
Sam and I saw this opossum crossing the backyard along the power line in the rain late last night. Let’s hope he is not heading for SLC 40 to play with any rocket parts leading to yet another delay. And here is hoping the rain clears out in time tomorrow for SpaceX to try their next launch attempt of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying SES 8!
The Thanksgiving Day – 28 November 2013 – launch attempt by SpaceX to place the SES-8 communications satellite into orbit aboard the new, upgraded Falcon 9 rocket came sputtering to a stop as the Merlin 1D engines shutdown moments after ignition due to a failure ramping up to the proper thrust levels to achieve liftoff. A second launch attempt at the end of the launch window was called off with only a minute to go over concerns the cause of […]
Braving cold winds and the occasional drizzle, the vigil to see the upgraded SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch the SES-8 communications satellite into orbit dragged on for three launch attempts hampered by technical problems throughout the entire 66-minute launch window before being scrubbed for good for the day. A sunset launch on Thanksgiving Day is a possibility for the next attempt. My picture shows the rocket on the pad at Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station […]
Categories: Rocket Launch • Tags: 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, commercial space, Communications satellite, Falcon 9 rocket, Rocket launch, SES 8, Space Exploration Technologies Corp., Space Launch Complex 40, SpaceX
The Scrub-Jay project and work have prevented regular postings lately. One thing that can’t be ignored is Monday’s (25 November 2013) attempt by SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corp.) to launch their enhanced Falcon 9 rocket with extended fuel tanks and upgraded engines in its first ever flight from Cape Canaveral following a slightly rocky inaugural launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base back on 29 September 2013. The image shows the SpaceX launch control center at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, […]