The SpaceX Falcon 9 booster that launched the Starlink 11 mission returned to Port Canaveral aboard the Of Course I Still Love You droneship looking a bit charred from its two trips to the edge of space and back. Launched on 3 September 2020, the booster made it back to Port early in the morning of 6 September 2020. Click to view more photos of the launch and recovery including a time-lapse video!
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches 60 Starlink satellites into orbit on the twelfth Starlink mission at 8:46 a.m. on 3 September 2020 from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center. Click for more info and launch images of Starlink 11.
Water vapor condenses around a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the shockwave produced by breaking the sound barrier as the rocket launches the eleventh Starlink mission on 18 August 2020 at 10:31 a.m. from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The rocket boosted 58 Starlink satellites and three Earth observation Skysats (19-21) for Planet. This is the sixth flight for this particular Falcon 9 first stage – a milestone achievement in reusability. Click for more […]
A time lapse video of the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket launching 58 Starlink satellites and 3 satellites for another company through a ride share program at 5:21 a.m. on 13 June 2020 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Annoyingly, the tripod shifted in the soft beach sand without being noticed resulting in a lopsided horizon. Watch for the second stage going all the way down to the horizon as it arcs into orbit while the first stage can […]
SpaceX conducts the ninth launch of Starlink satellites, this time lofting 58 Starlink satellites plus three of Planet’s Skysats into orbit for SpaceX’s new SmallSat Rideshare Program. The launch occurred from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 5:21 a.m. on 13 June 2020. The time exposure shows the arc of the trajectory all the way down to the horizon. The divergent path of the Falcon 9’s first stage can be seen as it maneuvers to […]
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carried out the seventh launch of Starlink satellites from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center at 3:30 p.m. on 22 April 2020. Click for more information and to view the launch gallery.
The cars are bumper-to-bumper on the the Max Brewer Bridge going over the Indian River Lagoon in Titusville after the 15 March 2020 scrub of Starlink 5. It looks like a pain but actually the traffic was moving quite well and we were out of it in a few minutes.
Vapor condenses momentarily around the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket as it goes supersonic creating an interesting light show as the rising Sun catches the flight of the sixth launch of Starlink satellites on 18 March 2020. Click to view more photos and a video of the launch.
Abort! A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket remains on Launch Complex-39A engulfed in its engine exhaust after an unsuccessful attempt to launch the 6th group of Starlink satellites into orbit at 9:22 a.m. on 15 March 2020.