SpaceX are scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 FT rocket carrying the FORMOSAT-5 satellite with liftoff set at 18:50 UTC, August 24th 2017. Falcon 9 Full Thrust (also known as Falcon 9 v1.2) is a partially reusable low earth orbit launch vehicle and the first to use propulsive vertical landing of its first stage. The same first stage has been used twice to successfully launch payloads into orbit. It is the third version of the SpaceX Falcon 9 orbital launch vehicle. Designed in 2014–2015, it began launch operations in December 2015. Over 50 launches are planned over the years 2017–2019.
(Previously) LIVE Hosting SpaceX Formosat-5
SpaceX is launching a Falcon 9 carrying Formosat-5 satellite out of Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. They will be landing the first stage on their droneship "Just Read The Instructions" about 213 miles (343 km's) south of Vandenberg AFB in the Pacific Ocean. Feel free to ask any questions you have about this mission, SpaceX, or rockets! Please keep it family friendly, any harassing or vulgar comments will result in an immediate and permanent ban. Get your own Everyday Astronaut merch at http://everydayastronaut.com/shop Show your support on Patreon - http://patreon.com/everydayastronaut
“Thunderhead of Steam” - Falcon Heavy Test Successful, Says Elon Musk
The CEO and founder of SpaceX went to twitter shortly after the static fire test of the Falcon Heavy rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Jan. 24, 2018 to declare it a success and called it “quite a thunderhead of steam.” He also added that the inaugural launch of the rocket could occur “in a week or so.” -- Full Story: https://www.space.com/39400-spacex-falcon-heavy-first-engine-test-on-pad.html Elon Musk's tweet: https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/956233892637286400 Credit: Space.com / footage courtesy: SpaceX / edited by Steve Spaleta
Falcon Heavy and 9 static fires - What you need to know!
It’s ALIVE!!!!! For the very first time, the Falcon Heavy has successfully lit all 27 of its mighty Merlin engines in preparation for its maiden launch. Once it flies, the Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful rocket currently in operation. SpaceX does a hold down test of all their rockets called a static fire and today we’re going to give you a quick rundown on what that is, how it works, and why they do it. Thanks for the excellent Falcon Heavy Static fire footage from the following people - Robin Seemangal - https://twitter.com/nova_road K. Scott Piel - https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Florida Today - https://livestream.com/accounts/20522137/events/8010133/videos/169199075 Jeff Seibert, America Space - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCJ6U0t0C94 Scott Manley's video about AMOS-6 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBcoTqhAM_g Show your support and join our discord channel by becoming Patron - http://patreon.com/everydayastronaut Music by Everyday Astronaut - http://soundcloud.com/everydayastronaut Everyday Astronaut hats, prints, shirts and more at - https://everydayastronaut.com/shop/ Falcon Heavy and Falcon 9 models by Buzz Media - https://www.buzzspacemodels.com/ Thank you to those who translate! Spanish - Manuel Ferreira French - Gaëtan Lafitte
The Falcon Heavy Just Had Its First Successful Static Fire Test
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