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SpaceX set a brisk pace this week, with two successful launches of the Falcon 9 rocket. The second launch by the company – whose chief executive is its billionaire founder, Elon Musk – re-used a previously flown first stage booster, increasing confidence that SpaceX could deliver re-useable rockets and so …

SpaceX to Launch Satellite with Pre-Flown Rocket Tonight: Watch Live

SpaceX test-fired a Falcon 9 rocket on Oct. 2, 2017, ahead of the scheduled Oct. 11, 2017, launch of the SES 11/EchoStar 105 communications satellite. The liftoff will be the second for this Falcon 9’s first stage, which also launched in February 2017. Credit: SpaceX via Twitter This evening …

That Makes Three: SpaceX Launches Another Satellite with a Used Rocket, Then Lands

SpaceX is really putting its reusable-rockets vision into action. A two-stage Falcon 9 booster with a pre-flown first stage successfully launched the EchoStar 105/SES-11 communications satellite to orbit today (Oct. 11), marking the third time SpaceX has pulled off such a used-rocket feat. The Falcon 9 lifted off at …

SpaceX to launch 'flight-proven' rocket

If SpaceX officials had their way, their recycled rockets wouldn’t be referred to as “used” or “spent.” Instead, a rocket that has been sent into space, recovered and refurbished would be called “flight-proven.”For the third time, the Elon Musk-led company will on Wednesday try to launch a rocket that has …

SpaceX Test-Fires Used Rocket Ahead of Saturday Launch (Photo)

SpaceX test-fired a Falcon 9 rocket on Oct. 2, 2017, ahead of a planned launch five days later. The mission will be the second for this Falcon 9’s first stage, which launched for the first time in February 2017. Credit: SpaceX via Twitter SpaceX test-fired a previously flown Falcon …

Live coverage: SpaceX rolls out Falcon 9 rocket for launch Wednesday

Live coverage: SpaceX rolls out Falcon 9 rocket for launch Wednesday  Spaceflight NowSpaceX, SES ready for sunset launch of previously flown Falcon 9 from KSC  Florida TodayWeather looks good for Wednesday sunset SpaceX launch  WKMG OrlandoFull coverage

SpaceX targets Wednesday launch from KSC, second mission in two days

CLOSE SpaceX on Monday, Oct. 9 launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California with 10 Iridium NEXT satellites. The rocket’s first stage successfully landed on a drone ship shortly after liftoff. One of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites deploys from the upper stage of a SpaceX …

SpaceX Launches 10 New Iridium Satellites, Sticks Rocket Landing

The private spaceflight company SpaceX successfully launched 10 communications satellites into low-Earth orbit today (Oct. 9) and landed the spent Falcon 9 first-stage rocket booster on a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket took off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 8:37 …