TWIRL 49: SpaceX due to launch an Italian radar surveillance satellite aboard a Falcon 9

If you read TWIRL 48 last week, you may remember that the launch schedule was a little slender. Over the week, another launch got locked in for tomorrow (Sunday) so before detailing next week’s launches, we’ll tell you about the one coming up tomorrow. Sunday, January 23 This launch was not fixed in ready for … Read more

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to launch spy satellites from California next month

The US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) says that SpaceX’s first West Coast launch of 2022 is scheduled no earlier than (NET) 8:37 am PST (16:37 UTC), February 2nd. Surprisingly, the announcement is identical to a launch target that the US Space Systems Command (SSC) put forth as far back as September 7th, 2021, meaning that … Read more

Falcon 9 rocket launch with Starlink Group 4-6 mission – January 19, 2022

Falcon 9 rocket launch with Starlink Group 4-6 mission – January 19, 2022 Tuesday, January 18, 2022 6:38 PM (edit) Falcon 9 rocket launch with Starlink Group 4-5 mission (Source: SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket launch with Starlink Group 4-5 mission (Source: SpaceX) On January 19, 01:04 Polish time (00:04 UTC), the Falcon 9 rocket is … Read more

Falcon 9 rocket launch with Transporter-3 mission – January 13, 2022

Falcon 9 rocket launch with Transporter-3 mission – January 13, 2022 Thursday, January 13, 2022 11:48 AM (edit) Falcon 9 on the SLC-40 launch pad before take-off with the Transporter-3 mission (Source: SpaceX) Falcon 9 on the SLC-40 launch pad before take-off with the Transporter-3 mission (Source: SpaceX) The Falcon 9 rocket with the Transporter-3 … Read more

Planet to Launch 44 SuperDove Satellites on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket

Planet’s Flock 4x, consisting of 44 SuperDove satellites, is set to launch this Thursday, January 13th on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Transporter-3 SSO. This marks the first satellite launch under our new multi-year, multi-launch rideshare agreement with SpaceX. With this launch, Planet will have more than 240 satellites in orbit. Flock 4x is set to replenish … Read more

WISeKey to generate the first ever NFT from space with the launch of WISeSat on SpaceX Transporter 3 Rideshare mission riding aboard of a Falcon 9 on January 13

WISeKey to generate the first ever NFT from space with the launch of WISeSat on SpaceX Transporter 3 Rideshare mission riding aboard of a Falcon 9 on January 13 The NFT from space will be captured by the WISeSAT satellite station in South Spain La Linea and minted on WISe.ART NFT Marketplace. For more information … Read more

Falcon 9 rocket launch with Starlink Group mission 4-5 – January 6, 2022

Falcon 9 rocket launch with Starlink Group mission 4-5 – January 6, 2022 Thursday, January 6, 2022 2:32 PM (edit) Falcon 9 rocket launch with the Starlink-28 mission (Source: SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket launch with the Starlink-28 mission (Source: SpaceX) The Falcon 9 rocket with the Starlink Group 4-5 mission (Starlink-34) is scheduled to launch … Read more

SpaceX almost loses Falcon 9 booster at sea

After more than a week at sea, the SpaceX Falcon 9 booster responsible for the company’s 100th successful landing finally returned to port on Wednesday, revealing that it nearly toppled into the sea during the recovery process. Falcon 9 B1069 completed its first launch without issue early on December 21st, carrying a reused Cargo Dragon … Read more

Falcon 9 rocket launch with CRS-24 mission – December 21, 2021

Falcon 9 rocket launch with CRS-24 mission – December 21, 2021 Monday, December 20 2021 23:26 (edit) Falcon 9 on the LC-39A platform before take-off with the CRS-24 mission (Source: SpaceX) Falcon 9 on the LC-39A platform before take-off with the CRS-24 mission (Source: SpaceX) The Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch from the … Read more

Falcon 9 rocket launch with Turksat 5B mission – December 19, 2021

Falcon 9 rocket launch with Turksat 5B mission – December 19, 2021 Saturday, December 18, 2021 19:50 (edit) Falcon 9 rocket on the SLC-40 platform before take-off with the Turksat 5B mission (Source: SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket on the SLC-40 platform before take-off with the Turksat 5B mission (Source: SpaceX) On December 19, at 04:58 … Read more