Tag Archives: Dragon

CRS-11 Falcon 9 Landing

Yet another Falcon 9 landing (from yesterday June 3rd) at LZ-1. Note the arrival of the sonic boom just before landing. Starting to get routine (as it should). This was also the first re-use of a Dragon capsule (Woo Hoo). 

For more info on LZ-1 see:

For more on the CRS-11 mission see:

Feels like the 60s again.

CRS-11 ISS Resupply

SCRUBBED DUE TO WEATHER 

From http://www.spacex.com/webcast


   

New milestones for SpaceX

  • First reflight of a Dragon capsule
  • Another re-landing of Falcon 9 booster at Landing Zone 1
  • 100th Launch from LC-39A

http://www.spacex.com/sites/spacex/files/crs11finalpresskit.pdf

Launch windows:

  • Primary Thursday June 1 at 5:55pm EDT (21:55 UTC) 
  • Backup Saturday June 3 at 5:07pm EDT (21:07 UTC)

Second time is the charm

SpaceX successfully launches CRS-10 from LC-39A | Falcon 9 first stage lands at LZ-1 

Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Airforce Station

 

Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A, the southern most of the two most northerly pads) with SpaceX modifications 


 


Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1 formerly LC-13 midway down ICBM road )


LC-39A launch

 

Aerial view of LZ-1 landing

 

Full coverage with some SpaceX provided historical clips

 
Links

Aerial snapshots from Apple Maps (TOMTOM)

Welcome to the Future – the revolution will be Tweeted