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SpaceX could resume rocket launches by November

By   /  Friday, September 23rd, 2016  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on SpaceX could resume rocket launches by November

SpaceX on Sept. 23 updated the status of an investigation into a recent explosion at a Florida launch pad that postponed a launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base indefinitely. The September explosion indefinitely delayed the launch of a rocket originally scheduled to launch from Vandenberg on Sept. 19, but the company said it could resume Read More →

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Rocket carrying satellite to launch Sept. 16 from Vandenberg Air Force Base

By   /  Tuesday, September 13th, 2016  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Rocket carrying satellite to launch Sept. 16 from Vandenberg Air Force Base

An Atlas V rocket once destined for Mars will instead carry an observation satellite into orbit when it blasts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Sept. 16. The United Launch Alliance, a joint venture between Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space and Security, will launch the WorldView-4 observation satellite into orbit on Read More →

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SpaceX launch at Vandenberg AFB delayed

By   /  Thursday, September 8th, 2016  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on SpaceX launch at Vandenberg AFB delayed

A SpaceX launch slated for 9:49 p.m. Sept. 19 at Vandenberg Air Force Base will not go ahead as scheduled. In response to a Business Times inquiry on Sept. 8, a SpaceX spokesman said in an email “There’s no SpaceX launch scheduled for Sept. 19,” but did not elaborate further. On Sept. 1, a SpaceX Read More →

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SpaceX explosion jeopardizes VAFB launch

By   /  Thursday, September 1st, 2016  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on SpaceX explosion jeopardizes VAFB launch

Less than three weeks before a SpaceX rocket launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, a SpaceX rocket exploded during a test on the coast of Cape Canaveral, Fla. Sept. 1. The explosion happened during a test of the rocket’s engines known as a static fire test. In the ensuing blaze, a Facebook communications satellite designed Read More →

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SpaceX Lands Falcon 9 off Florida Coast

By   /  Friday, April 8th, 2016  /  Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on SpaceX Lands Falcon 9 off Florida Coast

SpaceX landed a Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship for the first time April 8 off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Fla. The launch came only months after a Falcon 9 launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base failed to land successfully on a drone ship Jan 17. On Dec. 21, SpaceX landed a Falcon Read More →

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Vandenberg officials tour Cal Poly’s miniature satellite program

By   /  Friday, April 1st, 2016  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Vandenberg officials tour Cal Poly’s miniature satellite program

Vandenberg Air Force Base officials met with staff and students from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s PolySat program April 1. The program makes miniature satellites for research missions that are then launched in excess payload spaces of larger satellites. Cal Poly Aerospace Engineering Professor Jordi Puig-Suari created the program in 1999 and gave a tour Read More →

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SpaceX launch helps Lompoc gain tourists

By   /  Friday, January 22nd, 2016  /  Latest news, middle, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on SpaceX launch helps Lompoc gain tourists

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