Photo: Today’s SpaceX launch from Cape Canaveral.
Space Exploration Technologies successfully launched the THAICOM 6 satellite for THAICOM today. Falcon 9 delivered THAICOM 6 to its targeted 295 x 90,000 km geosynchronous transfer orbit at 22.5 degrees inclination. The Falcon 9 launch vehicle performed as expected, meeting 100% of mission objectives.
Congratulations to SpaceX on another successful launch of the Falcon 9 and Dragon! Can anyone tell me if that’s dirt on the side of the Falcon in the first photo? (Photos from Scriptunas Images and SpaceX)
Spectacular images. The landing legs make the Falcom 9 look surreal.
(09/09/2013) — CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — At the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, a Space Shuttle Program time capsule has been enshrined capsule in a secured vault within the walls of the 90,000-square-foot Space Shuttle Atlantis home. The time capsule, containing artifacts and other memorabilia associated with the history of the program is designated to be opened on the 50th anniversary of the shuttle’s final landing, STS-135. The new $100 million “Space Shuttle Atlantis” facility includes interactive exhibits that tell the story of the 30-year Space Shuttle Program and highlight the future of space exploration. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann