Falcon 9 SpX-11 LC-39A
SpaceX conducted a static fire test of the Falcon 9 rocket April 25 in preparation for an April 30 launch to carry NROL-76 into orbit. Credit: SpaceX
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket - carrying the NROL-76 payload for the NRO - sits on the launch pad April 29 at Launch Complex 39A. The rocket will have to wait at least 24 hours for liftoff after SpaceX scrubbed the launch planned for April 30 due to an issue with a first-stage sensor. Credit: SpaceX
SpaceX Falcon 9 Iridium Next
Falcon 9 Inamrsat launch
Falcon 9 Iridum-1 landing
A SpaceNews artist's concept depicting an Iridium Next mobile communications satellite observing a missile defense intercept.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center May 1, carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office. Credit: SpaceX
SpaceX conducted a static fire test of the Falcon 9 rocket April 25 in preparation for an April 30 launch to carry NROL-76 into orbit. Credit: SpaceX
Falcon 9 first stage landing
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launched the Orbcomm OG2 Mission 1 from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on July 14, 2014. Credit: SpaceX
Hisdesat PAZ SAR satellite
Falcon on LC-39A
A SpaceX Falcon 9 booster being returned to port aboard a drone ship following the JCSAT-14 Mission in May, 2016. Credit: SpaceX
An artist's concept of a Spaceflight Sherpa tug capable of carrying 87 small satellites into low Earth orbit. Credit: Spaceflight Industries
F9 LC-39A launch

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