An old talk from 2003.
Stanford's Entrepreneurship Corner: Elon Musk, SpaceX - Career Development
I mistakenly assumed that having it on the pad meant launch happening very soon, but apparently it is still a ways off...
Spaceflight Now | Breaking News | New SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket tests its Cape Canaveral pad
...The Falcon 9, which weighs more than 30,000 pounds empty, was raised vertically ... for two days of fit checks....But engineers have a long road ahead before clearing the rocket is ready to head skyward this summer. "It has some more paces to go through. This rocket will come down, it will be disassembled, and then pieces will go back to either test sites or Hawthorne, get into final configuration for flight, and then be returned for the first flight sequence," said Tim Buzza, vice president of launch operations.
August: Cassiope 1
launcher: Falcon 9
It was always billed as a 'fit check'.
You missed this one:
July: Dragon 1
launcher: Falcon IX
Oh those darn rocket people - switching between Roman numerals and Arabic/Western digits. You think they would would be very careful about standardization!
(I only searched on "Falcon 9", not "Falcon IX"!)
Spaceflight Now | Breaking News | SpaceX announces plans for next Falcon 1 launch
Parts of SpaceX's next Falcon 1 rocket are en route to the booster's remote island launch site for the company's first commercial mission due for liftoff on April 20.
They could get it there a lot faster if they would just light the fuse...The 3,000-pound structure was then loaded aboard a transport vessel for the 5,000-mile voyage to Kwajalein.
SpaceX to Launch Argentinean Satellites on Falcon 9 Rockets :: Satellite Today
[Satellite Today 04-17-09] Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) signed an agreement with Argentina’s National Commission on Space Activity (CONAE), for two launches aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, SpaceX announced April 16.
The flights will send the Saocom 1A and 1B Earth observation satellites into sun-synchronous orbits, with a mission to provide imagery for natural resources monitoring, as well as emergency and disaster management.
The two satellites will join four X-band SAR Cosmo-SkyMed satellites from the Italian Space Agency, creating the Italian-Argentine System of Satellites for Emergency Management constellation.
The first three of the ASI satellites were launched in 2007 and 2008 with the fourth expected to fly in 2010.
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