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Showing posts with label SpaceX. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SpaceX. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Elon Musk plans new SpaceX drone ship, A Shortfall of Gravitas


Elon Musk plans new SpaceX drone ship, A Shortfall of Gravitas


Article Excerpt: "... A new SpaceX drone ship under construction will help the company handle increased launch operations and likely call the Space Coast home, CEO Elon Musk said Monday. The company's third ship, named A Shortfall of Gravitas ..."


Reference: www.usatoday.com

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Relive the Falcon Heavy launch with SpaceX's archived live stream


Relive the Falcon Heavy launch with SpaceX's archived live stream


Article Excerpt: "... While the live stream ended after 11 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, SpaceX has archived its live stream view from the cockpit of the Falcon Heavy's test launch ..."


Reference: www.mlive.com

Monday, January 15, 2018

Doubts About SpaceX Reliability Persist As Astronaut Missions Approach


Doubts About SpaceX Reliability Persist As Astronaut Missions Approach


Article Excerpt: "... We may never know the precise reason a billion-dollar spy satellite that was launched Jan. 7 on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket failed to reach orbit. Everything about the mission except the launch itself was secret ..."


Reference: www.forbes.com

Sunday, January 14, 2018

SpaceX to test Falcon Heavy rocket Monday at Kennedy Space Center


SpaceX to test Falcon Heavy rocket Monday at Kennedy Space Center


Article Excerpt: "... The Falcon 9 is now used to hoist satellites and supplies to the International Space Station. The Heavy is intended for super-big satellites, as well as cargo destined for points far beyond, like Mars. Musk has repeatedly warned there's a good chance the new rocket could blow up, thus, his own personal property will be aboard ..."


Reference: www.wpxi.com

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

SpaceX denies that it lost the ‘Zuma’ spy satellite


SpaceX denies that it lost the ‘Zuma’ spy satellite


Article Excerpt: "... something made it into orbit and went around at least once, though it doesn’t necessarily mean the satellite is still there. The satellite could have ..."


Reference: www.post-gazette.com

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

SpaceX May Have Destroyed a U.S. Spy Satellite Worth Billions of Dollars ...or did it?


SpaceX May Have Destroyed a U.S. Spy Satellite Worth Billions of Dollars


Article Excerpt: "... the SpaceX launch of a government spacecraft is reported to have ended in disaster, with the payload burning up in the atmosphere before it reached orbit. What happened: SpaceX launched a mysterious government payload called Zuma, thought to be a spy satellite, on Sunday. But the ..."


Reference: www.technologyreview.com

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

SpaceX prepares secret 'Zuma' satellite launch


SpaceX prepares secret 'Zuma' satellite launch


Article Excerpt: "... There is not much information about the secretive payload satellite other than defence contractor Northrup Grumman's involvement ..."


Reference: sky.com

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

SpaceX Rocket Launch Lights Up The California Sky, Freaks Out Some Residents


SpaceX Rocket Launch Lights Up The California Sky, Freaks Out Some Residents


Article Excerpt: "... An iridescent streak lit up the sky over Southern California on Friday night, stopping traffic and leading some residents to marvel and others to worry about a UFO or even a nuclear bomb attack. In reality, it was a SpaceX rocket lifting off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, north of Santa Barbara, Calif., carrying 10 satellites for the Iridium constellation ..."


Reference: www.npr.org

Thursday, November 30, 2017

SpaceX’s Planned Giant Rocket Could Chase Down Interstellar Asteroid


SpaceX’s Planned Giant Rocket Could Chase Down Interstellar Asteroid


Article Excerpt: "... There may be yet another future use for SpaceX's huge Mars-colonization rocket. That rocket, called the BFR, could launch a probe toward 'Oumuamua, the interstellar asteroid that ..."


Reference: www.scientificamerican.com

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Japan Has Sent an Autonomous Drone Assistant to the International Space Station


Japan Has Sent an Autonomous Drone Assistant to the International Space Station


Article Excerpt: "... The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has sent a crew member to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a SpaceX launched rocked. The “Int-Ball,” is a spherical camera droid that takes full advantage of the gravity deficiency on the space station to zip around unencumbered by wheels or arms attached to heavy machinery ..."


Reference: futurism.com

Thursday, July 6, 2017

SpaceX delivers for Intelsat on heavyweight Falcon 9 mission


SpaceX delivers for Intelsat on heavyweight Falcon 9 mission


Article Excerpt: "... Recovering from back-to-back countdown aborts earlier in the week, the two-stage, 229-foot-tall (70-meter) launcher lit nine Merlin 1D main engines and rocketed away from pad 39A at the Florida spaceport at 7:38 p.m. EDT (2338 GMT) Wednesday ..."


Reference: spaceflightnow.com

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

What is the world's most powerful rocket? The SpaceX Falcon Heavy is by a factor of two


SpaceX Tests Falcon Heavy, the ‘World’s Most Powerful Rocket’


Article Excerpt: "... will eventually deliver payloads—and possibly people—to Mars. “When Falcon Heavy lifts off in 2017, it will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two,” SpaceX said on its website ..."


Reference: www.newsweek.com

Monday, May 1, 2017

SpaceX launches Falcon 9 on secret, classified mission


SpaceX launches Falcon 9 on secret, classified mission


Article Excerpt: "... A 230-foot Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Kennedy Space Center at 7:15 a.m. ET, thundering northeast over the Atlantic Ocean with a U.S. National Reconnaissance Office mission labeled NROL-76. The flight appeared to be off to a good start, but SpaceX cut off its launch broadcast a few minutes into the flight to help preserve its secrecy ..."


Reference: www.usatoday.com

SpaceX launch scrubbed in final minute of countdown


SpaceX launch scrubbed in final minute of countdown


Article Excerpt: "... another try Monday. “Hold hold hold! This is the launch director calling a hold on the countdown net. We have an issue with the TOTO sensor on the first stage. Launch conductor, please put us into a 24-hour recycle,” the launch director said. “Copy, launch abort is running,” the launch conductor replied on SpaceX’s countdown loop ..."


Reference: spaceflightnow.com

Saturday, April 29, 2017

SpaceX’s first national security launch set for Sunday


SpaceX’s first national security launch set for Sunday


Article Excerpt: "... launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida with the NROL-76 payload for the National Reconnaissance Office ..."


Reference: spaceflightnow.com

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

SpaceX to Fly Passengers On Private Trip Around the Moon in 2018


SpaceX to Fly Passengers On Private Trip Around the Moon in 2018


Article Excerpt: "... "This would be a long loop around the moon … It would skim the surface of the moon, go quite a bit further out into deep space and then loop back to Earth," Musk said during the teleconference. "So I'm guessing, distance-wise, maybe [300,000] or 400,000 miles [about 500,000 to 650,000 kilometers]." The moon flight is scheduled to launch after SpaceX flies NASA astronauts to the International Space Station ..."


Reference: www.space.com

Sunday, February 19, 2017

SpaceX Launches 1st Private Rocket from Historic NASA Pad — Then Sticks a Landing


SpaceX Launches 1st Private Rocket from Historic NASA Pad — Then Sticks a Landing


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX has launched the first private rocket from the same historic site that saw some of NASA's greatest space missions, then landed a booster nearby in a resounding success. The California-based company's Falcon 9 rocket launched a robotic Dragon cargo capsule toward the International Space Station..."


Reference: www.space.com

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Elon Musk Unveils SpaceX Mars Colony Ship


SpaceX's Elon Musk Unveils Interplanetary Spaceship to Colonize Mars


Article Excerpt: "...If all goes according to plan, the reusable ITS will help humanity establish a permanent, self-sustaining colony on the Red Planet within the next 50 to 100 years, Musk said at the International Astronautical Congress ..."


Reference: www.space.com

Thursday, September 1, 2016

SpaceX Rocket And Its Cargo Explode On Launch Pad In Florida


SpaceX Rocket And Its Cargo Explode On Launch Pad In Florida


Article Excerpt: "...A "significant explosion" hit the launch area early Thursday, the 45th Space Wing at Cape Canaveral Air Station...SpaceX says "an anomaly on the pad" caused the explosion..."


Reference: www.npr.org

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

SpaceX reveals historic mission to launch satellite with Falcon 9 rocket that has already flown to space


SpaceX reveals historic mission to launch satellite with Falcon 9 rocket that has already flown to space


Article Excerpt: "...SES and SpaceX have revealed the historic plan to launch an satellite SES-10 on a flight-proven Falcon 9 orbital rocket booster. It will be the first-ever satellite to launch on a SpaceX flight-proven rocket booster..."


Reference: www.dailymail.co.uk