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

Thursday, May 10, 2018

SpaceX scrubs launch of latest Falcon 9 rocket, will try again Friday


SpaceX scrubs launch of latest Falcon 9 rocket, will try again Friday


Article Excerpt: "... Falcon 9's computers initiated an abort with just 58 seconds left in the countdown. SpaceX scrambled to determine the cause of the problem, but ultimately decided to scrub for the day. The company later tweeted that the issue was a "standard ground system abort" and that the rocket and satellite were in "good health ..."


Reference: www.latimes.com

Sunday, May 6, 2018

SpaceX Launching NASA Astronauts to Space This Year Amidst Safety Concerns


SpaceX Launching NASA Astronauts to Space This Year Amidst Safety Concerns


Article Excerpt: "... was awarded another $2.6 billion in 2014 to send NASA’s astronauts to space, according to NASA. The company is on track to send its first astronauts to the International Space Station later this year ..."


Reference: www.yahoo.com

Monday, March 12, 2018

How the SpaceX‬ ‪Falcon Heavy rocket compares to Elon Musk's other powerful spacecraft


How the SpaceX‬ ‪Falcon Heavy rocket compares to Elon Musk's other powerful spacecraft


Article Excerpt: "... Musk is already looking forward to creating SpaceX's next monster rocket, known as the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), to replace both the Falcon 9 and Heavy – but before he does, take a look back at the three rockets that have made history ..."


Reference: www.foxnews.com

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

SpaceX launches Spanish satellite for 50th successful Falcon 9 mission


SpaceX launches Spanish satellite for 50th successful Falcon 9 mission


Article Excerpt: "... Igniting nine Merlin engines at 12:33 a.m., the 230-foot rocket roared into darkness from Launch Complex 40 with a Spanish satellite Elon Musk described as "almost the size of a city bus ..."


Reference: www.floridatoday.com

Sunday, March 4, 2018

The Falcon 9 rocket may reach 50 launches on Tuesday


The Falcon 9 rocket may reach 50 launches on Tuesday


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX launched its first Falcon 9 rocket less than a decade ago, in June 2010. Early next week, the California-based rocket company will go for its 50th launch of its workhorse booster. The launch attempt will come as soon as ..."


Reference: arstechnica.com

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Photographer’s Incredible Shot of the Space X Falcon Heavy Launch Goes Viral


Photographer’s Incredible Shot of the Space X Falcon Heavy Launch Goes Viral


Article Excerpt: "...photographer Brady Kenniston has been through a whirlwind over the past few weeks, ever since his incredible photographs of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launch went viral. The 22-year-old photographer, who primarily makes a living shooting portraits, weddings, and local sporting events, hasn't missed a SpaceX launch since 2015. Little did he know that a few years later, Elon Musk himself would be retweeting his photographs..."


Reference: mymodernmet.com

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