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

Thursday, February 7, 2019

NASA and SpaceX reset Crew Dragon test flight for March 2


NASA and SpaceX reset Crew Dragon test flight for March 2


Article Excerpt: "... NASA announced Wednesday the first unpiloted test flight of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and a Crew Dragon astronaut ferry ship has slipped from later this month to March 2..."


Reference: www.cbsnews.com

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

One year ago, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy stirred the world. Here's what's next for the rocket.


One year ago, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy stirred the world. Here's what's next for the rocket.


Article Excerpt: "... Last year was its busiest ever with 21 launches. If all goes according to plan, 2019 should be the rocket's year to shine again thanks to two major launches..."


Reference: www.floridatoday.com

Thursday, January 10, 2019

SpaceX launches final set of Iridium satellites


SpaceX launches final set of Iridium satellites


Article Excerpt: "... A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a final set of 10 Iridium NEXT communications satellites blasted off from California early Friday to complete a $3 billion 75-satellite upgrade that will add long-awaited broadband and aircraft tracking services to Iridium's globe-spanning satellite telephone network ..."


Reference: www.msn.com

Thursday, January 3, 2019

SpaceX crew capsule, Falcon 9 rocket roll out to pad 39A in Florida for tests


SpaceX crew capsule, Falcon 9 rocket roll out to pad 39A in Florida for tests


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX rolled out the company’s first space-worthy Crew Dragon spacecraft and its Falcon 9 launcher to pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the first time Thursday, beginning a series of fit checks before the commercial spaceship takes off on its first orbital test flight..."


Reference: spaceflightnow.com

Thursday, December 20, 2018

SpaceX Rocket Launch Delayed for the Third Time This Week


SpaceX Rocket Launch Delayed for the Third Time This Week


Article Excerpt: "...Standing down today due to weather. Vehicle and payload remain in good health. Working toward the next best launch opportunity; will announce a new launch date once confirmed on the Range. pic.twitter.com/OZaPqaTOFw
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) December 20, 2018..."


Reference: www.popularmechanics.com

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

SpaceX delays Falcon 9 rocket's first national security mission


SpaceX delays Falcon 9 rocket's first national security mission


Article Excerpt: "... The launch of the Lockheed Martin-designed GPS III SV01, named Vespucci, is the first step in a longterm plan to upgrade the GPS satellite constellation managed by the United States Air Force's Global Positioning Systems Wing ..."


Reference: www.upi.com

Friday, August 3, 2018

NASA Assigns First Crews to Fly Commercial Spacecraft


NASA Assigns First Crews to Fly Commercial Spacecraft


Article Excerpt: "... The first astronauts who will launch on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon are NASA’s Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley. Behnken last flew on the space shuttle, which was designed in the 1970s. “The space shuttle was extremely capable, and it’s super hard to duplicate that in such a short period of time,” said Behnken. “The shuttle had decades to mature to where it was when we had our chances to fly it. There were about 3,000 switches inside. We’re grateful that the next vehicle that we’re going to fly on is going to be a little bit more automated..."


Reference: www.nasa.gov

Sunday, July 22, 2018

SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, lands booster


SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, lands booster


Article Excerpt: "... early Sunday with the successful delivery of a Canadian telecommunications satellite to orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station — already the company’s 13th launch of the year ..."


Reference: www.floridatoday.com

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