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Showing posts with label Elon Musk. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Elon Musk. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Elon Musk Reveals SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket Had an Early Engine Shutdown


Elon Musk Reveals SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket Malfunctioned During Launch


Article Excerpt: "... Following the successful launch of the rocket, Musk revealed that the Falcon 9 actually encountered an issue during takeoff. Through a recent tweet, the SpaceX founder noted that one of the nine Merlin engines of Falcon 9’s first stage unexpectedly shut off during the ascent of the rocket..."


Reference: www.ibtimes.com

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches 60 more Starlink satellites, but booster landing fails


SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches 60 more Starlink satellites, but booster landing fails


Article Excerpt: "... able to place another batch of 60 Starlink internet satellites into the planned orbit. The first stage, however, was unable to pull off what would have been its fifth landing, instead chalking up SpaceX's second unsuccessful recovery in the past three flights..."


Reference: www.cbsnews.com

SpaceX breaks a Falcon 9 rocket re-use record with successful Starlink launch


SpaceX breaks a Falcon 9 rocket re-use record with successful Starlink launch


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX has successfully launched and deployed its sixth batch of 60 Starlink satellites, further growing its constellation for the internet broadband system it plans to launch for customers starting later this year in the U.S. and Canada. This brings SpaceX's total Starlink constellation size to 360 spacecraft, extending the company..."


Reference: techcrunch.com

Saturday, March 7, 2020

SpaceX launches station supplies, nails 50th rocket landing


SpaceX launches station supplies, nails 50th rocket landing


Article Excerpt: "... The Dragon capsule, meanwhile, hurtled toward a Monday rendezvous with the space station. It's the 20th station delivery for SpaceX, which has launched nearly 100,000 pounds of goods to the orbiting outpost and returned nearly that much back to Earth since it began shipments in 2012. Northrop Grumman is NASA's other..."


Reference: www.foxbusiness.com

Monday, February 17, 2020

SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites, but rocket misses landing


SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites, but rocket misses landing


Article Excerpt: "... Elon Musk's company did what it set out to do Monday, but its rocket went for an unplanned swim..."


Reference: www.cnet.com

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Now Hiring: Elon Musk is recruiting for SpaceX: work ethic, talent, common sense needed, the rest we can train


Elon Musk is recruiting for SpaceX: work ethic, talent, common sense needed, the rest we can train


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX boss and billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk tweeted his spacecraft business is hiring for its Starship spacecraft project...Despite the highly specialized sophistication of that work, Musk said there were no educational requirements. "A PhD is definitely not required," Musk tweeted. I "don't care if you even graduated high school," Musk said"


Reference: www.msn.com

Monday, January 20, 2020

SpaceX completes emergency crew escape manoeuvre


SpaceX completes emergency crew escape manoeuvre


Article Excerpt: "... This was considered to be the last major milestone for California's SpaceX company before the US space agency (Nasa) certifies the firm to carry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) later this year..."


Reference: www.bbc.com

Thursday, December 5, 2019

SpaceX Successfully Launches and Lands in Reusability Test


SpaceX launches 19th cargo mission to space station with robot aboard


Article Excerpt: "... A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched into a bright Florida sky Thursday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on the company's 19th cargo mission ..."


Reference: www.upi.com

Friday, November 15, 2019

Within 10 Years, We’ll Travel by Hyperloop, Rockets, and Avatars


Within 10 Years, We’ll Travel by Hyperloop, Rockets, and Avatars


Article Excerpt: "... Musk wants to use SpaceX’s megarocket, Starship, which was designed to take humans to Mars, for terrestrial passenger delivery. The Starship travels at 17,500 mph. It’s an order of magnitude faster than the supersonic jet Concorde. Think about what this actually means: New York to Shanghai in 39 minutes ..."


Reference: singularityhub.com

Monday, November 11, 2019

SpaceX launched its second batch of 60 of Starlink satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket


SpaceX launches Starlink satellites with first reused rocket nose


Article Excerpt: "... the first time SpaceX reused a rocket booster for the fourth time, which landed and will now be used for a fifth time. Starlink is SpaceX's entry into a new industry, an effort to provide high-speed reliable Internet service through a network of hundreds of satellites in low-earth orbit. The company has plans for up to 30,000 satellites ...founder and CEO Elon Musk said he had tested the network, tweeting Oct. 22 that he was "Sending this tweet through space via Starlink satellite..."


Reference: www.upi.com

Friday, November 8, 2019

Elon Musk says building the first sustainable city on Mars will take 1,000 Starships and 20 years


Elon Musk says building the first sustainable city on Mars will take 1,000 Starships and 20 years


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX CEO Elon Musk went into a bit more detail about the timelines and vehicle requirements to not only reach Mars, but to set up a sustainable base on the Red Planet that can serve as an actual city, supporting a local population. That’s the long-term vision for Musk and his space technology company..."


Reference: techcrunch.com

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Elon Musk says SpaceX Starship could get to orbit within six months


Elon Musk says SpaceX Starship could get to orbit within six months


Article Excerpt: "... Starship's ambitions aren't just the Moon or Mars, either. Musk showed off some promo art of a potential future for Starship that would have it head further out into the solar system. Next destination? Saturn! (Well... maybe not the next, next destination.)..."


Reference: www.cnet.com

Monday, September 16, 2019

SpaceX tweet blows up, shows meticulous testing of its crew dragon escape system


SpaceX tweet blows up, shows meticulous testing of its crew dragon escape system


Article Excerpt: "...Ahead of our in-flight abort test for @Commercial_Crew—which will demonstrate Crew Dragon's ability to safely carry astronauts away from the rocket in the unlikely event of an emergency—our team has completed over 700 tests of the spacecraft's SuperDraco engines pic.twitter.com/nswMPCK3F9 — SpaceX (@SpaceX) September 12, 2019..."


Reference: thetechportal.com

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

SpaceX’s Starhopper has made its highest and final test flight


SpaceX’s Starhopper has made its highest and final test flight


Article Excerpt: "... Starhopper is a prototype of SpaceX’s planned Starship spacecraft, which Musk has said the firm will use to send humans to Mars. Starship will be much larger than Starhopper, with six engines compared to the prototype’s single one. This test was Starhopper’s last..."


Reference: www.newscientist.com

Monday, May 13, 2019

This is what 60 SpaceX internet satellites packed into a rocket look like


This is what 60 SpaceX internet satellites packed into a rocket look like


Article Excerpt: "... The 60 satellites, packed on a Falcon 9 rocket and ready to go, will mark the initial deployment for Musk’s attention-grabbing Starlink project that over time will send around 12,000 satellites into low-Earth orbit to create a broadband network capable of providing low-cost, high-speed global internet coverage..."


Reference: www.digitaltrends.com

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

NASA awards Elon Musk’s SpaceX $69 million to fly a rocket into an asteroid


NASA awards Elon Musk’s SpaceX $69 million to fly a rocket into an asteroid


Article Excerpt: "...Atari fan Elon Musk has been awarded a U.S. government contract to essentially play a real-life version of the arcade shooter game Asteroids with his rocket company, SpaceX. NASA awarded Hawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp. a $..."


Reference: www.latimes.com

Thursday, April 11, 2019

SpaceX launches mega rocket, lands all 3 boosters


SpaceX launches mega rocket, lands all 3 boosters


Article Excerpt: "... The new and improved Falcon Heavy thundered into the early evening sky with a communication satellite called Arabsat, the rocket's first paying customer. The Falcon Heavy is the most powerful rocket in use today, with 27 engines firing at liftoff — nine per booster..."


Reference: www.tampabay.com

Thursday, April 4, 2019

SpaceX Starship 'Hopper' prototype finally lights up


SpaceX Starship 'Hopper' prototype finally lights up


Article Excerpt: "... After weeks of waiting and airspace closures over the SpaceX test facility in Boca Chica, Texas, the SpaceX CEO confirmed that the "hopper" version of his Starship (formerly known as "BFR") completed a "tethered hop" on Wednesday evening..."


Reference: www.cnet.com

Monday, March 18, 2019

Elon Musk: SpaceX hopes to launch 'Test Hopper' — a prototype for a giant Mars rocket ship — for the first time this week


Elon Musk: SpaceX hopes to launch 'Test Hopper' — a prototype for a giant Mars rocket ship — for the first time this week


Article Excerpt: "... The company may begin firing up its "Test Hopper" prototype as soon as Monday, according to a notice stuffed into the mailboxes of some residents near Boca Chica Beach, which is at the southernmost tip of Texas. SpaceX started building out its launch site in Boca Chica..."


Reference: www.businessinsider.com

Friday, March 8, 2019

SpaceX capsule back on Earth, paving way for new manned US flights


SpaceX capsule back on Earth, paving way for new manned US flights


Article Excerpt: "... After hours of suspense, the Dragon spacecraft touched down at 8:45 am (1345 GMT) some 230 miles (370 kilometers) off the coast of the US state of Florida..."


Reference: phys.org