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

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

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Crew Dragon, SpaceX's Newest Human-Carrying Spaceship


Everything You Need to Know About Crew Dragon, SpaceX's Newest Human-Carrying Spaceship


Article Excerpt: "... NASA has astutely decided to farm out the space-taxi job to private companies so they can get back to real exploration; hence we enter the Dragon. The Crew Dragon has developed a bit since NASA first announced they’d be buying spacecraft from SpaceX back in 2015 (along with Boeing and their Starliner spacecraft) and the final design that’s currently docked to the ISS is a very appealing little spaceship to ferry people on and off Earth..."


Reference: jalopnik.com

Saturday, March 2, 2019

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship makes maiden flight with robo-rider named Ripley

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship makes maiden flight with robo-rider named Ripley

"...Although no humans are aboard this first Crew Dragon capsule, you could argue that there’s a mechanical crew member. SpaceX placed a spacesuit-wearing, sensor-laden mannequin in one of the Dragon’s seats, to gauge how rigorous the ride will be for actual astronauts later this year..."

Reference: www.geekwire.com

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Elon Musk reveals look of new Starship test rocket


Elon Musk reveals look of new Starship test rocket


Article Excerpt: "...SpaceX is moving forward with its eventual replacement for its Falcon rockets, the SpaceX Starship. Elon Musk tweeted a rendering of what the test vehicle will look like when completed. The image shows a stainless steel rocket ..."


Reference: www.orlandosentinel.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

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

SpaceX launches Falcon 9 with crazy space harpoon to ISS


SpaceX launches Falcon 9 with crazy space harpoon to ISS


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX on Monday launched a used first-stage rocket, topped by a used Dragon cargo capsule, for just the second time ever. The recycled Falcon 9 blasted off for the ISS under sunny skies from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The successful launch is the second in the span of just four days ..."


Reference: www.cnet.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