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Showing posts with label Falcon 9. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Falcon 9. Show all posts

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

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

Friday, December 15, 2017

Elon Musk's SpaceX becomes first private company to launch a reused rocket on a NASA mission


Elon Musk's SpaceX becomes first private company to launch a reused rocket on a NASA mission


Article Excerpt: "... Elon Musk's rocket company made NASA history Friday, as SpaceX became the first company to launch a resupply mission to the International Space Station on a reused rocket. The mission, known as Commercial Resupply Services 13 (CRS-13) ..."


Reference: www.cnbc.com