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

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Watch SpaceX launch an updated GPS satellite for the US Space Force


Watch SpaceX launch an updated GPS satellite for the US Space Force


Article Excerpt: "... This is the third GPS satellite model of its kind to launch into orbit and SpaceX’s second time launching a GPS spacecraft. Called GPS III SV03, it’s part of a block of satellites known as GPS III, designed and built by Lockheed Martin..."


Reference: www.theverge.com

Friday, June 26, 2020

A SpaceX rocket will launch Starlink and BlackSky satellites today. Here's how to watch.


A SpaceX rocket will launch Starlink and BlackSky satellites today. Here's how to watch.


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX is continuing its rapid launch cadence as the private spaceflight company prepares to launch its third set of Starlink satellites in just three weeks ..."


Reference: www.space.com

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

SpaceX's Satellite Internet Teases Email Invites for Public Beta Tests


SpaceX's Satellite Internet Teases Email Invites for Public Beta Tests


Article Excerpt: "... The company’s website for Starlink has been updated with a new email newsletter that'll notify applicable users when they can sign up for an upcoming public beta trial..."


Reference: www.pcmag.com

Monday, June 15, 2020

SpaceX's historic encore: Astronauts arrive at space station


SpaceX's historic encore: Astronauts arrive at space station


Article Excerpt: "... “NASA is not going to purchase, own and operate rockets and capsules the way we used to," Bridenstine said. “”We’re going to partner with commercial industry.” The docking occurred barely 19 hours after a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off Saturday afternoon from Kennedy Space Center, the nation’s first astronaut launch to orbit from home soil in nearly a decade ..."


Reference: www.richmond.com

Thursday, June 11, 2020

First space tourists will face big risks, as private companies gear up for paid suborbital flights


First space tourists will face big risks, as private companies gear up for paid suborbital flights


Article Excerpt: "... On May 30, 2020, millions of Americans watched the inaugural SpaceX Crew Dragon launch NASA astronauts to the International Space Station. This mission marked two significant events: First, the return of launch to orbit capability for human spaceflight from the United States. Secondly, it successfully demonstrated private sector capability to build and operate a launch vehicle for human spaceflight..."


Reference: phys.org

Marshall boosts historic test flight of SpaceX


Marshall boosts historic test flight of SpaceX


Article Excerpt: "... A team at Marshall Space Flight Center’s Huntsville Operations Support Center joined teams at Kennedy, SpaceX’s mission control center in Hawthorne, California, and NASA’s Johnson Space Center in monitoring the launch. “I’m feeling so excited about this incredible accomplishment,” Marshall’s Steve Gaddis, launch vehicle deputy manager for the Commercial Crew Program, said. “It’s taken many people and many years to get here. The Marshall team has contributed in many significant ways. Working with our SpaceX Commercial Crew partner ..."


Reference: www.theredstonerocket.com

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

SpaceX rockets fly with software you can find on your Android phone


SpaceX rockets fly with software you can find on your Android phone


Article Excerpt: "... Chromium gave SpaceX access to lots of programmers already skilled with the technology. That means a web app written in HTML and JavaScript, just like millions of websites, is showing the astronauts what they need to see, and interpreting their taps and swipes. That's a departure from traditional aerospace programming methods using lower-level languages..."


Reference: www.msn.com

Monday, June 8, 2020

SpaceX’s plan to fly humans across globe in 30 minutes with Starship rocket revealed


SpaceX’s plan to fly humans across globe in 30 minutes with Starship rocket revealed


Article Excerpt: "... “Basically, what we're going to do is we're going to fly BFR like an aircraft and do point-to-point travel on Earth, so you can take off from New York City or Vancouver and fly halfway across the globe. “You'll be on the BFR for roughly half an hour or 40 minutes, and the longest part of that flight is actually the boat out and back." This is not a pipe dream though, Ms Shotwell reiterated, adding that the wheels are already in motion..."


Reference: www.express.co.uk

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

SpaceX is launching another rocket on Wednesday: Here’s how to watch


SpaceX is launching another rocket on Wednesday: Here’s how to watch


Article Excerpt: "... On Wednesday, June 3, the SpaceX team will begin its next mission, sending another batch of internet-providing satellites into low-Earth orbit. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will lift off from Cape Canaveral in Florida before deploying 60 small satellites for the ambitious Starlink project..."


Reference: news.yahoo.com

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

SpaceX, NASA scrub historic Demo-2 launch due to weather


SpaceX, NASA scrub historic Demo-2 launch due to weather


Article Excerpt: "... Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley were supposed to launch from Florida aboard a Falcon 9 rocket at 4:33 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Hans Koenigsmann, a vice president at SpaceX, said earlier in the week that preparations were complete, but to get off the ground, the team would need "the weather gods ... working with us."..."


Reference: www.cnet.com

Friday, May 22, 2020

President Trump says he may attend SpaceX manned rocket launch


President Trump says he may attend SpaceX manned rocket launch


Article Excerpt: "... Two US astronauts on the Crew Dragon will take off May 27 from Kennedy Space Center with help from SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. They are to dock at the International Space Station, which is currently housing two Russians and one American. Sanitary conditions are being carefully controlled as the United States continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic..."


Reference: yahoo.com

Walton Goggins Narrates ‘NASA & SpaceX’ Docu On Launch Of Falcon 9 Rocket For Discovery & Science


Walton Goggins Narrates ‘NASA & SpaceX’ Docu On Launch Of Falcon 9 Rocket For Discovery & Science


Article Excerpt: "... NASA & SpaceX: Journey to the Future is set to air May 25 at 9 p.m. PT/ET on Science and at 10 p.m. PT/ET May 26 on Discovery. Discovery also will air the NASA/SpaceX launch live on May 27..."


Reference: www.msn.com

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

How to watch Elon Musk's Starlink at night this week


How to watch Elon Musk's Starlink at night this week


Article Excerpt: "... SPACEX'S Starlink satellites will be visible this week. Find out how you can watch the Starlink satellite trains at night..."


Reference: www.express.co.uk

Friday, May 8, 2020

NASA rolls out ‘Launch America’ campaign


NASA rolls out ‘Launch America’ campaign


Article Excerpt: "... On May 27, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will fly on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft. It will mark the first time NASA has launched astronauts into orbit from the United States since the end of the Space Shuttle program in 2011..."


Reference: www.wdbj7.com

Friday, May 1, 2020

NASA's Biggest Space Launch in Years Is Coming Up — Please Watch From Home


NASA's Biggest Space Launch in Years Is Coming Up — But It Wants You to Stay Home to Watch


Article Excerpt: "... NASA and SpaceX on Friday urged everyone to stay home for the first home launch of astronauts in nearly a decade because of the coronavirus pandemic. Top officials warned the public against traveling to Florida for the May 27 launch of two NASA astronauts aboard a SpaceX rocket to the International Space Station..."


Reference: time.com

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Elon Musk’s SpaceX reduces brightness for Starlink internet satellites after astronomer complaints


Elon Musk’s SpaceX reduces brightness for Starlink internet satellites after astronomer complaints


Article Excerpt: "... Starlink satellites have appeared as bright streaks across images taken by telescopes, ever since SpaceX launched the first mission almost a year ago..."


Reference: www.cnbc.com

Thursday, April 23, 2020

The Falcon 9 just became America’s workhorse rocket

"While the other guys deliver press releases, we deliver astronauts."

The Falcon 9 just became America’s workhorse rocket


Article Excerpt: "... But SpaceX also made a huge, symbolic leap on Wednesday. With the latest Starlink launch, the Falcon 9 rocket has now launched 84 times. This surpasses the total flights by United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket. The Atlas V rocket..."


Reference: arstechnica.com

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

NASA, SpaceX to Launch First Astronauts to Space Station from U.S. Soil Since 2011


NASA, SpaceX to Launch First Astronauts to Space Station from U.S. Soil Since 2011


Article Excerpt: "... As the final flight test for SpaceX, this mission will validate the company’s crew transportation system, including the launch pad, rocket, spacecraft, and operational capabilities. This also will be the first time NASA astronauts will test the spacecraft systems in orbit. Behnken and Hurley..."


Reference: spacecoastdaily.com

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

SpaceX returns to the launch pad, and there are a few things to watch for


SpaceX returns to the launch pad, and there are a few things to watch for


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX has targeted Wednesday afternoon for the next launch of its Falcon 9 rocket from a pad at Kennedy Space Center. This mission will launch the sixth batch of operational Starlink satellites, bringing the company closer to offering initial broadband Internet access to North America. However, the Starlink-6 launch—set for 3:37pm ET..."


Reference: arstechnica.com