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

Thursday, March 26, 2020

SpaceX encounters problem just before Crew Dragon parachute test


SpaceX encounters problem just before Crew Dragon parachute test


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX just experienced a hiccup in the lead-up to its first crewed flight. The California-based company hauled a test article of its Crew Dragon capsule ..."


Reference: www.space.com

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

SpaceX's in-flight rocket engine failure threatens NASA astronaut launch debut


SpaceX's in-flight rocket engine failure threatens NASA astronaut launch debut


Article Excerpt: "... in-flight rocket engine failure during SpaceX’s March 18th Starlink launch could pose a threat to the company’s imminent NASA astronaut launch debut according to a statement provided by the space agency yesterday. SpaceX and NASA are currently working around the clock to prepare a Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft..."


Reference: www.teslarati.com

Sunday, March 22, 2020

What's that in the sky? It's a SpaceX rocket, but it sure doesn't look like it


What's that in the sky? It's a SpaceX rocket, but it sure doesn't look like it


Article Excerpt: "... Planetary nebula? Supernova remnant? No, this incredible image is actually a photo of a rocket launch. The rocket's exhaust combined with atmospheric effects emulates an image of a deep-space object..."


Reference: www.space.com

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

Friday, March 13, 2020

SpaceX pushes next Starlink launch to Sunday


SpaceX pushes next Starlink launch to Sunday


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX plans to land the rocket booster on a droneship in the Atlantic Ocean off Florida...The next launch from the Space Coast is happening March 21 when United Launch Alliance launches an Atlas V rocket with a military..."


Reference: www.clickorlando.com

Sunday, March 8, 2020

SpaceX is carrying these biotechnology experiments to the ISS this weekend


SpaceX is carrying these biotechnology experiments to the ISS this weekend


Article Excerpt: "... The hardware going to the ISS this weekend includes a number of research projects in biotechnology that could improve the lives of patients here on Earth..."


Reference: www.digitaltrends.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

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

NASA wants you to photograph Starlink satellites with your smartphone


NASA wants you to photograph Starlink satellites with your smartphone


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX and others plan to launch thousands of new satellites into low-Earth orbit, creating streaks that cut through astronomers’ images. Now educators at NASA are asking citizen scientists to help document the problem...Anyone with a modern smartphone and a tripod can contribute to the Satellite Streak Watcher project..."


Reference: astronomy.com

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Looking to Invest in SpaceX? This Public Company Already Generates Revenue From Its Next-Gen Satellite Constellation


Looking to Invest in SpaceX? This Public Company Already Generates Revenue From Its Next-Gen Satellite Constellation


Article Excerpt: "... Problem is, SpaceX isn't a publicly traded company, leaving just a few names like Virgin Galactic (NYSE:SPCE) for investors to choose from when it comes to innovation in the burgeoning space economy. But there's another possibility: Iridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM), which just completed its first year operating its own broadband-speed service with global coverage. The company has yet to reach peak operational efficiency with its new satellite constellation..."


Reference: www.fool.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

Saturday, January 18, 2020

SpaceX delays Crew Dragon escape test until Sunday


SpaceX delays Crew Dragon escape test until Sunday


Article Excerpt: "Saturday, 6am ET Update: SpaceX announced early Saturday that it will stand down from its Crew Dragon launch escape test attempt due to sustained winds and rough seas in the recovery area. The company will now target a six-hour launch window that opens on Sunday at 8am ET (13:00 UTC) for the test..."


Reference: arstechnica.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

Thursday, November 21, 2019

SpaceX’s Starship Mk1 fails during testing, next step will be to move to a newer design


SpaceX’s Starship Mk1 fails during testing, next step will be to move to a newer design


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX’s Starship Mk1 prototype encountered an explosive failure during early testing in Texas on Wednesday – you can see exactly what happened in the video..."


Reference: techcrunch.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