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

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

NASA Announces New Tipping Point Partnerships for Moon and Mars Technologies


NASA Announces New Tipping Point Partnerships for Moon and Mars Technologies


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX will collaborate with NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, to develop and test coupler prototypes – or nozzles – for refueling spacecraft such as the company’s Starship vehicle. A cryogenic fluid coupler for large-scale in-space propellant transfer is an important technology to aid sustained exploration efforts on the Moon and Mars. ..."


Reference: spacecoastdaily.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

Saturday, August 3, 2019

SpaceX, Lockheed, Blue Origin, others get new NASA moon contracts


SpaceX, Lockheed, Blue Origin, others get new NASA moon contracts


Article Excerpt: "... The testing of a compact hydrogen generator for inflatable heat shields, which could help deliver larger payloads to Mars, comes in a deal with Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., and Anasphere Inc. of Bozeman, Mont..."


Reference: www.upi.com

Thursday, July 18, 2019

SpaceX’s Starhopper rocket bursts into flames during tests


SpaceX’s Starhopper rocket bursts into flames during tests


Article Excerpt: "... The fire, captured on video by Everyday Astronaut, produced a large burst of flames just after SpaceX tested the rocket’s engine. It wasn’t immediately clear whether Starhopper was damaged in the incident..."


Reference: www.digitaltrends.com

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

SpaceX camera captures incredible view of rocket fairing returning to Earth


SpaceX camera captures incredible view of rocket part returning to Earth


Article Excerpt: "... For the first time, SpaceX captured the fairing before it dropped into the Atlantic -- and have now provided stunning vision of its return to Earth. The SpaceX twitter account shared the video..."


Reference: www.cnet.com

Monday, June 24, 2019

SpaceX Falcon Heavy’s 3rd Launch — How to Watch


SpaceX Falcon Heavy’s 3rd Launch — How to Watch


Article Excerpt: "... on Tuesday morning. SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket is set to blast off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida..."


Reference: www.nytimes.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

Monday, May 6, 2019

SpaceX shipment arrives at space station after weekend launch from Cape Canaveral


SpaceX shipment arrives at space station after weekend launch from Cape Canaveral


Article Excerpt: "... The Dragon capsule delivered 5,500 pounds of equipment and experiments. Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques used the station's big robot arm..."


Reference: www.orlandosentinel.com

Monday, April 22, 2019

SpaceX suffers serious setback with crew capsule accident


SpaceX suffers serious setback with crew capsule accident


Article Excerpt: "... Over the weekend, the Dragon crew capsule that flew to the International Space Station last month was engulfed in smoke and flames on an engine test stand..."


Reference: www.seattletimes.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

Friday, February 22, 2019

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Returns Safely After Historic Flight


SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Returns Safely After Historic Flight


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX is celebrating the successful return of their rocket booster, the Falcon 9, to terra firma today after its third successful mission into space and back, this time to make history by launching the first privately funded lunar mission in history..."


Reference: interestingengineering.com

Thursday, February 7, 2019

NASA and SpaceX reset Crew Dragon test flight for March 2


NASA and SpaceX reset Crew Dragon test flight for March 2


Article Excerpt: "... NASA announced Wednesday the first unpiloted test flight of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and a Crew Dragon astronaut ferry ship has slipped from later this month to March 2..."


Reference: www.cbsnews.com