SpaceX Recent NewsMay 27, 2018 – 05:54 pm

SpaceX Recent News

LES MUREAUX, France – Airbus Defence and Space on June 5 unveiled the product of what it said was a five-year effort to design a reusable Ariane rocket first-stage engine and avionics package, a project company official said was stimulated by SpaceX’s work on reusable rockets. Airbus officials said they believe they have resolved some of the issues inherent in Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX’s reusability effort, notably the exposure of the first…

Elon Musk Blog Tesla StrategyMay 25, 2018 – 05:41 pm

Elon Musk Blog Tesla Strategy

Will the ‘fair price’ strategy help electric car manufacturer Tesla in China? Elon Musk, the maverick founder and CEO of the Silicon Valley-headquartered electric car maker Tesla Motors, has had his eyes on China for a while now. Last year, he called the China market a “wild card” in the company’s future. In January this year, Musk finally decided to put that wild card to test. A week before Chinese New Year, Tesla published a blog titled ‘A Fair…

SpaceX 7 Launch dateMay 23, 2018 – 05:36 pm

SpaceX 7 Launch date

Following SpaceX’s announcement that their Falcon 9 launch date will be slipping from its April 30 target, evaluations have been taking place – in cooperation with NASA – to ascertain when the Dragon spacecraft can make its debut attempt to berth with the International Space Station (ISS). With the NET date of May 7 now official, Dragon will have two opportunities before potential conflicts with an upcoming Soyuz mission. Falcon 9 Slippage: Being…

Elon Musk Falcon 9 LaunchMay 22, 2018 – 05:35 pm

Elon Musk Falcon 9 Launch

Topics: Private spaceflight, mission status, human spaceflight, International Space Station The demise of an International Space Station-bound Falcon 9 rocket last month was likely caused by a broken liquid helium bottle strut, according to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Speaking to reporters by phone, Musk said the mishap, which occurred 139 seconds into the flight of CRS-7, flooded the upper stage liquid oxygen tank with excess helium. The tank overpressurized…

When is Elon Musk announcementMay 21, 2018 – 05:33 pm

When is Elon Musk announcement

Mike Nudelman/Business InsiderTesla Motors CEO Elon Musk just announced the company s newest product Tesla Energy, a suite of batteries designed to power homes, businesses and utilities. We couldn t help but notice Musk dropped some interesting hints during his keynote presentation Thursday night. While he was talking about Tesla Energy, he started referring to the Gigafactory – the massive battery plant the company is building in Nevada – as Gigafactory…

SpaceXs LandingMay 19, 2018 – 05:31 pm

SpaceXs Landing

A rocket recovery team positioned off Florida’s East Coast is standing by for liftoff Sunday of a Falcon 9 launcher with a space weather satellite, but the demanding trajectory of the flight adds more unknowns to the company’s dicey endeavor to land the booster on a ship at sea, a SpaceX official said Saturday. Aiming to perfect an unprecedented flyback maneuver with the Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage, SpaceX officials say they made changes to the…

Elon Musk 1 DollarMay 14, 2018 – 05:13 pm

Elon Musk 1 Dollar

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.Long before SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk gained a net worth of an estimated $11.9 billion, or before he became a millionaire at 28 after selling his first company, Zip2, he lived off just a dollar a day. Forcing himself to live mainly off hot dogs and oranges wasn t the result of poverty or some charitable movement, but an experiment to see if he had what it takes to lead a life as an entrepreneur, he tells astrophysicist…