SpaceX Dragon Landing animationJune 24, 2018 – 06:53 pm

SpaceX Dragon Landing animation

By Ken Kremer Caption: Animation of SpaceX Dragon V2 astronaut transporter. Credit: SpaceX Would you like to meet and fly aboard SpaceX’s next generation manned Dragon V2 spacecraft? Watch the cool animation above to see exactly ‘How it Works!’ Now you can experience the opening salvo in the exciting new chapter of ‘Commercial Human Spaceflight.’ The commercial crew effort is led by a trio of private American aerospace company’s (SpaceX, Boeing &…

SpaceX 3 Launch ScheduleJune 23, 2018 – 06:49 pm

SpaceX 3 Launch Schedule

SpaceX scrubbed Monday s scheduled launch of a robotic Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station, due to a helium leak on the Falcon 9 rocket s first stage. Word of the postponement came a little more than an hour before the Falcon 9 was to lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Photographers focus on SpaceX s Falcon 9 rocket as it sits on its launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Monday. NASA…

SpaceX 3 Launch DateJune 20, 2018 – 06:41 pm

SpaceX 3 Launch Date

WASHINGTON — SpaceX’s July 22 launch of the U.S. French Jason-3 ocean altimetry satellite has been postponed because of an issue with the spacecraft, the company’s customer, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said June 2. “During spacecraft testing, engineers located contamination in one of the four thrusters on the spacecraft, ” NOAA spokesman John Leslie wrote in a June 2 email. “The problem thruster has been replaced. An investigation…

SpaceX Dragon ThrustersJune 15, 2018 – 06:31 pm

SpaceX Dragon Thrusters

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft uses Draco thrusters to maneuver while in the vacuum of space and upon reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere. There are 18 Draco thrusters on each Dragon, distributed across four pods, with two of the pods housing four thrusters and two of the pods housing five thrusters. After reaching its targeted orbit after launch, Dragon separates from the rocket, then the Draco thrusters enable Dragon to make the long trek to the International…