The SpaceX Failure is Part of ProgressFebruary 1, 2017 – 06:44 pm

The SpaceX Failure is Part of Progress

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SpaceX Dragon Paper ModelJanuary 29, 2017 – 06:37 pm

SpaceX Dragon Paper Model

In preparation for future Crew and cargo vehicles in 2017, the ISS will have a new Module Relocation and the addition of a new docking system, the International Docking Adapters 1 and 2. These IDA 1 and 2 will fly on SpaceX Dragon CRS-7 and CRS-9 respectively, and will be installed on both PMA-2 and PMA-3. Currently, the station has one usable port for docking, the PMA-2 located on the forward end of Node 2 “Harmony”. The other PMA-3 is on the port…

SpaceX Jobs in TexasJanuary 26, 2017 – 06:17 pm

SpaceX Jobs in Texas

The United States Air Force has cleared SpaceX to conduct military space launches. Previously, only United Launch Alliance (ULA) was certified to perform these types of space missions for the military. The California based rocket company with offices, development, and launch facilities in Texas will now be able to conduct national security launches for the government, according to a report on The Hill . The certification will likely increase jobs…

SpaceX Dragon LabJanuary 25, 2017 – 06:08 pm

SpaceX Dragon Lab

WASHINGTON - Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) held an invitation-only meeting at its Hawthorne, Calif.-based headquarters on Friday for potential customers of its new DragonLab, a free-flying version of the reusable Dragon capsule the company is building for International Space Station resupply missions. ?We?re committed to flying it, ? Max Vozoff, SpaceX?s Dragon product manager, said in an Oct. 29 interview here. Vozoff said SpaceX?s message…

SpaceX Failure Root CauseJanuary 23, 2017 – 06:02 pm

SpaceX Failure Root Cause

BOSTON, Mass. — SpaceX engineers still aren t exactly sure what caused the company s Falcon 9 rocket to disintegrate minutes after it launched on an uncrewed mission to the International Space Station on June 28, Elon Musk, the company s founder, said Tuesday. This failure marks Falcon 9 s first major accident in 19 total launches. This disintegration has caused some people to question SpaceX s ability to accomplish some of the hugely ambitious goals…

Video SpaceX Dragon LaunchJanuary 15, 2017 – 05:34 pm

Video SpaceX Dragon Launch

A successful-landing party will have to wait, but Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) can celebrate the successful launch of its sixth cargo mission to the International Space Station on Tuesday. Instead, on Tuesday, SpaceX s Falcon 9 rocket lifted off at 4:10 p.m., Eastern time, and roughly 11 minutes later, the spent second stage released the Dragon cargo capsule on its journey. Dragon is slated to arrive at the space station Friday morning…

SpaceX Dragons Eye LiDARJanuary 13, 2017 – 05:14 pm

SpaceX Dragons Eye LiDAR

Short for Laser Imaging Detection and Ranging, LIDAR is used for a variety of mapping, distance and speed measuring tasks. It is a key feature in unmanned vehicles, like the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft. SpaceX and NASA worked with Advanced Scientific Concepts (ASC) to design DragonEye, the 3D Flash LIDAR Space Camera developed for the Dragon. While a DragonEye LIDAR sounds like a subplot to a James Bond movie, it is what the Dragon spacecraft uses to…

SpaceX Dragon AshesJanuary 12, 2017 – 04:58 pm

SpaceX Dragon Ashes

When actor James Doohan died in 2005, the man who played Star Trek s engineer Scotty for nearly 40 years had one request: That his ashes be launched into space. Now, after years of delays and countless rumors, SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is not only carrying the Dragon spacecraft; according to Billionaire SpaceX Founder and CEO Elon Musk, it has the ashes of Scotty packed somewhere inside the rocket. The unmanned Dragon spacecraft, which is scheduled…

SpaceX Dragon capsule LaunchJanuary 6, 2017 – 04:29 pm

SpaceX Dragon capsule Launch

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who s spending almost a year on the space station, used the outpost s robotic arm to unhook the gumdrop-shaped spacecraft from its port on the station s Harmony module and release it for the homeward journey. Hours later, SpaceX said the Dragon splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 12:42 p.m. ET, about 155 miles southwest of Long Beach, California. SpaceX tweeted this picture of the Dragon capsule after its recovery from…

SpaceX SES Launch YouTubeDecember 30, 2016 – 04:18 pm

SpaceX SES Launch YouTube

Falcon 9 booster to launch SES-14 and SES-16/ GovSat in 2017 Luxembourg/ Hawthorne, CA – 25 February 2015 - SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today an agreement with SpaceX to launch two new satellites in 2017 – SES-14 and SES-16/ GovSat – using the Falcon 9 rocket. SES had announced the order of the two new satellites last week. SES-14 is a hybrid satellite to be positioned at 47.5/48 degrees West with C- and…