SpaceX Falcon 9 crs-6 Mission to the ISSAugust 17, 2017 – 10:16 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 crs-6 Mission to the ISS

By Ken Kremer KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The skies are clear at the moment for today’s, April 14, second attempt to launch the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon resupply capsule on a critical mission for science bound for the International Space Station (ISS) and a bold effort to land the boosters first stage on a tiny barge in the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. The first attempt to launch the rocket and CRS-6 Dragon cargo capsule on Monday…

SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 Press Conference TodayAugust 10, 2017 – 10:06 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 Press Conference Today

WASHINGTON — Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, Calif., has signed a data sharing agreement with the U.S. Air Force as part of a process intended to certify the company’s Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket to launch national security satellites. The Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) allows SpaceX and the Air Force to share data about the rocket while protecting the company’s proprietary information. As part of the agreement…

SpaceX Falcon 9 explosion ReasonAugust 8, 2017 – 10:02 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 explosion Reason

SpaceX is still investigating the reasons behind the explosion of a Falcon 9 rocket on liftoff on June 28. The space development company was attampting to ferry nearly 2 tons of supplies and equipment to the International Space Station when the mishap occurred, destroying the vehicle and its payload. The destruction of the SpaceX vehicle at the end of June marked the third time since October that a spacecraft was unable to deliver its payload to the…

Is SpaceX a Good Place to WorkAugust 7, 2017 – 09:55 am

Is SpaceX a Good Place to Work

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveils the Falcon Heavy rocket at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on April 5, 2011. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images This question originally appeared on Quora. After working for Elon for more than five years at SpaceX as the head of talent acquisition, there are many potential answers to this question. Any answer I might give will be completely colored by my own experiences, so full disclaimer: This is not…

SpaceX Falcon 9 SES 8 LaunchAugust 5, 2017 – 09:49 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 SES 8 Launch

PARIS — Satellite fleet operator SES said it is likely to trade its midyear launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for a slot later in the year rather than be the first to fly a Falcon 9 with Merlin 1D engines adjusted for improved thrust. The company’s decision is unrelated to Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX’s ongoing effort to win U.S. Air Force certification to bid against United Launch Alliance of Denver on military launches. But SES’s internal…

SpaceX Falcon 9 First Stage LandingAugust 1, 2017 – 09:36 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 First Stage Landing

SpaceX and NASA are currently planning to launch the sixth operational Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station on Apr. 13 at 4:33 p.m. EDT (20:33 GMT). Photo Credit: NASA CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Space Exploration Technologies ( SpaceX ) has prepared both the cargo version of the firm’s Dragon spacecraft and the Falcon 9 v1.1 launch vehicle that it will carry aloft, and are being readied for a planned April 13 liftoff…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Landing attemptJuly 30, 2017 – 09:34 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Landing attempt

After multiple scrubs in recent days, SpaceX is counting down again for the launch of its first deep-space mission this afternoon, sending the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) into space to monitor solar storms. However, the company won’t be attempting to land the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket on a platform in the middle of the sea, as originally planned. Here’s the statement from the company. SpaceX is still tracking towards a 6:03pm…

SpaceX Launch Complex Cape CanaveralJuly 24, 2017 – 09:22 am

SpaceX Launch Complex Cape Canaveral

SpaceX Launches Rocket Into Orbit NASA The SpaceX Flacon 9 rocket launches from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida After a delay Monday due to a helium leak, the privately-owned company s spacecraft was launched Friday on a cargo supply mission to the International Space Station. The Dragon 9 rocket is carrying food, science experiments and other supplies SpaceX launched its cargo mission Friday at 3:25 p.m. EDT afternoon to supply innovative…

SpaceX Launch EngineJuly 23, 2017 – 09:21 am

SpaceX Launch Engine

Through 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, robust and high-performing rocket parts can be created and offer improvements over traditional manufacturing methods. SpaceX is pushing the boundaries of what additive manufacturing can do in the 21st century, ultimately making the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft more reliable, robust and efficient than ever before. On January 6, 2014, SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket with a 3D-printed Main…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Static Fire VideoJuly 21, 2017 – 09:14 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Static Fire Video

SpaceX has conducted a Static Fire of its Falcon 9 v1.1 on Friday, a key milestone ahead of Sunday’s planned launch of the CRS-7/SpX-7 Dragon to the International Space Station (ISS). The mission will help restock the orbital outpost with vital supplies, highlighted by an investigation into high Total Organic Carbon (TOC) levels in the Station’s potable water. Static Fire: The initial launch date slipped a few days due to an issue suffered during…