SpaceX Launch Failure InvestigationFebruary 11, 2018 – 11:40 am

SpaceX Launch Failure Investigation

A SpaceX rocket exploded minutes after launching from Florida on an uncrewed mission to deliver supplies to the International Space Station on Sunday. Now, mission controllers are starting the potentially tedious process of finding out what went wrong. Carrying a Dragon capsule, SpaceX s Falcon 9 rocket disintegrated above Florida a little more than two minutes after launching on its ISS mission at 10:21 a.m. ET Sunday. The failure s root cause wasn… Go phor delivery service. First delivery service.

SpaceX Falcon 9 CapsuleFebruary 10, 2018 – 11:39 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Capsule

Share This article Private space firm SpaceX has a rocket launch scheduled for Sunday, but this could become more than just another resupply mission. This will be the third time SpaceX has attempted to land its first stage Falcon 9 rocket after a take off. The last two attempts didn’t end in success, but maybe this time they’ll nail it and kick off a whole new era of spaceflight. The Falcon 9 is the launch vehicle for the Dragon capsule, which is…

SpaceX Thaicom 6 LaunchFebruary 7, 2018 – 11:29 am

SpaceX Thaicom 6 Launch

Falcon 9 lifted off from SpaceX’s Cape Canaveral launch site at 5:06 PM Eastern Time, with 9 Merlin 1D engines putting out 1.3 million pounds of thrust. The first stage performed as expected, reaching 1.5 million pounds of thrust once in the vacuum of space. The stage fired for approximately 175 seconds before separating from the second stage. Shortly after, Falcon 9’s second-stage Merlin vacuum engine ignited to begin a five minute, 35 second burn…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Water LandingFebruary 6, 2018 – 11:27 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Water Landing

After boosting a communications satellite into orbit, SpaceX s Falcon 9 reusable booster rocket performed a successful soft-landing on the Atlantic Ocean. Best of all? A camera strapped to the rocket captured it for our viewing pleasure. Rocket selfies are the best selfies. SpaceX is working towards a cheaper future of spaceflight by making their rockets reusable. Instead of landing like a plane or the space shuttles, the Falcon 9 rockets are designed…

SpaceX 7 CrashFebruary 5, 2018 – 11:25 am

SpaceX 7 Crash

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images SpaceX founder Elon Musk is vying to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station. Nine days after a launch failure sent one of its rockets crashing back to Earth, SpaceX is still trying to make sense of data from the doomed space-station resupply mission. But company founder Elon Musk says that definitive conclusions could come later in the week. “Whatever happened is clearly not a simple, straightforward…

SpaceX Crash InvestigationFebruary 4, 2018 – 11:25 am

SpaceX Crash Investigation

With the cancellation of NASA s space shuttle program in 2011, the private sector has been increasingly asked to fill the void created by the American space agency. And as these private enterprises take the lead in humanity s push for the final frontier, their failures become all the more public. However, Elon Musk s SpaceX isn t the only private enterprise with space-bound missions to come up short. Here are the some of the more famous recent crashes…

SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 YouTubeFebruary 3, 2018 – 11:20 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 YouTube

SpaceX have fired up their Falcon 9 v1.1 launch vehicle during a Static Fire (Hot Fire) test on Saturday, allowing for a health check and countdown dress rehearsal ahead of their next flight of their Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS). The CRS-3/SpX-3 Dragon is tracking a launch – her first on the upgraded Falcon 9 – on March 16 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS). CRS-3: However, unlike her predecessors, this Falcon…

SpaceX Failure ReasonJanuary 29, 2018 – 11:14 am

SpaceX Failure Reason

As the countdown clock wound down to zero during the launch for SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, most eyes weren’t on the launch itself but rather on the landing. In the company’s quest to drive down launch costs, SpaceX engineers planned yet another test of the Falcon 9’s reusable rocket technology that—if all went to plan—would guide the rocket’s first stage booster to a safe landing aboard a barge floating in the Atlantic Ocean. The test, along with SpaceX’s…

SpaceX Landing Platform VideoJanuary 27, 2018 – 11:08 am

SpaceX Landing Platform Video

A commercial Falcon 9 rocket built by SpaceX successfully launched a Dragon cargo ship toward the International Space Station early Saturday (Jan. 10) — and then returned to Earth, apparently impacting its target ocean platform during a highly anticipated landing test in the Atlantic. The result: Close, but no cigar,according to SpaceX chief Elon Musk. The Falcon 9 rocket launched into space at 4:47 a.m. EST (0947 GMT) Saturday from Florida s Cape…

SpaceX 6 LaunchJanuary 25, 2018 – 11:06 am

SpaceX 6 Launch

Today, SpaceX completed a successful static fire test of the Falcon 9 rocket in advance of the CRS-5 mission for NASA. The test was conducted at SpaceX’s Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, and ran for the full planned duration. SpaceX also conducted a static fire test on December 17 and while the test accomplished nearly all goals, it did not run the full duration. The data suggested we could have pushed forward without…