SpaceX Falcon xFebruary 13, 2017 – 07:32 pm

SpaceX Falcon x

The mothballed Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) began looking towards the future on Friday, after NASA issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) from the commercial sector. A level of interest has already been mooted by several parties, ranging from the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V through to SpaceX’s future monster launch vehicles known as Falcon X/XX. Launch Pad 39A: While the launch from Pad 39A marked an emotional end of an era for…

SpaceX Falcon 9 StreamFebruary 12, 2017 – 07:32 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 Stream

SpaceX had to pull plans to launch a rocket that it would then try to land on a barge last night, after high winds made the attempt too dangerous. Elon Musk’s private space agency called off the launch with 12 minutes left in the countdown last night. Up to 115 mph winds were detected several miles above the Earth, which could have damaged the rocket on its flight. SpaceX launch is at 11.05pm Tuesday February 10 2015. If the company can land its rocket…

SpaceX Crash JuneFebruary 9, 2017 – 07:13 pm

SpaceX Crash June

Photographer: Ben Cooper On April 14, 2015, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket with supplies for the astronauts on the International Space Station (this was before the more recent loss of the Russian Progress capsule). After its primary job of lofting the upper stage and Dragon capsule high above the Atlantic was done, SpaceX attempted to land the first stage booster on a floating barge. Like the first attempt in January, this one didn’t go so well;…

SpaceX CompetitionFebruary 5, 2017 – 06:55 pm

SpaceX Competition

In theory, the Hyperloop will shuttle passengers from San Francisco to L.A. in 30 minutes. SpaceX, the space exploration company headed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has been looking to develop the concept since Musk first unveiled it in 2013. SpaceX announced the competition as a way to accelerate development of a functional Hyperloop prototype. It said the test track should be ready by June, 2016, when the contest is slated to take place. Musk originally…

Who is SpaceX Competing with?February 4, 2017 – 06:52 pm

Who is SpaceX Competing with?

Weeks after its dramatic coup in landing a probe on a speeding comet, Europe is hoping a last-minute deal to provide funding for the workhorse Ariane rocket will prevent its space ambitions falling back to earth this week. Anxious to preserve its own access to space, the 20-nation European Space Agency will seek to put aside differences over how to respond to U.S. low-cost rival SpaceX and safeguard thousands of high-tech jobs at ministerial talks…

SpaceX - crs-7 Launch explosionFebruary 3, 2017 – 06:50 pm

SpaceX - crs-7 Launch explosion

SpaceX s latest resupply mission to the International Space Station ended in failure today, as the CRS-7 mission rocket exploded shortly after take-off. An investigation is underway, with SpaceX founder Elon Musk suggesting that an issue in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank led to over-pressure. Two minutes and thirty-nine seconds after the Falcon rocket and its Dragon capsule blasted off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Countdown ChecklistJanuary 30, 2017 – 06:41 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 Countdown Checklist

Falcon 9 makes thundering night Launch from Florida, delivers two Satellites A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket made a thundering nighttime blastoff from Space Launch Complex 40 at 3:50 UTC on Monday, embarking on the launcher s first ever dual payload delivery mission lofting the Eutelsat 115 West B and ABS 3A satellites to a Supersynchronous Transfer Orbit. Due to the high payload mass of the two satellites, Falcon 9 had to fly in its fully expendable configuration…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Live VideoJanuary 21, 2017 – 05:44 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Live Video

Photo credit: Falcon 9 / SpaceX SpaceX is set to launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a cargo craft called Dragon to the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday, April 13. The spacecraft is slated to liftoff at 4:33 p.m. ET (20:33 UTC) today from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. To watch the launch live, check out the SpaceX livestream, NASA’s ustream, or NASA TV. SpaceX is the space exploration company founded by Elon Musk. The Dragon…

SpaceX Falcon 9 ReentryJanuary 20, 2017 – 05:44 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 Reentry

Space transport services company SpaceX has taken and shared a number of videos of its rockets as they are being launched into space. Now, the company decided to take footage of one of its Falcon 9 rockets from a different perspective. They capture video of the rocket as it fell back to Earth. The team behind the video used a GoPro camera strapping the device to the Falcon 9 rocket s metal fairing to take video as that part of the rocket re-entered…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Live CoverageJanuary 19, 2017 – 05:43 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Live Coverage

This launch came at a time of heightened activity for SpaceX who has several more launches on its 2015 manifest. Photo Credit: Mike Howard / SpaceFlight Insider CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Prior to Space Exploration Technologies’ ( SpaceX ) successful launch of a Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket with its payload of the first Turkmenistan satellite, TurkmenAlem52E/MonacoSAT, the media was escorted out to Cape Canaveral Air force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40. Their…