Is SpaceX a Good InvestmentJune 13, 2016 – 01:12 pm

Is SpaceX a Good Investment

PARIS — Search engine giant Google Inc. said it invested $900 million in SpaceX “to support continued innovation in areas of space transport, reusability and satellite manufacturing.” In a Feb. 9 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Mountain View, California-based Google confirmed what had been widely presumed — that it was responsible for the lion’s share of the recently announced billion-dollar investment in rocket builder SpaceX…

SpaceX CompanyJune 2, 2016 – 12:31 pm

SpaceX Company

Elon Musk’s space company has asked the federal government for permission to begin testing on an ambitious project to beam Internet service from space, a significant step forward for an initiative that could create another major competitor to Comcast, AT&T and other telecom companies. The plan calls for launching a constellation of 4, small and cheap satellites that would beam high-speed Internet signals to all parts of the globe, including…

SpaceX Launch Vehicle Data AcquisitionMay 31, 2016 – 12:25 pm

SpaceX Launch Vehicle Data Acquisition

The requirements for a data acquisition system for launch vehicles are very similar to those intended for lower altitudes with a few exceptions. The most obvious is the more extreme environmental conditions which include the severe vibration and shock experienced on take-off, followed by a very sharp thermal shock. Launch vehicles also may need to dynamically adapt to changing configurations - for example when an instrumented stage is released. Additionally…

SpaceX Aerospace CorporationMay 24, 2016 – 11:07 am

SpaceX Aerospace Corporation

AUSTIN, Texas – SpaceX has publicly supported legislation authored by state Sen. Eddie Lucio to strengthen the aerospace and aviation division within the Governor’s Office. Alma Walzer, a representative of SpaceX, testified before the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development in support of Senate Bill 458. “On behalf of SpaceX and its employees, who number over 3, 500 across the United States including about 350 in Central and…

SpaceX Going to the MoonMay 15, 2016 – 10:20 am

SpaceX Going to the Moon

You run SpaceX, which is the very first private company, non-nation, to be able to put something into orbit around this planet that we call Earth Where do you find time for your secret identity as Batman? Five years ago, that s how comedian Stephen Colbert introduced his viewers to Elon Musk, co-founder of SpaceX - and as introductions go, it was a pretty good one. Historically, lots of companies - Boeing , Lockheed, GenCorp - have helped NASA s space…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Failure VideoMay 12, 2016 – 10:05 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Failure Video

An audacious attempt by SpaceX to recycle a launch rocket has ended in spectacular failure. Last Saturday, the Dragon cargo capsule was successfully launched by the Falcon 9 rocket - with 23-hundred kilograms of supplies onboard - to the International Space Station. But, the company has released images of its attempt to bring the rocket back down safely. The footage shows the rocket attempting to land on a barge, but instead being destroyed as it…

SpaceX Falcon 9 CassiopeMay 1, 2016 – 08:55 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Cassiope

On Sunday, Sept. 29th, SpaceX successfully completed the demonstration mission of its upgraded Falcon 9 rocket, delivering the CASSIOPE, CUSat, DANDE and POPACS satellites to their targeted orbits. All of the satellite owners are in contact with their spacecraft and are reporting nominal operations. This was the first Falcon 9 launch using SpaceX’s new 17 foot diameter fairing, designed and built in house by SpaceX. The fairing separates using pneumatic…

SpaceX Falcon 9 ManifestApril 29, 2016 – 08:31 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Manifest

Tags: Arabsat, Cape Canaveral, CNES, commercial crew, CRS, DOD, Dragon, Dragon V2, Eutelsat, Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy, Iridium, ISS, Jason 3, NASA, NASA KSC, NOAA, OG2, ORBCOMM, SES, space station, Spacecom, SpaceX, Vandenberg, ViaSat. By Douglas Messier Managing Editor With the failure of the Falcon 9 on Sunday, SpaceX’s only launch vehicle will be grounded for an unknown number of months while engineers identify the cause of the crash and make necessary…

SpaceX Falcon 9 RecoveryApril 15, 2016 – 07:50 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Recovery

The private spaceflight firm SpaceX took some steps toward developing a fully reusable rocket during the maiden flight of its new and improved Falcon 9 launch vehicle late last month, company officials say. For the first restart burn, we lit three engines to do a supersonic retro propulsion, which we believe may be the first attempt by any rocket stage,SpaceX officials wrote in an update Monday (Oct. 14). The first restart burn was completed well…

SpaceX Falcon 9 CountdownApril 13, 2016 – 07:43 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Countdown

Falcon 9 successfully performs back-to-back AsiaSat Launches SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday, delivering the AsiaSat-6 communications satellite to orbit as the second of back to back launches for Asia Satellite Telecommunications. Falcon 9 v1.1 blasted off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 5:00 UTC and executed a 32-minute mission featuring two upper stage burns to boost the AsiaSat-6 satellite…