SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket explodesJanuary 22, 2018 – 11:01 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket explodes

Is it just me, or have we had a whole lot of space-related disasters recently? Last Saturday, SpaceX contributed to the growing list when its Falcon 9 rocket ran out of hydraulic fluid shortly before landing on a barge in the middle of the ocean. The rocket proceeded to smash into the barge at a 45-degree angle, at which point the residual fuel and oxygen combined, causing an enormous explosion. All things considered, SpaceX considers this to be a… crazy Bigboy.

SpaceX Stock PricesJanuary 21, 2018 – 11:00 am

SpaceX Stock Prices

With this month s successful Crew Dragon pad abort test, Elon Musk s SpaceX took another step toward space launch supremacy. Source: SpaceX. Last week, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration officially certified SpaceX as one of its preferred contractors, allowing the upstart space launch company to bid against the United Launch Alliance (ULA) of Boeing and Lockheed Martin on almost every kind of space mission in NASA s inventory. As…

SpaceX launches Falcon 9 v1.1January 19, 2018 – 10:54 am

SpaceX launches Falcon 9 v1.1

SpaceX has conducted its second mission for China‚Äôs Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Sunday, with a Falcon 9 launching the AsiaSat-6 satellite into a geosynchronous transfer orbit. Liftoff occurred at 01:00 local time (05:00 UTC) from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, ten minutes into a 104 minute window. SpaceX Launch: This spacecraft has now reached geostationary orbit and is currently undergoing checkout and on-orbit testing high over…

SpaceX Jobs ExeterJanuary 17, 2018 – 10:44 am

SpaceX Jobs Exeter

About Spacex Established in 1974, Spacex enables access to contemporary visual art in the South West via a programme of projects and events. The organisation works with artists to realise ambitions, pursue new directions and take risks. Through investment in artists at a critical stage in their career, Spacex progresses emerging talent. As an educational charity Spacex has an excellent record of delivering innovative and accessible learning projects…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Landing VideoJanuary 15, 2018 – 10:41 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Landing Video

The landing wasn t quite right, but it sure was close enough to be considered a minor victory. After launching a Dragon cargo mission to the International Space Station on Tuesday, SpaceX made a second attempt to return the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket and land it on a drone ship off the coast of Florida. While the rocket didn t survive the landing, it was this close to sticking it, per the new footage. The rocket made it to the drone ship…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Failure CauseJanuary 14, 2018 – 10:40 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Failure Cause

White vapor (probably liquid oxygen) blasts away from the Falcon 9 rocket after a strut snapped in the second stage, leading to a series of events that led to the loss of the vehicle. Photo by NASA/SpaceX, from the video On June 28, 2015, disaster hit an uncrewed SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket 2 minutes 20 seconds after launch. Video made it clear something went wrong in the second stage, and at a press conference on Monday, CEO Elon Musk announced the most…

Updated SpaceX Falcon Rocket blasts offJanuary 11, 2018 – 10:36 am

Updated SpaceX Falcon Rocket blasts off

By Jonathan Amos Science correspondent, BBC News Image caption It is the first time a Falcon has flown out of the Vandenberg Air Force Base The US SpaceX company has successfully launched a new version of its Falcon 9 rocket from California. The vehicle, carrying the Canadian Cassiope research satellite, lifted clear of the Vandenberg Air Force Base at 09:00 local time (16:00 GMT). The desired orbit was achieved nine minutes later. SpaceX says the…