Jobs for SpaceXFebruary 27, 2017 – 08:23 pm

Jobs for SpaceX

The European Ariane-5 rocket blasts off from French Guiana and launches a satellite to provide high-speed internet access to remote parts of Canada, late July 17, 2004. Scheduled for launch July 12, 2004, the mission was called off three times when technical and weather problems halted countdown. Picture taken July 17, 2004. REUTERS/CNES-ESA-ARIANESPACE-POOL Photo: POOL Arianespace, the French company launching the national broadband network s satellites…

SpaceX crs-3 Mission VideoFebruary 25, 2017 – 08:17 pm

SpaceX crs-3 Mission Video

On April 18, 2014, Falcon 9 and Dragon began the CRS-3 resupply mission to the International Space Station. This mission marked Dragon’s fourth visit to the space station and third official cargo resupply mission for NASA. Falcon 9, outfitted with four landing legs, prepares to launch the Dragon spacecraft on the CRS-3 mission to the ISS. Falcon 9 and Dragon are mated in SpaceX’s hangar at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Falcon 9 and Dragon…

SpaceX IPO ValuationFebruary 22, 2017 – 08:12 pm

SpaceX IPO Valuation

Aerospace service provider SpaceX is leading the efforts to enable low-cost commercial aerospace services. The company has contracts with NASA to transport cargo to the ISS in the short run and U.S. astronauts in the long run. Despite the valuation hike, SpaceX will be an attractive buy in case of an IPO. Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, which is also known as SpaceX, is probably the entrepreneur’s most exciting initiative…

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…