SpaceX Falcon 9 reusableSeptember 26, 2017 – 07:15 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 reusable

On July 14, 2014, SpaceX tweeted a photo of its Falcon 9 rocket lifting off carrying ORBCOMM satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Credit: SpaceX (via Twitter as @SpaceX) To help combat the spin problem, SpaceX engineers put landing legs on the Falcon 9 before another reusability test in April 2014. That trial came during the launch of SpaceX s robotic Dragon cargo capsule from Cape Canaveral, and it marked a significant improvement…

SpaceX News Conference LiveSeptember 25, 2017 – 07:12 am

SpaceX News Conference Live

NASA, SpaceX and Boeing will host a news conference to update the public on the progress of the commercial crew program on Jan. 26, 2016 at 12 p.m. EST (1700 GMT). Credit: NASA NASA, SpaceX and Boeing will host a news conference Monday (Jan. 26) to update the public on the progress of the space agency s commercial crew program. You can watch the press event live on Space.com. Under NASA s commercial crew program, Boeing and SpaceX are expected to…

When is SpaceX Going to LaunchSeptember 24, 2017 – 07:08 am

When is SpaceX Going to Launch

Update, April 18 at 19:40 UTC: The Falcon 9 lifted off on time at 19:25 UTC, and the launch went perfectly. Just under 11 minutes later the Dragon capsule was deployed into orbit. The solar arrays were deployed, and all looks good. Congrats to SpaceX! Also, if you have clear skies over the next two days, you can look for the capsule catching up to the ISS yourself. I suggest using Heavens-Above (you need to enter your location) to get pass predictions…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Heavy LaunchSeptember 20, 2017 – 06:58 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 Heavy Launch

SpaceXSpaceX s animation of how the Falcon Heavy will look.Later this year, Elon Musk s private rocket company, SpaceX, will launch a test flight of what it claims is the most massive rocket in existence: the Falcon Heavy. It looks a little like SpaceX s standard rocket, the Falcon 9, with two other Falcons strapped to its sides. Put another way, this one ship has the liftoff thrust equivalent of 15 Boeing 747s tied together and running at full power…

SpaceX WebcastsSeptember 18, 2017 – 06:51 am

SpaceX Webcasts

SpaceX had to scrub its scheduled launch of six ORBCOMM satellites due to lightning on Saturday, but what seemed to really annoy its many fans was the company’s decision to not webcast the proceedings from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. After webcasting a launch attempt on Friday that was scrubbed due to pressure problems in the second stage, SpaceX made a surprise decision not to show Saturday’s launch effort. “We’ve actually been…

SpaceX Early failuresSeptember 16, 2017 – 06:50 am

SpaceX Early failures

Updated at 3 p.m. EDT on June 29. Managers in charge of International Space Station say the massive orbiting laboratory and its residents can keep going despite Sunday’s failure of a SpaceX resupply launch, which destroyed a new docking adapter critical to NASA’s commercial crew program, a spacesuit, and a part to repair the lab’s water purification system. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket disintegrated minutes after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, marking the…

Video of SpaceX LandingSeptember 14, 2017 – 06:45 am

Video of SpaceX Landing

SpaceX has shared a dramatic video of the Falcon 9 booster’s crash landing on a ship in the Atlantic Ocean after the rocket’s successful Jan. 10 liftoff with supplies for the International Space Station. SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk posted images from the video on Twitter early Friday, offering commentary on what happened as the 14-story booster descended to a landing barge in the Atlantic Ocean. The rocket’s first stage descended…

SpaceX Falcon 9 launchesSeptember 8, 2017 – 06:23 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 launches

SpaceX s Falcon 9 launch system has been certified by US Air Force for future national security missions, breaking the monopoly currently held by the United Launch Alliance (a joint venture operated by Boeing and Lockheed). SpaceX will now be allowed to compete for very lucrative launch contracts for military and reconnaissance satellites. “This is a very important milestone for the Air Force and the Department of Defense, ” said Deborah Lee James…

SpaceX News Reports TodaySeptember 7, 2017 – 06:22 am

SpaceX News Reports Today

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is seen on the launch pad in this file photo taken Jan. 6, 2014. SpaceX Launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon cargo capsule bound for the International Space Station was scrubbed Monday afternoon because of an apparent first stage helium leak. A new launch date has not been announced, but the flight is off until Friday at the earliest, officials say. The Falcon 9 version 1.1 rocket was on track for liftoff from…

SpaceX Launch CassiopeSeptember 5, 2017 – 10:54 am

SpaceX Launch Cassiope

SpaceX s first upgraded Falcon 9 rocket, a Falcon 9 v1.1, rolls out to its launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California for a September 2013 launch debut. Credit: SpaceX/Elon Musk An instrument called the fast auroral imager will use two cameras (in the visual and near infrared) to examine the fine structure of . An imaging and rapid-scanning spectrometer will simultaneously observe what kinds of charged particles, or ions, are in the atmosphere…