NASA SpaceX crs-2April 26, 2017 – 11:03 pm

NASA SpaceX crs-2

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft has successfully splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, following its departure from the International Space Station (ISS). Known as End Of Mission (EOM) operations, Dragon’s safe return completed the second mission under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract. SpaceX CRS-2 EOM: *CLICK HERE FOR THE LIVE COVERAGE SECTION FOR UP TO THE SECOND UPDATES* Following a nominal launch from Cape Canaveral’s SLC-40… julia milin

SpaceX Landing CrashApril 25, 2017 – 11:03 pm

SpaceX Landing Crash

The first stage of SpaceX s Falcon 9 rocket attempts to land on an unmanned drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean on April 14, 2015. The rocket stage nearly succeeded, but toppled over on the deck. Credit: SpaceX SpaceX s daring reusable-rocket test last week came up just short because of an issue with a throttle valve,company founder and CEO Elon Musk said. The private spaceflight company tried to bring the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket down for…

SpaceX Launch Live YouTubeApril 23, 2017 – 11:00 pm

SpaceX Launch Live YouTube

Launching rockets is a complicated thing. Landing them upright on a platform floating in the ocean? Well, that’s never been done before. SpaceX, the private space exploration company founded by billionaire Elon Musk, hopes to give it a try. If the weather cooperates, at 4:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, SpaceX will launch its seventh mission from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to the International Space Station. After the launch, SpaceX will try to guide the bottom…

SpaceX reusable Launch VehicleApril 22, 2017 – 10:58 pm

SpaceX reusable Launch Vehicle

A private company s prototype reusable rocket made its highest leap to date last month, soaring 100 stories into the air before landing softly back at its launch pad as planned. In its sixth-ever test flight, SpaceX s experimental Grasshopper rocket hopped to a maximum altitude of 1, 066 feet (325 meters) on June 14. It then made a slow and controlled descent back to Earth at the company s rocket development facility in McGregor, Texas. SpaceX s reusable…

SpaceX Launch Today TimeApril 20, 2017 – 10:39 pm

SpaceX Launch Today Time

Cape Canaveral — Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, postponed for a third time the launch of six commercial communication satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, officials said on Sunday. Liftoff of the privately owned company s Falcon 9 rocket had been slated for 5:30 p.m. EDT/2130 GMT. Aboard the rocket are six small satellites owned by Orbcomm Inc, which provides machine-to-machine data and messaging services worldwide. SpaceX…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Maximum PayloadApril 18, 2017 – 10:32 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 Maximum Payload

Making their fourth orbital launch of the year, the SpaceX team have conducted another Falcon 9 mission on Tuesday, deploying China’s AsiaSat-8 satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit. The launch took place from Cape Canaveral, with a T-0 of 08:00 UTC – following a hold during the initial attempt at the opening of the window. Falcon 9 v1.1/ASIASAT-8: The AsiaSat-8 spacecraft was constructed by Space Systems/Loral, and carries 24 transponders…

SpaceX Launch LandingApril 6, 2017 – 09:55 pm

SpaceX Launch Landing

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket boosted a Dragon cargo ship into orbit Tuesday on a three-day flight to deliver nearly 4, 400 pounds of equipment and supplies - including an espresso machine - to the International Space Station. The climb to space was picture perfect, but an attempt to land the rocket s first stage on a barge stationed some 200 miles east of Jacksonville - a key step in SpaceX founder Elon Musk s drive to lower launch costs - was not successful…

SpaceX Falcon 9 explosion InvestigationApril 1, 2017 – 09:42 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 explosion Investigation

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – SpaceX and NASA are diligently working to “identify the root cause” of the June 28 in flight failure of the firms Falcon 9 rocket, as the accident investigation team focuses on “flight data” rather than recovered debris as the best avenue for determining exactly what went wrong, a SpaceX spokesperson told Universe Today. The SpaceX Falcon 9 booster broke up just minutes after a picture perfect blastoff from a seaside Florida…

Twitter SpaceX LaunchMarch 31, 2017 – 09:41 pm

Twitter SpaceX Launch

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: CAPE CANAVERAL (CBSMiami/AP) — SpaceX is hoping the third time will be the charm as they count down to Wednesday launch of an observatory. An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket holds the Deep Space Climate Observatory, a satellite dreamed up by former Vice President Al Gore 17 years ago who plans to attend the sunset send-off. High wind nixed Tuesday’s try, and radar trouble interfered Sunday. NASA said calmer wind was expected for Wednesday’s…

SpaceX Falcon 9 abortMarch 30, 2017 – 09:35 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 abort

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft stand atop a pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida after an aborted launch attempt on Jan. 6, 2015 due to a technical issue on the rocket s second stage. Credit: NASA TV The private spaceflight company SpaceX aborted the planned launch of a Dragon cargo ship bound for the International Space Station early Tuesday (Jan. 6) due to a technical glitch with the spacecraft s rocket. SpaceX called…