SpaceX Launch abort Test YouTubeJanuary 17, 2017 – 05:36 pm

SpaceX Launch abort Test YouTube

If you were still hitting snooze when SpaceX launched its Dragon capsule this morning, fret not: you can relive the action now. Elon Musk & Co. successfully launched the unmanned spacecraft at Cape Canaveral, Florida around 9AM ET and it splashed down in the Atlantic in under two minutes. The main goal for today s flight was to get a feel for how the vehicle would respond if it (and the crew) needed to separate from the eight SuperDraco engines…

SpaceX Falcon 9 explosion CauseJanuary 16, 2017 – 05:34 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 explosion Cause

SpaceX is over due with releasing their preliminary conclusions about what caused the explosion of the Falcon 9 rocket. Three weeks after the failed mission of a Dragon spacecraft to the ISS Elon Musk is discussing the cause of the Falcon 9 explosion today. In a phone call with members of the press scheduled to begin at noon Pacific, Elon Musk will update with preliminary findings of the explosion. We expect the released details to be published on…

YouTube SpaceX crs-3January 14, 2017 – 05:24 pm

YouTube SpaceX crs-3

SpaceX has successfully launched its CRS-3 Mission, the second attempt to send the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station and further demonstrate the effectiveness of its reusable technology. The launch - scratched earlier in the week - will take a number of specialist devices and equipment to the ISS, including a new laser communication array, and high-resolution cameras which will give viewers new glimpse of Earth…

Watch SpaceX Falcon 9 LaunchJanuary 9, 2017 – 04:38 pm

Watch SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch

Photo credit: Screenshot of YouTube video. Just one month ago, the private spaceflight company SpaceX attempted an audacious experiment: landing a rocket on an automated barge floating in the Atlantic Ocean. Although it didn’t quite go to plan and the rocket ended up exploding after hitting the barge at an angle, SpaceX was tantalizingly close to a successful landing and is determined to prove that it can be done. Now, the company is already getting…

SpaceX crs-7 Falcon 9 LaunchJanuary 3, 2017 – 04:24 pm

SpaceX crs-7 Falcon 9 Launch

A SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 encountered an anomaly about two minutes into the flight of the CRS-7 mission - resulting in the complete loss of the booster and Dragon spacecraft. Photo Credit: Jared Haworth / SpaceFlight Insider KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla — A SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 encountered an anomaly approximately two minutes 19 seconds into the seventh operational flight to the International Space Station. Liftoff occurred right on time at 10:21 a.m. EDT…

SpaceX Falcon Launch LiveJanuary 1, 2017 – 04:22 pm

SpaceX Falcon Launch Live

SpaceX s Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket are seen in the horizontal position ahead of a planned Jan. 10, 2015 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Credit: SpaceX Mother Nature appears to be cooperating for the planned launch Saturday (Jan. 10) of SpaceX s next robotic cargo mission to the International Space Station, a liftoff that will also include a potentially epic demonstration of reusable rocket technology. Weather forecasters…

SpaceX Falcon Heavy First Launch dateDecember 28, 2016 – 04:08 pm

SpaceX Falcon Heavy First Launch date

SpaceX is continuing to modify Kennedy Space Center s Launch Complex 39A for use with the company s Falcon Heavy rocket. Photo Credit: Bill Jelen / SpaceFlight Insider KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla – In April 2014, Space Exploration Technologies ( SpaceX ) signed a with NASA for the use of its historic Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) located at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. SpaceX president and chief operating officer (COO), Gwynne Shotwell, was…

SpaceX Engine Failure VideoDecember 25, 2016 – 03:54 pm

SpaceX Engine Failure Video

Exquisite analysis and extensive testing by SpaceX engineers, with support and advice from NASA experts, showed a dramatic engine failure on the company s last launch was caused by a material flaw in the engine s protective jacket, a SpaceX official said Thursday. The Falcon 9 rocket rolled out of its hangar Thursday for Friday s scheduled launch. Credit: SpaceX Managers are confident the same problem will not show up during Friday s launch of a Falcon…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Next Launch dateDecember 19, 2016 – 03:29 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 Next Launch date

The next liftoff of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket has been reset for no earlier than Feb. 8, NOAA and NASA officials said Tuesday, apparently to give the launch provider more time to prepare for the mission. The launch with NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory, a repurposed satellite originally built in the late 1990s, is the second of up to 14 Falcon 9 launches scheduled this year from Cape Canaveral. The spacecraft will launch to the L1 libration point…

YouTube SpaceX Pad abortDecember 15, 2016 – 03:14 pm

YouTube SpaceX Pad abort

WASHINGTON (NASA PR) — Media accreditation is open for a pad abort test of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft next month. The test will simulate an emergency abort from a test stand on Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. As a development test, the likelihood of encountering an issue is higher than with operational missions. SpaceX currently is targeting no earlier than Tuesday, May 5, for the test flight. The company…