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Tags results for 'Elon Musk'

SpaceX Falcon aims for telecoms market with SES-8 launch

Posted in Hardware on 25th Nov, 2013 11:48 PM
by AlexMuller
The US SpaceX company will make its play on Monday to grab a big slice of the market for launching the world's TV and telecoms satellites.

Texas is the leading location for the Spacex commercial spaceport

Posted in Science on 28th Nov, 2013 01:54 AM
by AlexMuller
The McAllen Economic Development Corp. may offer $500,000 to SpaceX, which plans to build the world’s first commercial spaceport near Brownsville.

Google is everywhere in technology with game changing potential

Posted in Business on 6th Dec, 2013 12:47 AM
by AlexMuller
The Google Founders are making well funded attempts to conquer big technological challenges. Success in these major endeavors will alter the trajectory of the future of humanity.

How many satellite launches does it take to get to Mars?

Posted in Hardware on 7th Dec, 2013 03:12 AM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX's launch this week leaves a long road to getting humans to other planets.

Elon Musk could start making superlarge Mars colonization rocket in about 2024

Posted in Science on 5th Feb, 2014 11:02 PM
by AlexMuller
“We’ve got to restore American ability to transport astronauts with domestic vehicles, and that’s what we hope to do in about two years."

Report: Apple is Working on Medical Devices and Mulling Cars

Posted in Hardware on 18th Feb, 2014 03:24 AM
by AlexMuller
A report from the San Francisco Chronicle suggests that Apple is working to develop new product lines, including medical devices and cars.

SpaceX Adds Landing Legs to Falcon 9 Rocket for Next Launch

Posted in Hardware on 26th Feb, 2014 04:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Putting landing legs on the Falcon 9 rocket, which is slated to blast off on March 16, marks another step in SpaceX's quest to develop a fully reusable launch system.

SpaceX has completed the first of three missions to qualify to launch military and spy satellites

Posted in Hardware on 1st Mar, 2014 02:21 AM
by AlexMuller
The start-up rocket-maker headed by billionaire Elon Musk, moved a step closer to launching military and spy satellites this week.

Spacex Falcon Heavy launch delayed to 2015

Posted in Hardware on 6th Mar, 2014 10:39 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX founder, CEO Elon Musk says the company's production schedule is too tight to support a test flight of the Falcon Heavy rocket in 2014.

Elon Musk tells Congress: Space would be cheaper if the gov’t supported competition

Posted in Business on 8th Mar, 2014 01:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk testified before the U.S. Senate with harsh words about the artificially inflated cost of launching spacecraft.

NASA plans Mars Sample-Return Mission in 2022 with modified SpaceX Dragon capsule

Posted in Science on 13th Mar, 2014 04:05 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have blueprinted a low-cost Mars sample-return mission that would use a souped-up Dragon capsule from SpaceX.

SpaceX Wants to Send a Positively Massive Rocket to Mars

Posted in Hardware on 13th Mar, 2014 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX is testing the waters with its new Raptor engine. It could be the engine that, if Elon Musk gets his wish, propels the first colonists to Mars.

In three weeks, Spacex could demonstrate the first reusable rocket booster and pave the way to radically cheaper spaceflight

Posted in Hardware on 16th Mar, 2014 01:08 AM
by AlexMuller
For now, a water landing will ensure maximum safety in case the rocket goes off course.

SpaceX stands down Falcon launch

Posted in Hardware on 15th Apr, 2014 02:01 AM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX was forced on Monday to postpone its latest commercial cargo re-supply mission to the space station.

SpaceX Makes Strides Towards 1st Stage Rocket Recovery during Space Station Launch

Posted in Hardware on 20th Apr, 2014 12:34 AM
by AlexMuller
The Falcon 9 rocket would sprout legs just prior to water impact for the controlled soft landing in the Atlantic Ocean.

Spacex plan to recover and refly a first rocket stage in 2015

Posted in Hardware on 21st Apr, 2014 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
"We don't have to just recover it," Musk said. "We have to show that it can be reflown quickly and easily".

SpaceX to U.S. Air Force: Let us bid for military launch contracts

Posted in Hardware on 26th Apr, 2014 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
If we’re good enough for NASA, we’re good enough for you...

Can Elon Musk and Spacex Take Space Travel From Evolutionary To Revolutionary?

Posted in Science on 30th Apr, 2014 11:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The Falcon 9, built by SpaceX, and its progeny may revolutionize space travel, at least, that’s the hope.

SpaceX granted injunction in rocket launch suit against government

Posted in Hardware on 2nd May, 2014 04:47 PM
by AlexMuller
A U.S. Court judge issued an injunction prohibiting a joint venture between Lockheed and Boeing from proceeding with plans to buy Russian-made rocket engines.

SpaceX's first manned spacecraft can carry seven passengers to the ISS and back

Posted in Hardware on 30th May, 2014 07:29 PM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk thinks the vessel will be ready by 2016.

SpaceX targets hundreds of flights per year by 2030 and thousands per year by 2035

Posted in Hardware on 7th Jun, 2014 02:37 AM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk describes upgrades to the spacecraft that could allow Dragons to fly up to 10 times without significant refurbishment.

Elon Musk says Flying Cars are easy and he will probably make some for fun and 2 or 3 submarine cars

Posted in Hardware on 14th Jun, 2014 01:11 AM
by AlexMuller
“Maybe we’ll make a flying car, just for fun,” said Elon Musk.

Airbus and Safran team up to compete with SpaceX

Posted in Science on 18th Jun, 2014 03:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Last year, Elon Musk’s SpaceX officially entered the commercial space race.

Musk's SolarCity has huge plans for solar power

Posted in Hardware on 19th Jun, 2014 04:35 AM
by AlexMuller
"Solar panels, paired with batteries to enable power at night, can produce several orders of magnitude more electricity than is consumed by the entirety of human civilization"- Elon Musk.

Elon Musk's Futuristic Spaceport Is Coming to Texas

Posted in Science on 12th Jul, 2014 09:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk’s industrial empire continues it methodical expansion.

SpaceX has a successful launch and should have Expendable Launch Vehicle certification by the end of 2014

Posted in Hardware on 16th Jul, 2014 01:53 AM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX successfully carried a half-dozen Orbcomm satellites into space on Monday.

SpaceX is building on its rocket business revolution

Posted in Hardware on 30th Jul, 2014 01:13 AM
by AlexMuller
CEO Elon Musk believes the time is coming where there will be thousands of launches each year.

Elon Musk calls Artificial Intelligence 'potentially more dangerous than nukes'

Posted in Software on 6th Aug, 2014 02:33 AM
by AlexMuller
Musk is a major investor in AI startup Vicarious, which is focused on creating the next generation of AI-powered algorithms.

SpaceX to build its first commercial spaceport in Texas

Posted in Business on 6th Aug, 2014 02:38 AM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX expects to launch 12 orbital rockets per year.

SpaceX raising $200M in funding at $10 billion valuation

Posted in Hardware on 20th Aug, 2014 12:47 AM
by AlexMuller
The company that Elon Musk hopes will carry him to Mars has been making big strides in recent months, winning contracts to provide the rockets that ferry satellites into space.

SpaceX Rocket explodes after launch

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Aug, 2014 10:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk: "Three engine F9R Dev1 vehicle auto-terminated during test flight. No injuries or near injuries. Rockets are tricky"

For SpaceX, the biggest challenges lie ahead

Posted in Science on 1st Sep, 2014 01:35 AM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk’s SpaceX has enjoyed an enviable 2014, but the real tests for the private space industry darling are still on the horizon.

Tesla in deal to build 400 charging stations in China

Posted in Hardware on 1st Sep, 2014 07:47 PM
by AlexMuller
The Chinese market has become vital for many global automakers.

Elon Musk believes colonizing Mars will save humanity

Posted in Science on 4th Oct, 2014 11:55 PM
by AlexMuller
Musk says that he's fighting to colonize Mars because he feels he must do all he can to keep the flame of humanity alive.

Tesla Dual Motor: Tesla has announced an all electric supercar

Posted in Hardware on 11th Oct, 2014 11:36 PM
by AlexMuller
0-60 in 3.2 seconds. Perspective: As fast as a McLaran F1 and faster than a Lamborghini Murcielago. And cheaper.

NASA looks to SpaceX for Mars landing tips

Posted in Science on 22nd Oct, 2014 01:07 AM
by AlexMuller
The powered landing capability of SpaceX's Falcon 9 makes it a good test bed for studying how to land on Mars

SpaceX Plans to Start Reusing Rockets Next Year

Posted in Science on 26th Oct, 2014 08:54 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX is building an ocean-based landing pad so that it can reuse its launch vehicles.

SpaceX will attempt to land Falcon 9 booster December 9th on a floating platform and then reuse it

Posted in Hardware on 28th Oct, 2014 09:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Being able to reuse all the hardware for multiple flights could potentially slash the cost of spaceflight by a factor of 10 or much more.

Elon Musk teases new fins for reusable rockets, autonomous spaceport ships

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Nov, 2014 09:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Eon Musk is probably the most interesting person in private space technology right now.

SpaceX to Try to Land Rocket on Floating Platform Next Week

Posted in Hardware on 9th Dec, 2014 08:24 PM
by AlexMuller
This is important. Elon Musk says the technology could cut the cost of spaceflight by a factor of 100.

Larry Page: Rather Leave Billions to Elon Musk Than Charity

Posted in Business on 28th Dec, 2014 09:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Instead of giving it to a philanthropic organization, he'd rather hand over his cash to Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, SpaceX, and Solar City.

SpaceX has to wait until mid-2015 to bid on Air Force rocket launches

Posted in Science on 8th Jan, 2015 11:44 PM
by AlexMuller
By mid-2015, SpaceX might finally be able to compete for some of the 36 or so rocket launches the US Air Force is planning.

Spacex first stage reaches the barge but landing was too hard; ISS mission was success

Posted in Hardware on 10th Jan, 2015 11:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk tweets: Rocket made it to drone spaceport ship, but landed hard. Close, but no cigar this time. Bodes well for the future tho.

SpaceX: game-changing rocket reusability seems likely within months

Posted in Hardware on 14th Jan, 2015 04:47 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX understands that the key to massively reducing launch costs is to minimize the degree to which hardware is thrown way.

Elon Musk Eyes Seattle HQ for Mars Planning

Posted in Science on 14th Jan, 2015 06:02 PM
by AlexMuller
The SpaceX boss promised details about a Mars transport system towards the end of this year.

Elon Musk donates $10M to keep AI beneficial

Posted in Software on 17th Jan, 2015 01:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk has decided to donate $10M to the Future of Life Institute (FLI) to run a global research program aimed at keeping AI beneficial to humanity.

Musk spills details on SpaceX's internet venture

Posted in Hardware on 17th Jan, 2015 11:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Musk doesn't only plan to bring the whole world online using a fleet of low-cost communication satellites, he also wants to use the same infrastructure to provide internet on Mars.

SpaceX closes the deal to get $1bn from Google and Fidelity

Posted in Hardware on 21st Jan, 2015 06:04 PM
by AlexMuller
The firms together own just under 10% of SpaceX, valued at $10bn. It said the money would go towards innovation in space transport and satellite manufacturing.

SpaceX and U.S. Air Force reach settlement on rocket program

Posted in Hardware on 24th Jan, 2015 07:56 PM
by AlexMuller
The settlement, SpaceX said, improves the competitive landscape and achieves mission assurance for national security space launches.

Elon Musk plans for 4000 toaster sized micro-satellite network for global internet

Posted in Hardware on 27th Jan, 2015 04:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk has proposed a network of some 4,000 micro-satellites to provide wireless broadband Internet services around the globe.

SpaceX launches DSCOVR 'space weather' satellite

Posted in Science on 12th Feb, 2015 02:30 AM
by AlexMuller
The landing of the rocket's first stage on the drone ship did not go ahead due to stormy seas.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX buying $90 million of Elon Musk’s Solar City solar bonds

Posted in Business on 31st Mar, 2015 08:13 PM
by AlexMuller
SolarCity, one of the world’s largest installers of solar panels, said today that SpaceX is investing in $90 million worth of its solar bonds.

Elon Musk tried to sell Tesla to Google in 2013

Posted in Hardware on 21st Apr, 2015 03:29 PM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk pursued a sale of electric-car company Tesla to Google, when it was struggling in 2013, according to an excerpt of a book published Monday by Bloomberg News.

Tesla's Elon Musk Unveils Stored Sunlight in Batteries

Posted in Business on 2nd May, 2015 11:25 PM
by AlexMuller
The car company plans to sell battery storage systems for homes and utilities to help extend the use of solar power.

'Tesla's batteries could be bigger business than electric cars' – Elon Musk

Posted in Business on 9th May, 2015 09:48 PM
by AlexMuller
The company has taken 38,000 orders for its Powerwall, which was first announced last week, meaning the devices are sold out until mid-2016.

These are the projects Elon Musk is funding to prevent killer AI

Posted in Software on 5th Jul, 2015 12:05 AM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk has donated millions to the Future of Life Institute, and now the organization is funding research into keeping artificial intelligence 'robust and beneficial'.

Tesla Is Betting on Solar, Not Just Batteries

Posted in Business on 5th Jul, 2015 11:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Powerwall has all the characteristics needed to succeed in the market. At least as long as the technology it is tethering itself to, solar, succeeds as well.

Larry Page says he wants his fortune to go to Elon Musk. Alphabet is the next best thing.

Posted in Business on 14th Aug, 2015 07:32 PM
by AlexMuller
"You know, if I were to get hit by a bus today," Google co-founder Larry Page once reportedly said, "I should leave all of it to Elon Musk."

Elon Musk says humanity is currently running 'the dumbest experiment in history'

Posted in Science on 3rd Sep, 2015 12:47 AM
by AlexMuller
'Given that at some point fossil fuel will run out anyway, why run this crazy experiment to see how bad it'll be?'

Could the development of powerful Artificial Intelligence cause us harm?

Posted in Software on 18th Sep, 2015 01:35 AM
by AlexMuller
We need to make sure that responsible people stay at the forefront of what will be an incredibly important technology in the next 10 or 20 years.

Who Will Become the First People on Mars?

Posted in Science on 1st Oct, 2015 11:11 PM
by AlexMuller
A rundown of the ongoing race to the Red Planet:

Elon Musk: We need to leave Earth as soon as possible

Posted in Science on 12th Oct, 2015 07:17 PM
by AlexMuller
If something catastrophic happens one day, like a nearby star exploding, we may all get vaporized. Musk says we can't afford to wait around and find out.

Within 80 days Elon Musk should reveal a detailed design for the Mars Colonial Transport vehicle

Posted in Hardware on 13th Oct, 2015 06:39 PM
by AlexMuller
"It's going to put over 100 tons of cargo on Mars." We are expecting something absolutely enormous.

Quietly, the new space race between SpaceX and Boeing burns hot

Posted in Business on 11th Nov, 2015 07:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Whichever company flies astronauts first in 2017 gains serious bragging rights.

Don’t Compare Blue Origin’s Success to SpaceX’s Failures

Posted in Science on 29th Nov, 2015 06:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Currently, there are no working reusable rockets on the market. When you launch something into space on a rocket it’s a one and done mission.

SpaceX will attempt next rocket landing at cape canaveral instead of on an ocean platform

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Dec, 2015 07:15 AM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX's previous booster landing attempts were made on giant floating platforms in the ocean (which just missed).

Sam Altman, Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, and others commit $1B to nonprofit artificial intelligence research lab OpenAI

Posted in Software on 12th Dec, 2015 07:04 PM
by AlexMuller
'The research will focus on positive human impact.'

SpaceX Will Soon Launch Its Most Powerful Rocket Yet

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2015 07:45 PM
by AlexMuller
On Sunday, SpaceX is tentatively scheduled to launch a new Falcon 9 rocket to ferry 11 satellites into orbit for telecommunications company Orbcomm Inc.

SpaceX successfully lands first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket for the first time

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Dec, 2015 02:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Having tried and failed to land a falcon 9 first stage multiple times before, today is a huge success for SpaceX.

Here's Why the SpaceX Rocket Landing Is Such a Big Deal

Posted in Science on 23rd Dec, 2015 08:49 PM
by AlexMuller
'The cost of access to space will be reduced by as much as a factor of a hundred,' Musk said.

Elon Musk says the Falcon 9 stage SpaceX successfully landed is 'ready to fire again'

Posted in Hardware on 1st Jan, 2016 10:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk says the rocket is ready for another mission.

SpaceX Launch: satellite mission success, booster landing failed

Posted in Hardware on 17th Jan, 2016 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Today's mission was successful in sending NASA's Jason-3 ocean monitoring satellite into orbit. However, SpaceX failed to land its rocket stage on the autonomous drone ship.

Elon Musk to unveil Mars plans this year, wants to go to space by 2020

Posted in Science on 29th Jan, 2016 06:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Rumors have been swirling about how SpaceX will soon unveil an ambitious architecture that will allow it to begin human missions to Mars within a decade.

SpaceX's Big Plan To Launch Rockets Every Few Weeks

Posted in Science on 23rd Mar, 2016 08:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk has long talked about launching payloads into orbit as often as once per week. Now, that dream may be slowly becoming a reality.

Tesla makes its big play for the mainstream with the Model 3

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Apr, 2016 07:31 AM
by AlexMuller
Musk said his goal was to produce about 500,000 a year with production at full speed. Within a day of the launch, 180,000 vehicles had been pre-ordered.

SpaceX successfully lands its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating drone ship again

Posted in Science on 6th May, 2016 05:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Now, SpaceX has both demonstrated that it can land the Falcon 9 at sea, and that the company can repeat the process.

Elon musk says he wants SpaceX to land humans on mars by 2025

Posted in Business on 3rd Jun, 2016 12:47 AM
by AlexMuller
That's long before NASA's nebulous plan to land humans there in the 2030s or 40s.

Tech CEOs Declare This the Era of Artificial Intelligence

Posted in Business on 3rd Jun, 2016 10:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Top tech executives repeatedly said that artificial intelligence (AI) was on the verge of changing everyday life at the Recode conference this week.

SpaceX to send 3 unmanned missions to Mars leading to a manned mission

Posted in Science on 4th Jun, 2016 07:44 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX to send an unmanned mission to Mars using the Dragon V2 starting in 2018 and launch a rocket to Mars every 26 months.

SpaceX could drive launch costs to low earth orbit below $1000 per pound this year and down to $10 per pound by 2025

Posted in Hardware on 8th Jun, 2016 02:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Full reusability can result in "a two order of magnitude reduction in the cost of spaceflight.

SpaceX Set to Reuse Rocket Stage For the First Time

Posted in Science on 9th Jun, 2016 12:05 AM
by AlexMuller
Though a seven-month turnaround isn’t bad, the company eventually hopes that it can cut down the time to a matter of weeks.

Elon Musk says early Mars missions will establish crucial cargo routes

Posted in Science on 11th Jun, 2016 09:07 AM
by AlexMuller
"You can count on it. It’s going to happen every 26 months. Like a train leaving the station," said Musk.

SpaceX launches two communications satellites, but crash lands booster on drone ship

Posted in Hardware on 15th Jun, 2016 11:52 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX successfully deployed both satellites, marking on all accounts a successful mission for today’s launch.

Tesla makes offer to buy SolarCity

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Jun, 2016 11:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Electric carmaker Tesla has offered to buy solar panel company SolarCity in a bid to expand its clean energy business. Elon Musk described the deal as a "no brainer".

SpaceX successfully brings a rocket back to the land for the second time

Posted in Hardware on 18th Jul, 2016 09:29 AM
by AlexMuller
The landing marks the second time SpaceX recovered a rocket on land and their fifth recovered first stage in all.

SpaceX will try to land three rocket boosters at once

Posted in Hardware on 20th Jul, 2016 08:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Falcon Heavy rocket is slated to launch later this year. And if all goes as planned, all three boosters could come down for nearly simultaneous landings.

Musk reveals his new master plan for the future of Tesla

Posted in Business on 21st Jul, 2016 10:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk revealed his new master plan for Tesla today (July 20) in a blog post published on Tesla’s website:

SpaceX estimated to spend $300 million on Red Dragon mission

Posted in Science on 28th Jul, 2016 01:49 AM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX's "Red Dragon" concept envisions using a Dragon spacecraft with only minor modification to land on the surface of Mars as a precursor to later human missions.

SpaceX receives order for second manned mission

Posted in Science on 30th Jul, 2016 11:30 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA says that the new contract will put the United States back into the manned spaceflight game and free US crews to spend more time on scientific research.

Tesla and SolarCity Agree to $2.6 Billion Deal

Posted in Business on 3rd Aug, 2016 09:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Tesla reached an agreement to buy SolarCity for $2.6 B about $300 million less than an initial proposal, criticized as a “bailout” for the solar company in which he's the largest shareholder.

SpaceX plans to use more carbon fiber for lighter rockets as reusing stages justifies higher expenses

Posted in Hardware on 19th Aug, 2016 08:33 PM
by PlanetTech
Originally, the company made rockets mostly out of aluminum to keep costs low.

SpaceX Dragon home from ISS

Posted in Science on 27th Aug, 2016 02:19 PM
by AlexMuller
The mission was SpaceX's ninth of 20 planned under a NASA resupply contract worth up to $3.1 billion.

SES company first to launch satellite on a 'second-hand' SpaceX rocket

Posted in Hardware on 31st Aug, 2016 10:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Luxembourg-based SES says it is going to be the first commercial satellite operator to launch a spacecraft on a "second-hand" rocket.

SpaceX rocket explodes at Cape Canaveral ahead of launch

Posted in Science on 2nd Sep, 2016 02:14 AM
by AlexMuller
A rocket operated by the aerospace company SpaceX has exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral where it was being test-fired ahead of a launch.

SpaceX says it can continue launching rockets from two other launch pads

Posted in Hardware on 5th Sep, 2016 06:06 AM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX says it can continue launching vehicles from its two other launch sites, one in California and another one in Cape Canaveral.

SpaceX Will Start Launching Rockets Again in November

Posted in Business on 15th Sep, 2016 10:03 AM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX had both the first flight of its massive Falcon Heavy and the first re-flight of a Falcon 9 rocket scheduled to go up this fall. Both of those flights were pushed back.

On Sept 27 Musk will give a live-streamed talk on how SpaceX plans to colonize Mars

Posted in Business on 21st Sep, 2016 06:51 PM
by AlexMuller
'Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species'. The talk will be delivered at the International Astronautical Congress.

Musk outlines his vision for Mars colony and the future of space

Posted in Hardware on 28th Sep, 2016 06:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Entrepreneur Elon Musk has outlined his vision for establishing a human colony on Mars for people that can afford a $200,000 ticket price.

SpaceX sets a date to return to orbit following the Falcon 9 launchpad explosion

Posted in Science on 1st Oct, 2016 02:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The company appears ready to get back on the orbital horse with plans for its next launch set for as soon as November.

SpaceX will invest $1 billion towards advanced engine systems

Posted in Business on 5th Oct, 2016 08:55 AM
by AlexMuller
Musk is spending tens of millions per year on developing his Mars colonization plans and the hardware for it. This will scale up to $200-300 million per year by 2018 or so.

Boeing CEO Vows to Beat SpaceX and Elon Musk to Mars

Posted in Hardware on 5th Oct, 2016 09:07 AM
by AlexMuller
'I’m convinced the first person to step foot on Mars will arrive there riding a Boeing rocket,'

US to work with private firms on Mars plan

Posted in Science on 12th Oct, 2016 07:25 AM
by AlexMuller
President Barack Obama says the US will work with private companies on its plan to send humans to Mars in the 2030s.

Elon Musk says SpaceX could put 'miner/tunneling droids' on Mars

Posted in Science on 26th Oct, 2016 02:18 PM
by AlexMuller
'Initially, glass panes with carbon fiber frames to build geodesic domes on the surface, plus a lot of miner/tunneling droids.'

Tesla presses case for SolarCity merger saying it would add $1 billion to 2017 revenue

Posted in Business on 2nd Nov, 2016 03:38 PM
by AlexMuller
'The acquisition will enable us to transform into a truly integrated sustainable energy company.'

Tesla and SolarCity shareholders approve acquisition

Posted in Business on 18th Nov, 2016 02:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Tesla is now officially in the solar energy business.

Elon Musk claims solar roof looks better than a normal roof, lasts twice as long, costs less and generates electricity

Posted in Hardware on 19th Nov, 2016 12:22 PM
by AlexMuller
If Musk’s claims prove true, this could be a real turning point in the evolution of solar power.

Boeing Announces Plan to Go Head-to-Head Against Elon Musk

Posted in Hardware on 27th Nov, 2016 10:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Musk has set a 2018 deadline for an unmanned mission to Mars, and 2025 for its manned mission.

SpaceX will send 2 people on a trip around the moon next year

Posted in Science on 28th Feb, 2017 05:25 PM
by Alex Muller
The identities of the two space travellers was left unannounced.

Elon Musk Says The Future Of Humanity Depends On Us Merging With Machines

Posted in Science on 13th Mar, 2017 11:59 AM
by Alex Muller
'To some degree we are already a cyborg, you think of all the digital tools that you have, your phone, your computer'

Musk launches company to pursue 'neural lace' brain-interface technology

Posted in Science on 28th Mar, 2017 02:45 PM
by Alex Muller
Neural lace would help prevent humans from becoming 'house cats' to AI, he suggests.

SpaceX shoots for two rocket launches in 48 hours

Posted in Science on 22nd Jun, 2017 04:34 AM
by Alex Muller
Elon Musk's company will have a chance to prove it can handle the pressure of rapid launches, which will be needed for its most ambitious plans.

Spacex robotics will help drive down costs and increase launch frequency

Posted in Science on 11th Jul, 2017 03:49 PM
by Alex Muller
Two weeks ago, Spacex successfully launched and recovered two Falcon 9 first stage boosters in the space of 49 hours.

Elon Musk thinks a moon base would fire up public support for space

Posted in Hardware on 21st Jul, 2017 01:25 PM
by Alex Muller
Musk also said that his tunneling company (The Boring Company) could aid in Mars colonization as well.

Musk startup 'to spend £100m' linking human brains to computers

Posted in Business on 29th Aug, 2017 04:05 AM
by Alex Muller
Filing shows Neuralink company has raised almost $27m so far from 12 investors - but Musk denies it is seeking outside backers.

SpaceX will have a decades of commercial launch dominance

Posted in Science on 1st Sep, 2017 03:39 PM
by Alex Muller
In 2018, SpaceX could fully master reusable rockets that require no refurbishment for relaunch after landing.

Elon Musk pencils in 2024 for first Mars mission

Posted in Science on 29th Sep, 2017 01:58 PM
by Alex Muller
The entrepreneur told an audience in Adelaide, Australia, that he would begin building the necessary spaceships to support the mission next year.

Elon Musk wants to take us anywhere on Earth in less than 1 hour

Posted in Hardware on 30th Sep, 2017 01:02 PM
by Alex Muller
The goal of allowing humans to reach any place on Earth in under 60 minutes.

SpaceX Big Rocket could launch 4200 Cubic Meters of Bigelow Space Station

Posted in Business on 1st Oct, 2017 05:33 PM
by Alex Muller
Spacex will be putting all of its development into a 150 ton payload fully reusable rocket. This will be ready around 2020-2022.

SpaceX successfully lands another reused Falcon 9 rocket

Posted in Science on 12th Oct, 2017 09:48 AM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX successfully landed a reused Falcon 9 rocket on the company's droneship in the Atlantic.

Some notes on the future of SpaceX, Tesla and the Wealth of Elon Musk

Posted in Business on 13th Oct, 2017 05:05 PM
by Alex Muller
A truly global high speed internet providing company could get a valution of $500 billion to 1 trillion.

SpaceX launches 16th Falcon 9 in 2017, recovers first stage

Posted in Science on 30th Oct, 2017 11:05 PM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX Aces Another Rocket Landing After Launching Korean Satellite.

No future for expensive single use rockets

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Nov, 2017 08:42 AM
by Alex Muller
United Launch Alliance will be charging the US air force $422 million per launch in 2020 versus about $96 million that SpaceX is charging the air force.

Dec 29, 2017 target launch date for SpaceX Falcon Heavy Dec 29, 2017 target launch date for SpaceX Falcon Heavy

Posted in Hardware on 4th Nov, 2017 09:05 AM
by Alex Muller
Falcon Heavy is the most powerful rocket this generation has ever seen.

NASA is saving big bucks by partnering with commercial companies like SpaceX

Posted in Hardware on 11th Nov, 2017 09:05 AM
by Alex Muller
The Commercial Crew and Cargo Programs have cost NASA far less money than comparable government-run initiatives.

SpaceX expects government support for development of BFR launch system

Posted in Hardware on 17th Nov, 2017 05:47 PM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX is developing BFR reusable rocket and BFS reusable spacecraft, for which the company expects to receive financial support.

Tesla unveils a truck and a roadster

Posted in Hardware on 17th Nov, 2017 06:02 PM
by Alex Muller
The long-anticipated Tesla Semi has a range of 500 miles on a single charge.

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Launch Has Been Delayed Once Again

Posted in Science on 30th Nov, 2017 12:31 PM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX has pushed back the maiden launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket once again. Initially scheduled for December 2017, it's now set to take place in January 2018.

Elon Musk is putting his personal Tesla into Mars' orbit

Posted in Science on 2nd Dec, 2017 03:53 PM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, its most powerful reusable rocket, might have its first launch before the end of the year after all, and it’s going to include Elon Musk’s very own Tesla.

Elon Musk: We Should Already Have a Lunar Base by Now

Posted in Business on 15th Dec, 2017 01:23 PM
by Alex Muller
Following Trump's signing of a directive telling NASA to refocus on the Moon, Elon Musk took to Twitter to voice his opinion that we should've had a moon base long before now.

Spacex has successful ISS mission with reused rocket and Dragon capsule

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2017 12:22 AM
by Alex Muller
This mission marks the first time SpaceX has flown both a flight-proven Falcon 9 and a flight-proven Dragon spacecraft in the same mission.

SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket, lighting up SoCal skies

Posted in Hardware on 24th Dec, 2017 10:10 AM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket Friday evening, boosting a fourth batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites into orbit in the rocket-builder's 18th launch this year.

SpaceX will have many more launches in 2018 including manned mission

Posted in Hardware on 28th Dec, 2017 09:40 AM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX more than doubled the previous year’s launch count in 2017.

SpaceX landed two of its three Falcon Heavy first-stage boosters

Posted in Hardware on 8th Feb, 2018 10:09 PM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX landed two of its three Falcon Heavy first-stage boosters, as the main core booster crashed into the ocean. Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster was sent out into space.

SpaceX engine production and rocket capacity

Posted in Business on 10th Feb, 2018 01:45 AM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX is producing about 5 engines per week and has the factory capacity for 400 engines per year or about 8 engines per week.

SpaceX aims to make history 3 more times in 2018

Posted in Science on 11th Feb, 2018 06:06 AM
by Alex Muller
There are three major events in the works for 2018; two likely in the summer and one at the end of the year.

SpaceX set to launch first prototype Starlink satellites for global internet

Posted in Hardware on 13th Feb, 2018 12:02 AM
by Alex Muller
The first test satellites for SpaceX’s internet constellation are being prepped for launch as early as this week, 3 years after CEO Elon Musk unveiled the project in Seattle.

With demand SpaceX has factory capacity for 100+ Falcon Heavy launches in 2019

Posted in Hardware on 14th Feb, 2018 03:29 AM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX has the factory production capability to provide over 100 Falcon 9 and 100 Falcon heavy launches in 2019 and 2020.

The New SpaceX Falcon Heavy is an absurdly low-cost heavy lift rocket

Posted in Hardware on 14th Feb, 2018 10:57 PM
by Alex Muller
The new SpaceX rocket seriously undercuts its competitors.

SpaceX launches its largest satellite ever which is nearly the size of a bus

Posted in Science on 7th Mar, 2018 05:47 AM
by Alex Muller
Chief Executive Musk said that the Hispasat satellite is the 'largest geostationary satellite we’ve ever flown.'

SpaceX aims for 3 rocket launches in a single week, 6 launches in 1 month

Posted in Science on 10th Mar, 2018 02:29 AM
by Alex Muller
If successful, this series of missions would smash all of SpaceX’s past launch cadence records.

SpaceX reaches the promised land of launching every two weeks

Posted in Business on 5th Apr, 2018 10:55 AM
by Alex Muller
Gwynne Shotwell said SpaceX would increase flight rate by 50 percent. It has.

SpaceX will build its BFR Mars rocket in California

Posted in Hardware on 17th Apr, 2018 11:00 PM
by Alex Muller
'This vehicle holds the promise of taking humanity deeper into the cosmos'

World's Richest man cannot beat SpaceX

Posted in Hardware on 27th Apr, 2018 05:11 AM
by Alex Muller
By the end of 2020, SpaceX should have 100 more commercial launches and by 2023 will have 200+ commercial launches and should be flying the SpaceX BFR.

Hyperloop with SpaceX rockets to get anywhere on earth in an hour

Posted in Hardware on 17th May, 2018 01:01 AM
by Alex Muller
Musk mentioned that they could use the rocket and spacecraft programs to get anywhere on the planet in about 30 minutes.

Every 3-5 years SpaceX is adding a decade lead on competitors

Posted in Science on 24th May, 2018 04:38 AM
by Alex Muller
Former Pentagon Under Secretary of Defense for acquisition tech and logistics John Young told CNBC that no one can compete with even Falcon Heavy, let alone BFR.

Elon Musk-funded XPRIZE Is One Step Closer To Ending Global Illiteracy

Posted in Business on 5th Jun, 2018 01:21 PM
by Alex Muller
Elon Musk provided $15 million to the Global Learning XPRIZE.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Delays Plans for First Space Tourists to Circle Moon

Posted in Business on 6th Jun, 2018 10:47 PM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX has indicated it won’t launch a pair of space tourists to loop around the moon this year as previously announced.

SpaceX will try to use NASA inflatable aeroshell decelerator to enable second stage reuse

Posted in Hardware on 15th Jun, 2018 04:26 AM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX will try to bring rocket upper stage back from orbital velocity using a giant balloon.

Fully reusable rockets will create the entrepreneurial space age

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Jul, 2018 04:56 PM
by Alex Muller
The reusable rocket age should have started in the 1980s. However, cost-plus contracts and political bureaucracy split manufacturing of the space shuttle into 50 states.

SpaceX on track for BFR tests in first half of 2019

Posted in Science on 16th Jul, 2018 09:35 PM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX appears to be on track to begin testing the SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket and Big Falcon Spaceship starting in the first half of 2019.

Elon Musk Reveals When SpaceX Will Be Able to Send Humans Into Space

Posted in Science on 8th Aug, 2018 07:58 AM
by Alex Muller
NASA estimates the firm will be ready for people-carrying space adventures as early as April of next year.

Israeli moon lander to ride SpaceX rocket

Posted in Science on 11th Sep, 2018 09:38 PM
by Alex Muller
The launch, expected late this year or sometime next year, would represent the first Spaceflight rideshare mission to go beyond low Earth orbit.

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