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Tags results for 'Falcon 9'

NASA may use Spacex to fly astronauts within 4 years

Posted in Business on 19th Nov, 2013 11:24 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA and SpaceX met in late October to review the safety of the Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket being developed to launch humans into low Earth orbit.

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.

Spacex has 100% success on geostationary satellite launch

Posted in Science on 5th Dec, 2013 01:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Falcon 9 executed a picture-perfect flight, meeting 100% of mission objectives.

SpaceX launches Thai satellite into orbit and is the second successful commercial launch in about 35 days

Posted in Science on 8th Jan, 2014 02:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Spacex is on run of successful commercial launches.

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.

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.

Japan's ambitious plan to put a sports drink on the Moon by 2015

Posted in Business on 16th May, 2014 08:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Many of us have dreamed of walking on the Moon, but one Japanese company seems to have had a sort of different goal in mind: advertising.

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.

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.

Video shows SpaceX did soft land the Falcon 9 first stage last week

Posted in Hardware on 24th Jul, 2014 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Fully reusable rockets are widely considered the key to opening up the space frontier.

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.

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.

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: 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.

Incredible video shows how SpaceX plans to land largest rocket in the world

Posted in Science on 2nd Feb, 2015 05:45 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX has released a new video this week demonstrating just what it plans to do with its upcoming Falcon Heavy rocket.

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.

SpaceX has successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying two satellites

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Mar, 2015 08:15 PM
by AlexMuller
The rockets are designed to be recoverable, but they have had trouble landing the craft successfully.

SpaceX will more than double rocket engine production in two years

Posted in Hardware on 17th Mar, 2015 11:33 AM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX expects to produce at least 180 rocket engines this year, with that number set to increase to 240 next year, and 400 in 2017.

US Air Force should certify SpaceX Falcon 9 by June 2015 and nearly halve the cost of launches

Posted in Hardware on 14th May, 2015 07:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Once certified, SpaceX can compete for national security space launches against United Launch Alliance that has a monopoly.

SpaceX recounts past mistakes before next barge test landing

Posted in Hardware on 26th Jun, 2015 11:02 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX has published a post explaining how its Falcon 9 is designed to be able to fly back home, and also revisiting its failed barge landings in January and in April.

The Air Force sent a self destruct command to the faulty SpaceX rocket

Posted in Hardware on 1st Jul, 2015 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
The Air Force has just announced that its safety officers sent the command for the rocket to destroy itself after it started to malfunction.

The SpaceX expolsion has delayed the Falcon Heavy

Posted in Science on 12th Aug, 2015 11:14 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX has said it's Falcon Heavy rocket, which might be the most powerful on Earth when it comes into service, has been grounded by further delays.

After delays, SpaceX's massive Falcon Heavy rocket set to launch in spring 2016

Posted in Science on 9th Sep, 2015 02:08 AM
by AlexMuller
'It’s going to be a great day when we launch the Falcon Heavy, some time in the late April to early May timeframe'

Israeli Google Lunar X Prize team books rocket

Posted in Science on 7th Oct, 2015 01:43 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceIL intends to go to the lunar surface with a hopping probe in the second half of 2017, using a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to send it on its way.

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).

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.

Recovered SpaceX Falcon 9 is ready for a static fire test

Posted in Science on 4th Jan, 2016 07:50 PM
by AlexMuller
To confirm that everything still works, SpaceX plans to perform a static test which would involve firing up the rocket again without actually launching it.

SpaceX upgraded the Merlin Rocket Engines

Posted in Science on 6th Jan, 2016 09:53 PM
by AlexMuller
A principal objective of the new design was to facilitate booster reusability for a larger range of missions, including delivery of large satellites to geosynchronous orbit.

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.

SpaceX Is Gearing Up To Build Lots and Lots of New Rockets

Posted in Business on 7th Feb, 2016 11:01 PM
by AlexMuller
'Now we’re in this factory transformation to go from building six or eight a year to about 18 cores a year. By the end of this year we should be at over 30 cores per year'

SpaceX has at last managed to launch its latest mission; first stage landing failed as predicted

Posted in Hardware on 5th Mar, 2016 01:34 PM
by AlexMuller
The Falcon has placed a telecoms satellite in orbit for the Luxembourg operator SES.

SpaceX to launch mission to ISS, with inflatable habitat in tow

Posted in Science on 19th Mar, 2016 08:33 PM
by AlexMuller
The Dragon capsule will carry up supplies and science experiments, including, notably, a test version of Bigelow's inflatable space habitat.

SpaceX reusable rocket lands on ocean platform for the first time

Posted in Hardware on 9th Apr, 2016 03:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Elon musk hopes to launch landed rocket booster again in May or June. Bigelow inflatable habitat to be delivered to the ISS.

SpaceX Dragon spacecraft arrives at the ISS

Posted in Science on 11th Apr, 2016 06:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Tim Peake has successfully berthed the latest cargo ship to visit the ISS. Using the robotic arm, he grabbed the Dragon freighter on Sunday, pulling it into the Harmony module.

SpaceX plans to ramp up to weekly launches by 2019 and twice a week by 2021

Posted in Hardware on 1st May, 2016 08:31 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX is ramping up to two launches per month through 2016.

SpaceX launches satellite and makes an ocean landing

Posted in Hardware on 28th May, 2016 07:52 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX has for the fourth time landed the Falcon 9’s first stage after a challenging orbital launch. Its the third time that they landed a rocket on a moving robotic barge at sea.

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.

Should we be worried about SpaceX's plan to fuel the falcon 9 with astronauts on board?

Posted in Hardware on 13th Nov, 2016 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Why would SpaceX want to board astronauts it this way, what are the risks, and is there any way to mitigate those risks?

SpaceX Falcon 9 cleared for flight after investigation

Posted in Science on 3rd Jan, 2017 04:28 PM
by AlexMuller
After four months of intensive investigation, SpaceX says its Falcon 9 booster has been cleared for flight and will return to service on January 8.

SpaceX's comeback launch and landing was a success

Posted in Science on 15th Jan, 2017 10:33 AM
by AlexMuller
It's back to business for the private spaceflight company.

Spacex could nearly launch as many times in 2017 as they did from 2010 to 2016

Posted in Science on 7th Feb, 2017 05:28 PM
by Alex Muller
Spacex plans to launch its Falcon 9 rockets every two to three weeks.

SpaceX could relaunch a first stage booster in March

Posted in Science on 8th Feb, 2017 05:53 PM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX could relaunch a first stage booster in March and is working towards dozens of reuses to eventually lower costs by up to 50+ percent.

SpaceX rocket lifts off from launch pad, completes relanding

Posted in Hardware on 19th Feb, 2017 05:40 PM
by Alex Muller
A Falcon rocket blasted off from a launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center, then succeeded in landing itself back on the ground nine minutes later.

SpaceX to make history by re-flying orbital rocket

Posted in Science on 21st Mar, 2017 06:11 PM
by Alex Muller
Ars has confirmed that the reused Falcon 9 booster will attempt a drone ship landing.

Success for SpaceX 're-usable rocket'

Posted in Science on 31st Mar, 2017 01:12 AM
by Alex Muller
California's SpaceX company has successfully re-flown a segment from one of its Falcon 9 rockets.

With the booster relaunched, SpaceX has started the age of reusable rockets

Posted in Hardware on 31st Mar, 2017 08:10 AM
by Alex Muller
The Age of economical reusable rocket boosters has begun and to fully leverage it SpaceX must launch a lot.

Summer launch of SpaceX Falcon Heavy could land all three first stage boosters, second stage and payload faring

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Apr, 2017 12:10 PM
by Alex Muller
The Falcon Heavy launch is planned for the late summer.

SpaceX has tenth successful rocket stage landing and first military mission

Posted in Business on 2nd May, 2017 06:52 PM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX successfully landed its Falcon 9 rocket on solid ground again.

SpaceX set for a second booster relaunch in June

Posted in Business on 8th May, 2017 05:32 PM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX’s second re-launch of a previously used Falcon 9 rocket booster is targeted for next month, for a mission launching a Bulgarian communications satellite.

Inmarsat rides SpaceX Falcon into orbit, booster falls into Atlantic

Posted in Hardware on 16th May, 2017 03:37 PM
by Alex Muller
Inmarsat, the UK's biggest space company, has boosted its global broadband network with the launch of a fourth high-frequency satellite.

SpaceX successfully launches reused Dragon spacecraft for ISS resupply

Posted in Hardware on 4th Jun, 2017 04:09 PM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX’s CRS-11 launch on Saturday was a success.

The US Air Force Is Teaming Up With SpaceX

Posted in Science on 9th Jun, 2017 05:04 AM
by Alex Muller
Over the last several months, SpaceX has been seriously diversifying its clientele

So SpaceX is having quite a year

Posted in Business on 13th Jun, 2017 12:33 PM
by Alex Muller
A review of SpaceX's progress toward key goals this year.

Elon Musk: Launching a Satellite with SpaceX is $300 Million Cheaper

Posted in Business on 17th Jun, 2017 09:24 AM
by Alex Muller
The U.S. Air Force's recently released budget reveals that the cost of a SpaceX launch is dramatically lower than that of ULA.

SpaceX successfully launches and lands a used rocket for the second time

Posted in Business on 24th Jun, 2017 02:31 PM
by Alex Muller
The seventh at sea, and the 12th successful landing overall

SpaceX Pulls Off Two Droneship Landings in Three Days

Posted in Science on 26th Jun, 2017 02:17 PM
by Alex Muller
The successful launch and landing marked a momentous weekend for SpaceX.

SpaceX's Big New Rocket May Crash on 1st Flight, Elon Musk Says

Posted in Science on 20th Jul, 2017 06:07 PM
by Alex Muller
Elon Musk is tamping down expectations about the maiden launch of SpaceX's huge new Falcon Heavy rocket.

Elon Musk names yet another launch date for SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket

Posted in Science on 28th Jul, 2017 04:30 PM
by Alex Muller
It’s a new launch date for a vehicle that has had many tentative launch dates before, none of which have actually panned out just yet.

SpaceX’s next launch will send an HPE supercomputer to the ISS

Posted in Science on 14th Aug, 2017 03:07 PM
by Alex Muller
Because the ISS sits outside the majority of Earth’s protective atmosphere, it’s exposed to more radiation, from solar flares and cosmic rays.

SpaceX successfully launches its 12th Falcon 9 rocket of 2017

Posted in Business on 25th Aug, 2017 07:35 PM
by Alex Muller
Twelve launches in one year puts SpaceX ahead of its closes competitor in 2017, the Russian state space agency.

Spacex Falcon 9 Block 5 targets 24 hour turnaround, no refurbishment reuse and relaunch a dozen times

Posted in Business on 30th Aug, 2017 03:16 AM
by Alex Muller
The Falcon 9 Block 5 is expected to be far more reusable than the Block 3. Shotwell said a Block 5 booster could relaunch 'a dozen or so times.'

SpaceX to launch US spaceplane next week

Posted in Science on 2nd Sep, 2017 04:37 PM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX has recently moved from civilian launches to include military contracts in its portfolio.

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