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Tags results for 'spaceX'

Google said to be in talks to invest in SpaceX at $10B valuation

Posted in Hardware on 20th Jan, 2015 02:49 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX has gone where most startups never have: to space. And it looks like Google may well want in on the excitement.

Virgin Galactic Spaceport Needs Money to Make Ends Meet

Posted in Business on 1st Nov, 2013 01:14 AM
by AlexMuller
Many new technologies need a hand to get off the ground. Is Virgin Galactic one of those, or is it just burning through cash?

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.

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.

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 to test reusable stage combustion raptor rocket engine in 2014

Posted in Hardware on 5th Dec, 2013 01:53 AM
by AlexMuller
"reusable methane combustion engines that will power the next generation of SpaceX launch vehicles designed for the colonization of Mars.”

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.

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.

Dream Chaser mini-shuttle given 2016 launch date

Posted in Science on 25th Jan, 2014 12:18 AM
by AlexMuller
The Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has set 1 November, 2016, for the debut flight of its space shuttle replacement.

NASA wants commercial lunar landers

Posted in Science on 30th Jan, 2014 11:55 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA understands that the future of space exploration now means partnering with private companies.

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."

Bigelow offers affordable space and lunar habitats for NASA and possible commercial use

Posted in Hardware on 9th Feb, 2014 01:38 AM
by AlexMuller
Cost effective habitats and transportation systems are key to America’s space explorations ambitions throughout the solar system.

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 Dragon CRS-3 mission launch scrubbed again

Posted in Science on 2nd Apr, 2014 01:50 AM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-3 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) has once again been scrubbed. NASA confirmed that the launch of the cargo ship has been delayed.

NASA's Robonaut Legs Headed for International Space Station

Posted in Science on 13th Apr, 2014 01:07 AM
by AlexMuller
NASA is sending a set of high-tech legs up to the International Space Station for Robonaut 2, the station's robotic crewmember.

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".

Low-Cost Launches May Boost Chances For Space Solar Power

Posted in Science on 25th Apr, 2014 02:58 AM
by AlexMuller
Like SpaceX, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is conducting research into reusable launch as a way to cut the cost of space launch drastically.

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.

Escape dynamics aims to eliminate single use rockets in space flight

Posted in Science on 12th May, 2014 11:10 PM
by AlexMuller
There’s a lesser-known company quietly at work at a private airport in Broomfield, Colorado, with a bold aspiration.

Russia's New Space Sanctions Mean SpaceX Is About to Get Paid

Posted in Science on 14th May, 2014 10:57 PM
by AlexMuller
The current announcement is a promise to stop working with the US six years from now.

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.

Intergalactic Entrepreneurs Prepare for Blast-Off

Posted in Science on 16th May, 2014 08:25 PM
by AlexMuller
A unique gathering of 13 companies showcases a coming year of launches.

SpaceX is about to unveil its 'alien' spacecraft, the Dragon

Posted in Hardware on 25th May, 2014 04:07 AM
by AlexMuller
Private spacecraft maker SpaceX has announced plans to show off its latest collaboration with NASA.

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.

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.

Spacex Dragon could land on Mars with a mission under the NASA Discovery Program

Posted in Science on 21st Jun, 2014 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
One of NASAs long standing interests has been to robotically drill deeply into Mars' subsurface environment.

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.

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 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.

NASA chooses Boeing & SpaceX to transport human crew on space missions

Posted in Hardware on 17th Sep, 2014 07:32 PM
by AlexMuller
New contracts worth $6.8 billion for Boeing and SpaceX to build spacecrafts, rockets, and the like for NASA’s commercial crew program.

Runner-Up In NASA's Space Taxi Contest Will Fight Decision

Posted in Science on 30th Sep, 2014 11:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Will NASA be required to fund the Dream Chaser?

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.

Inflatable private room to dock to ISS, commercialise space

Posted in Hardware on 8th Oct, 2014 12:56 AM
by AlexMuller
The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module is on track to launch in 2015, and will be attached to the International Space Station to test the technology.

Sierra Nevada Protest Halts Production Of SpaceX And Boeing Space Taxis

Posted in Science on 9th Oct, 2014 12:14 AM
by AlexMuller
The Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) isn’t going down without a fight; and it looks like they’re taking their competitors down with them.

Could the moon provide all of Earth's power?

Posted in Business on 18th Oct, 2014 11:47 PM
by AlexMuller
Shimizu Corporation has a proposition that could end the world’s energy crisis by generating all of Earth’s power on the moon.

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

Robot will beam live Moon pictures to Oculus Rift users in virtual reality

Posted in Software on 22nd Oct, 2014 01:12 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a robot which they plan to land on the Moon to act as eyes for Earth-bound space enthusiasts.

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.

Orbital Sciences set to retire suspect motor in rocket explosion

Posted in Science on 6th Nov, 2014 11:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Yes, that old soviet engine probably blew up Antares.

Elon Musk wants to bring the whole world online with affordable satellites

Posted in Hardware on 9th Nov, 2014 01:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Following in the footsteps of Facebook and Google, Elon Musk is setting his sights on bringing the world online with cheap satellites.

Despite Antares and Virgin Galactic setbacks, space entrepreneurship is about to be huge

Posted in Hardware on 12th Nov, 2014 12:05 AM
by AlexMuller
In conversations on and off stage, all sounded a common theme: We are on the cusp of an exciting new era in space entrepreneurship.

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.

Google Glass is Headed to the ISS

Posted in Hardware on 15th Dec, 2014 11:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Tomorrow's SpaceX launch from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida will send the wearable device spaceward.

SpaceX’s resupply mission gets postponed (again)

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2014 12:44 AM
by AlexMuller
The fifth ISS commercial resupply mission has been delayed to no earlier than January 6th.

2014: It's been a busy year in space

Posted in Science on 26th Dec, 2014 04:20 PM
by AlexMuller
In a mixture of triumph and tragedy, space exploration reached new horizons, tested new technologies, and pushed the limits of possibility.

NASA approves first SpaceX milestone for Crew Dragon

Posted in Hardware on 26th Dec, 2014 04:26 PM
by AlexMuller
If you want to fly to the International Space Station, you're only option is to hitch a lift on Russia's 1970s-vintage Soyuz space capsules. That may not be the case for much longer.

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.

From runway to orbit and back

Posted in Hardware on 5th Jan, 2015 08:39 PM
by AlexMuller
A spaceplane, a craft that can take off from a runway like an aeroplane, fly up into orbit to deliver a payload, and then glide back to Earth for a runway landing. Nothing has ever come of them. Even so, the dream persists.

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.

American independence in space by 2017

Posted in Business on 13th Jan, 2015 12:40 AM
by AlexMuller
The awarding of NASA's most recent Commercial Crew Program contract will see an end to America's reliance on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft.

SpaceX capsule docks with the International Space Station

Posted in Business on 13th Jan, 2015 07:45 PM
by AlexMuller
The privately built Dragon capsule has docked with the International Space Station (ISS) carrying a much needed cargo of supplies.

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.

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 and Boeing should fly manned crews to the space station starting in 2017

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jan, 2015 01:49 AM
by AlexMuller
Spacecraft testing and increasingly complex flights will pave the way for missions during the next few years to the International Space Station.

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.

Might a resource 'Gold Rush' on the Moon Trigger the Next Epic Space Race?

Posted in Business on 12th Feb, 2015 07:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Shackleton Energy Company says it aims to mine lunar water. Why? To stock low-Earth orbit gas stations with Moon-made rocket fuel.

NASA is making parking spots on the space station for commercial space taxis

Posted in Hardware on 20th Feb, 2015 06:30 PM
by AlexMuller
The International Space Station is getting a makeover starting this week.

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.

Lockheed Martin previews next generation space cargo ships

Posted in Hardware on 15th Mar, 2015 05:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Lockheed Martin has provided a glimpse at the next generation of commercial spacecraft.

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.

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.

United Launch Alliance developing reusable rocket called Vulcan

Posted in Science on 14th Apr, 2015 01:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The rocket could launch as soon as 2019. Its a response to competition from SpaceX and pressure to phase out the Russian engine powering its Atlas V rocket.

SpaceX's CRS-6 mission launched successfully

Posted in Hardware on 14th Apr, 2015 10:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk ‏@elonmusk: 'Ascent successful. Dragon enroute to Space Station. Rocket landed on droneship, but too hard for survival.'

SpaceX tests launch abort system

Posted in Science on 7th May, 2015 07:06 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX has put its Dragon astronaut capsule through a practice abort. The demonstration simulated what would happen to the crewship in the event of a rocket failure.

Asteroid-Mining Company to Deploy 1st Satellite This Summer

Posted in Science on 9th May, 2015 10:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Planetary Resources' Arkyd-3R probe currently sits aboard the International Space Station and is scheduled to be deployed sometime in July.

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 Falcon 9 certified for medium risk NASA launches

Posted in Hardware on 18th May, 2015 08:23 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX has been certified by NASA for Falcon 9 rockets to carryout Category 2 space missions. These are 'medium risk' launches such as satellites and less expensive space probes.

Boeing is NASA's first pick for manned ISS flights

Posted in Science on 29th May, 2015 12:02 AM
by AlexMuller
NASA is bringing human spaceflight back to the US. The agency has ordered its first crew mission from Boeing, which will involve ferrying astronauts to the Space Station.

SpaceX Gets Certified For National Security Launches

Posted in Science on 30th May, 2015 06:12 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX has certification from Space and Missile Systems Center. This is important for the launch industry, Pentagon, Air Force and the Intelligence Community.

Airbus unveils 'Adeline' re-usable rocket concept

Posted in Science on 7th Jun, 2015 12:07 AM
by AlexMuller
Airbus, which leads the production of Europe's Ariane rocket, has developed a concept that could make future vehicles partially re-usable.

SpaceX reportedly files with the FCC to offer Web access worldwide via satellite

Posted in Hardware on 12th Jun, 2015 12:51 AM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX’s tests will determine if its antenna technology can deliver high-speed internet access to devices on the ground.

China develops its plans to become the leader in space technology

Posted in Hardware on 21st Jun, 2015 11:38 PM
by AlexMuller
While NASA and private corporations such as SpaceX get much of the attention in the US, China is showing off its plans to become the leading space power.

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.

Unmanned SpaceX rocket explodes after Florida launch

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jun, 2015 12:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded because of 'an overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank'

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.

How We'll Live on Mars:

Posted in Science on 8th Jul, 2015 09:39 PM
by AlexMuller
'What’s really important is to get people off this planet and become a spacefaring society.'

Buzz Aldrin: SpaceX Failure Shows We Need More Commercial Space Travel, Not Less

Posted in Science on 10th Jul, 2015 05:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The recent failure of the commercial SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is a near-term setback.

A new NASA-funded study lays out a plan to return humans to the Moon

Posted in Science on 22nd Jul, 2015 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Footprints by 2021 and a permanent base by the 2030s.

SpaceX reveals the cause of last month's Falcon 9 explosion

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Jul, 2015 12:37 AM
by AlexMuller
A failed steel strut holding down a canister of helium probably caused SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket to explode shortly after liftoff last month, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said.

Startups are rocketing to the front of the space race

Posted in Business on 3rd Aug, 2015 08:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Capitalizing on the falling cost of launches and the miniaturization of satellites, startups are gearing up for the new space race under the moniker of NewSpace.

NASA Signs $490 Million Contract With Russia to carry US astronauts to the International Space Station

Posted in Science on 6th Aug, 2015 03:01 PM
by AlexMuller
The US has been dependent on Russia for ISS access since it ended its space shuttle program in 2012.

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.

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."

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'

SpaceX Dragon capsule could bring back soil samples from Mars

Posted in Science on 15th Sep, 2015 03:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Life on Mars, now or in the past, is still up for debate, and the best way to settle it is by getting samples into the hands of scientists.

Elon Musk says his new rocket could get us to an icy moon where life may exist

Posted in Science on 24th Sep, 2015 06:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Below Europa's icy crust, a warm, salty ocean may exist containing more than twice as much water as all of Earth's reserves combined.

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:

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.

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.

SpaceX will fly astronauts to the space station in 2017

Posted in Science on 21st Nov, 2015 09:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Boeing, another company that aspires to carry astronauts to and from the space station, received a similar order in May. No word on who will go first.

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).

Orbital heads back to International Space Station on cargo run

Posted in Science on 7th Dec, 2015 10:04 PM
by AlexMuller
The upgraded capsule, due to arrive on Wednesday, is loaded with more than 3,500 kg of food, clothing, computer gear, spacewalk equipment and science experiments.

The New Space Race Is Heating Up: Asteroid Mining, Reusable Rockets, and Water on Mars

Posted in Science on 9th Dec, 2015 12:10 AM
by AlexMuller
With growing access to large sums of private risk capital, and powerful exponential technologies, the pace of progress is accelerating.

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.

Boeing Gets a Second Order to Ferry Astronauts to the ISS

Posted in Business on 20th Dec, 2015 06:48 PM
by AlexMuller
In its ongoing effort to bring America back into crewed spaceflight, NASA has announced that Boeing has received a second commercial crew order to ferry astronauts to the ISS.

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.

The World Is Racing to Build a Moon Base

Posted in Science on 1st Jan, 2016 10:45 PM
by AlexMuller
ESA (and China) are looking at lunar bases in the next couple decades, and NASA is looking at the space in the moon's orbit.

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.

Where space exploration is taking us in 2016

Posted in Science on 7th Jan, 2016 01:26 PM
by AlexMuller
New missions lined up ready to launch, deep space missions wrapping up, and commercial space going heavy.

NASA's heavy lift rocket is running into problems

Posted in Science on 14th Jan, 2016 11:50 AM
by AlexMuller
Short on budget, the Space Launch System reportedly doesn't have a game plan.

NASA picks SpaceX, Orbital, and Sierra Nevada to resupply the space station through 2024

Posted in Hardware on 15th Jan, 2016 06:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Both SpaceX and Orbital were awarded the first round of commercial resupply contracts back in 2008.

The orbital internet: Could fleets of CubeSats bring global web access?

Posted in Online on 17th Jan, 2016 11:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Accessing the web may be simple in urban areas of the globe, but for the other four billion people on the planet it's much more difficult.

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.

NASA's Plan For The Future Of Space Means Partnering With Companies Like SpaceX

Posted in Science on 19th Jan, 2016 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
NASA intends to bring manned launches back to the US rather than relying on its fractious relationship with Russia.

Chris Hadfield: Moon colonisation is 'obvious' next step

Posted in Science on 23rd Jan, 2016 09:09 AM
by AlexMuller
The European Space Agency has announced its intent to put humans back on the Moon "by the end of the next decade".

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 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'

The Case for an International Moon Base

Posted in Science on 13th Feb, 2016 10:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Toward the end of 2015, Russia’s space program announced plans to begin a series of lunar missions that would culminate in the creation of a manned moon base by 2030.

NASA gets inundated with astronaut applications

Posted in Science on 21st Feb, 2016 02:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Over 18,300 hopefuls submitted their resumes, almost thrice as many compared to the agency's last hiring round in 2012. This round has shattered the previous record.

VCs Invested More in Space Startups Last Year Than in the Previous 15 Years Combined

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Feb, 2016 08:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Venture capital firms invested $1.8 billion in commercial space startups in 2015.

Boeing on the track to make satellite launches cheaper than ever

Posted in Hardware on 27th Feb, 2016 03:14 PM
by AlexMuller
A cost-effective configuration with SpaceX reusable rockets will make satellite launching cheaper than ever.

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'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.

NASA to use the ISS as a testbed for inflatable living modules

Posted in Science on 25th Mar, 2016 04:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Before any sort of experimental gear can go to Mars, it needs to be trialed closer to home.

6 experiments launching to the ISS next week that may help us get to Mars

Posted in Science on 29th Mar, 2016 01:16 PM
by AlexMuller
On April 8, the SpaceX Dragon capsule will carry 3,800 lbs of supplies into orbit, including more than 250 science experiments.

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.

Two Bigelow BA330 modules combined would have 72% of the volume of ISS

Posted in Hardware on 10th Apr, 2016 07:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Compared to their volume-mass ratio, expandable modules offer more living space than traditional rigid modules.

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.

First expandable habitat installed on ISS

Posted in Science on 18th Apr, 2016 07:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The ISS received an exciting renovation today as the experimental Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) was successfully attached to the Tranquility module.

3d printing rocket parts and liquified natural gas could also dramatically lower launch costs

Posted in Hardware on 19th Apr, 2016 11:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Reusable rockets could greatly lower launch costs but other significant technologies are 3D printing and natural gas rocket fuel.

Watch out SpaceX: China's space start up industry takes flight

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Apr, 2016 09:35 AM
by AlexMuller
A new generation of Chinese start ups are entering the space race, backed by universities and hedge funds.

Former SpaceX founding member is starting a new small rockets company

Posted in Science on 27th Apr, 2016 01:40 PM
by AlexMuller
While SpaceX is looking forward to launching its biggest, baddest rocket yet later this year, other companies are scaling down.

NASA says it will help SpaceX with Mars 2018 mission

Posted in Science on 28th Apr, 2016 11:58 AM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX just announced it's hoping to land an uncrewed Dragon capsule on Mars in 2018, which would make it the first private company to land on another planet. But it's not going alone.

SpaceVR raises $1.25M to send VR camera satellite into orbit

Posted in Science on 29th Apr, 2016 07:11 PM
by AlexMuller
At the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Expo in San Jose, California, Holmes said that he has raised more money to make “the world’s first virtual reality camera satellite.”

SpaceX undercut ULA rocket launch pricing by 40 percent

Posted in Hardware on 30th Apr, 2016 01:50 PM
by AlexMuller
The Air Force awarded SpaceX an $83 million contract, breaking the monopoly that Lockheed Martin and Boeing had held on military space launches for more than a decade.

How SpaceX plans to land on Mars in 2018 using the most powerful rocket in the world

Posted in Hardware on 1st May, 2016 08:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Red Dragon will go to Mars to retrieve samples collected by NASA’s Mars rover and then return them to Earth.

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 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.

SpaceX's Dragon returns to Earth brimming with microgravity research samples

Posted in Hardware on 12th May, 2016 07:01 PM
by AlexMuller
The Dragon completed its round trip to the ISS, splashing down with more than a tonne of valuable scientific samples in tow.

Boeing Falters, And Now Only SpaceX Will Carry Astronauts in 2017

Posted in Science on 14th May, 2016 09:28 PM
by AlexMuller
The Starliner gets pushed back, leaving only the SpaceX Dragon able to fly astronauts in 2017.

July SpaceX launch will carry private entrance to space station

Posted in Science on 25th May, 2016 05:36 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX and Boeing are competing to become the first private company to shuttle astronauts to the International Space Station in 2017 (or 2018).

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.

Jeff Bezos Wants to Build Giant Factories in Space to save the Earth

Posted in Science on 3rd Jun, 2016 10:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Bezos announced that Blue Origin will put $200 million into a new rocket assembly facility and launch site in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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 is disrupting the space industry so all future launch systems must be reusable, use additive manufacturing

Posted in Hardware on 11th Jun, 2016 06:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Launch providers including in China and India now have to rethink how to drive down cost.

First Mars crew be pioneers who build up Mars facilities for colonization

Posted in Science on 12th Jun, 2016 06:35 PM
by AlexMuller
"having an architecture that would enable the creation of a self-sustaining city on Mars with the objective of being a multiplanet species"

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.

SpaceX will launch fully automated docking ring to space station

Posted in Hardware on 15th Jul, 2016 08:23 PM
by AlexMuller
A metallic ring big enough for astronauts and cargo to fit through is scheduled to fly to the International Space Station in July.

SpaceX launching 30% more each launch and increasing launch frequency to once every two weeks

Posted in Hardware on 16th Jul, 2016 06:23 PM
by AlexMuller
A 30% gain in power and the ability to launch more mass to orbit, 22.8 tons now compared to 13.2 with the older rocket.

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.

DNA sequencer sent to space station

Posted in Hardware on 20th Jul, 2016 02:10 AM
by AlexMuller
NASA has sent a DNA sequencer to the International Space Station in an effort to help astronauts monitor their own health.

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.

U.S. and Russian Scientists Are Making Plans to Go Back to the Moon Together

Posted in Science on 20th Jul, 2016 08:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Organizations on both sides are quietly toying with the idea of going back to the moon together. That is, if politics don't get in the way.

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.

SpaceX successfully lands its sixth Falcon 9 rocket after launch

Posted in Science on 14th Aug, 2016 05:02 PM
by AlexMuller
And the fourth drone ship landing.

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.'

Full Ariane 6 rocket funding is unlocked by ESA

Posted in Science on 9th Nov, 2016 05:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The final tranche of R&D funding needed to introduce a new rocket for Europe was committed on Wednesday.

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 Files for FCC Approval for 4,425 Satellite Global Broadband Constellation

Posted in Hardware on 17th Nov, 2016 02:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Satellites, which will weight 386kg each, will orbit from 1,110 km to 1,325 km and provide services in the Ku and Ka frequency bands.

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 wants to surround Earth with an internet service that's 200 times faster

Posted in Hardware on 28th Nov, 2016 02:01 PM
by AlexMuller
On November 15, the company filed a lengthy application with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to launch 4,425 satellites.

SpaceX Satellite net could start gigabit per second operation in 2020

Posted in Hardware on 30th Nov, 2016 07:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Initial prototype satellites are expected to be flown in 2017, and initial operation of the constellation could begin in 2020.

SpaceX won't launch astronauts until 2018

Posted in Science on 16th Dec, 2016 07:54 AM
by AlexMuller
It's official: SpaceX is not going to meet its 2017 deadline to carry its first astronauts into space.

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.

Rocket problems may delay SpaceX's first crewed launches

Posted in Science on 4th Feb, 2017 11:18 PM
by Alex Muller
If confirmed, cracks in the falcon 9's fuel pumps could pose a threat to astronauts.

Will the Trump Administration fund the SpaceX Mars Colonization plan?

Posted in Science on 4th Feb, 2017 11:22 PM
by Alex Muller
Trump seems to be cozying up to Elon Musk and is entertaining the idea of financing Musk’s Mars colonization project.

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 plans worldwide satellite Internet with low latency, gigabit speed

Posted in Business on 13th Feb, 2017 10:08 AM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX designing low-Earth orbit satellites to dramatically reduce latency.

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 will delay their first unmanned Red Dragon Mars mission until 2020

Posted in Science on 19th Feb, 2017 05:47 PM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX will focus more heavily on their crew program and their Falcon Heavy program.

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.

To the Moon! The Musk-Bezos Billionaire Space Rivalry Just Reached New Heights

Posted in Science on 14th Mar, 2017 03:56 PM
by Alex Muller
The rivalry between billionaire space entrepreneurs Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos may soon reach all the way to the moon.

SpaceX is pushing hard to bring an internet satellite network to space

Posted in Hardware on 18th Mar, 2017 07:33 AM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX is seeking a license for a lucrative, globe-spanning satellite network that would bring terrestrial internet into space.

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.

SpaceX launch of private citizens on a lunar orbiting mission in 2018 will use new Falcon Heavy

Posted in Hardware on 29th Mar, 2017 09:08 AM
by PlanetTech
Falcon Heavy is due to launch its first test flight this summer and will be the most powerful vehicle since Saturn V to reach orbit.

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.

Billionaries and funding Moon and Mars exploration

Posted in Science on 1st Apr, 2017 07:46 AM
by Alex Muller
NASA has so far been unwilling to divert the $4 billion per year going to the Space Launch System into SpaceX Mars mission plans.

SpaceX’s first Falcon Heavy launch could attempt upper-stage recovery

Posted in Science on 1st Apr, 2017 07:57 AM
by Alex Muller
When SpaceX does its first demonstration flight of the Falcon Heavy later this year, it might also include an attempt to return the upper stage back to Earth.

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.

Jeff Bezos Says He Is Selling $1 Billion a Year in Amazon Stock to Finance the Race to Space

Posted in Hardware on 7th Apr, 2017 11:48 AM
by Alex Muller
Like Elon Musk of SpaceX and Tesla, Mr. Bezos has identified reusable rockets as key to lowering the price.

SpaceX looks to break into national security launch market on Sunday

Posted in Science on 29th Apr, 2017 01:18 PM
by Alex Muller
It is expected that SpaceX will offer coverage of the first stage landing attempt, about nine minutes after the launch.

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.

With latency as low as 25ms, SpaceX to launch broadband satellites in 2019

Posted in Science on 3rd May, 2017 08:10 PM
by Alex Muller
Satellites will function like a mesh network and deliver gigabit speeds.

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.

SpaceX is building the world’s most powerful rocket, and it is nearly ready to fly

Posted in Science on 11th May, 2017 05:39 PM
by Alex Muller
A rocket bigger than anything else currently in operation, only outstripped by the moon rockets of the Apollo program.

Moon as unprospected eighth continent that will produce trillionaires

Posted in Science on 13th May, 2017 10:04 PM
by Alex Muller
Moon Express is one of only two teams in the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition with a verified launch contract for its 2017 lunar mission.

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

Elon Musk tweets that Falcon Heavy Should launch in Four Months

Posted in Hardware on 10th Jun, 2017 04:16 AM
by Alex Muller
The Spacex Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful rocket in the world that will be currently flying.

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.

Civilization on Mars could take 100 years to establish, says Elon Musk

Posted in Science on 18th Jun, 2017 12:54 PM
by Alex Muller
The SpaceX leader publishes his plan to colonize Mars, outlining challenges for bringing lots of people to the red planet.

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.

Musk Wants SpaceX’s Trips To Mars To Be Like Riding Cruise Ship

Posted in Science on 22nd Jun, 2017 04:38 AM
by Alex Muller
Musk said that if people are going to be in tight quarters for several month, it might as well be a fun trip.

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

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