Posts Tagged ‘SpaceX’

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Battle of the Heavyweight Rockets – SLS could face Exploration Class rival


With the recent announcement the Space Launch System (SLS) has become challenged by her schedule, the NASA rocket may soon find herself in a battle with a commercial “alternative”….

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Dragon V2 will initially rely on parachute landings


SpaceX’s Commercial Crew contender, the Dragon V2, will initially return to terra firma under parachutes, assisted by a SuperDraco soft touchdown firing, according to Dragon V2 Program Lead Dr. Garrett…

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SpaceX makes late call to delay ASIASAT-6 launch


SpaceX has delayed the launch of its latest Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket – tasked with lofting the ASIASAT-6 satellite into orbit – for one to two weeks. The…

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Eventful Friday for SpaceX amid Static Fire and Test Failure


SpaceX has had a dramatic end to the week, with a successful Static Fire test of their Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket at Cape Canaveral, concluded just hours after…

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CCtCap: NASA won’t abandon Commercial Crew loser


As NASA closes in on the next major milestone of its Commercial Crew Program (CCP), the Agency has noted its desire to continue the “sharing of knowledge” with…

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CRS-4: SpaceX Dragon set for another ISS spacewalk save


SpaceX’s next Dragon spacecraft has been recruited to deliver a replacement set of batteries to the International Space Station (ISS), after an issue during ground testing caused NASA…

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SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 launches ASIASAT-8 satellite


Making their fourth orbital launch of the year, the SpaceX team have conducted another Falcon 9 mission on Tuesday, deploying China’s AsiaSat-8 satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit. The…

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Falcon 9 conducts Static Fire test ahead of ASIASAT-8 mission


SpaceX conducted a Static Fire test on its Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket late on Thursday. The test – once reviewed – will pave the way for what is…

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SpaceX Roadmap building on its rocket business revolution


Following the recent success of the Falcon 9 launch with six ORBCOMM spacecraft, SpaceX is in the midst of speedy turnaround of its Cape Canaveral launch site, ahead…

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SpaceX conducts another Static Fire on next Falcon 9 v1.1


SpaceX has conducted what is hopefully the final major milestone ahead of their ORBCOMM OG2 mission from Cape Canaveral. The Static Fire test, conducted at 3pm local time…

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Recovering SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Ocean Landing Video – How it was done


When SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket last April, most eyes were on the vehicle’s passenger, the CRS-3 Dragon spacecraft, en route to another mission to the…

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SpaceX completes Falcon 9 v1.1 Static Fire, delays launch


SpaceX has completed a key pre-launch objective with the Static Fire of their Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket at Cape Canaveral’s SLC-40. However, the vehicle’s mission has been delayed…

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Commercial duo refine upcoming launch dates


SpaceX’s Falcon 9 v1.1 launch of six ORBCOMM OG-2 satellites has seen its launch date tweaked to No Earlier Than (NET) launch date to June 15, pending its…

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SpaceX’s roadmap for innovating the global launch market


SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell recently outlined how SpaceX’s justifications for suing the United States Air Force (USAF) represent and advance SpaceX’s broader ambitions. Ms. Shotwell’s remarks,…

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SpaceX’s Reisman ready for the next giant leap with Dragon V2


Dragon V2 Program Lead Dr. Garrett Reisman believes SpaceX’s new crew vehicle is a “giant leap forward” in safety and technology. The new vehicle – unveiled last Thursday…

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SpaceX lifts the lid on the Dragon V2 crew spacecraft


SpaceX head Elon Musk has unveiled the latest version of his Dragon spacecraft via a highly anticipated event at the SpaceX factory in California. Known as Dragon V2,…

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FAA moves closer to SpaceX permit for DragonFly testing


The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a draft environmental impact report on SpaceX’s request for an experimental license to use the McGregor Rocket Test Facility in…

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SpaceX targets June 11 for Falcon 9 ORBCOMM OG2 mission


SpaceX has realigned its next Falcon 9 v1.1 launch to NET (No Earlier Than) June 11. The rocket, tasked with lofting six ORBCOMM satellites into orbit, was scheduled…

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Dream Chaser passes Wind Tunnel tests for CCiCap Milestone


As the US battles to regain its domestic crew launch capability, companies across the nation are making great progress on the vehicles that are in competition to achieve…

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SpaceX Dragon homecoming successfully concludes CRS-3 mission


SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft has concluded her mission to the International Space Station (ISS) with a successful return to Earth on Sunday. The EOM (End Of Mission) events began…