Posts Tagged ‘SpaceX’

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SpaceX win contract to loft JCSAT-14 via Falcon 9


Hot on the heels of their first two Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) missions, SpaceX have been awarded the launch contract for the mission to loft the JCSAT-14 communications satellite…

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SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 launches Thaicom-6 at first attempt


Following last month’s successful launch of SES-8, SpaceX launched their second geostationary mission Monday, with a Falcon 9 v1.1 deploy Thailand’s Thaicom 6 satellite on Monday. Launch occurred…

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SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 Thaicom-6 launch slips to January 6


Following the successful completion of the Static Fire test on their Falcon 9 v1.1 at Cape Canaveral on Saturday, SpaceX was preparing for a January 3 launch of…

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SpaceX enter negotiations to breathe new life into Pad 39A


Launch Pad 39A – vacated since the end of the Space Shuttle Program (SSP) – took a step towards welcoming new vehicles to its flame trench, following the…

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SES-8 success plots trajectory for future SpaceX possibilities


With the SES-8 satellite happily undergoing initial preparations for its life in geostationary orbit, SpaceX is already preparing for the next mission – and many other wide-ranging missions…

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Falcon 9 v1.1 successfully lofts SES-8 in milestone launch


SpaceX launched their Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket on Tuesday, ahead of successfully lofting the SES-8 satellite into its Geostationary Transfer Orbit. In what was the debut of SpaceX’s…

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Falcon 9 v1.1 aiming for Thanksgiving launch of SES-8


SpaceX’s Falcon 9 v.1.1 rocket is currently being realigned for a Thanksgiving launch attempt on Thursday, following its scrub on Monday. Three attempts were made inside the 66…

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SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 conducts first Hot Fire at SLC-40


SpaceX have conducted the first Wet Dress Rehearsal (WDR) and Hot Fire (Static Fire) test of their upgraded Falcon 9 v1.1 launch vehicle at their Florida launch site….

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SpaceX’s CRS-3 Dragon recruited for ISS spacesuit relay


SpaceX’s next Dragon mission to the International Space Station (ISS) will involve the delivery of a replacement Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU), allowing for the return of a faulty suit on the…

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SpaceX progress on Dragon abort test and Raptor engine


SpaceX provided another glimpse into their future ambitions by announcing they have completed a review of their 2014 abort test for their commercial crew program. The company also…

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SpaceX’s next Dragon mission moved to February 11


The next flight of SpaceX’s Dragon has been realigned to a February 11, 2014 NET (No Earlier Than) launch date. The launch will mark Dragon’s first ride on…

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SpaceX realign next two Falcon 9 missions


SpaceX have opted to slip their next two missions, to allow for corrective work on the upper stage engine. The company’s Falcon 9 v1.1 is now set to…

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Musk lays out plans for reusability of the Falcon 9 rocket


SpaceX CEO and Chief Designer Elon Musk has laid out his plans for recovery and reusability of the first stage of the Falcon 9. The debut mission to…

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SES-8 heads to Florida for next Falcon 9 v1.1 launch


The Orbital-built SES-8 telecommunications satellite has begun its road journey to Florida ahead of its November 1 (NET) launch atop of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 v1.1 launch vehicle. The…

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SpaceX successfully launches debut Falcon 9 v1.1


SpaceX have enjoyed a huge success via the launch the first flight of its new Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket on Sunday, carrying an array of payloads including Canada’s…

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Falcon 9 v1.1 successfully conducts second Hot Fire


SpaceX’s newly upgraded Falcon 9 v.1.1 has successfully completed a second Hot Fire test – also known as a Static Fire – ahead of its debut mission to…

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Countdowns and Testing – Commercial Space steps up a gear


Several commercial space companies are in the midst of critical testing and launch preparations. While the increase in activity is aimed at successfully achieving differing mission objectives, the…

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SpaceX: From Bothering Bovines to Revolutionizing Rockets


SpaceX are continuing to make progress on several key projects as they head into a busy period of launches. With the debut launch of their Falcon 9 v1.1…

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NASA planners switch next SpaceX Dragon mission to 2014


Planners within the ISS program have manifested the next two Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) missions. Both Orbital’s CRS-1 (ORB-1) and SpaceX’s CRS-3 (SpX-3) missions were initially provided with…

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SpaceX awarded first European government contract via SARah missions


In a milestone launch contract award for SpaceX, the Californian company will use of its two Falcon 9 v1.1 rockets to loft Germany’s second-generation radar reconnaissance satellite system…