Category Archives: SpaceX

Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)

A launch of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is planned for April 2018. NASA is ahead of the game and has already sent the TESS to Florida to prepare for the trip. The TESS arrived on a truck to Kennedy Space center on February 12th. The TSS has been in Virginia for an entire…
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Now Everyone Can Monitor Elon Musk’s Roadster and Starman in Orbit

When Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket earlier this month, there was a very unique payload on board: a mannequin driver called Starman sitting in a Tesla Roadster. The vehicle has a massive elliptical orbit; one that is expected to bring the Roadster close to Mars and then back toward Earth. Space and…
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Next Falcon 9 Rocket Launch Delayed by SpaceX

Elon Musk’s SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch has been delayed again and is now scheduled for no earlier than February 21. This marks the second delay faced by the rocket, both of which were for the completion of additional checks. The Falcon 9 rocket was originally scheduled for launch from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in…
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Falcon 9 Certified by NASA for Science-Based Missions

NASA’s 2019 budget proposal was filled with a few surprises, including the revelation that it had certified the SpaceX Flacon 9 for certain categories for science missions. The report noted that SpaceX had successfully attained Category 2 certification in January of 2018, as required by the Launch Services Program. This certification is specific to the…
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Falcon Heavy Is the Strongest Rocket in the World

Falcon Heavy successfully released from Kennedy Space Center and approximately 5 million pounds of thrust from the large rocket wobbled Cape Canaveral as bystanders cheered the maiden flight of Falcon Heavy. Its 2 side boosters of the 3 core rocket jettisoned and hovered after launch and flew back to its landing pads at the Cape…
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Busy December for SpaceX

Upcoming December seems to be most important month for SpaceX in 2017. Lead by Elon Musk company still suffers for delays caused by Disaster of Falcon-9 with Amos-6 on September 1, 2016. Destroyed during explosion Launch Pad 40 at Cape Canaveral, forced SpaceX to move all launches to LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. Plan which…
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Falcon Heavy after core stage fire test

SpaceX informed about successful fire test of the core of their Falcon Heavy rocket at McGregor facility in Texas. Company announced on own Twitter profile and confirmed that it took place yesterday at their facility located in McGregor in Texas. Center core stage of the rocket was installed on test tower and its propulsion was fired. It…
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Second launch of already used Falcon-9 rocket planned for June

SpaceX already planned another launch of Falcon-9 rocket with first stage adopted from already launched vehicle. This time under the fairing we will see first in the history Bulgarian communications satellite - BulgariaSat-1. First Bulgarian satellite will be communications and broadcasting spacecraft. Contracted to Space Systems/Loral in 2014 is based on SSL-1300 satellite bus and is equipped with …
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Busy weekend in space – WGS-9 launched, Dragon unberthed

It was busy time for NASA, SpaceX and United Launch Alliance. ULA managed to deliver to orbit WGS-9 military communications satellite on the top of the Delta IV, NASA and SpaceX performed successfully unberthing of Dragon cargo spacecraft from International Space Station. Launch of Delta IV was planned as part of program of updating communications…
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