SpaceX’s aim is to reduce the cost of going into space and reusing components plays a major role in making that happen. The company has successfully demonstrated multiple times that it can land rocket boosters and even send them up to space for the second time. It has landed these boosters on both land and at sea. It now wants to reuse the rocket fairing which it’s going to capture […]
SpaceX conducted the very first test flight of its Falcon Heavy rocket yesterday. It was a success and the company even managed to recover two of the three boosters it used for the launch. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed during the press event after the launch that the company will now be focusing on the development of its BFR, that’s the codename for its next big space launch vehicle.
SpaceX has long been planning to launch its Falcon Heavy rocket and the company certainly wants it to be a memorable occasion. The company’s founder Elon Musk decided to put his original Tesla Roadster on top as a test payload and the United States government has now allowed the company to launch this payload toward Mars. The approval was necessary because all rocket payloads have to be cleared by the […]
February 6th is going to be a historic day for SpaceX. The company has confirmed that it’s going to conduct the first ever test flight of its Falcon Heavy rocket on February 6th.The Falcon Heavy is a new high capacity rocket which will enable SpaceX to transport triple the amount of payload per mission than it currently does with the Falcon 9 rocket.
It has been a good year for SpaceX, Elon Musk’s space company. SpaceX has completed its 18th launch of the year. It has set a new record for a private space company. The company’s previous best was 10 successful launches in a calendar year and it has bested that by quite a margin in 2017.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX is yet to send humans up to space. The company has so far been conducting resupply missions to the International Space Station and launching satellites for its customers. It’s planning to take astronauts to space as well and that’s going to require them to wear a spacesuit. Musk today shared the first photo of his space company’s new spacesuit.
SpaceX has long been planning to land its Dragon capsules on the Red Planet. The company said earlier this year that its previous objective of landing the capsule on Mars by 2018 was ambitious so it pushed the timeline to 2020. However, it seems that SpaceX won’t be doing that anymore. The company’s founder Elon Musk has said that the Red Dragon project has been completed and that the existing […]
SpaceX was going to try something it has never done before earlier this week. While the company has recovered many of its Falcon 9 rockets by landing them both on the ground and at sea, it hadn’t attempted to reuse one of those rockets again. It did that earlier this week and nailed it. SpaceX has been able to relaunch a previously used Falcon 9 rocket and even recover it […]
SpaceX has demonstrated multiple times that it’s capable of landing its reusable Falcon 9 rocket back on solid ground. It has launched performed landings on a barge at sea multiple times. However, the company is yet to relaunch one of its Falcon 9 rockets that have already been to space. It did say that this was going to happen in 2017 and now SpaceX has confirmed when it’s going to […]
NASA has been working with the aim of putting humans on Mars for a very long time. It’s not alone in this endeavor, many private companies on working on something similar, including Elon Musk’s SpaceX. According to a new report, SpaceX has been working with NASA to identify potential landing spots on the Red Planet. They will study the viability of the spots that they pick in a bid to […]
SpaceX has shown us time and again how it’s able to successfully land a rocket that has been used on a mission to space back on solid ground, or in some cases, even on a floating barge in the sea. However, what the company hasn’t done yet is relaunch one of the rockets that it has successfully landed after a mission. Competing space company Blue Origin – owned by Amazon’s […]
While there might be tour packages that take you exotic locations around the world, if you’re looking for something that’s a little more out of this world, you might be interested to learn that space tourism will be a thing in the future, and the folks at SpaceX appear to be getting ready for that.
SpaceX has made no secret of the fact that it wants to go to Mars and, that too, very soon. The company previously set an ambitious target to launch its first unmanned mission to Mars in 2018 but SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell has now said that the company realizes that it might have been too ambitious with this target.
SpaceX has come a long way since it first started out. The company has proven time and again that its Falcon 9 rocket is capable of doing what it’s entrusted with. It has also achieved its aim of landing the reusable rocket out at sea. As the company gears up to relaunch a rocket that has already undertaken a mission, it has now said that it plans on launching rockets […]