Tag: SpaceX

DeepSpace: Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin banter about the fine print of suborbital tourism

Welcome to the sixth edition of our new newsletter, DeepSpace! Each Tuesday, I'll be taking a deep-dive…

SpaceX to launch replacement satellite two years after fateful Falcon 9 failure

On September 1st, 2016, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket suffered a catastrophic anomaly during a static…

SpaceX given the go-ahead for Crew Dragon’s first journey into Earth orbit

NASA and SpaceX officials announced on Friday that the company is ready to conduct the…

SpaceX’s first Starship engine suffers “expected” damage during Raptor test fire

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says that the first full-scale Starship engine to be tested has…

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lands for the last time ahead of risky in-flight abort test

SpaceX's latest successful launch and landing has wrapped up with Israeli Moon lander Beresheet on…

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 faced its most challenging reentry and landing yet

SpaceX has completed its second successful launch of 2019, sending the first commercial Moon lander on…

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 recovery robot prepares for imminent rocket landing [photos]

SpaceX's shadow-bound Falcon 9 recovery robot was spotted out and about aboard drone ship Of…

NASA and SpaceX will determine fate of Crew Dragon launch debut this Friday

Although the chances of additional delays are high, the orbital launch debut of SpaceX's Crew…

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy win $297M in US military launch contracts

SpaceX and competitor United Launch Alliance (ULA) have been awarded three US military launch contracts…

SpaceX test fires twice-flown Falcon 9 for world’s first commercial Moon mission

Likely to be the third orbital-class launch for the booster in question, SpaceX's next launch…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says that BFR could cost less to build than Falcon 9

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk believes that there may be a path for the company to…

SpaceX job posts confirm Starship’s Super Heavy booster will be built in Texas

A duo of SpaceX job postings at the company's South Texas facilities have confirmed that both…

3D-printed Mars habitat could be a perfect fit for early SpaceX Starship colonies

Space architecture startup AI SpaceFactory achieved second place in the latest phase of a NASA-led…

SpaceX calls ULA NASA launch contract “vastly” overpriced in official protest

SpaceX has filed an official protest with the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) after NASA…

SpaceX to submit Moon lander proposal for latest NASA spaceflight competition

SpaceX reportedly plans to submit its own human-rated Moon lander design for NASA's latest major…

SpaceX’s next Falcon Heavy reaches milestone as third booster arrives in FL

A new SpaceX rocket was spotted traveling into Florida yesterday on its way to one…

SpaceX competitor Arianespace criticized for lackluster response to Falcon 9’s success

Best known for the commercial success of its Ariane 5 workhorse rocket, European aerospace cooperative…

SpaceX’s Starship engine breaks Russian rocketry record held for two decades

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says the company's Raptor engine, meant to power Starship and Super…

SpaceX hints at mystery Falcon 9 missions with record breaking launch target

Speaking at the 2019 Smallsat Symposium, SpaceX Vice President of Commercial Sales Jonathan Hofeller announced…

SpaceX’s Mr. Steven crosses Panama Canal on 5000 mile journey to Florida

Iconic SpaceX vessel Mr. Steven has completed a successful transit of the Panama Canal as…