SpaceX successfully landed the first stage of the Falcon 9, but the fate of its mysterious Zuma payload remains unknown. The space exploration company is now setting its sights on the debut launch of the Falcon Heavy.
Space January 9, 2018
The Zuma mission was always kept under covers, with only limited details revealed to the public. So far, its payload was only classified as restricted and was commissioned by an unknown U.S. agency.
Space January 8, 2018
A drone video showcases the SpaceX Falcon Heavy as it towers over Cape Canaveral. The rocket's debut may be delayed though, as the secretive Falcon 9 Zuma mission was again pushed back.
Space January 5, 2018
SpaceX had once again delayed the launch of the Falcon 9 for the Zuma mission. While they explained the reason for the recent postponement, the company remains silent about the mission’s details. What will the rocket carry?
Space January 3, 2018
On the night of the SpaceX rocket launch, Jesse Watson was rolling his time-lapse cameras from a hill in Arizona. What he captured left even his fellow photographers in awe.
Space December 27, 2017
The Falcon 9 launch left a mysterious light in Southern California’s sky. It stirred panic among residents who wrongly thought it was an alien sighting.
Space December 25, 2017
SpaceX has successfully sent up its reused Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, carrying a 4,800-pound payload. It brought high-tech sensors along with Christmas presents and barley seeds, which are used to brew beer.
Space December 18, 2017
SpaceX will make a 4,800-pound delivery to the International Space Station this December, using a reused Falcon 9 rocket and a Dragon spacecraft. This marks the first time the company will launch with a refurbished booster and capsule.
Space December 12, 2017
SpaceX is scheduled to launch the Falcon 9 and Zuma from Cape Canaveral after several delays. What do we know about the secretive Zuma mission?
Space November 16, 2017
SpaceX has successfully launched the Koreasat-5A satellite on a Falcon 9 rocket. The first stage of the rocket saw it landing on a drone ship, and the second stage saw it launching the satellite into geostationary orbit.
Space October 31, 2017
Blasting off from the Kennedy Space Center of NASA in Florida this Sunday, July 2, the third Falcon 9 rocket mission will carry an Intelsat communications satellite to space. Here are the details on this SpaceX launch.
Space June 28, 2017
SpaceX has successfully launched and landed a second Falcon 9 rocket just two days after a previous launch, which was also successful. SpaceX’s success in reusing rockets bodes significant things for aerospace engineering and space travel.
Space June 25, 2017
SpaceX launched Bulgarias's first communications satellite using a previously flown Falcon 9 booster. BulgariaSat-1 will provide television and data-communications services during its 15-year mission.
Space June 24, 2017
The static fire test of the Falcon 9 rocket started a four-acre brush fire on May 28. The Falcon 9 rocket will be used to lift of the Dragon resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station on Thursday, June 1.
Space May 29, 2017
Space enthusiasts can now opt for a celestial memorial service. Elysium Space confirms that their Star II memorial spacecraft is set to launch on SpaceX’s Falcon 9.
Space May 19, 2017
SpaceX managed to recover the first stage rocket of Falcon 9 after the launch of the NRO's intelligence satellite on Monday, May 1. A detailed video showcased how the landing took place.
Space May 2, 2017
Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully launched a mysterious spy satellite into orbit on Monday morning, then landed the rocket at a nearby landing pad. This marks SpaceX's first mission for the U.S. Department of Defense, breaking a decade-old ULA monopoly.
Space May 1, 2017
SpaceX would launch its Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday, April 30. The rocket would carry a spy satellite dubbed NROL-76 for the NRO, but no other details of the payload are known.
Space April 29, 2017
SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell mentioned at a conference that the company saved tons of money by reusing a Falcon 9 rocket. The refurbished Falcon 9 rocket was used to lift-off a SES-10 satellite onto the Earth’s orbit.
Space April 6, 2017
SpaceX launched the recycled Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on March 30. Before the historic launch, SpaceX renovated and tested the 15-foot booster along with its nine engines.
Space March 31, 2017
Elon Musk's rocket company will attempt to relaunch and recover a first stage booster that was already fired off in 2016. Should the operation succeed, flying into space would become significantly cheaper.
Space March 29, 2017
SpaceX has test-fired its Falcon 9 rocket poised to make history on Thursday as a demonstration of Musk's reusable rocket technology. The Thursday launch will mark its fourth launch so far in 2017.
Space March 28, 2017
The refurbished SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket gets a second shot in space. What does this mean for the future of space exploration, and can this finally make Elon Musk’s dream of space tourism come true?
Space March 25, 2017
SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft returned to Earth on March 19 and splashed into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California. The capsule brought back 5,400 pounds of cargo from the International Space Station.
Space March 20, 2017
SpaceX has delayed the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the EchoStar XXIII satellite due to poor weather conditions. The EchoStar XXIII is a commercial satellite, weighing about 12,500 pounds.
Space March 14, 2017
SpaceX is all set to launch its Falcon 9 rocket from the historic NASA launch pad 39A. Falcon 9 along with resupplies will also carry a superbug to ISS, in order to observe its mutation patterns.
Space February 18, 2017
Preliminary findings of a GAO report reflect cracks in the turbopumps of the Falcon 9 rocket, dubbing it an unacceptable risk of future manned launches. In response, SpaceX has committed to fixing the problem.
Space February 3, 2017
The Falcon 9 will be launched as an upgraded version of the same called Block 5 on Jan. 30. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed on Twitter. The new version of the Falcon 9, will be boosted by better thrusters and legs.
Space January 23, 2017
SpaceX starts off 2017 with a successful delivery of 10 Iridium satellites into low-Earth orbit, and perfectly lands Falcon 9 on a drone ship in the Pacific.
Space January 22, 2017
SpaceX has moved its scheduled Falcon 9 liftoff from Jan. 9 to Jan. 14 because of bad weather at its California launch site. This is supposed to be the company's first rocket launch since August 2016.
Space January 8, 2017
The Falcon 9 is ready for another launch on Monday, Jan. 9. What does this mean for SpaceX and Iridium?
Space January 7, 2017
SpaceX has announced Jan. 8 as the launch date of new satellites using the Falcon 9 rocket, which suspended its flight services following the Sept. 1 explosion. The company updated that the investigation into the explosion is complete after the problem has been identified as a burst in helium canisters.
Space January 4, 2017
Elon Musk's ambitious company SpaceX made history by successfully launching Falcon 9, sending a satellite into orbit, and safely landing upright in Cape Canaveral. Now, watch the historic scientific event that ushered in new possibilities for space exploration.
Space December 25, 2016
SpaceX will resume its flight schedule on Dec. 16, following the unfortunate explosion of its reusable Falcon 9 rocket. Iridium Communications will send 10 of its satellites aboard the Falcon 9 rocket into space, a spokesperson said.
Space December 6, 2016
A NASA advisory board has raised strong warnings regarding SpaceX’s unconventional fueling process, saying that the method may be at risk of future hazards. The spaceflight company reaffirms the method’s design.
Space November 7, 2016
Falcon 9 investigations are making progress in understanding the causes behind the September explosion. According to the SpaceX team, the helium load may have been responsible for the mishap.
Space October 29, 2016
Elon Musk has major plans for Mars, but they won't become a priority until SpaceX figures out what went wrong with the Falcon 9 test launch earlier this month.
Space September 29, 2016
SpaceX's recent Falcon 9 rocket explosion may have been triggered by a large breach in the vehicle's helium system, investigations revealed. The incident is not connected to last year's explosion, the company said.
Space September 23, 2016
SpaceX's Mars Colonial Transporter will have a huge range and can go beyond Mars, says Elon Musk. The CEO tweeted that the extra range and power have warranted a new name to the space ship.
Space September 20, 2016
After facing a major setback on Sept. 1, the Elon Musk-led SpaceX is planning to recover and return to flight immediately in November. But could they do it?
Space September 16, 2016
Blue Origin is keen on being a big player in the aerospace industry, announcing the reusable rocket New Glenn to take on SpaceX's Falcon 9. Is Jeff Bezos right to invest in reusable rockets?
Space September 13, 2016
Space Communication is seeking either $50 million or a free flight from SpaceX after last week's explosion of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's AMOS-6 satellite. The satellite was supposed to be part of Facebook's Internet.org initiative.
Space September 4, 2016
Thursday’s SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket incident at Cape Canaveral was a ‘fast fire,’ not an explosion. The perception of the explosion was discounted by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk in a tweet.
Space September 3, 2016
Facebook's venture to bring internet access to remote areas in the world has been hindered, as SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket exploded and destroyed the onboard satellite that was meant to get more people online.
Internet September 2, 2016
A Falcon 9 rocket scheduled for a test fire at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida suddenly exploded on Thursday, Sept. 1. The spacecraft was supposed to launch a communications satellite into orbit intended to be used by Facebook.
Space September 1, 2016