Tag: Falcon 9

SpaceX Falcon 9 Zuma Mission Failed, Rumors Say: Fate Of Mysterious Satellite Unknown

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

SpaceX Cuts Live Broadcast Of Falcon 9 Launch To Protect Zuma Mission Secret

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

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Debut May Be Delayed After Falcon 9 Launch With Mysterious Zuma Payload Pushed Back Again

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 Starts 2018 With Falcon 9 Rocket Launch For Classified Zuma Mission

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

Photographer Captures Amazing Time-Lapse Of SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch

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

SpaceX Rocket Launch Leaves Glowing Cloud Mistaken As Proof Of UFO

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 Delivers Dragon Capsule Payload To The International Space Station: Christmas Presents, Mice, And More Fly Into Space

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 To Make 4,800-Pound Delivery To ISS With Reused Falcon 9 Rocket, Dragon Cargo Capsule

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 Set To Launch Mysterious Zuma Mission: How To Watch

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 Successfully Lands Another Rocket After Launching Korean Communication Satellite

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

SpaceX Shoots For Third Falcon 9 Launch In Barely 2 Weeks

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's Second Falcon 9 Rocket Landing A Success: Blasts Into Space, Returns Within 48 Hours

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 Launches Bulgaria's First Communications Satellite Into Orbit

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

Falcon 9 Static Fire Test Sparks Brush Fire Near Launchpad 39A

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

Elysium Space Seeks To Send Your Loved One’s Cremated Remains Into Space Via SpaceX Rocket

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 Manages To Recover Falcon 9 First Stage Rocket Used To Launch US Spy Satellite

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

SpaceX Successfully Launches Spy Satellite And Nails Rocket Landing In 1st Mission For Defense Department

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 All Set To Launch US Spy Satellite Atop Falcon 9 On Sunday

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 Saving Significant Costs By Reusing Falcon 9 Rockets

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 Successfully Launches Satellite With Its First Recycled Rocket

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

Why Is SpaceX's Next Rocket Launch A Huge Deal?

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 Conducts Hot-Fire Test Ahead Of First Reusable Rocket's Historic Thursday Launch

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

Elon Musk, SpaceX Set To Re-Launch Used Falcon 9 Rocket Next Week

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

Dragon Spacecraft Returns To Earth With 5400 Pounds Of Space Station Cargo

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 Delays Launch Of Falcon 9 Due To Bad Weather Conditions

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 All Set To Launch Falcon 9 From Historic NASA Pad, But Why Is The Rocket Carrying Superbug To Space

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

Government Investigators Sound Alarm Over Defect In SpaceX Rocket Engines

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

SpaceX 'Upgraded Falcon 9' Will Launch EchoStar Communications Satellite, Confirms Elon Musk

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

LOOK: SpaceX Shares Amazing Photos Of Perfect Falcon 9 Landing

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

Falcon 9 Launch Postponed To January 14: Bad Weather Caused SpaceX To Push Back Launch Date

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

Falcon 9 Is All Systems Go With January 9 Launch Attempt: What This Means For SpaceX And Iridium

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 Wraps Up Falcon 9 Investigation, Returns To Flight With Jan. 8 Iridium Satellite Launch

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

WATCH: SpaceX Makes History: Here's A Look Back At The Monumental Falcon 9 Landing

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 Could Launch Falcon 9 Rocket On December 16: Iridium

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

Why Is A NASA Advisory Panel Concerned About SpaceX's Falcon 9 Fueling Process?

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 Update: SpaceX Still Looking For Exact Cause Of Explosion But On Track With Other Launches

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 Might Have Plans For Mars, But Falcon 9 Explosion Investigation Remains SpaceX's Top Priority

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

Helium Tank Breach Likely Triggered Falcon 9 Rocket Explosion: SpaceX

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

'Well Beyond’ Mars: Elon Musk Reveals SpaceX’s Mars Colonial Transporter Capable Of Going Further Than The Red Planet

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

Could SpaceX Resume Its Falcon 9 Rocket Launch In November?

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 Announces Massive New Glenn Rocket: Is There Really A Market For Reusable Rockets?

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

SpaceCom Wants $50M Or Free Flight From SpaceX After Its Satellite Was Destroyed By Falcon 9 Explosion

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 initiative.

Space September 4, 2016

SpaceX Incident A Fast Fire, Not An Explosion, Says Elon Musk

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 Efforts To Spread Internet Access Delayed After SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Explosion

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

Watch Video Of SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Explosion: What Are The Implications Of This Unfortunate Event On Space Industry?

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

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