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SpaceX’s Elon Musk sees ‘fundamental goodness’ in 60-satellite Starlink launch

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says tonight’s scheduled launch of 60 Starlink satellites is aimed at spreading “fundamental goodness” in the form of high-speed internet access for the billions of people who currently don’t have it. The first full stack of Starlink satellites is packed in the nose cone of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that’s set to lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 11 p.m. ET (8 p.m. PT). At roughly 18.5 tons, the total payload mass sets a record for a SpaceX liftoff, Musk said ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Musk, SpaceX Falcon, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, StarLink


SpaceX to launch first satellites for Musk's Starlink internet service

The billionaire entrepreneur and chief executive officer of Tesla Inc was set to brief reporters on the Starlink satellite-based internet business ahead of the launch from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 10:30 p.m. The first 60 Starlink satellites are stacked together atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Musk plans to send as many as 12,000 satellites into space as soon as 2024 to make high-speed internet available from space across the world. In February, satellites built by Air...
Tags: Florida, Science, Airbus, Musk, SpaceX Falcon, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, OneWeb, StarLink, Tesla Inc


How to watch SpaceX's Starlink satellite launch

SpaceX will launch 60 Starlink satellites into orbit on Wednesday, the first step in the company's plan to build a global satellite internet network. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, launching from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, will carry the satellites. SEE ALSO: SpaceX just blasted a critical NASA instrument into spaceThe first launch window is from a 10:30 p.m. ET Wednesday until 12:00 a.m. Thursday. Failing that, a second launch window opens...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, Nasa, Falcon, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, StarLink, Spacex Starlink Tech


SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket sends climate probe, organs on a chip to space station

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket sent a robotic Dragon cargo capsule on the first leg of its trip to the International Space Station, loaded up with more than two tons of supplies — including NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-3 and scores of other science experiments. Liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida came exactly when it had to, at 2:48 a.m. ET May 4 (11:48 p.m. PT May 3). The previous night’s launch attempt had to be called off due to power problems on SpaceX’s drone landing sh...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, Nasa, International Space Station, Falcon, Atlantic Ocean, SpaceX Falcon, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Orbiting Carbon Observatory


SpaceX admits its spacecraft blew up in accident – but does not explain why

SpaceX has confirmed that one of its rockets blew up in a mysterious accident – but has not revealed what happened.The company and its primary customer, Nasa, have spent the two weeks since a spectacular explosion of its new crew capsule saying very little about what took place.Nasa expects to rely on the spacecraft to transport astronauts into space in the future, and its success is vital to the space programme. But it has revealed next to nothing about what exactly went wrong.Now Hans Koenigsm...
Tags: Spacex, Science, US, Nasa, Earth, Atlantic, Orlando Sentinel, Boeing Co, SpaceX Falcon, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Hans Koenigsmann, Bob Behnken, Koenigsmann, Doug Hurley, Elon Musk When


SpaceX admits its spacecraft blew up in secretive accident – but does not say why

SpaceX has confirmed that one of its rocket blew up in a secretive, mysterious accident – but not what happened.The company and its primary customer, Nasa, have spent the two weeks since a spectacular explosion of its new crew capsule saying very little about what happened.Nasa expects to rely on the spacecraft to transport astronauts into space in the future, and its success is vital to the space programme. But it has revealed very little about what exactly went wrong.Now Hans Koenigsmann, vice...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, Earth, Atlantic, Orlando Sentinel, Boeing Co, SpaceX Falcon, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Hans Koenigsmann, Bob Behnken, Koenigsmann, Doug Hurley, Elon Musk When


SpaceX escape engines were test fired before mishap: panel

By Joey Roulette ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - A NASA safety panel said on Thursday that Saturday's accident on a SpaceX astronaut capsule happened after eight engines were test fired, but offered scant details on what caused the mishap or the extent of the damage. NASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel told reporters Elon Musk's rocket company continues to investigate the cause of the 'anomaly' during a test of engines designed to propel the crew to safety at Cape Canaveral Air ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Nasa, Orlando, Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla Reuters, Joey Roulette


SpaceX's Crew Dragon Suffers 'Anomaly' During Testing at Cape Canaveral

One of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon crew capsules suffered an “anomaly” on the launch pad at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station while testing its engines on Saturday, with Florida Today posting an image of “orange plumes” rising from the launchpad and noting “unconfirmed reports” that the capsule was destroyed.Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, Technology, Nasa, Rockets, Cape Canaveral, Commercial Crew Program, Crew Dragon, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station


Elon Musk's SpaceX suffers capsule anomaly during Florida tests

Elon Musk's SpaceX suffered an anomaly in one of its Crew Dragon capsules while conducting engine tests at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Saturday, the company said. "The initial tests completed successfully but the final test resulted in an anomaly on the test stand," the company said in a statement. The issue was earlier reported by Florida Today, which said orange smoke was seen rising above SpaceX's facilities, and that the anomaly was contained with no injuries.
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station


Smoke seen for miles as SpaceX Crew Dragon suffers 'anomaly' at Cape Canaveral

A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule suffered an anomaly during a routine test fire at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the 45th Space Wing confirmed today.
Tags: Science, Cape Canaveral, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station


SpaceX booster accidentally falls into ocean after rough conditions

On Thursday, SpaceX landed three of its booster rockets in one very impressive feat.While the two side boosters landed safely on the ground at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the center core landed out in the Atlantic Ocean on the "Of Course I Still Love You" droneship.SEE ALSO: SpaceX landed three of its boosters for the first time, and yep, it was impressiveThat meant SpaceX had to go and retrieve the booster, but sadly, rough conditions on the seas resulted in the booster accidentally f...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, Falcon Heavy, Atlantic Ocean, Port Canaveral, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station


SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy center core booster falls over on ship amid heavy seas

Mother Nature has splashed cold water over SpaceX’s triumphant triple booster landing in the wake of last week’s Falcon Heavy rocket launch. Literally. After sending the Arabsat-6 telecommunications satellite on the first leg of its journey to geostationary orbit on Thursday, the three first-stage rocket cores went their separate ways. Two side boosters touched down safely at SpaceX’s Landing Zones 1 and 2 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, not far from their launch pad. The center core landed...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Falcon Heavy, Atlantic Ocean, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Arabsat


SpaceX landed three of its boosters for the first time, and yep, it was impressive

Three is certainly a magic number.SpaceX landed three of its Falcon Heavy rocket boosters for the first time on Thursday, as part of a mission which was delayed from the day before due to bad weather.SEE ALSO: The black hole photo you've seen everywhere is thanks to this MIT grad's algorithmThe Falcon Heavy launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 6:35 p.m. EDT, carrying the Arabsat-6A communications satellite in its payload.Eight minutes after takeoff, the spaceflight company la...
Tags: Europe, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, Nasa, Falcon Heavy, Cape Canaveral, Atlantic Ocean, Falcons, Middle East Africa, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Alexandra Smith, Engin Bozkurt, Caley Burke


Elon Musk's SpaceX sends world's most powerful rocket on first commercial flight

The 23-story-tall Heavy, which previously launched Musk’s cherry red Tesla roadster to space in a 2018 debut test flight, blasted off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center carrying its first customer payload. "T plus 33 seconds into flight, under the power of 5.1 million pounds of thrust, Falcon Heavy is headed to space," SpaceX launch commentator John Insprucker said on a livestream. Roughly three minutes after clearing the pad, Heavy’s two side boosters separated from the core rocket for a syn...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, Falcon Heavy, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Hawthorne California, John Insprucker


Watch the U.S. Air Force launch a new satellite live right here

It's been an eventful week for spaceflight, with the biggest news being the hotly anticipated launch of the Soyuz rocket carrying a pair of NASA astronauts going smoothly on Thursday, but we're not done yet. The U.S. Air Force is about to close out the week with the launch of a shiny new Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) communications satellite, and it's using a Delta IV rocket from United Launch Alliance to make it happen. The launch, which will be the second Delta IV launch from ULA th...
Tags: Florida, Science, Australia, Nasa, Canada, United States, Air Force, Ula, United Launch Alliance, U S Air Force, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Wideband Global SATCOM


Israel joins rush to the moon as first lunar lander launched by Elon Musk's Space X

ASpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel's first lunar lander on a mission that if successful will make the Jewish state only the fourth nation to achieve a controlled touchdown on the moon's surface. The unmanned robotic lander dubbed Beresheet - Hebrew for the biblical phrase "in the beginning" - soared into space from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at about 8.45 pm.EST (1.45 GMT Friday) atop the 23-story-tall rocket. Beresheet, about the...
Tags: Japan, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, Indonesia, California, China, India, Israel, US, Nasa, Earth, United States, European Space Agency, Falcon


Israel's first lunar lander launched into space from Florida

Hebrew for the biblical phrase "in the beginning" - soared into space from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at about 8:45 p.m. EST (0145 GMT Friday) atop the 23-story-tall rocket. Beresheet was jettisoned into Earth orbit about 34 minutes after launch, followed 15 minutes later by the release of the two satellites, according to a SpaceX webcast of the event. Just minutes after blastoff, the Falcon 9's nine-engine suborbital main-stage booster separated from the upper stage, flew back to Ea...
Tags: Florida, Science, Israel, Earth, Falcon, Atlantic Ocean, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Beresheet


SpaceX launches moon lander, lands booster despite tough conditions

SpaceX had another successful launch on Thursday night, despite some tough conditions. Its Falcon 9 launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, where a trio of spacecraft, including a moon lander, came along for the ride. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk says Mars round trip could cost only $100,000 one day Lift off took place at 8:45 p.m. ET, at the beginning of the 32-minute launch window. Liftoff! pic.twitter.com/Cd8nGQwrhd — SpaceX (@SpaceX) February 22, 2019 Bad weather threatened...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, China, Mars, Falcon, Atlantic Ocean, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Air Force Research Laboratory, Nusantara Satu


SpaceX rocket launched carrying Israel's first lunar lander

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel's first lunar lander on a mission that if successful will make the Jewish state only the fourth nation to ever to achieve a controlled touchdown on the moon's surface. The unmanned robotic lander dubbed Beresheet - Hebrew for the biblical phrase "in the beginning" - soared into space from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at about 8:45 p.m. EST (0145 GMT Friday) atop th...
Tags: Florida, Science, Israel, Cape, SpaceX Falcon, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, CANAVERAL Fla Reuters


First flights for SpaceX and Boeing space taxis face further delays, NASA says

NASA says the flight test schedule for space taxis designed by SpaceX and Boeing to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station has been stretched out further, as expected. And it wouldn't be surprising if additional postponements occur in the coming weeks and months. The schedule announced today calls for SpaceX to launch its Crew Dragon capsule from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on an uncrewed demonstration flight to the station on March 2. Boeing, meanwhile, ...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, Nasa, International Space Station, Boeing, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station


Israeli lunar lander passes tests in preparation for SpaceX launch to the moon

The managers of Israel's first mission to the moon say their lunar lander has passed a crucial set of tests in preparation for February's launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with an assist from a Seattle space company. SpaceIL's lander — which has been dubbed Beresheet, the Hebrew word for "In the Beginning" — is scheduled for liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida no earlier than Feb. 18. Mission success would make Israel the fourth nation to execute a soft landing...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, Israel, Seattle, SpaceX Falcon, United States Russia, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station


Relativity Space gets a historic place to use for its Cape Canaveral launch pad in Florida

Relativity Space, the California-based rocket startup that got its start in Seattle, has won Air Force clearance to build its Florida launch facility on a site that saw service during NASA’s Apollo and Gemini programs in the 1960s. The lease agreement gives Relativity Space exclusive use of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Launch Complex 16 — which was first used for Titan missile launches, and then for Gemini crew processing and static firing tests of the Apollo service module’s propulsion en...
Tags: Florida, Science, California, Nasa, Air Force, Seattle, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station


Boeing-Lockheed's Vulcan rocket design 'nearly fully mature'

A joint venture between Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp will conduct the final design review for its new flagship Vulcan rocket within months, it said on Wednesday, as the aerospace company heads for a showdown with Elon Musk's SpaceX and others in the launch services market. The final design review is a crucial milestone as the company, United Launch Alliance (ULA), tries to move into full production ahead of a first flight in spring 2021 after slipping from its initial 2019 timetable. ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Reuters, Boeing Co, Lockheed Martin Corp, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Boeing Lockheed, United Launch Alliance ULA, Dane Drefke


SpaceX Launches Super-Accurate Next-Gen GPS Satellite for US Air Force

The United States' venerable Global Positioning System (GPS) is about to get a shot in the arm. The first advanced, next-generation "GPS III" satellite soared into space today (Dec. 23) atop a two-stage SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 8:51 a.m. EST (1351 GMT) after nearly a week of delays. The spacecraft, dubbed "Vespucci," was deployed into medium Earth orbit about 2 hours after liftoff.
Tags: Florida, Science, United States, US Air Force, SpaceX Falcon, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Vespucci


High Winds Delay SpaceX Launch of Advanced GPS Navigation Satellite

The launch of a SpaceX rocket carrying advanced GPS satellite for the U.S. Air Force on Saturday (Dec. 22) has been delayed for 24 hours by high winds over the mission's Florida launch site, company officials said. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was minutes from launching the new GPS III SV01 satellite, the first of a new breed of U.S. navigation satellites, from a pad at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (liftoff was set for 9:21 a.m. EST, or 1421 GMT) when the company officially stood dow...
Tags: Florida, Science, SpaceX Falcon, U S Air Force, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station


One Rocket Launch Remains on Today's Schedule After Three Delays

Update for Dec. 18, 9:40 a.m. EST: There will be just one launch today after a weather issue has forced Arianespace to stand down today's Soyuz launch, a ground infrastructure issue has forced Blue Origin to stand down today's New Shepard launch, and SpaceX ran out of time in its window for a Falcon 9 launch. At 9:34 a.m. EST (1434 GMT), SpaceX plans to launch a next-generation GPS satellite for the U.S. Air Force from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Nineteen minutes later, at 9:3...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Falcon, U S Air Force, West Texas, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Arianespace, Florida Nineteen


You Can Watch THREE Rocket Launches Online Today By SpaceX, Blue Origin & More!

Update for Dec. 18, 9:05 a.m. EST: There will be only two launches today after a weather issue has forced Arianespace to stand down today's Soyuz launch and a ground infrastructure issue has forced Blue Origin to stand down today's New Shepard launch. At 9:34 a.m. EST (1434 GMT), SpaceX plans to launch a next-generation GPS satellite for the U.S. Air Force from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Nineteen minutes later, at 9:30 a.m. EST (1430 GMT), Blue Origin's suborbital New Shepard...
Tags: Spacex, Science, U S Air Force, West Texas, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Arianespace, Florida Nineteen


You Can Watch FOUR Rocket Launches Online Today By SpaceX, Blue Origin & More!

At 9:11 a.m. EST (1411 GMT), SpaceX plans to launch a next-generation GPS satellite for the U.S. Air Force from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Nineteen minutes later, at 9:30 a.m. EST (1430 GMT), Blue Origin's suborbital New Shepard capsule will take to the skies from West Texas on the 10th uncrewed test flight of the reusable vehicle. You can watch both missions live here at Space.com, or directly via SpaceX and Blue Origin.
Tags: Spacex, Science, U S Air Force, West Texas, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida Nineteen


SpaceX sends cargo ship to space station, and then Falcon 9 booster spins and swims

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket sent a robotic Dragon cargo capsule into orbit today from Florida to deliver 5,600 pounds of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station, just two days after a different Falcon 9 launched 64 satellites from a pad across the country. The primary mission was an undeniable hit, but this time around, SpaceX’s attempt to have the Falcon 9’s first-stage booster touch down on a landing pad was a miss. Today’s liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station might h...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, International Space Station, Falcon, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station


Watch NASA Launch Its Sun-Skimming Parker Solar Probe

The Parker Solar Probe blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sunday, setting itself on course to become both the fastest human craft ever launched (in the neighborhood of 430,000 miles per hour) and the first to probe the outer corona of the sun.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Florida, Science, Technology, Nasa, Physics, Sun, Solar System, Astrophysics, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Parker Solar Probe, Solar Physics



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