falcon 9

  1. AlphaAtlas

    SpaceX Breaks Records With Falcon 9 Launch

    On Monday, SpaceX successfully launched a rocket carrying 64 small satellites. While this doesn't top the 104-satellite record set by an Indian rocket last year, it did set the record for the highest number of satellites ever launched by a U.S. rocket. It was also SpaceX's 19th launch this year...
  2. DooKey

    NASA Signs Off on SpaceX’s “Load-And-Go” Procedure for Crew Launches

    NASA has signed off on the load-and-go procedure for crew launches that SpaceX uses with their Falcon 9 rocket to get more fuel onboard and increase rocket thrust. This is an important step in gaining final approval for the Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 rocket configuration. In the event there is...
  3. DooKey

    The First Privately-Funded Unmanned Spacecraft Might Land on the Moon in February

    An Israeli company is going to be the first to land a privately-funded unmanned spacecraft on the moon if everything goes to plan early next year. SpaceIL originally started this project as part of the Google Lunar XPrize, but they along with all the other competitors weren't able to make the...
  4. DooKey

    SpaceX’s Final Upgrade to its Falcon 9 Rocket isn’t Quite Final

    Earlier this month SpaceX launched its new Block 5 Falcon 9 and this new rocket is supposed to fly 10 times each with minimal refurb in between. Further, the rocket is supposed to be crew capable, but the recent launch didn't include crucial changes required to gain certification. The back story...
  5. DooKey

    SpaceX Postpones First Commercial Launch of Updated Falcon 9 Rocket

    SpaceX postponed its planned launch of their Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket yesterday after an automatic launch shutdown occurred. They aren't sure what caused the shutdown, however, they are going to try again today to launch this updated rocket. Further, the latest Falcon 9 is approved for Crewed...
  6. DooKey

    SpaceX Increasing Launch Cadence as Promised

    Last year SpaceX set a new launch record of 18 missions and their COO said they would increase their cadence by 50 percent this year. Believe it or not they are rocking those launches and should be on track to launch almost 30 missions this year. Further, the expectation is to beat that number...
  7. DooKey

    Latest SpaceX Advantage is Auto Self-Destruct

    SpaceX has worked with the Air Force to design and deploy a new system that allows their rockets to self-destruct without intervention from a range safety officer. This is an important feature because it will allow rockets to be launched into polar orbit from Cape Canaveral because they won't...
  8. FrgMstr

    What the Hell California - Part 2

    Following up on our first hand pictures we shot last week of the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch in California, I have seen some fairly crappy documentation of it, but this video from Jesse Watson over on Vimeo is top shelf coverage! Check out the video.
  9. M

    SpaceX Successfully Launches Dragon Mission to ISS

    SpaceX has successfully launched its CRS-12 mission with the Dragon spacecraft carrying 6,400 pounds of supplies and equipment for the International Space Station. The Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) will be the last flight the company contracted with NASA for this particular program. This...
  10. M

    SpaceX Relaunches Used Rocket

    CBS news reports the previously used Falcon 9 rocket has successfully launched the first stage rocket on its second flight, sending BulgariaSat-1, the first Bulgarian satellite into orbit from Kennedy Space Center. The rocket landed on a offshore droneship a few hundred miles east of Cape...