Category Archives: SpaceX

Busy December for SpaceX

Upcoming December seems to be most important month for SpaceX in 2017. Lead by Elon Musk company still suffers for delays caused by Disaster of Falcon-9 with Amos-6 on September 1, 2016. Destroyed during explosion Launch Pad 40 at Cape Canaveral, forced SpaceX to move all launches to LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. Plan which…
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Falcon Heavy after core stage fire test

SpaceX informed about successful fire test of the core of their Falcon Heavy rocket at McGregor facility in Texas. Company announced on own Twitter profile and confirmed that it took place yesterday at their facility located in McGregor in Texas. Center core stage of the rocket was installed on test tower and its propulsion was fired. It…
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Second launch of already used Falcon-9 rocket planned for June

SpaceX already planned another launch of Falcon-9 rocket with first stage adopted from already launched vehicle. This time under the fairing we will see first in the history Bulgarian communications satellite - BulgariaSat-1. First Bulgarian satellite will be communications and broadcasting spacecraft. Contracted to Space Systems/Loral in 2014 is based on SSL-1300 satellite bus and is equipped with …
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Busy weekend in space – WGS-9 launched, Dragon unberthed

It was busy time for NASA, SpaceX and United Launch Alliance. ULA managed to deliver to orbit WGS-9 military communications satellite on the top of the Delta IV, NASA and SpaceX performed successfully unberthing of Dragon cargo spacecraft from International Space Station. Launch of Delta IV was planned as part of program of updating communications…
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Elon Musk announces about new Lunar mission

After breathtaking vision of Mars colonization presented during International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara on 27 September 2016, Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX gave us only a short break. Now it seems that it was only calm before storm. Plans for upcoming SpaceX's lunar mission were announced on February 27, 2017 during call with reporters. Elon Musk…
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Dragon mission swapped with Echostar-23 !

Yesterday SpaceX said that the first Falcon 9 rocket which will be launched from will deliver to space Dragon cargo spacecraft instead Echostar-23 communications satellite.  Launch will be performed from rented two years ago Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on 15th February 2017 It will be first launch from Florida since explosion…
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Delay of first flight of crewed Dragon spacecraft

According to NASA flight schedule published on 12 December, first flight for manned version of Dragon spacecraft is delayed. It is second delayed test flight under  NASA's Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program - in May Boeing announced about delay with their CST-100 spacecraft. Surely it is not situation, which could be called desirable both by…
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Waiting for Musk – will we got anything new from SpaceX CEO?

Today is big day for Elon Musk - CEO of SpaceX promised on April 2016 to unveil during 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara more details about his plans of Mars colonization. Information about today was given when Musk announced on Facebook profile of SpaceX, that Company set date of first mission to Mars for 2018.…
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