Category Archives: SpaceX

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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More details on Red Dragon future flight schedule

After breaking news about close plans for unmanned Mars mission of Red Dragon in 2018, Elon Musk unveils more details. According to "Washington Post" CEO of SpaceX, Elon Musk, unveiled more details about his future plans of Mars exploration with unmanned missions of Martian spacecraft Red Dragon. Elon Musk after announcing on Facebook on April…
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NRO welcomes SpaceX !

SpaceX was awarded with contract for launch services for National Reconnaissance Office. Contract covers single launch planned on May 2017 under code name NROL-76, but it is possible that is only beginning of the cooperation between SpaceX and NRO. According to Spacenews.com, SpaceX signed agreement for one launch on May 2017. It will be first…
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Countdown for commercial Mars exploration started !

Elon Musk and his SpaceX announced on Facebook that their first Mars mission is planned for 2018. Maybe most surprising news in 2016 - SpaceX is targeting for 2018 with their first unmanned Mars mission. It means that only two years separate us from the moment when first commercial company will reach Mars with their…
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Third SES-9 launch attempt not successful – current status “TBD”

SpaceX and SES-9 are really bad luck - third launch attempt was halted due the problems with LOX temperature just before lift-off. SES-9, launch cancelled - it starting to sound like deja vu. Again mission was aborted, but this time it seemed that engines will not even start. Next launch window was not announced, SpaceX…
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