Category Archives: Falcon-9

Now Everyone Can Monitor Elon Musk’s Roadster and Starman in Orbit

When Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket earlier this month, there was a very unique payload on board: a mannequin driver called Starman sitting in a Tesla Roadster. The vehicle has a massive elliptical orbit; one that is expected to bring the Roadster close to Mars and then back toward Earth. Space and…
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Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)

A launch of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is planned for April 2018. NASA is ahead of the game and has already sent the TESS to Florida to prepare for the trip. The TESS arrived on a truck to Kennedy Space center on February 12th. The TSS has been in Virginia for an entire…
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Next Falcon 9 Rocket Launch Delayed by SpaceX

Elon Musk’s SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch has been delayed again and is now scheduled for no earlier than February 21. This marks the second delay faced by the rocket, both of which were for the completion of additional checks. The Falcon 9 rocket was originally scheduled for launch from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in…
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Falcon 9 Certified by NASA for Science-Based Missions

NASA’s 2019 budget proposal was filled with a few surprises, including the revelation that it had certified the SpaceX Flacon 9 for certain categories for science missions. The report noted that SpaceX had successfully attained Category 2 certification in January of 2018, as required by the Launch Services Program. This certification is specific to the…
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Reusable technology with first full success !

It is not hard to write simple summary of the SES-10/Falcon-9 mission; SpaceX managed to show that reusable technology is not a myth. It was second launch of first stage of Falcon-9 rocket which managed to land on drone ship for the second time in its service history. This is true success of this mission in spite…
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Recovered first stage of Falcon-9 1.2v ready to go again !

Elon Musk announced on Twitter results of inspection of recovered first stage of Falcon rocket. To remind - on 22 December 2015 SpaceX could say almost that they reached next milestone in their way to Mars. After successful launch and separation from second stage of Falcon-9 1.2v, first stage performed autonomous landing on landing zone…
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