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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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New opening – Blue Origin announces their new launch vehicle !

Yesterday Blue Origin along with Jeff Bezos announced that company will start developing new heavy rocket to conduct first test flight before end of this decade from Launch Complex 36 at Cape Canaveral. Everything started from email sent by Jeff Bezos, who explains whole sense of new project. New launch vehicle is impressive in its technical specification,…
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CRS-9 Dragon returned after 37 days in space !

SpaceX Dragon, unmanned cargo spacecraft, returned yesterday from LEO orbit where it has spent over one month docked to Earth facing Harmony module of International Space Station. It was end of the CRS-9 mission, which covered among others delivering to ISS 2257 kg of supplies, including weighing almost half ton International Docking Adapter. After extracting…
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Falcon-9 FT exploded before test fire at Cape Canaveral

SpaceX Falcon-9 FT with Israeli communication satellite Amos-6 belonging to Spacecom Ltd. exploded at Cape Canaveral before ultimate trial before launch planned for 3rd September at 07:00 GMT. This test fire was planned to be conducted at Complex 40 launch pad. This accident happened over 14 months after failure CRS-7 mission on June 2015. This time Falcon-9 failed…
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JCSAT-16 mission accomplished !

SpaceX is celebrating successful launch of the JCSAT-16 and perfect landing on the droneship. JCSAT-16 is C and Ku band broadcasting satellite designed and manufactured by Space Systems/Loral (under contract signed in 2014) for Tokyo based SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation. Spacecraft will cover with its range Asia, Russia, Oceania, Middle East and North America with onboard 26 C and…
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Boeing CST-100 reaching next milestone – thrusters after hot fire tests !

Manufacturer of the propulsion system of future manned spacecraft delivering astronauts to International Space Station under CCDev NASA program, Aerojet Rocketdyne, had already finished hot fire tests of engines, which will power Boeing CST-100. As we know Boeing flagship is part of the contract with NASA for creating next generation manned spacecraft. Program is known widely…
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Dragon CRS-9 docked to ISS Harmony module

SpaceX Dragon docked successfully to Harmony module after over 48 hours space journey for International Space Station. Dragon was launched on atop of Falcon-9 FT rocket from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral AFS on July 18, 2016. It was planned that spacecraft will wait on orbit, until Russian cargo spacecraft Progress MS-03 will reach ISS and…
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CRS-9 is getting close !

Falcon-9 1.2v remains ready at SLC-40 launch site at Cape Canaveral AFS with Dragon robotic cargo spacecraft under payload fairing. Only hours are separating us from beginning of the CRS-9 mission to International Space Station. According to weather forecasts given yesterday for Cape Canaveral, we have cloudless sky, mild wind and warm air-everything seems to…
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Falcon-9 FT launched from SLC-40, Dragon delivered to orbit !

There was no surprise - Falcon-9 FT was successfully launched and delivered Dragon unmanned robotic cargo spacecraft to parking orbit. Spacecraft already started its journey to International Space Station with 2400 kg of payload including supplies, scientific experiments and International Docking Adapter inside unpressurized trunk in service module. At 04:21 GMT Falcon-9 FT was still…
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