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SpaceX Dragon to Liftoff on June 1 with Cargo Supplies to ISS

Falcon Heavy Rocket will carry two private individuals to Moon next year by SpaceX and their names are kept secret (SpaceX)

SpaceX, US private space agency entrusted with cargo supply to International Space Station, will launch its 11th flight aboard the Dragon spacecraft to carry payload of resupply to the orbiting ISS tomorrow, June 1, 2017. The liftoff will be at 5:55 p.m. EDT from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the US space agency NASA said. ...

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ISRO postpones Demo Re-Usable Launch Vehicle Lift-off

Originally scheduled to be launched today, the prestigious Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD) being developed by Thumba-based Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) was delayed to April 2016 due to technical snags, said the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). RLV(TD) is miniscule prototype of India’s space shuttle that can return to earth after lofting off satellites in their orbit. More than ...

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Move Over Google, SpaceX Ponders 4,000-Satellite Internet Connectivity by 2022

SpaceX has sought official permission to go ahead with its ambitious worldwide internet connectivity program with a constellation of 4,000 satellites covering even the remotest region of the earth that may halt Google and Facebook in their threshold launching similar programs in the future. In its request to the Federal Communications Commission, Elon Musk of SpaceX wants to transform the ...

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Besides SpaceX, NASA Ropes in Boeing for Next ISS Crew Ferrying

NASA has given Boeing the go-ahead order to manufacture its crew rotation spacecraft to transport astronauts to the International Space Station in 2017, while SpaceX is likely to continue its ongong order until 2016. Based on the model to be presented by SpaceX and Boeing, NASA will decide whose space vehicle will ferry astronauts to ISS and return. The contract ...

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SpaceX to test life-saving crew capsule next week

SpaceX is set to blast off a crew capsule on May 6 to test an astronaut rescue system designed to save lives in case of an emergency in a human spaceflight, NASA said. “SpaceX is now targeting Wednesday, May 6, for a pad abort test of its Crew Dragon, a spacecraft under final development and certification through NASA’s Commercial Crew ...

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SpaceX Sixth Supply Mission to ISS by Falcon 9 Postponed Due to Bad Weather

Unviable weather conditions forced delay of the launch of SpaceX Sixth Cargo Supply mission to International Space Station, that includes supplies for astronauts and a coffee maker. SpaceX has postponed the planned launch of its Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon spacecraft to Tuesday, April 14, at 4:10:40 p.m. EDT, which will be covred live by NASA Television starting from ...

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Coffee Machine, C/o International Space Station, Please Acknowledge!

From “ISSpresso” coffee machine to improving LCD screens, a variety of research is headed to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the sixth SpaceX contracted resupply mission set for delivery this month. All systems are “go” for the launch of a SpaceX Dragon space capsule carrying NASA cargo to the ISS from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on ...

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SpaceX Launches World’s First All-Electric Satellite on Falcon 9

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket delivered the ABS 3A and EUTELSAT 115 West B all-electric satellites to a supersynchronous transfer orbit on Saturday, marking Falcon 9’s 16th launch and third mission this year. The Falcon 9 rocket carrying the most voluminous payload to date lifted off at 10:50pm EST from SpaceX’s Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. ...

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SpaceX’s Dragon Returns from ISS with Cargo

 SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean about 7:44 p.m. EST Tuesday 259 miles southwest of Long Beach, California, with nearly 3,700 pounds of cargo from the International Space Station (ISS). The Dragon spacecraft will be taken by ship to Long Beach, where some cargo will be removed and returned to NASA. Dragon will then be prepared ...

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SpaceX Latest DSCOVR Satellite Launch Delayed Again to Wednesday

After analyzing the weather conditions, SpaceX launch has beeen delayed owing to upper-level winds remaining in the red. “The data from the next-to-last balloon revealed conditions that are still outside the allowed limits,” said Steven Siceloff on behalf of the SpaceX and NASA teams. The next launch attempt of NOAA’s DSCOVR is on Wednesday at 6:03 p.m. EST, after upper-level ...

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SpaceX to Try ‘Risky Rocket Recovery’ Again This Morning

Though failed two months ago, SpaceX is unrelented to try again its ambitious “risky rocket recovery” by provisioning its first stage to detach and land back on earth on a floating hovership in the sea. The SpaceX is hoping that the risky landing on a sea platform would make its future launches more re-usable and its Falcon 9’s liftoff was ...

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Boeing, SpaceX to Build ‘Commercial Taxis’ to ISS for NASA

NASA has said that future manned spaceflights to the International Space Station (ISS) could save millions of dollars using spacecraft currently being developed by private US companies Boeing and SpaceX. The US agency’s commercial crew programme manager Kathy Lueders told a webcast press conference on Monday that the average cost to fly US astronauts on Boeing’s CST-100 and SpaceX’s Dragon ...

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SpaceX’s Dragon Cargo Mission Lifted Off but Risky Rocket Recovery Test ‘Fails’

Though US space company SpaceX launched its 5th cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) early on Saturday morning as expected, its experiment to recover the rocket after the first stage turned futile as expected by many experts, including the main designer himself. The SpaceX mission generated enthusiasm as it is for the first time that SpaceX was trying ...

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Antaras Racket Explodes Mid-air; 5000 Pounds of Supplies, Instruments to ISS Damaged

An unmanned spaceship operated by private firm Orbital Sciences Corp’s aboard Antares rocket with Cygnus cargo spacecraft blew up mid-air at 6:22 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28. The mid-air accident occurred at Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, said NASA in a statement. The contractor of the porject Orbital Sciences Corp. said ...

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What is SpaceX and Where Did it go Wrong?

#spaceX rocket blew up 🙁 pic.twitter.com/u41286gstr — Mandy (@EthansMommy17) August 22, 2014 SpaceX, founded in 2002, designs, manufactures and launches space rockets and spacecraft, in the private sector to enable people transport to other planets in the future. The latest test flight of falco9r, (Falcon 9 Reusable Dev-1) had 3 engines and exploded. SpaceX’s space vehicle Falcon 9 made history in ...

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