Category: Falcon 9

SpaceX achieves key safety milestone for crewed flight with 10th parachute test 0

SpaceX achieves key safety milestone for crewed flight with 10th parachute test

SpaceX is closing out the year with an achievement that should help it keep on track to fly astronauts on board one of its spacecraft next year. The Elon Musk-led space company finished its...

Max Q: Launches from SpaceX, Boeing and the ESA 0

Max Q: Launches from SpaceX, Boeing and the ESA

Max Q is a new weekly newsletter all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Sundays in your inbox. Typically, the holiday season is a slow one in the tech industry...

SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket and lands the booster, but misses the fairing catch 0

SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket and lands the booster, but misses the fairing catch

SpaceX has successfully launched its 13th rocket this year, and its 11th Falcon 9 (the company also flew two Falcon Heavy missions in 2019). The launch included the re-use of a twice flown Falcon...

Watch SpaceX launch a Boeing-built satellite and attempt to recover its spacecraft fairing live 0

Watch SpaceX launch a Boeing-built satellite and attempt to recover its spacecraft fairing live

SpaceX is launching yet another rocket this evening – its 13th this year. This Falcon 9 launch is set for liftoff sometime during a window that’ll last for just over an hour, and that...

Kepler to launch two batches of nanosatellites aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 0

Kepler to launch two batches of nanosatellites aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9

Small satellite startup Kepler Communications is teaming up with SpaceX to make good on its deployment goals for its first nanosatellite constellation. SpaceX will carry two separate batches of nanosatellites from Kepler aboard its...

Max Q: SpaceX and Rocket Lab launch rockets and X-Wings take flight 0

Max Q: SpaceX and Rocket Lab launch rockets and X-Wings take flight

Sign up here to receive Max Q weekly in your inbox, starting December 15. This week saw a ton of activity in the space industry, with multiple launches, key preparations for commercial crew missions,...

Rocket Lab readies Electron for the first launch with rocket recovery systems on board 0

Rocket Lab readies Electron for its first launch with rocket recovery systems on board

Update: Running Out of Fingers has launched successfully! We’ll know more about the results of the recovery system study soon. Rocket Lab is getting ready to fly its tenth mission, delayed from its first...

SpaceX successfully launches re-used Dragon cargo capsule for its third trip to the Space Station 0

SpaceX successfully launches re-used Dragon cargo capsule for its third trip to the Space Station

SpaceX has launched its nineteenth resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on behalf of NASA. The launch took place at 12:29 PM EST (9:29 AM PST) from Cape Canaveral in Florida, with...

SpaceX nears milestone on key crew launch system test 0

SpaceX nears milestone on key crew launch system test

SpaceX is keeping relatively close to schedule on one of the bold timelines pronounced by its CEO Elon Musk – an unusual but welcome twist from the company’s track record of sticking to its...

Watch SpaceX launch a new ‘robot hotel’ and more to the Space Station live 0

Watch SpaceX launch a new ‘robot hotel’ and more to the Space Station live

It’s take two for SpaceX’s CRS-19 mission, the 19th Commercial Resupply Mission (see how that works?) it’s flying under contract with NASA. The goal of these missions is to ferry supplies, experimental materials and...

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