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SpaceX launches re-flown fairing for the first time and breaks a Falcon 9 booster re-use record

SpaceX launches re-flown fairing for the first time and breaks a Falcon 9 booster re-use record SpaceX successfully launched its first batch of production Starlink satellites today, sending 60 of the small satellites to their target orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. These 60 satellites follow 60 launched in May, but whereas […]

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Elon Musk says SpaceX’s Starship could fly for as little as $2 million per launch

Elon Musk says SpaceX’s Starship could fly for as little as million per launch SpaceX’s goal has long been to achieve truly reusable rocket launch capabilities, and for good reason: The company anticipates huge cost savings through re-usable rocketry, vs. expendable launch vehicles, which SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has described as a […]

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SpaceX ‘getting ready’ to fly orbital Starship design with new FCC filing

SpaceX ‘getting ready’ to fly orbital Starship design with new FCC filing SpaceX is taking the steps necessary to begin test flying the orbital-class version of its Starship spacecraft, with new documents filed by the company (via Teslarati) with the FCC seeking necessary permissions for it to communicate with the prototype while […]

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SpaceX untethered StarHopper ‘hop’ test flight aborted after engines briefly flare

SpaceX untethered StarHopper ‘hop’ test flight aborted after engines briefly flare SpaceX encountered a snag in an attempted test key to the development of its next-generation Starship spacecraft. Specifically, the StarHopper sub scale demonstration and testing craft it’s using to work on the Starthip’s propulsion system fails to undertake its first untethered […]

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SpaceX successfully launches Falcon Heavy rocket with two flight-proven booster cores

SpaceX successfully launches Falcon Heavy rocket with two flight-proven booster cores SpaceX has succeeded in launching its third mission with the Falcon Heavy high-capacity rocket it first launched successfully last year. The rocket’s STP-2 mission took off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida towards the end of a four-hour launch window that […]

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Watch SpaceX’s spectacular first Falcon Heavy night launch live

Watch SpaceX’s spectacular first Falcon Heavy night launch live SpaceX is going to launch a Falcon Heavy rocket for only the third time ever tonight, should all go according to the current mission plan. The launch, set to take place during a four-hour launch window that opens at 11:30 PM EDT (8:30 […]

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Crowdfunded spacecraft LightSail 2 prepares to go sailing on sunlight

Crowdfunded spacecraft LightSail 2 prepares to go sailing on sunlight Among the many spacecraft and satellites ascending to space on Monday’s Falcon Heavy launch, the Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 may be the most interesting. If all goes well, a week from launch it will be moving through space — slowly, but surely […]

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NASA details Deep Space Atomic Clock and other tests launching on SpaceX Falcon Heavy

NASA details Deep Space Atomic Clock and other tests launching on SpaceX Falcon Heavy SpaceX’s next mission for its Falcon Heavy high-capacity rocket is set for June 24, when it’ll take off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida with 20 satellites on board that comprise the Depart of Defense’s Space Test […]

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Falcon Heavy’s first real launch on Sunday is the dawn of a new heavy-lift era in space

Falcon Heavy’s first real launch on Sunday is the dawn of a new heavy-lift era in space The Falcon Heavy has flown before, but now it’s got a payload that matters and competitors nipping at its heels. It’s the first of a new generation of launch vehicles that can take huge payloads […]

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SpaceX successfully launches Iridium-5 Falcon 9 mission

SpaceX successfully launches Iridium-5 Falcon 9 mission SpaceX has successfully launched its Iridium -5 mission, which carries 10 satellites to add to Iridium’s NEXT global communications constellation. This is the fifth set of 10, out of a total of 75 that SpaceX is launching for client Iridium, and today’s launch used a […]

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