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Payload fairing issues resurface to delay Hispasat 30W-6 launch - SpaceFlight Insider

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX's had hoped to conduct the fifth launch of 2018 on Feb. 25 with the launch of the Hispasat 30W-6 satellite – when it appears an old nemesis reared its head – the Falcon 9's Payload Fairing. Will this issue delay other ...

SpaceX is using a massive claw to catch falling space junk - Syfy Wire

When rockets take off, they shed a few things that come crashing back to Earth. Elon Musk just figured out what to do about that. Musk wants to catch the recyclable payload fairings from SpaceX rockets with a contraption that looks like some sort of ...

SpaceX launch brings Elon Musk's broadband-internet satellite plan closer to reality - The Keene Sentinel

LOS ANGELES —SpaceX is one step closer to providing low-cost broadband internet access after launching the first two demonstration satellites for its planned satellite constellation Thursday morning. The two demonstration satellites, known as Microsat ...

Photographer's Incredible Shot of the Space X Falcon Heavy Launch Goes Viral - My Modern Met

Professional photographer Brady Kenniston has been through a whirlwind over the past few weeks, ever since his incredible photographs of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launch went viral. The 22-year-old photographer, who primarily makes a living shooting ...

SpaceX delays Sunday launch for further nose cone testing - WFTV Orlando

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - SpaceX has delayed a Falcon 9 launch scheduled for Sunday to perform further testing on the rocket, the company said in a tweet. SpaceX said it was standing down to perform additional testing on the rocket's fairing's ...

SpaceX Launches Internet Satellite - Santa Barbara Independent

SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the first test satellites for Starlink Internet Constellation and a Spanish Earth-observing satellite called Paz into low-Earth orbit at 6:17 a.m. on February 22 from Vandenberg Air Force Base ...

SpaceX Photos: PAZ, Internet Satellite Launch - International Business Times

Thursday morning, after several delays, SpaceX launched the PAZ rocket along with two of its test internet satellites before the sun even rose at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. PAZ spacex mission 1 A Falcon 9 rocket by SpaceX taking off from ...

SpaceX's biggest rival has a 'genius' plan to cut its rocket launch costs more than 70% - Business Insider

ULA plans to retire that launcher after about seven more missions, but the company is currently developing its own reusable rocket, dubbed Vulcan, to compete with innovative companies like Musk's SpaceX and Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin. "Vulcan will first ...

SpaceX postpones Falcon 9 launch over payload fairing concerns ... - Spaceflight Now

SpaceX officials have postponed the launch of a Spanish-owned telecommunications satellite from Cape Canaveral planned for this weekend to conduct additional testing on the Falcon 9's payload fairing pressurization system, the company announced ...

How SpaceX rival ULA plans to reuse its new Vulcan rockets ... - Business Insider

United Launch Alliance's upcoming Vulcan rocket will parachute its giant engines back to Earth for reuse, lowering launch costs to $100 million per mission.

SpaceX Delays Next Falcon 9 Rocket Launch to Conduct Nose Cone Checks - Space.com

"Standing down from this weekend's launch attempt to conduct additional testing on the fairing's pressurization system," SpaceX representatives wrote on Twitter. "Once complete, pending range availability, we will confirm a new targeted launch date ...

SpaceX delays Sunday launch from Cape Canaveral - WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

Less than three days after launching a Spanish radar imaging satellite from California, SpaceX aims to launch a Spanish telecommunications satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station early Sunday. Liftoff of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Hispasat ...

SpaceX launch postponed for tests of Falcon 9 rocket nose cone - Florida Today

SpaceX postponed an early Sunday attempt to launch a Falcon 9 rocket and Spanish communications satellite to perform tests on the rocket's nose cone. No new launch date was immediately announced for the Hispasat 30W-6 mission. "Standing down from this ...

SpaceX Falcon 9: Astonished plane passenger 'captures ... - Evening Standard

A plane passenger claims to have captured remarkable footage of the latest SpaceX launch after allegedly being lucky enough to spot it from a window seat on a flight to Los Angeles. Billionaire business magnate Elon Musk launched his reusable Falcon 9 ...

SpaceX: We are committed to building world's first commercial launch complex in South Texas - Rio Grande Guardian

BROWNSVILLE, RGV – Members of Congress visited the STARGATE at UT-Rio Grande Valley in Brownsville on Friday, interested in the program and the group's collaboration with SpaceX. Congressman Filemon Vela said many people in his district – he represents ...

This device is unable to play the requested video. - CNET

Samsung to unwrap the Galaxy S9, SpaceX launches internet satellites. In this week's wrap-up, Samsung's next major phone is getting unveiled right before the world's biggest mobile show. Meanwhile, Elon Musk's SpaceX begins work on a satellite-based ...

SpaceX Falcon Heavy: Astronomers Capture Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster On Camera One Last Time - Yahoo News UK

Look closely for red lines in the center of the image, which mark out SpaceX CEO Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster sports car. Gianluca Masi/Michael Schwartz/Virtual Telescope Project/Tenagra Observatories Ltd. Trending: High-Protein Diet Reduces Alzheimer's ...

SpaceX launches Spanish satellite, 2 others from California - The Hindu

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, reusing a first stage that had flown on a previous launch, lifted off at 6-17 a.m. from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Californians were hoping for a repeat of the spectacle that occurred during a December 22 Falcon 9 launch ...

SpaceX launches first Starlink internet communication satellites - Business Chief

Starlink is SpaceX's ambitious project to create a significant satellite network of over 10,000 units in low-earth orbit that will provide a high-speed internet service to people across the globe, particularly to those without a stable internet ...

PAZ and Starlink Satellites Up and Running After SpaceX's Successful Falcon 9 Launch - Christian Post

After being delayed three times, SpaceX finally launched its Falcon 9 rocket carrying the PAZ and Starlink satellites into space. The PAZ radar-imaging satellite and SpaceX's internet broadband satellites are now up and running. SpaceX launched the ...

Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, better known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California, United States. It was founded in 2002 by Tesla Motors CEO and former PayPal entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of creating the technologies to reduce space transportation costs and enable the colonization of Mars. It has developed the Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 launch vehicles, both designed to be reusable, and the Dragon spacecraft which is flown into orbit by the Falcon 9 launch vehicle to supply the International Space Station with cargo. A manned version of Dragon is in development.

SpaceX
Private
Industry Aerospace
Founded June 2002; 14 years ago (2002-06)
Founder Elon Musk
Headquarters Hawthorne, California, U.S.
33°55′15″N 118°19′40″W / 33.9207°N 118.3278°W / 33.9207; -118.3278Coordinates: 33°55′15″N 118°19′40″W / 33.9207°N 118.3278°W / 33.9207; -118.3278
Key people
Elon Musk

Gwynne Shotwell

Tom Mueller
Products Falcon 9
Dragon
Services Orbital rocket launch
Number of employees
nearly 5,000
Website www.spacex.com
Footnotes / references

Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, better known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California, United States. It was founded in 2002 by Tesla Motors CEO and former PayPal entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of creating the technologies to reduce space transportation costs and enable the colonization of Mars. It has developed the Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 launch vehicles, both designed to be reusable, and the Dragon spacecraft which is flown into orbit by the Falcon 9 launch vehicle to supply the International Space Station (ISS) with cargo. A manned version of Dragon is in development.

SpaceX's achievements include the first privately funded, liquid-propellant rocket (Falcon 1) to reach orbit, in 2008; the first privately funded company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft (Dragon), in 2010; and the first private company to send a spacecraft (Dragon) to the ISS, in 2012. The launch of SES-8, in 2013, was the first SpaceX delivery into geosynchronous orbit, while the launch of the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), in 2015, was the company's first delivery beyond Earth orbit.

SpaceX began a privately funded reusable launch system technology development program in 2011 and, in December 2015, successfully returned a first stage back to a landing pad near the launch site and accomplished a propulsive vertical landing. This was the first such accomplishment by a rocket on an orbital trajectory. On April 8, 2016, with the launch of CRS-8, SpaceX successfully vertically landed a first stage on an ocean drone-ship landing platform on a mission that also delivered a Dragon space capsule to Low Earth Orbit. On May 6, 2016, SpaceX again landed a first stage, but on a geostationary transfer orbit mission, another first.

NASA awarded the company a Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) contract in 2006, to design and demonstrate a launch system to resupply cargo to the International Space Station (ISS). SpaceX, as of July 2016 has flown nine missions to the ISS under a cargo resupply contract. NASA also awarded SpaceX a contract in 2011 to develop and demonstrate a human-rated Dragon as part of its Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program to transport crew to the ISS.

In September 2016, SpaceX's CEO Elon Musk unveiled substantial parts of the launch vehicle, spacecraft, and mission architecture of the Interplanetary Transport System program, an ambitious privately-funded initiative to develop spaceflight technology for use in interplanetary spaceflight, and if demand emerges, could lead to sustainable human settlements on Mars over the very long term.