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SpaceX is going to construct a mini-BFR to introduce on a Falcon 9

SpaceX is going to construct a mini-BFR to introduce on a...

In September of 2016, Elon Musk unveiled his vision for a super-heavy launch vehicle, which would be SpaceX’s most ambitious project to date. Known as the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), this massive launch vehicle is central to Musk’s plan of conducting space tourism with flights into orbit and to the Moon. It is also intrinsic…
SpaceX scrubs Falcon Heavy launch due to upper level winds [Updated]

SpaceX scrubs Falcon Heavy launch due to upper level winds [Updated]

On Wednesday, SpaceX rolled the Falcon Heavy rocket to the launch pad. Trevor Mahlmann for Ars Photographer Trevor Mahlmann was on hand to capture the scene for Ars. Trevor Mahlmann for Ars All appears to be progressing well for a 6:35pm ET launch of the rocket Wednesday. Trevor Mahlmann for Ars Almost vertical. Trevor Mahlmann…
SpaceX Launches Freight Objective For NASA To The International Spaceport Station

SpaceX Launches Freight Objective For NASA To The International Spaceport Station

The rocket lifted off in the early hours of the morning. SpaceX SpaceX has successfully launched a cargo mission for NASA to the International Space Station (ISS), its fifth launch of the year, after being delayed by a few days due to a couple of issues. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral…
Extra SpaceX firsts coming with subsequent Starlink launch

Extra SpaceX firsts coming with subsequent Starlink launch

A Falcon 9 sits ready on the launchpad for a mission. SpaceX SpaceX is set to take its bold recycling initiative one step further next week. It plans to launch a batch of its Starlink broadband satellites aboard a Falcon 9 rocket that has previously flown three times and will use a fairing that flew…
SpaceX Falcon 9 launch: See the AMOS-17 objective live

SpaceX Falcon 9 launch: See the AMOS-17 objective live

Elon Musk wants to recycle even more parts of SpaceX rockets. SpaceX After hitting a tiny, tiny snag, SpaceX is ready to launch its workhorse rocket, the Falcon 9, for the eighth time this year. Elon Musk's spaceflight company had to perform a second static fire test after replacing a "suspect valve" on July 31…
Elon Musk says SpaceX Crew Dragon could possibly be nearly prepared by Christmas

Elon Musk says SpaceX Crew Dragon could possibly be nearly prepared...

The SpaceX Crew Dragon will head to the ISS on its first test flight. NASA NASA could receive a nice holiday present at Cape Canaveral in just a few months.  According to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, its Crew Dragon spacecraft could be nearly ready to carry its first astronauts from Florida to the International Space…
SpaceX successfully blows up a Falcon 9 rocket in escape test launch

SpaceX successfully blows up a Falcon 9 rocket in escape test...

This SpaceX illustration shows an artistic vision for the in-flight abort test. SpaceX Intentional rocket failure was the goal, and SpaceX hit the mark in spectacular fashion on Sunday. The Crew Dragon in-flight abort test set out to prove astronauts could safely escape in the spacecraft in case of a launch emergency. Now playing: Watch…
The SpaceX ‘Starhopper’ might make its greatest leap Monday

The SpaceX ‘Starhopper’ might make its greatest leap Monday

The business end of the SpaceX Starship hopper prototype. Elon Musk/SpaceX It looks like Elon Musk's Starship prototype, dubbed "Starhopper," might make its highest hop yet as soon as Monday afternoon. Musk tweeted Saturday his hope that Monday would be the day his next generation rocket prototype would take flight once more. Cameron County, Texas…
SpaceX plan to carry speedy broadband to the world begins now

SpaceX plan to carry speedy broadband to the world begins now

Sixty Starlink satellites have been packed into a Falcon 9. SpaceX Yet another Elon Musk plan to shake up an entire industry could get off the ground Wednesday night when a SpaceX Falcon 9 is set to launch the first batch of satellites for the company's Starlink broadband network.  SpaceX launched a pair of prototype…
How one can watch SpaceX Falcon Heavy’s first evening launch Monday

How one can watch SpaceX Falcon Heavy’s first evening launch Monday

Falcon Heavy flew for a second time in April 2019. SpaceX SpaceX's most powerful rocket is once again set to take to the skies and beyond. Falcon Heavy is scheduled for its first nighttime launch on Monday, June 24. This will be the rocket system's third flight, and it will be a challenging one. NASA,…

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