SpaceX Starship event expected this September, says Elon Musk

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has implied that he will continue the tradition of hosting an annual Starship update event later this year, likely presenting on the progress the company has made over the last 12 months at its South Texas rocket factory. Beginning in Guadalajara, Mexico at the September 2016 International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Musk […]

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SpaceX shuffles rocket launch order after Starlink delay

SpaceX has stood down from a June 26th Starlink launch attempt to allow “additional time for pre-launch checkouts,” meaning that the company’s second US military GPS satellite mission is now up next. Scheduled to launch no earlier than (NET) 3:56 pm EDT (19:56 UTC) on June 30th, the GPS III SV03 mission will be SpaceX’s […]

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Tesla Shorts come out just in time for Summer

Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) shorts are coming out, and their vocal stances against the electric automaker are just in time for Summer. Temperatures are rising, so naturally, the shorts are appearing from thin air, just as Tesla’s momentum is building to finish out the second quarter of 2020. The market will always have those looking to […]

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SpaceX fires up Falcon 9 rockets hours apart for back to back launches

SpaceX has fired up two separate Falcon 9 rockets at two separate Florida launch pads in less than 16 hours ahead of back to back launches for Starlink and the US military. Around 6:30 pm local on June 24th, SpaceX successfully static fired Falcon 9 B1051 as one of the last steps before the booster’s […]

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SpaceX transports fifth Starship prototype to the launch pad

SpaceX has at long last transported its fifth full-scale Starship prototype to a nearby launch pad, kicking off a week of busy pre-test preparations while the sixth rocket is already nipping at its heels. Starship SN5’s move to the pad ends the longest gap between full-scale prototype testing since Starship Mk1 was destroyed in November […]

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SpaceX Dragon XL could supply NASA astronauts around the Moon and Earth

SpaceX’s Moon Dragon could one day deliver supplies to astronauts in Earth orbit on top of its raison d’etre – resupplying NASA’s future lunar space station (Gateway). Known as Dragon XL, the new SpaceX spacecraft was unexpectedly revealed earlier this year when NASA solely awarded it a Gateway Logistics Services contract potentially worth billions. Dragon […]

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SpaceX blows up Starship tank to test new metal alloy

SpaceX has destroyed the third Starship ‘test tank’ prototype since it began building and testing the stout steel structures earlier this year. Much like the third test tank SpaceX built was fashioned out of in-work hardware originally destined to become the full-scale Starship SN2 prototype, the latest tank was built with parts that may have […]

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SpaceX’s third Starlink launch in three weeks is just around the corner

SpaceX is just a few days away from Falcon 9’s third Starlink internet satellite launch in 22 days, also the second commercial Starlink rideshare mission in two weeks. If successfully, Starlink v1.0 L9 mission will mark nearly six hundred internet satellites launched by SpaceX since the company began dedicated missions in May 2019, as well […]

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SpaceX Starlink antennas spied at Starship factory for the first time ever

SpaceX’s mysterious Starlink ‘user terminals’ have been spotted in public for the first time ever at the company’s South Texas Starship factory. Offering a first-ever glimpse of the hardware that individual customers will use to connect to SpaceX’s growing satellite internet network, the lone photo provides a bit more detail than it might initially seem. […]

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SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft put through its paces at orbital space station

SpaceX’s first human-proven Crew Dragon spacecraft is being put through its paces in orbit by NASA and even Roscosmos astronauts, according to senior agency leader. Promoted to lead NASA’s Human Spaceflight Office (HEOMD) days ago, former Commercial Crew Program (CCP) manager Kathy Lueders primarily spoke about her new job – guiding the Artemis Moon landing […]

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