spacex
SpaceX Payload Fairing Survives Despite Missing Recovery Net by ‘a Few Hundred Metres’

Yesterday, a Falcon 9 rocket delivered the PAZ radio communications satellite, along with a pair of SpaceX-owned internet satellites, to low-Earth orbit. It was an otherwise routine launch and deployment, save for the attempt to recover the rocket’s payload fairing—a feat that’s never been tried before. Read More >>

spacex
Watch SpaceX’s Second Attempt to Launch Experimental Internet Satellites Live Right Here

SpaceX is set to launch a pair of experimental internet mini-satellites after yesterday’s launch was cancelled due to high winds. You can watch today’s launch of the Falcon 9 live right here, which starts at 2.17pm. Read More >>

space
Lost Spy Satellite Won’t Kill SpaceX’s Relationship With US Air Force

We still don’t know what happened to Zuma, a secretive spy satellite that failed to reach orbit after launching from Cape Canaveral earlier this month. SpaceX has consistently claimed that its Falcon 9 rocket worked perfectly—a claim with added credence, now that the US Air Force has said it’s not going to dismiss the rocket company’s right to vie for military contracts. Read More >>

spacex
Watch the Historic SpaceX Reusable Rocket Launch Here 

After several delays it’s probably about time that NASA/SpaceX get a move-on and show us that incredible reused rocket launch. You can watch it below, starting at 3PM today. Read More >>

space
SpaceX and NASA Delay Historic Reusable Rocket ISS Launch

Last night was supposed to mark a historic mission for SpaceX: the first re-launch of a reusable rocket to the International Space Station. That launch has now been delayed to tomorrow at 4:24 p.m. GMT at the earliest, according to a NASA blog. Read More >>

space
SpaceX Launches Investigation After Rocket-Engine Explodes During Tests

On Sunday, a rocket-engine exploded during ignition tests at the SpaceX facility in Texas. The incident marks a setback for the company in what has otherwise been a pretty good year. Read More >>

space
Why SpaceX’s Next Rocket Launch Is a Really Big Deal

Since its inception, SpaceX has been working toward developing reusable rockets. From a fiscal standpoint, the move makes a tremendous amount of sense: Not having to pay tens of million dollars to build a new first stage booster every time you launch is cost-effective, and would make launches a hell of a lot easier as a result. On Thursday, SpaceX will finally take the plunge—or rather, launch—and attempt to send off and land a Falcon 9 rocket that was used last April to send a Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station (ISS). Read More >>

space
SpaceX Will Start Launching Rockets Again in November

Two weeks ago, a SpaceX rocket inexplicably burst into flames, taking its satellite payload up in smoke. Now the space company has given a date for when we can expect to see its rockets back in the air. Read More >>

spacex
Owner of Satellite On Doomed SpaceX Rocket Wants £38 Million

Facebook wasn’t the only satellite owner who saw millions go up in smoke when a SpaceX rocket exploded on a Cape Canaveral launch pad last Thursday. In addition to Facebook’s satellite intended to bring internet to an entire continent, Spacecom, an Israeli-based satellite operator, had a satellite onboard. Read More >>

space
SpaceX Says Investigation Will Examine Just Milliseconds of Footage From Explosion

In an update posted to its website, SpaceX announced that its investigation of Thursday’s Falcon 9 explosion, which began “immediately after the loss,” will centre on mere milliseconds worth of footage. Read More >>

space
What That Huge Explosion Means for the Future of SpaceX

A routine test firing of a SpaceX rocket ended in a fiery explosion, destroying both the vehicle and its payload, a communications satellite that Facebook planned to use for beaming free internet down to Africa. As the smoke begins to clear, the future of SpaceX remains clouded in uncertainty. Read More >>

watch this
Here’s the First Video Showing SpaceX’s Rocket Exploding

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket exploded in Cape Canaveral today. It was carrying Facebook’s $95 million satellite that was going to beam Internet to poor parts of the world as part of the company’s Internet.org project. Read More >>

space
How to Watch Sunday’s SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch

SpaceX is set to launch another Falcon 9 rocket on its way to deliver a commercial communications satellite into orbit and, as is tradition, you can watch it live. You just have to be up super early in order to see it. Read More >>

space
Watch SpaceX Fire a Recovered Falcon 9 Booster

In a critical step toward actually re-using reusable rockets, on Thursday at its McGregor test centre SpaceX fired up a Falcon 9 first stage that returned from space just two months ago. And it seemed to perform beautifully. Read More >>

space
SpaceX To Have a Busy Night With Launch and Experimental Landing

SpaceX’s work in reusable rockets will get another push as scientists prepare Sunday for a launch and subsequent landing of the Falcon 9 rocket tonight. Read More >>