SpaceX successfully launched the satellite that Thales build for Turkmenistan in cooperation with Monaco. This is a kind of special cooperation and there is a nice interview with some important people how where involved explaining there role in the process and that of the satellite. As you learn some backgrounds this interviews are well worth […]
SpaceX is the home of the Dragon and the Falcon-9 rocket
Grapple of Dragon by the ISS crew has been successful. Watch the full video of the event. The coupling maneuver has also been completed successful. Hatch opening will be done over the next day.
This is a cool compilation of a variety of SpaceX launches and tests. It is is in super duper 4K (2160p) If you haven’t the gear to play 4K just switch to the HD format you can watch. Don’t forget to crack up your speaker, SpaceX has a tradition in using really cool soundtracks too!
SpaceX posted a really cool video of almost successful CRS-6 first stage landing, on “Just read the instructions” Probably due to some horizontal motion when touching down, the first rockets stage tipped over and explodes in a ball of fire. This could well be due to the strong wind, as can be seen on the […]
Rescheduled for April 14th 19:50 UT (21:50 CEST) and successful. Full launch video The first stage landed on the droneship but unfortunately tp hard for survival (Scrubbed due to lightning) If all goes well tonight at 20:15 UT (22:15 CEST) SPaceX will launch Dragon on it’s seventh mission to ISS. (One demonstration mission and six […]
The DSCOVR (Deep Space Climate Observatory) satellite is a bit special in more than one way. DSCOVR is the first interplanetary mission of SpaceX, as DSCOVR’s station is in the L1 Lagrangian point Secondly the satellite has proposed in the 1998 by Al Gore, for purpose of Earth and Sun observation. Both to watch for climate changes […]
A good while ago, Elon twitter a Vine loop of the somewhat disastrous landing of the first attempt to land the a first stage Falcon9 on the drone ship. The cause of the crash: The hydraulic system that actuate the grid fins that sit on top of the first stage. ran out of hydraulics. This could […]
Some catching up. SpaceX ABS / Eutlesat-1 launch video of March 1, 2015 This time no legs on the first stage. This is due the demanding mission profile a delivery of the satellites to a supersynchronous transfer orbit. which takes a lot of fuel. There will be not enough fuel left to make a active return […]