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 […]
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!
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 […]
How hard can it be to build a rocket and actually send it into space…. This is a question every space exploration fan, will have asked him or herself at least once. Well these engineers are trying to find out the answer to this question and build the bigest rocket they can in just three weeks. They […]
With CRS-5 launch SpaceX launched the sixth Dragon capsule to ISS. This launch was particularly exciting as this was the first launch SpaceX tried to land the first stage on the Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS). Short after the successful deployment of Dragon to it’s initial orbit. Elon twittered: “Rocket made it to drone spaceport ship, […]
A while ago SpaceX released some awesome footage shot from a chase plane. This was done during the Orbcomm OG2 Launch to Low Earth Orbit (LEO). LEO launches don’t require a lot of energy so there is enough fuel and oxygen left for a reentry burn. This is the onboard video from the same Orbcomm […]
Nasa published a video of the reentry of the Falcon first stage from the CRS-4 mission that was launched on 21 September. The beauty of this video that it is shot in mid wave infra red, so you can see all thermal effects like the hot exhaust gasses from the Merlin motors. The video starts […]