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SpaceX targets late June for Falcon Heavy launch

The 27 engines of the Falcon Heavy rocket generate thrust at liftoff equal to that of approximately 18 aeroplanes, and it can lift over 140,000 pounds (about 63,503 kg), according to the JPL, Xinhua news agency reported.

Jun 12, 2019, 13:30 PM IST

NASA twin satellites to study signal disruption from space

The twin E-TBEx CubeSats short for Enhanced Tandem Beacon Experiment - will launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the US space agency said on Monday.

Jun 12, 2019, 13:25 PM IST

Elon Musk mocks Bezos' moon, space colony plans

Amazon CEO Bezos had described his vision of humans living on miles-long, orbiting space stations called "O`Neill colonies", named after physicist Gerard O`Neill, who first floated the concept.

May 24, 2019, 13:52 PM IST

SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites

The Falcon 9 lifted off at 10.30 pm on Thursday from the Space Launch Complex 40 at Florida`s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, following several delays: first a 24-hour delay due to high upper-level winds on May 15. 

May 24, 2019, 12:17 PM IST

Airbus, OneWeb aim to kick off new satellite era with first launch

The launch may presage a boom in demand for launch services, with a handful of venture-backed rocket companies developing smaller boosters to deploy the smaller satellites at lower cost.

Feb 27, 2019, 14:00 PM IST

SpaceX to lay off 10% of workers

SpaceX has a booming business conducting uncrewed resupply trips to the International Space Station (ISS) through contracts with NASA.

Jan 12, 2019, 09:29 AM IST

SpaceX lands Falcon 9 rocket on land after delivering satellite

Elon Musk-founded private spaceflight company SpaceX on Sunday successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on land after delivering an Argentinian earth-observation satellite from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Oct 08, 2018, 14:54 PM IST

Here's how Indian-origin NASA astronaut Sunita Williams is 'keeping herself busy' in space

Indian-origin NASA astronaut Sunita Williams is now helping privately-held companies like Space X and Boeing to develop their new spacecraft systems.

Mar 27, 2018, 11:04 AM IST

SpaceX to launch its 10th resupply mission to space station today

SpaceX will launch its 10th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Feb 17, 2017, 23:12 PM IST

India can become big player in global space program: Award-winning author Stephen Petranek

In many ways what India accomplished by orbiting Mars is as successful as much larger organizations like the Russian space agency, NASA and European space agencies have achieved, Petranek  said.

Nov 03, 2016, 16:41 PM IST

Faulty helium tank system caused rocket explosion: Space X

What caused this fault to occur is still unknown and under continued investigation

Sep 25, 2016, 17:04 PM IST

Space X successfully lands Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship

Falcon 9 landing was an extremely challenging task, according to Space X.

Aug 15, 2016, 23:48 PM IST

SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket for ISS; misses landing

 SpaceX rocket carrying a Dragon cargo ship bound for the International Space Station (ISS) blasted off Tuesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Apr 15, 2015, 09:35 AM IST

SpaceX poised to launch resurrected space weather satellite

A $340 million sun-observing spacecraft that was initially dreamed up by former US vice president Al Gore is finally poised to launch Sunday after being kept in storage by NASA for years.

Feb 08, 2015, 12:53 PM IST

NASA puts out call for private moon landers

Under a new program called Lunar Catalyst, US space agency NASA will provide free technical expertise, equipment, facilities and software to help selected companies develop lunar landers.

Jan 28, 2014, 10:09 AM IST

Space X postpones Falcon 9 launch due to technical snag

The much anticipated launch of SpaceX rocket was postponed Monday after a technical glitch halted the countdown less than four minutes before lift-off.

Nov 26, 2013, 17:51 PM IST

SpaceX Dragon capsule reaches space station

The unmanned US cargo capsule, taking the first commercial delivery to the ISS, arrived at the space station, on Wednesday.

Oct 10, 2012, 10:12 AM IST

NASA invests USD 1.1 bn to build space taxis

NASA has given three firms a total of $1.1 billion to build a new range of "space taxis" that will take astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), a media report said.

Aug 04, 2012, 21:36 PM IST