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NASA aims for first manned SpaceX mission in first-quarter 2020

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is paying commercial launch contractors SpaceX and Boeing Co $6.8 billion to build rocket-and-capsule systems to return astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil for the first time since America`s space shuttle program ended in 2011.

Oct 11, 2019, 06:57 AM IST

Elon Musk unveils new Mars rocket prototype, expects missions in months

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has unveiled the latest iteration of his space company`s newly assembled Starship, outlining a speedy development timeline for the centerpiece vehicle of SpaceX’s quest to launch humans to the moon and Mars.

Sep 29, 2019, 23:40 PM IST

SpaceX's Mars rocket prototype rattles nerves of nearby residents in Texas flight test

The prototype, dubbed Starhopper, slowly rose about 500 feet (152m) off its launch pad in Brownsville, Texas, and propelled itself some 650 feet (198m) eastward onto an adjacent landing platform, completing a seemingly successful low-altitude test of SpaceX’s next-generation Raptor engine.

Aug 28, 2019, 07:11 AM IST

Bezos, Musk to help NASA land first woman and next man on Moon

The programme includes an unmanned mission around the Moon in 2020 and a manned mission that also will orbit the Moon two years later.

Jul 31, 2019, 17:11 PM IST

SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket blasts off with 24 experimental satellites after 'most difficult' launch

The mission, dubbed Space Test Program 2 (STP-2), is the third for the Falcon Heavy rocket, which SpaceX describes as the most powerful launch system in the world.

Jun 26, 2019, 07:06 AM IST

IIT Madras makes it to SpaceX Hyperloop Pod final contest, only Asian team to qualify in 2019

The team will now battle it out with 20 other finalists from across the globe on July 21.

Jun 14, 2019, 18:02 PM IST

NASA's first SpaceX astronauts ready for 'messy camping trip' to space

Space shuttle veterans Bob Behnken, 48, and Doug Hurley, 52 are slated for blastoff later this year or in 2020 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Jun 06, 2019, 10:48 AM IST

SpaceX postpones Starlink satellite launch again, for 'about a week'

The delayed mission is designed to carry into low-Earth orbit an initial batch of 60 satellites for Musk`s new Starlink global internet service.

May 17, 2019, 08:58 AM IST

High winds force SpaceX to postpone first launch of Starlink satellites

As many as 2,000 satellites will be launched per year, he said. But he wavered on the timeline for placing as many as 12,000 satellites into orbit as the company had previously described.

May 16, 2019, 09:45 AM IST

SpaceX suffers capsule anomaly during Florida tests

"The initial tests completed successfully but the final test resulted in an anomaly on the test stand," the company said in a statement.

Apr 21, 2019, 08:47 AM IST

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy conducts first commercial flight

The most powerful operational rocket in the world, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, launched its first commercial mission on Thursday from Florida in a key demonstration for billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk`s space company in the race to grasp lucrative military launch contracts.

Apr 12, 2019, 05:43 AM IST

SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft to reach Earth on Monday

This will be the first night--time splashdown and recovery for the Dragon with plenty of moonlight to track its entry.

Jan 14, 2019, 13:35 PM IST

Musk's SpaceX successfully deploys US GPS satellite into orbit

The satellite would provide data for use by devices ranging from smartphones to automobiles, commercial aircraft and virtually all sectors of the transportation industry.

Dec 24, 2018, 11:25 AM IST

Spacex halts launch of U.S. military satellite due to winds

Technical faults, bad weather and now strong winds consecutively halts Spacex navigation satellite launch; scheduled for today.

Dec 23, 2018, 11:11 AM IST

SpaceX to launch US spy satellite in first national security mission

This latest generation satellite will provide three times greater accuracy and up to eight times the anti-jamming capabilities.

Dec 18, 2018, 17:22 PM IST

SpaceX launches biggest US 'rideshare' mission with 64 satellites

The mission comes days after India fired a rocket carrying 31 satellites into space.

Dec 04, 2018, 06:22 AM IST

NASA to review workplace safety culture at SpaceX, Boeing

U.S. space agency NASA said on Tuesday it would review the workplace safety culture at SpaceX and Boeing Co , as the two companies gear up to fly astronauts to the International Space Station.

Nov 21, 2018, 06:56 AM IST

SpaceX's first Moon tourist is Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa. And he's bringing 8 artists with him

The space journey of the nine-member crew will last for 6 days.

Sep 18, 2018, 09:36 AM IST