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SpaceX

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

Space tourism: Elon Musk`s SpaceX to send first private passenger for a trip around the moon

After 46 long years, Elon Musk`s space transportation company is all set to sent the world`s first private passenger to fly around the moon aboard its BFR launch vehicle. 

Sep 14, 2018, 10:57 AM IST

Top Tesla executive quits after Elon Musk smokes weed, drinks whiskey on webcast

Elon Musk was filmed drinking whiskey, briefly smoking marijuana and wielding a Samurai sword during a 2-1/2-hour live Web show with comedian Joe Rogan.

Sep 08, 2018, 13:31 PM IST

Sunita Williams, 8 others to fly on Boeing, SpaceX spacecraft: NASA

The eight active NASA astronauts and one former astronaut-turned-corporate crew member will launch on Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Dragoncapsules to the International Space Station beginning in 2019.

Aug 04, 2018, 07:50 AM IST

Elon Musk slammed for calling Thai cave rescuer 'Pedo'

Twelve boys and their football coach were rescued from the Tham Luang cave complex last week by an international team after a week-long intense drama.

Jul 16, 2018, 17:29 PM IST

Elon Musk offers to send SpaceX engineers to rescue children in Thai cave

Help from Elon Musk could be crucial if accepted by Thai authorities who are battling against the possibility of more rain flooding the entrance to the cave.

Jul 07, 2018, 22:03 PM IST

SpaceX launches updated Falcon 9 rocket, boosts Bangladesh's first communications satellite into orbit

The "Block 5" booster, the final substantial upgrade to SpaceX`s Falcon 9 launch vehicle, was launched at 4.14 p.m. from NASA`s Kennedy Space Centre, starting its maiden flight, Xinhua reported.

May 12, 2018, 06:40 AM IST

SpaceX blasts off NASA's new planet-hunter to seek alien worlds

The washing machine-sized spacecraft is built to search outside the solar system, scanning the nearest, brightest stars for signs of periodic dimming.

Apr 19, 2018, 06:34 AM IST