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Saturday
May 28 2016
13:45 UTC

Another Success for SpaceX

For the third time SpaceX lands a first stage rocket on a drone ship. This time SpaceX launched an Asian communications satellite (Thaicom-8) into orbit. Apparently the drone ship has a name: “Of Course I Still Love You”. Video

Posted by Tom's Astronomy Blog

Saturday
May 28 2016
07:58 UTC

Thaicom 8, lancio perfetto e perfetto atterraggio del 1¬ stadio del razzo vettore Falcon 9, video by SpaceX!

(Credit SpaceX)NEWS SPAZIO :- Ed un altro centro, un successo completo il lancio della missione Thaicom 8 operata dall'azienda SpaceX. Il lancio ha avuto luogo ieri sera proprio all'apertura della finestra di lancio, alle 23:39 ora Italiana. Il razzo vettore Falcon 9 partito dallo Space Launch Complex 40 della Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, in Florida. Missione primaria, immettere in orbita di trasferimento Geostazionario il satellite per telecomunicazioni Thaicom 8. Missione seco

Posted by News Spazio

Saturday
May 28 2016
04:58 UTC

SpaceX Falcon 9 Thunders to Space with Thai Comsat — Scores Double Headed Win with 3rd Straight Booster Landing

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL. - Atop a billowing plume of fire and smoke a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soared to space this afternoon, Friday, May 27, as the crackling thunder of the engines roared across the Florida space coast and the company scored a stunning double headed launch and landing success. The 229 foot-tall (70 meter) Falcon 9 successfully delivered a 7000 pound commercial Thai telecommunications satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) and the first stage booster succes

Posted by Universe Today

Friday
May 27 2016
18:10 UTC

Technical Glitch Postpones SpaceX Thaicom Launch/Landing to Friday May 27 — Watch Live Webcast

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. - Thursday's (May 26) planned blastoff of an upgraded SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on a lucrative commercial mission to deliver a Thai telecommunications satellite to orbit, was postponed in the final stages of the countdown after engineers discovered a technical glitch in the booster's second stage. Liftoff of the two stage Falcon 9 is now planned for Friday, May 27 at 5:39 p. m. EDT from Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florid

Posted by Universe Today

Friday
May 27 2016
08:30 UTC

Thaicom 8, rinviato di 24 il lancio, ecco la diretta video by SpaceX!

(Credit SpaceX)NEWS SPAZIO :- Come ha visto chi era presente alla diretta video di ieri sera, il lancio SpaceX del satellite per telecomunicazioni Thaicom 8 stato rimandato, prima di un paio d'ore (verso la fine della finestra di lancio alle ore 01:36 di questa notte) e poi di 24 ore. La partenza del razzo vettore Falcon 9 era programmata per le 23:40 ora Italiana di ieri giovedì 26 Maggio dallo Space Launch Complex 40 della Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, in Florida. A ciò av...

Posted by News Spazio

Thursday
May 26 2016
10:00 UTC

Thaicom 8, guardiamo questa sera il lancio in diretta video e l'atterraggio del 1¬ stadio del Falcon9, by SpaceX!

(Credit SpaceX)NEWS SPAZIO :- Eccoci pronti per un'altra emozionante diretta, il lancio del satellite per telecomunicazioni Thaicom-8 operato dall'azienda privata SpaceX, con atterraggio del 1¬ stadio del razzo vettore Falcon 9 sulla nave-piattaforma-robotica Oceanica ASDS (Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship) dal nome "Of Course I Still Love You" in attesa al largo nell'Oceano Atlantico. Si tratta del 5¬ lancio del 2016 per l'azienda di Elon Musk, un numero di tutto rispetto (e sia

Posted by News Spazio

Wednesday
May 25 2016
21:39 UTC

SpaceX Targets Thursday May 26 for Thai Comsat Launch and Tough Sea Landing — Watch Live

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. - Just three weeks after SpaceX's last launch from their Florida launch base, the growing and influential aerospace firm is deep into commencing their next space spectacular - targeting this Thursday, May 26, for launch of a Thai comsat followed moments later by a sea landing attempt of the booster on a tough trajectory. SpaceX is slated to launch the Thaicom-8 telecommunications satellite atop an upgraded version of the SpaceX Falcon 9 on Thursday at

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
May 24 2016
07:49 UTC

Giovedì prossimo una nuova missione per il Falcon 9 di SpaceX con atterraggio del 1¬ stadio sulla piattaforma Oceanica ASDS

(Credit SpaceX)NEWS SPAZIO :- Quinto lancio nell'anno per l'azienda Space Exploration Technologies, SpaceX. Giovedì 26 verr lanciato un nuovo razzo vettore Falcon 9 la cui missione primaria sar di immettere in orbita di trasferimento Geostazionario il satellite per telecomunicazioni Thaicom 8. E' in programma anche l'atterraggio del 1¬ stadio del Falcon 9 sulla piattaformaa oceanica ASDS (Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship) "Of Course I Still Love You" che lo aspetter al larg

Posted by News Spazio

Friday
May 20 2016
21:12 UTC

SpaceX Calls In The Lawyers For 2018 Mars Shot

... manned mission to Mars is a hot topic in space, and has been for a long time. Most of the talk around it has centred on the required technology, astronaut durability, and the overall feasibility of the mission. But now, some of the talk is focussing on the legal framework behind such a mission. In April 2016, SpaceX announced their plans for a 2018 mission to Mars. Though astronauts will not be part of the mission, several key technologies will be demonstrated. SpaceX's Dragon capsule will make

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
May 17 2016
22:11 UTC

2 By Sea, 1 By Land, 3rd Recovered Booster Joins SpaceX Siblings: Up Close Gallery

Rolling rolling rolling! Yee-haw!2 By Sea, 1 By Land. The 3rd recovered Falcon 9 booster has joined her siblings inside SpaceX's gleaming new processing hangar, laying side-by-side at Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. What was once unfathomable science fiction has turned into science fact. In the space of 5 short months, SpaceX has recovered three of the company's spent Falcon 9 first stage boosters following successful rocket delivery launches for NASA a

Posted by Universe Today

Sunday
May 15 2016
08:39 UTC

JCSat-14, il 1¬ stadio del Falcon 9 ritorna a casa su ruote, video!

(Credit USLaunchReport)NEWS SPAZIO :- Vediamo in questo post due filmati del 1¬ stadio del razzo vettore Falcon 9 (F9S1) di SpaceX relativo alla missione JCSat-14 che fa ritorno a bordo di un camion all'hangar SpaceX al Kennedy Space Center. La missione JCSat-14 stata lanciata lo scorso Venerdì 6 Maggio con l'obiettivo di immettere in Orbita di Trasferimento Geostazionario (GTO) il satellite per telecomunicazioni JCSat-14 del cliente Giapponese SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation). Il lan...

Posted by News Spazio

Friday
May 13 2016
01:20 UTC

Amazing Time-lapse Shows Recovered SpaceX Falcon 9 Moving To Land After Port Canaveral Arrival

The recovered SpaceX first stage booster that nailed a spectacular middle-of-the-night touchdown at sea last week sailed back to Port Canaveral, Florida, late Monday and was transferred by crane on Tuesday from the drone ship to land - as seen in an amazing time-lapse video and photos, shown above and below and obtained by Universe Today. The exquisite up close time-lapse sequence shows technicians carefully hoisting the 15-story-tall spent booster from the drone ship barge onto a work pedestal o

Posted by Universe Today

Thursday
May 12 2016
18:52 UTC

First Hyperloop Technology Demo A Success

Back in 2012, Tesla Motors, Paypal and SpaceX founder Elon Musk made headlines when he announced his idea for a "fifth form of transportation". Known as the Hyperloop, the concept called for the creation of a high-speed train that would use a low-pressure steel tube and a series of aluminum pod cars to whisk passengers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in just 35 minutes. At the time, Musk claimed he was simply too busy with other projects to build such a system, but that others were free to tak

Posted by Universe Today

Thursday
May 12 2016
12:32 UTC

CRS-8, la capsula Dragon tornata sulla Terra a fine missione, video

(Credit NASA TV)NEWS SPAZIO :- Si conclusa la missione CRS-8 di rifornimento alla Stazione Spaziale Internazionale con l'ammaraggio nell'oceano Pacifico della capsula Dragon dell'azienda SpaceX. Dragon, arrivata sulla ISS Domenica 10 Aprile, ha lasciato l'avamposto orbitale ieri Mercoledì 11 Maggio in mattinata. E' stata inizialmente agganciata dal braccio robotico della Stazione (SSRMS, Space Station Remote Manipulator System, detto anche Canadarm 2) che l'ha sganc...

Posted by News Spazio

Wednesday
May 11 2016
23:51 UTC

SpaceX Dragon Returns to Earth After Splashdown with Critical NASA Science

... SpaceX cargo Dragon spacecraft loaded with nearly two tons of critical NASA science and technology experiments and equipment returned to Earth this afternoon, Wednesday, May 11, safely splashing down in the Pacific Ocean - and bringing about a successful conclusion to its mission to the International Space Station (ISS) that also brought aloft a new room for the resident crew. Following a month long stay at the orbiting outpost, Dragon was released from the grip of the stations Canadian-built r

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
May 11 2016
11:11 UTC

JCSat-14, il 1¬ stadio del Falcon 9 arrivato in porto, video

(Credit USLaunchReport)NEWS SPAZIO :- Continuiamo a seguire il 1¬ stadio del razzo vettore Falcon 9 (F9S1) della missione JCSat-14 operata dall'azienda SpaceX lanciata lo scorso venerdì, avente come obiettivo immettere in orbita di trasferimento Geostazionario il satellite JCSat-14 per il cliente Giapponese SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation. Al termine del suo compito, dopo la separazione dal 2¬ stadio, F9S1 rientrato a Terra, effettuando un meraviglioso atterraggio soft sulla nave-piattaf...

Posted by News Spazio

Tuesday
May 10 2016
01:50 UTC

Recovered SpaceX Falcon 9 Booster Headed Back to Port: Launch/Landing — Photos/Videos

The SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage booster that successfully launched a Japanese satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) just 3 days ago and then nailed a safe middle of the night touchdown on a drone ship at sea minutes minutes later, is headed back to port and may arrive overnight or soon thereafter. The 156 foot tall booster was spotted offshore earlier today while being towed back to her home port at Port Canaveral, Florida. The SpaceX ASDS drone ship with the recovered Falcon 9 first

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
May 09 2016
20:15 UTC

SpaceX Maiden Falcon Heavy Launch May Carry Satellite In November

Move over Arianespace and United Launch Alliance. SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket is set for its maiden launch this November. The long-awaited Falcon Heavy should be able to outperform both the Ariane 5 and the ULA Delta-4 Heavy, at least in some respects. The payload for the maiden voyage is uncertain so far. According to Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX's President and CEO, a number of companies have expressed interest in being on the first flight. Shotwell has also said that it might make more sense for

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
May 09 2016
06:07 UTC

SpaceX ed i suoi piani a lungo termine per il pianeta Marte, il primo volo nel 2018?

(Credit SpaceX)NEWS SPAZIO :- Qualche giorno fa un tweet di Elon Musk ha creato uno strappo nel "normale" flusso del nostro spazio-tempo facendoci intravedere nuovi universi. EccoloPlanning to send Dragon to Mars as soon as 2018. Red Dragons will inform overall Mars architecture, details to come pic. twitter. com/u4nbVUNCpA SpaceX (@SpaceX) April 27, 2016C' scritto che entro il 2018 verr lanciato un razzo vettore Falcon 9 Heavy verso Marte con una capsula Dragon 2, in codice Red Dragon.

Posted by News Spazio

Saturday
May 07 2016
08:35 UTC

Le prime belissime immagini del 1¬ stadio del Falcon 9 dopo il suo atterraggio sulla piattaforma oceanica ASDS

NEWS SPAZIO :- Voglio condividere le prime splendide fotografie pubblicate da SpaceX che ci mostrano il 1¬ stadio del razzo vettore Falcon 9 (F9S1) dopo il suo spettacolare atterraggio soft sulla nave-piattaforma-robotica ASDS (Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship) di nome "Of Course I Still Love You" a 600 km al largo nell'oceano Pacifico. E' avvenuto ieri notte, in Italia era mattina, dopo il lancio della missione JCSat-14, partita Giovedì 6 Maggio alle 7:21 (ita) da Cape Canaveral. Tr...

Posted by News Spazio

Friday
May 06 2016
17:00 UTC

SpaceX Taps Superhero Designer For Its Spacesuits

Everything about SpaceX seems exciting right now. In April, SpaceX successfully landed their reusable rocket, the Falcon 9, on a droneship at sea. Also in April, SpaceX announced that they intend to send a Dragon capsule to Mars by 2018. Now, Elon Musk's private space company has hired Jose Fernandez, superhero movie costume designer, to design spacesuits for his astronauts. Fernandez, with his company Ironhead Studio, has quite a resume when it comes to costume design. He's designed superhero c

Posted by Universe Today

Friday
May 06 2016
08:45 UTC

JCSat-14, lancio perfetto e spettacolare atterraggio in notturna del 1¬ stadio del Falcon 9, video

NEWS SPAZIO :- E' stato un magnifico lancio in notturna quello della missione JCSat-14 operata dall'azienda SpaceX. Un razzo vettore Falcon 9 decollato da Cape Canaveral questa notte alle ore 1:21 a. m. ora locale (ore 7:21 qui da noi in Italia). Obiettivo della missione, immettere in Orbita di Trasferimento Geostazionario (GTO) il satellite per telecomunicazioni JCSat-14 (cliente SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation). Il 1¬ stadio del Falcon 9 (F9S1) ha spinto il veicolo spaziale per 2 minuti

Posted by News Spazio

Friday
May 06 2016
08:38 UTC

SpaceX Launch Replay

This is the long version. You may also remember SpaceX is landed the rocket on a ship in April. This time they attempted it again: Elon Musk “Rocket reentry is a lot faster and hotter than last time, so odds of making it are maybe even, but we should learn a lot either way”. The […]

Posted by Tom's Astronomy Blog

Friday
May 06 2016
07:28 UTC

SpaceX Scores Double Whammy with Nighttime Delivery of Japanese Comsat to Orbit and 2nd Successful Ocean Landing

SpaceX scored a double whammy of successes this morning, May 6, following the stunning nighttime launch of a Japanese comsat streaking to orbit on the firm's Falcon 9 rocket and nailing the breathtaking touchdown of the spent first stage just minutes later - furthering the goal of rocket reusabilityUnder clear Florida starlight, the upgraded SpaceX Falcon 9 soared to orbit on 1. 5 million pounds of thrust on a mission carrying the JCSAT-14 commercial communications satellite, following an on ti

Posted by Universe Today

Friday
May 06 2016
05:01 UTC

SpaceX Launch Coverage

Catch the SpaceX launch of the JCSAT-14. Launch time:¬05:20 UTC Webcast I will post replays when available, this should¬be spectacular!

Posted by Tom's Astronomy Blog

Thursday
May 05 2016
20:34 UTC

SpaceX Set for Night Launch and Drone Ship Landing Friday, May 6 — Watch Live

Less than 4 weeks after launching a Dragon cargo ship for NASA to the International Space Station (ISS), SpaceX is poised for their next nearly simultaneous Falcon 9 rocket launch and first stage landing attempt for what promises to be a spectacular skyshow shortly after midnight on Friday, May 6. The commercial mission involves lofting the JCSAT-14 Japanese communications satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) for SKY Perfect JSAT - a leading satellite operator in the Asia - Pacific

Posted by Universe Today

Thursday
May 05 2016
06:51 UTC

JCSat-14, nuovo lancio per SpaceX e nuovo tentativo di atterraggio del 1¬ stadio del Falcon 9 in mezzo all'Oceano sulla piattaforma ASDS, diretta video!

NEWS SPAZIO :- E' stato rimandato a non prima di domattina il lancio della missione JCSat-14 operata dall'azienda SpaceX avente il compito di immettere in orbita di trasferimento Geostazionario (GTO, Geostationary Transfer Orbit) il satellite per telecomunicazioni JCSat-14 per il cliente SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation. Originariamente la missione sarebbe dovuta partire nel 2015, ma stata ripianificata a seguito dell'incidente della missione CRS-7. Anche per questa missione SpaceX tent

Posted by News Spazio

Thursday
May 05 2016
05:05 UTC

SpaceX Launch Delay

SpaceX was supposed to launch the JCSat-14 today from Cape Canaveral Florida however due to weather concerns the launch as been moved to Friday 06 May at 05:20 UTC. That particular time is also 01:20 ET which means this will be a night time launch. Lucky us! The JCSat-14 is a communications satellite to serve […]

Posted by Tom's Astronomy Blog

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