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2014-07-13 03:44:23

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online SpaceX, the California-based rocket company established by PayPal co-founder Elon Musk, announced on Friday that its Falcon 9 launch system had been certified by the US Air Force as having completed three successful flights. In a statement, the company said that the certification was “a prerequisite for companies seeking to win business from the Air Force's Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Program” and that meeting...

SpaceX Delays Falcon 9 Launch Two Days In A Row
2014-06-24 06:30:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online UPDATE: June 24, 2014 (6:30 a.m.) In order to allow more time to fix ongoing technical issues, SpaceX announced that it would push back Tuesday’s scheduled Falcon 9 launch by at least a week. In an online flight update, the space transportation company said that it would be “taking a closer look at a potential issue identified while conducting pre-flight checkouts” prior to Sunday’s aborted launch, and would use...

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Gets Landing Legs For Upcoming Mission
2014-02-25 12:55:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online SpaceX is making an adjustment to its Falcon 9 rocket in hopes of one day being able to reuse it for future missions. SpaceX founder Elon Musk tweeted a picture on Sunday of the company mounting landing legs to its Falcon 9 rocket in preparation for a mission in March. The rocket uses nine Merlin engines and aluminum-lithium alloy tanks containing liquid oxygen and rocket-grade kerosene propellant to launch its prized Dragon capsule...

DARPA Dreams Up Satellite-Launching Hypersonic Space Plane
2014-02-12 15:03:51

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new program established by DARPA is looking to build a spaceplane that is able to launch satellites into orbit. The Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program will help add a quick, affordable and routine ride to space. The program aims to build a fully reusable unmanned hypersonic vehicle that DARPA said would be like providing “aircraft-like access to space.” The proposed vehicle would launch from a “clean pad” with a small...

SpaceX Grasshopper Half Mile Test Launch
2013-10-14 11:22:08

[ Watch the Video: Grasshopper’s Half-Mile Test Flight ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online SpaceX's Grasshopper vehicle keeps making leaps and bounds, with its latest test taking it nearly a half-mile into the sky. The Grasshopper is a modified Falcon 9 rocket designed to both take off and land vertically. SpaceX has been testing out its new launch vehicle one step at a time by slowly launching it higher and higher to see whether it can maintain stability as it gets...

SpaceX Grasshopper Rocket Completes Lateral Maneuver
2013-08-15 04:45:49

[ Watch the Video: SpaceX Reusable Rocket Jumps Another Hurdle ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online SpaceX’s Grasshopper reusable rocket took another step forward earlier this week, successfully completing a “divert test” which saw the vehicle reach an altitude of 250 meters before executing a 100-meter lateral maneuver, the company announced on Wednesday. According to CNET’s Daniel Terdiman, the Falcon 9 test rig took off and reached heights of 820.2...

2012-12-09 05:01:24

Christopher Oliver and James Villepigue announce BigfootBlimp.com homepage will redirect visitors directly to the Kickstarter fundraising page for the falcon project. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 08, 2012 Christopher Oliver and James Villepigue announce BigfootBlimp.com homepage will redirect visitors directly to the Kickstarter fundraising page for the Falcon Project. The Falcon Project´s Kickstarter fundraising drive is now live and runs through January 25, 2013. “We are making...

NASA Awards Development Grants
2012-08-05 05:03:36

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Three commercial aerospace development firms have been awarded a share of more than $1 billion in NASA grants as part of a program to complete a new spacecraft to transport American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), various media outlets have reported. The US space agency has awarded contracts totaling $1.1 billion to SpaceX, Boeing, and the Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) as part of their Commercial Crew...


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