Tag: spacex

Feb 07 2018

The Loss Of The Falcon Heavy Core Booster Shouldn’t Be Ignored

The Falcon Heavy Test Flight yesterday was a near flawless success, well above the expectations of many people who really know rocketry, and many of those involved with the rocket itself, including Elon Musk. There was, however, one problem with the flight, and that was with the attempted recovery of the core booster. It isn’t …

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Feb 06 2018

The Falcon Heavy Takes Flight

It happened. Today was the day the Falcon Heavy, now the most powerful rocket system in operation, made its maiden flight. Many expected it to fail, even the man behind SpaceX, Elon Musk. Hell, in some ways I was more optimistic than others – including Musk – in feeling that the vehicle probably would launch …

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Feb 06 2018

What’s My Issue With SpaceX? – The Complete Story

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I don’t hide my opinions. Hell, that’s what this site is based upon heavily – my thoughts and opinions on a wide variety of subjects, both historic and topical. Something I have incredibly strong opinions about is the subject of space and rocketry, and of course a major player in the field, the company run …

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Jan 14 2018

Space Industry Fanboys, Credibility Claims, And Cherry Picking – Dissecting A Twitter Discussion

Yesterday proved to be a bit interesting for me on Twitter. I was giving my own comments on the Delta IV launch yesterday, one of which was my typical congratulations tweet to United Launch Alliance, the operators of Delta IV, and the CEO of the company,  Tory Bruno. At the end, though, I left a …

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Jan 12 2018

A Follow Up On SpaceX And Zuma

Okay, a few days ago I wrote one of my usual articles regarding more interesting things with space new, this time covering the apparent loss of the mysterious Zuma satellite. I wrote about it based on what was “known” at that time, as well as what was speculated, but from a somewhat reserved standpoint – …

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Jan 09 2018

Reports Say The Mysterious “Zuma” Payload May Be Lost!

In a bit of news that I just have to write about, it appears, according to several news reports over the last 24 hours that the “Zuma” payload launched by SpaceX this past Sunday has been lost ! Of course, reports are conflicting – some sites are saying the launch was fine on SpaceX’s part, …

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Dec 15 2017

CRS-13 Is Successfully Launched To The International Space Station

After several delays, the final CRS flight of 2017, CRS-13, launched on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 40 for a standard cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. This mission was a somewhat critical one – after the delay of the mysterious Zuma payload, SpaceX basically hasn’t …

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Dec 11 2017

Why “Flight Proven” Means Nothing To Me

The primary focus that SpaceX has in its endeavours is in re-usability of launch vehicles. The Falcon 9, in current form, is a launch vehicle in which the first stage is capable of making a controlled landing back at the launch site, or on a drone ship in the ocean (as launch needs permit) and …

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Dec 07 2017

SpaceX Successfully Static-Fires A Falcon 9 At Launch Complex 40

I wouldn’t normally cover a test firing of a Falcon 9 stage, but this one is kind of important – it marks the first use of Launch Complex 40 since the September 2016 explosion of a Falcon 9 booster destroyed the launch facility. Going back to that explosion, it happened during the same kind of …

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Dec 05 2017

SpaceX Scheduling Madness

This is going to be interesting – a two-fold article. On one half, I have a bit more to say about what upcoming SpaceX content I have coming, and on the other half, I feel it worth discussing the actual current scheduling that SpaceX is launching on in the upcoming months. On my end, as …

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