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SpaceX Landing Sequence in Detail (Weather at 80%)

SpaceX Landing Sequence in Detail (Weather at 80%)

Falcon 9 on the pad Monday evening / Image Credit S. Money Meteorologists with the U.S. Air Force’s 45th Space Wing are estimating an 80% change of good weather for Saturday’s 4:47 AM EST SpaceX launch attempt from Cape Canaveral. Temperature will be in the low 50’s, with the primary concern being thick clouds. In […]

Reaching for History (But still sitting on the ground)

Reaching for History (But still sitting on the ground)

Falcon 9 sits on the pad at T-Minus 7 hours Update: Falcon 9 is still sitting on the pad ten minutes after it was scheduled to launch. According to initial reports, today’s planned flight was scrubbed due to drift in a thrust vector control actuator. Pending correction, the next launch opportunity is on Friday. Original […]

Mid-Week Roundup: SpaceX Confirms Landing Attempt, OSC Can’t Kick Its Russian Habit and More

Mid-Week Roundup: SpaceX Confirms Landing Attempt, OSC Can’t Kick Its Russian Habit and More

SpaceX has finally confirmed that it will indeed be attempting to land the Falcon 9 first stage on its autonomous drone ship following Friday’s CRS-5 launch to the International Space Station. ┬áThe complete description is posted on their website’s update page here. America’s Russian engine addiction continues unabated. Orbital Sciences has selected the RD-181 derivative […]

SpaceX CRS-5 Mission Reset For Friday, December 19th

SpaceX CRS-5 Mission Reset For Friday, December 19th

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Elon Musk Reveals SpaceX Landing Barge

Elon Musk Reveals SpaceX Landing Barge

Perhaps unimpressed with the weekend’s college football lineup, Elon Musk took to Twitter once again on Saturday, this time to reveal the landing barge SpaceX has commissioned for construction in Louisiana, as well as to provide a little more insight on how it may be used. First came a confirmation that the next Falcon 9, […]

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