Tag: DSCOVR

SpaceX Set for First Ever Deep Space Launch on Sunday Evening

SpaceX Set for First Ever Deep Space Launch on Sunday Evening

With the successful completion of a static test fire, the stage is now set for a SpaceX Falcon 9 to launch the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) spacecraft on the evening of Sunday, February 8th. Liftoff must take place in an instantaneous window occurring at 6:10 PM EST. If needed, a backup date is reserved […]

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“Meeting the Manifest” and Making it to Mars : A SpaceX Short

“Meeting the Manifest” and Making it to Mars : A SpaceX Short

Image Credit : Founders Fund / Anatomy of Next While Elon Musk generally attracts media attention the way a black hole attracts wayward matter, SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell keeps a slightly lower profile almost by default. Make no mistake however, there is more than just one rock star in the company which is […]

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SpaceX Wins First NASA Science Launch Award

SpaceX Wins First NASA Science Launch Award

Image Credit: SpaceX While SpaceX’s effort to break into the EELV launch market has garnered a great deal of media attention, the company has also been working quietly to earn a spot as a trusted supplier of launch services for NASA’s high profile science missions. With today’s announcement the company has officially crossed that threshold. […]

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More Good News for SpaceX and a Billion Dollar “Subsidy” for ULA

More Good News for SpaceX and a Billion Dollar “Subsidy” for ULA

Image Credit: SpaceX SpaceX’s really good Tuesday, which saw the company win a potential $2.6 billion dollar share of NASA’s Commercial Crew program was also highlighted by an advance in another of the company’s long sought goals. Amid all the publicity surrounding the NASA award, ┬áSpace News reported that the Air Force believes the company […]

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