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SpaceX | First 11 Years

 

SpaceX turns 11 years old today—and we've worked hard to make every year count.

 


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Imagine what the next 11 years will bring!  

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Looking forward to it.
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SpaceX launches fourth Global Xpress satellite on expendable Falcon 9 - SpaceNews.com

SpaceX launches fourth Global Xpress satellite on expendable Falcon 9 - SpaceNews.com | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it
SpaceX launched the last of telecom satellite operator Inmarsat’s first-generation Global Xpress satellites May 15 on a mission where SpaceX did not attempt to recover the Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage.

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$100M Nova Scotia spaceport has plan to launch satellites into orbit by 2020

$100M Nova Scotia spaceport has plan to launch satellites into orbit by 2020 | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it

The president of Maritime Launch Services says he has clients committed to launch satellites from a proposed spaceport in Canso, N.S., but he’s not ready to say how many, or who they are...


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Inmarsat-5 Flight 4 Launch Webcast

SpaceX is targeting the launch of an Inmarsat-5 Flight 4 from historic Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. SpaceX did not attempt to land Falcon 9’s first stage after launch due to mission requirements.


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NASA will not put a crew on EM-1, cites cost – not safety – as main reason | NASASpaceFlight.com

NASA will not put a crew on EM-1, cites cost – not safety – as main reason | NASASpaceFlight.com | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it
In what is a highly welcomed, if not somewhat surprising decision, NASA has officially announced that they will not place a crew onboard the first SLS flight,

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, May 13, 3:59 PM
First flight of SLS/Orion delayed to late 2019 and perhaps later. Recent accidents and flawed welds make prospects look even dimmer.
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Space-mining may be only a decade away. Really.

Space-mining may be only a decade away. Really. | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it

Investors wonder: Is oil the water of the coming Space Age?


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Allen Taylor's curator insight, April 30, 3:53 PM
The mining of asteroids may start before most people think.
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Vector has completed the first successful flight test of its new micro rocket

Vector has completed the first successful flight test of its new micro rocket | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it
Vector Space Systems successfully launched a full-scale model of its Vector-R rocket on Wednesday in Mojave, California. The test flight, which remained under 50,000 feet for regulatory purposes, allows the company to remain on track to begin providing launch services for small satellites in 2018, said Jim Cantrell, the company’s chief executive and cofounder...

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Babylon 5 solar system bears striking resemblance to our own

Babylon 5 solar system bears striking resemblance to our own | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it
A team of University of Arizona researchers led by Kate Su have used NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) flying observatory to take a closer look at a system 10.5 light years away and discovered it has a familiar general structure.

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, May 4, 12:49 AM
Epsilon Eridani system found to have structure quite similar to the Solar System.
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China courts international coalition set up to promote space cooperation

China courts international coalition set up to promote space cooperation | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it
Xi'an (XNA) Apr 26, 2017 -
A coalition was established Sunday in northwest China's Shaanxi Province to promote innovation and cooperation on space exploration under the the Belt and Road Initiative.

The coalition, set u

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China Prepares Another Step Toward Own Space Station

China Prepares Another Step Toward Own Space Station | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it

Chinese human-spaceflight managers are ready to launch their nation’s long-awaited robotic cargo vehicle to the Tiangong-2 orbital outpost...


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These 3 Nations are Aiming Higher in the International Space Race - Via Satellite

These 3 Nations are Aiming Higher in the International Space Race - Via Satellite | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it
Japan and Canada are making significant changes to how their national space agencies operate, while Australia is examining whether there is a need for national space agency at all. Speakers from each had time to dig deeper into their respective countries’ space industry plans during the 33rd Space Symposium last week in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Chuck Black's curator insight, April 11, 3:42 PM
Here's hoping that CSA president Laporte doesn't put too much stock in the Ukraine rocket company looking to build a spaceport in Nova Scotia
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Luxembourg sets its sights on space resources, with Seattle as launch pad

Luxembourg sets its sights on space resources, with Seattle as launch pad | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it

Luxembourg’s royal heir and its top economic official got the grand tour of the Seattle area today, deepening a business relationship that could someday turn far-flung asteroids into the next commercial frontier. 


“The exciting field of space technology could enable many more partnerships and economic success stories between Luxembourg and Seattle,” Prince Guillaume told a VIP gathering at Seattle’s Space Needle.


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Chuck Black's curator insight, April 13, 2:23 PM
The Luxembourg initiative in space mining includes a $26.5M investment in Planetary Resources. 

A delegation from Luxembourg recently visited Seattle to check in on their investment..
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New Method for 3-D Printing Extraterrestrial Materials - SpaceRef

New Method for 3-D Printing Extraterrestrial Materials - SpaceRef | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it
New Method for 3-D Printing Extraterrestrial Materials https://t.co/Vx3RJUUhOA

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, April 16, 7:59 PM
Colonists on other worlds are going to need to make tools and building materials out of local materials. A new 3-D printing techniques may be how they do it.
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SS John Glenn Launching Science Stash to Space Station atop Atlas V April 18 - Watch Live and 360 Degree Video - Universe Today

SS John Glenn Launching Science Stash to Space Station atop Atlas V April 18 - Watch Live and 360 Degree Video - Universe Today | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - The ‘SS John Glenn’ cargo freighter stands proudly poised for launch at pad 41 from the Florida Space Coast on Tuesday April 18, loaded with a stash of nearly 4 tons of science investigations and essential supplies atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket destined for the multinational crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS)...


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Chuck Black's curator insight, April 18, 5:35 AM
The cargo also includes the Canadian built AlbertaSat, which as outlined in the AlbertaSat website (https://albertasat.ca/projects/) which "will provide a platform for the University of Alberta to demonstrate their newly designed digital fluxgate magnetometer in a space environment."
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Blue Origin suffers BE-4 testing mishap | SpaceNews.com

Blue Origin suffers BE-4 testing mishap | SpaceNews.com | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it

Blue Origin said May 14 it suffered a setback in the development of its BE-4 engine with the loss of a key hardware component in a recent test.


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Life on Mars? Get Ready With 3D-Printed Habitats in the Desert

Life on Mars? Get Ready With 3D-Printed Habitats in the Desert | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it
Mars City Design will use enormous 3D printers to build mock Mars habitats in the Mojave Desert.

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, May 16, 1:27 PM
Need a hab for your colony on Mars? 3D print a prototype in Mojave, California to see how it might look.
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Given the hazards of landing on Mars, SpaceX may send two Dragons in 2020

Given the hazards of landing on Mars, SpaceX may send two Dragons in 2020 | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it
Elon Musk has spoken favorably about NASA's Mars Exploration Rover missions.

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, May 11, 1:41 PM
SpaceX plans to land two Red Dragon spacecraft on Mars in 2020.
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SpaceX improving launch cadence, testing new goals | NASASpaceFlight.com

SpaceX improving launch cadence, testing new goals | NASASpaceFlight.com | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it
Following the launch of the NROL-76 spacecraft on Monday - which also included a successful Second Stage extended coast test - SpaceX is already deep into

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, May 5, 12:27 AM
SpaceX is about to start launching payloads to orbit more frequently than ever before.
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NASA receives more than $19.6 billion in 2017 omnibus spending bill - SpaceNews.com

NASA receives more than $19.6 billion in 2017 omnibus spending bill - SpaceNews.com | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it
A long-overdue fiscal year 2017 spending bill unveiled early May 1 will provide NASA with $19.65 billion, more than $600 million above the original request.

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, May 1, 4:59 PM
NASA receives slight increase in Fiscal 2017 budget agreement.
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With latency as low as 25ms, SpaceX to launch broadband satellites in 2019

With latency as low as 25ms, SpaceX to launch broadband satellites in 2019 | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it
SpaceX today said its planned constellation of 4,425 broadband satellites will launch from the Falcon 9 rocket beginning in 2019 and continue launching in phases until reaching full capacity in 2024....

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Live coverage: SpaceX’s first national security launch set for Sunday – Spaceflight Now

Live coverage: SpaceX’s first national security launch set for Sunday – Spaceflight Now | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it
Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida with the NROL-76 payload for the National Reconnaissance Office. SpaceX’s live video coverage begins at approximately 6:40 a.m. EDT (1040 GMT)...

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How Government Catalyzes Space

How Government Catalyzes Space | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it
It's a mistake to think that private industry has taken over space.
Government catalyzes the space economy in three ways: assuming risk,
pushing the bounds of technology, and issuing contracts.

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, April 25, 12:36 AM
NASA can be a great complement to American industry.
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Elon Musk wants to make Falcon rockets fully reusable – Spaceflight Now

Elon Musk wants to make Falcon rockets fully reusable – Spaceflight Now | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it
SpaceX chief Elon Musk said last week he is “fairly confident” his company’s Falcon rockets can be made fully reusable within a couple of years, suggesting a renewed emphasis on outfitting upper stages for a scorching re-entry after engineers shelved the idea to focus on landing the launcher’s bigger booster stage.

The launch firm revealed a concept to recover and reuse both stages of the Falcon 9 rocket in 2011, but visible technical progress has been limited to the first stage in the last few years. Landing and relaunching the Falcon 9’s first stage presented a lesser challenge to SpaceX’s engineers, and the booster is the most valuable part of the rocket, representing about 70 percent of its total cost...

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Goldman Sachs is Bullish on Asteroid Mining

Goldman Sachs is Bullish on Asteroid Mining | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it
           By  Brian Orlotti Marquis US investment firm Goldman Sachs has released a report revealing its bullish outlook o

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, April 11, 2:40 PM
When the financial elite start talking about asteroid mining, perhaps a corner has been turned and we are in a new era.
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Asteroid Prospects III: In pursuit of a thriving space economy - Space Angels

Asteroid Prospects III: In pursuit of a thriving space economy - Space Angels | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it
By Chad Anderson and Kelsey Tollefson | Executive Editor John Lenker This is the third article in a three-part series about the prospects and future of space mining. Part one, “Asteroid Prospects: The Facts and Future of Space Mining” can be found here. “Asteroid Prospects II: Between a Rock and a Hard Place” can be...Read More

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7 Awesome things to know about the webb space telescope

7 Awesome things to know about the webb space telescope | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it

The James Webb Space Telescope, the most powerful space telescope ever built, is on schedule to launch on October 2018 at dawn from French Guiana in South America.


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