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16.10.2021
23:51 Benzinga.com Elon Musk Now Worth More Than Warren Buffett And Bill Gates Combined Thanks To Strong Tesla, SpaceX Valuations

The world’s richest man keeps getting richer. This week, Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk passed another significant milestone with a wealth greater than two executives who once topped the list. read more

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15.10.2021
14:26 ArsTechnica.com Rocket Report: Virgin Galactic stands down, SpaceX faces environmental lawsuit

"Will I be able to break ground tomorrow? No. Do I want to break ground tomorrow? Yeah."

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12:01 Teslarati.com SpaceX rapidly tests, ships Falcon 9 second stage for next NASA astronaut launch

SpaceX has shipped, tested, and delivered the new Falcon 9 upper stage tasked with carrying the company’s next Crew Dragon astronauts to orbit as early as October 30th. Offering rare insight into the kind of timelines and margins SpaceX operates on for even its most important missions, a Falcon upper stage bearing NASA’s ‘worm’ logo […] The post SpaceX rapidly tests, ships Falcon 9 second stage for next NASA astronaut launch appeared first on TESLARATI.

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10:33 Benzinga.com Cathie Wood Just Bought Another $402K In This Supplier Of Elon Musk-Led SpaceX

Cathie Wood-led Ark Investment Management on Thursday snapped up 50,249 shares — estimated to be worth about $402,494— in Velo3D Inc (NYSE: VLD), the 3D company that went public via a merger with special purpose acquisition company Jaws Spitfire Acquisition read more

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00:46 Benzinga.com Elon Musk Says SpaceX In Talks To Install Starlink Broadband On Airlines

Starlink, the satellite internet service being tested by Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk's SpaceX, may soon be part of your air travel. read more

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14.10.2021
12:05 Teslarati.com SpaceX installs full set of car-sized grid fins on second Super Heavy booster

SpaceX appears to have installed a full set of car-sized grid fins on Starship’s second flightworthy Super Heavy booster, leaving the massive rocket just a few steps away from completion. Measuring ~69m (~225 ft) tall and 9m (~30 ft) wide, Super Heavy Booster 5 (B5) – like B4 before it – will be one of […] The post SpaceX installs full set of car-sized grid fins on second Super Heavy booster appeared first on TESLARATI.

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09:19 Benzinga.com Cathie Wood Buys Another $800K In This Elon Musk-Led SpaceX's 3D Printing Partner

Cathie Wood-led Ark Investment Management on Wednesday bought 102,790 shares, estimated to be worth about $814,097, in Velo3D Inc (NYSE: VLD), the 3D company that went public earlier this month via a merger with special purpose acquisition company Jaws Spitfire Ac read more

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13.10.2021
19:04 GreenCarReports.com Honda is working on avatar robots and rockets—with a very different timeline than Tesla and SpaceX

Honda recently announced a host of new non-automotive projects, including some that parallel Tesla and SpaceX. In a press release, the automaker announced plans for an "avatar robot" that can be operated remotely by humans, as well as a small reusable rocket. The company is operating a very different timeline than Elon Musk, though. The robot will...

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12:04 Teslarati.com SpaceX schedules Falcon 9’s second West Coast Starlink launch

A pair of notices to mariners (NTMs) published earlier this week reveal that SpaceX could conduct its second West Coast Starlink launch as early as Sunday, October 17th. Used to delineate certain regions mariners should temporarily avoid or heed caution in, NTMs – while cryptic – often reveal roughly when a rocket launch or spacecraft […] The post SpaceX schedules Falcon 9’s second West Coast Starlink launch appeared first on TESLARATI.

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12.10.2021
12:05 Teslarati.com SpaceX to launch Varda Space’s first Rocket Lab-derived ‘space factory’ satellite

Startup Varda Space says it has contracted with SpaceX to launch its first satellite – based on a Rocket Lab bus called Photon – on a Falcon 9 rideshare mission in early 2023. Founded in late 2020, Varda Space says its mission “is to build the first space factory” – or, to be more precise, […] The post SpaceX to launch Varda Space’s first Rocket Lab-derived ‘space factory’ satellite appeared first on TESLARATI.

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11.10.2021
20:35 Yahoo Tech Varda Space Industries will send its first space factory to orbit on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket

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11:56 Teslarati.com SpaceX installing Raptors on first orbital-class Starship – third time’s the charm?

For the third time in two months, SpaceX has begun installing Raptor engines on its first orbital-class Starship prototype – hopefully for good. In no uncertain terms, Starship 20’s (S20) path to what could be its last Raptor installations has been about as windy and mysterious as they come. Starship 20 (S20) left the Starbase […] The post SpaceX installing Raptors on first orbital-class Starship – third time’s the charm? appeared first on TESLARATI.

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00:14 Teslarati.com SpaceX prepares Starship launch tower’s rocket-catching arms for installation

SpaceX has begun preparing its Starbase ‘launch tower’ for the installation of a pair of giant arms designed to lift, stack, and even catch Starships and Super Heavy boosters out of mid-air. Deemed ‘Mechazilla’ by CEO Elon Musk, assembly of first of the structure’s three main arms only began in earnest in June 2021. That […] The post SpaceX prepares Starship launch tower’s rocket-catching arms for installation appeared first on TESLARATI.

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10.10.2021
04:02 Yahoo Finance Secondary Share Sale Boost SpaceX’s Valuation To $100 Billion

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09.10.2021
17:06 Yahoo Science Elon Musk says 'do not worry too much' about methane, the gas used in SpaceX rocket fuel that accounts for 20% of global greenhouse emissions

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15:28 Yahoo Science SpaceX astronaut says she was sick for the first 2 days of Inspiration4's mission and thought the spaceflight wasn't long enough, a report says

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10:56 News24 World Businessinsider.co.za | Elon Musk says 'do not worry too much' about methane, the gas used in SpaceX rocket fuel

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said at the company's annual shareholder meeting Thursday that a carbon tax "is really needed" even though it would hurt SpaceX.

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08.10.2021
20:16 Yahoo.com Business 'There's a lot of FOMO' with SpaceX:' Expert on its $100B valuation

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18:27 Benzinga.com Elon Musk's SpaceX Valuation Zooms Past $100B Following Insider Sale: Report

Elon Musk may have been reluctant to take his SpaceX public, but his space venture has reportedly reached a milestone in terms of valuation. read more

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17:55 SputnikNews.com Elon Musk Company ‘SpaceX’ Valuated at Over $100Bln After Secondary Share Sale, Reports Say

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Elon Musks’s aerospace company SpaceX hit a valuation of over $100 billion after a new secondary sale of shares in the company by investors, CNBC reported on Friday.

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14:07 ArsTechnica.com Rocket Report: SpaceX snaps up Italian satellite, Capt. Kirk set for launch

Also, an update on Arca's first orbital launch attempt.

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12:03 Teslarati.com SpaceX’s first orbital-class Starship ‘tank farm’ is almost finished

Roughly six months after the process began, SpaceX has installed the seventh and final custom-built propellant storage tank at Starbase’s first orbital-class Starship launch site. Built out of the same factory and parts as the steel tanks that make up most of the two-stage Starship rocket’s structure, SpaceX completed the first two of those ‘ground […] The post SpaceX’s first orbital-class Starship ‘tank farm’ is almost finished appeared first on TESLARATI.

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07.10.2021
20:31 TheRegister.co.uk Nothing says 'We believe in you' like NASA switching two 'nauts off Boeing's Starliner onto SpaceX's Crew Dragon

All change on 2022 ride to the ISS NASA has shown its tremendous confidence in Boeing's Starliner by shifting astronauts scheduled to launch aboard the calamity capsule to SpaceX's Crew Dragon.…

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18:25 ExtremeTech.com NASA Reassigns Astronauts from Starliner to Dragon as Boeing Delays Continue

This will get the rookie astronauts into space sooner than if they waited on Starliner, which is still being retooled following an issue with fuel valves several months ago. The post NASA Reassigns Astronauts from Starliner to Dragon as Boeing Delays Continue appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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16:03 Yahoo Science NASA moves 2 astronauts from Boeing missions to a future SpaceX launch following serious Starliner delays

The latest news and headlines from Yahoo! News. Get breaking news stories and in-depth coverage with videos and photos.

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11:57 Teslarati.com SpaceX to double fleet of reusable Dragon spacecraft in less than nine months

Comments from NASA and SpaceX officials during a briefing ahead of Crew Dragon’s third operational astronaut launch have offered a more detailed picture of the fleet of reusable Dragon spacecraft the company plans to build and cycle to support NASA missions. As part of the briefing, SpaceX Director of Dragon Mission Management Sarah Walker revealed […] The post SpaceX to double fleet of reusable Dragon spacecraft in less than nine months appeared first on TESLARATI.

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06.10.2021
16:43 FoxNews.com NASA wants a new electric Astrovan to compete with SpaceX's and Blue Origin's rides

NASA has issued a request for information asking for ideas for a new vehicle to ferry Artemis program astronauts to the launch pad. The space agency is looking for either an all-new vehicle or a way to upgrade the Shuttle-era model.

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11:58 Teslarati.com SpaceX ships hardware for first 33-engine Super Heavy booster to Starbase

SpaceX appears to have delivered hardware that will eventually become part of the first 33-engine Super Heavy booster to its South Texas ‘Starbase’ factory. Coming either from SpaceX’s Hawthorne, California headquarters and Falcon rocket factory or a smaller fabrication shop colocated on the company’s McGregor, Texas development and testing campus, the giant coin-like structure was […] The post SpaceX ships hardware for first 33-engine Super Heavy booster to Starbase appeared first on TESLARATI.

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00:03 Teslarati.com Report: SpaceX to launch at least five back-to-back Crew Dragon missions for NASA

Ars Technica’s Eric Berger reports that NASA has begun the process of moving a number of astronauts assigned to Boeing’s ailing Starliner spacecraft to a SpaceX Crew Dragon mission scheduled no earlier than August 2022. Per sources close to Berger, NASA has chosen to reassign two rookie astronauts to Crew Dragon as hopes of a […] The post Report: SpaceX to launch at least five back-to-back Crew Dragon missions for NASA appeared first on TESLARATI.

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05.10.2021
12:04 Teslarati.com SpaceX to launch Falcon Heavy rocket 3 times in 6 months after latest payload delay

For at least the second time in 2021, unspecified issues with a US military payload have delayed SpaceX’s next Falcon Heavy launch, this time pushing the mission into next year. Known as USSF-44 (formerly AFSPC-44), the US Air Force (now Space Force) contracted a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket in February 2019 to launch the classified […] The post SpaceX to launch Falcon Heavy rocket 3 times in 6 months after latest payload delay appeared first on TESLARATI.

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04.10.2021
21:37 ArsTechnica.com Revealed: The secret notes of Blue Origin leaders trying to catch SpaceX

"They have a customer focus. We should too."

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21:20 WhatReallyHappened.com SpaceX's All-Civilian Crew Gets Their Astronaut Wings! Four Private Space Travellers Who Flew Into Orbit Last Month Are Given Pins To Show They Are Officially 'Dragon Pilots'

Four amateur astronauts, who last month became the first all-civilian crew ever to orbit the Earth, have received their ceremonial wings from SpaceX.

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21:02 TheVerge.com Blue Origin’s ideas to mimic SpaceX sound pretty brutal for employees

Image: Blue Origin In an attempt to recreate SpaceX’s success, executives at spaceflight venture Blue Origin once praised the rival company’s “burnout” culture as a working labor strategy, with some managers arguing that Blue Origin needs to “get more” out of employees and encourage them to come in on the weekends. The grueling working strategies were summed up in a 2018 memo compiled by Blue Origin executives, a copy of which was viewed by The Verge. Parts of the memo were quoted in an alarming Lioness essay published on Thursday, which alleged a sexist and unsafe work culture at Blue Origin, founded by former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The essay was written by Alexandra Abrams, the former head of employee communications at Blue Origin, along with 20 present... Continue reading…

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18:52 WhatReallyHappened.com Look familiar? Chinese space tourism firm unveils new rocket that appears to have been heavily-inspired by SpaceX and Blue Origin’s spacecraft

CAS Space, a commercial offshoot from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), revealed mock-ups of its space tourism rocket that seems to pull inspiration from two American powerhouses – Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and Elon Musk’s SpaceX.

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11:56 Teslarati.com SpaceX’s first orbital-class Starship stretches ‘wings’ ahead of Raptor installation

SpaceX’s first orbital-class Starship prototype was spotted stretching its ‘wings’ on Sunday after completing a successful cryogenic proof test late last week. While minor relative to almost any other testing milestone, the small step still serves as a reminder that the end goal of Ship 20’s test campaign is a launch on Super Heavy to […] The post SpaceX’s first orbital-class Starship stretches ‘wings’ ahead of Raptor installation appeared first on TESLARATI.

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05:39 TechInvestorNews.com iPhone in space: SpaceX crew shares Earth image shot on Apple’s handset (Trevor Mogg/Digital Trends)

Trevor Mogg / Digital TrendsiPhone in space: SpaceX crew shares Earth image shot on Apple’s handset - An iPhone recently found its way to space as part of SpaceXs Inspiration4 mission, which last month became the worlds first all-civilian orbital trip. ...

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05:10 DigitalTrends.com iPhone in space: SpaceX crew shares Earth image shot on Apple’s handset

An iPhone recently found its way to space as part of SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission, which last month became the world’s first all-civilian orbital trip.

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03.10.2021
23:34 Teslarati.com SpaceX snags launch contract from Arianespace after Vega rocket fails twice

In a rare victory for international launch competition, SpaceX has snagged a contract to launch an Italian Earth observation satellite from European launch monopoly and political heavyweight Arianespace. After spending the better part of a decade with its head in the sand as SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket rapidly came to dominate the global launch market, […] The post SpaceX snags launch contract from Arianespace after Vega rocket fails twice appeared first on TESLARATI.

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02.10.2021
20:13 DigitalTrends.com See SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft streaking through the sky as it returns to Earth

An uncrewed SpaceX Cargo Dragon craft has returned from the International Space Station (ISS), splashing down off the coast of Florida.

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16:06 Yahoo Science SpaceX's Dragon caused a sonic boom in Florida after splashing down in the Atlantic, residents say

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01.10.2021
12:05 Teslarati.com SpaceX Starbase construction takes priority as next orbital Starship, Super Heavy pair come together

As SpaceX teams slowly prepare the first orbital-class Starship and Super Heavy booster for the next-generation rocket’s first full-stack launch, the company has simultaneously begun assembling a second ship/booster pair. However, it’s clear that orbital pad construction remains a priority. Known as Ship 20 and Booster 4, the two stages of the first orbital-class Starship […] The post SpaceX Starbase construction takes priority as next orbital Starship, Super Heavy pair come together appeared first on TESLARATI.

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08:15 DigitalTrends.com Final episode of SpaceX docuseries lands on Netflix

The final episode of a docuseries following SpaceX’s historic all-civilian mission earlier this month has just landed on Netflix.

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08:14 TheRegister.co.uk Honda to build reusable rockets to sling sats, but won't scare SpaceX

Also plans remote-controlled robots with fingers and jar-opening capabilities, to help run a moon base Japanese auto-maker Honda has set its sights on developing its own rockets and running a satellite launch business.…

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07:00 DigitalTrends.com NASA reveals date for SpaceX’s next astronaut launch

NASA has adjusted the launch date for its Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station using SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft.

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30.09.2021
23:24 Teslarati.com SpaceX spacecraft undocks from space station for Dragon’s fifth orbital reentry this year

An upgraded SpaceX Cargo Dragon has successfully undocked from the Internation Space Station after delivering tons of cargo, setting the spacecraft family up for its fifth orbital reentry this year. Launched on August 29th, the CRS-23 mission marked SpaceX’s first reuse of Dragon 2’s cargo variant and carried approximately 2.2 tons (~4900 lb) of consumables, […] The post SpaceX spacecraft undocks from space station for Dragon’s fifth orbital reentry this year appeared first on TESLARATI.

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19:27 WhatReallyHappened.com SpaceX Dragon capsule prepares to leave ISS: How to watch live

A month after docking with the International Space Station, SpaceX’s Dragon capsule is preparing to detach itself from the ISS and make the relatively short trip back to Earth. The Dragon capsule was used for SpaceX’s most recent ISS cargo run on behalf of NASA, supplying astronauts in orbit around the planet with the supplies they need to survive and the latest scientific investigations. Dragon is SpaceX’s advanced spacecraft capable of shuttling both humans and cargo to space. The latest mission involving the capsule was a cargo run, which involves sending new supplies to the International Space Station, then loading things like completed scientific missions for return to Earth. After a few weeks, the cargo ship makes its return.

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16:42 RT.com Amazon lists ‘long track record’ of SpaceX legal actions after Elon Musk joked that Jeff Bezos can’t ‘sue’ his way to space

After Elon Musk accused Amazon of using the legal system to block SpaceX’s progress, the retail giant responded by sending several news outlets a long list of lawsuits and legal actions filed by its aerospace rival over the years. Read Full Article at RT.com

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15:50 SputnikNews.com SpaceX-23 Dragon Undocks From ISS

The mission focused on sending new supplies to astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) and returning samples from scientific experiments carried out there.

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14:06 AutoNews.com Honda unveils SpaceX ambitions with new rocket, space programs

Under a new technology roadmap, Honda Motor Co. will branch into electric air mobility, avatar robots and even reusable rockets to launch satellites into space.

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13:31 TechInvestorNews.com Amazon wrote a 13-page PDF claiming Elon Musks SpaceX is just as litigious as Jeff Bezos Blue Orig (insider@insider.com (Isobel Asher Hamilton)/Insider: Tech)

insider@insider.com (Isobel Asher Hamilton) / Insider: TechAmazon wrote a 13-page PDF claiming Elon Musks SpaceX is just as litigious as Jeff Bezos Blue Orig - Amazon listed 39 legal actions SpaceX had filed, going back as far as 2004. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk responded with two laughing emojis. ...

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12:02 Teslarati.com SpaceX’s orbital Starship prototype gets frosty during first successful ‘cryoproof’

For the first time, SpaceX has put the first orbital-class Starship – a prototype known as Ship 20 (S20) – through a routine cryogenic proof test, filling the rocket with several hundred tons of liquid nitrogen to simulate its explosive propellant. While it’s impossible to jump to conclusions before members of the public can return […] The post SpaceX’s orbital Starship prototype gets frosty during first successful ‘cryoproof’ appeared first on TESLARATI.

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04:27 DigitalTrends.com How to watch SpaceX’s Cargo Dragon depart space station on Thursday

A SpaceX Cargo Dragon is about to depart the International Space Station and you can watch the entire event live online.

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29.09.2021
18:26 PowerMag.com Former SpaceX Engineer Driving New Battery Technology

An executive and entrepreneur who designed battery packs for SpaceX has partnered with a leader of India’s transportation industry in a venture designed to improve the lifecycle of lithium-ion batteries, and help that country’s transition toward electric passenger vehicles. Porter Harris, a battery engineer known for his work in thermal cooling and heating methodology, and […] The post Former SpaceX Engineer Driving New Battery Technology appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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12:05 Teslarati.com SpaceX almost ready to launch NASA asteroid impact spacecraft

Revealed as a side note during live coverage of the space agency’s successful Landsat-9 launch, NASA says that the Double Asteroid Redirect Test (DART) spacecraft has arrived at Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB) ahead of a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch less than two months from now. Weighing around 690 kg (~1500 lb) at liftoff, NASA […] The post SpaceX almost ready to launch NASA asteroid impact spacecraft appeared first on TESLARATI.

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00:42 Teslarati.com SpaceX to launch world’s first deep space propellant depot around the Moon

As part of a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch that will send a commercial Moon lander on its way to Earth’s nearest neighbor, rideshare organizer Spaceflight Inc and propellant depot startup OrbitFab have revealed plans for the first high Earth orbit propellant depot. Known as “Tanker-002,” the co-developed spacecraft will technically be the first propellant depot […] The post SpaceX to launch world’s first deep space propellant depot around the Moon appeared first on TESLARATI.

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28.09.2021
11:58 Teslarati.com SpaceX’s orbital Starship prototype sheds tiles, comes to life during first tests

After weeks of mostly invisible – albeit slow and steady – work at Starbase’s suborbital launch and test facilities, SpaceX has finally kicked off the first orbital Starship prototype’s first test campaign. Almost two months ago, Starship 20 (S20) departed the factory it was built in for the first time and was rolled a few […] The post SpaceX’s orbital Starship prototype sheds tiles, comes to life during first tests appeared first on TESLARATI.

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27.09.2021
22:50 Teslarati.com SpaceX moves Super Heavy booster to make room for Mechazilla arm installation

For the second time, SpaceX has removed the first potentially flightworthy Super Heavy from Starbase’s orbital launch mount – this time to reportedly make room for the installation of a pair of huge ‘Mechazilla’ arms. Designed with three primary purposes in mind, SpaceX has decided to outfit Starbase’s Starship launch tower – an almost 500 […] The post SpaceX moves Super Heavy booster to make room for Mechazilla arm installation appeared first on TESLARATI.

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18:24 Yahoo Tech U.S. Space Force awards $87.5M to Rocket Lab, SpaceX, Blue Origin, ULA for next-gen rocket testing

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17:14 News24 World Businessinsider.co.za | The toilet fan on SpaceX's Inspiration4 mission malfunctioned - the crew had to be coached on fixing it

Toilets in space have fans to ensure waste goes in the right direction - but the fan on the Inspiration4 mission malfunctioned, a crew member said.

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17:04 WhatReallyHappened.com An alarm went off on SpaceX's all-tourist space flight. The problem was the toilet

As Jared Isaacman and his three fellow crewmates were freeflying through Earth's orbit, shielded from the unforgiving vacuum of space by nothing but a 13-foot-wide carbon-fiber capsule, an alarm started blaring. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft's systems were warning the crew of a "significant" issue, Isaacman said. They'd spent months poring over SpaceX manuals and training to respond to in-space emergencies, so they leaped into action, working with SpaceX ground controllers to pinpoint the cause of the error. As it turned out, the Crew Dragon wasn't in jeopardy. But the on board toilet was. Nothing in space is easy, including going to the bathroom. In a healthy human on Earth, making sure everything ends up in the toilet is usually a matter of simple aim. But in space, there is no feeling of gravity. There's no guarantee that what comes out will go...where it's supposed to. Waste can — and does — go in every possible direction.

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11:58 Teslarati.com SpaceX Crew Dragon to perform first space station “flyaround” in November

A member of a NASA safety advisory panel says that SpaceX’s second operational Crew Dragon spacecraft will perform the first International Space Station (ISS) “flyaround” in years. In the days of the Space Shuttle, similar flyaround maneuvers were extremely common as the US and Russia slowly but surely assembled the ISS from nothing in low […] The post SpaceX Crew Dragon to perform first space station “flyaround” in November appeared first on TESLARATI.

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05:07 DigitalTrends.com An alarm sounded during SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission. Here’s why

It’s emerged that SpaceX’s first all-civilian crew experienced an emergency situation during their three days in space earlier this month.

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25.09.2021
09:21 Technology.org SpaceX satellite signals used like GPS to pinpoint location on Earth

Engineering researchers have developed a method to use signals broadcast by Starlink internet service satellites to accurately locate

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05:25 Yahoo Science Space Force awards $87.5M to Blue Origin, Rocket Lab, SpaceX and ULA for testing

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24.09.2021
19:00 WhatReallyHappened.com Elon Musk and Grimes split after three years together: SpaceX billionaire says they are 'semi-separated' and will continue to co-parent their one-year-old son X Æ A-Xii

Elon Musk and Grimes (real name Claire Elise Boucher), who have a child together, have broken up after three years.

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17:41 WhatReallyHappened.com 'Holy sh*t!' SpaceX shares incredible footage of the moment its Inspiration4 all-civilian crew saw Earth from space for the first time, while blasting the theme from '2001: A Space Odyssey'

SpaceX has shared footage of the moment its all-civilian Inspiration4 crew saw Earth from space for the first time, on board the Crew Dragon space capsule. The footage, filmed by Sian Proctor – one of the four crew members along with Jared Isaacman, Hayley Arceneaux and Chris Sembroski – shows the team opening the cupola, the huge domed window on Crew Dragon

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14:36 ArsTechnica.com Rocket Report: Analyst dings Virgin Galactic, Astranis moves to Falcon Heavy

"Point blank, in our view, it is unacceptable."

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11:57 Teslarati.com SpaceX’s next commercial Falcon Heavy launch to carry Astranis rideshare satellite

Geostationary satellite communications startup Astranis has decided to move its first operational satellite launch from a SpaceX Falcon 9 to a Falcon Heavy, effectively securing the massive rocket its first commercial rideshare payload. While not technically Falcon Heavy’s first rideshare payload and not the rocket’s first commercial rideshare launch contract, Astranis’ first 400 kg (~900 […] The post SpaceX’s next commercial Falcon Heavy launch to carry Astranis rideshare satellite appeared first on TESLARATI.

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23.09.2021
23:39 Teslarati.com SpaceX installs Mechazilla ‘claw’ on Starship launch tower

In the latest chapter of SpaceX’s Starship launch tower chronicle, the company has rolled a claw-like component to the pad and attached the device to the end of the tower’s newly installed Starship ‘quick disconnect’ arm. A couple months ago, as SpaceX’s newest Starship prototype and first orbital-class vehicle first started to come together, it […] The post SpaceX installs Mechazilla ‘claw’ on Starship launch tower appeared first on TESLARATI.

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12:01 Teslarati.com SpaceX CEO Elon Musk explains why Blue Origin’s Starship lawsuit makes no sense

For the first time since SpaceX competitor Blue Origin took NASA to federal court after losing a Moon lander contract to Starship and a protest over that loss, unsealed documents have finally revealed the argument Jeff Bezos’ space startup is focusing on in court. After the details broke in new court documents filed on Wednesday, […] The post SpaceX CEO Elon Musk explains why Blue Origin’s Starship lawsuit makes no sense appeared first on TESLARATI.

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22.09.2021
22:44 Yahoo Science Court filings shed light on Blue Origin vs. SpaceX lunar lander lawsuit … with gaps

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18:54 WhatReallyHappened.com New Audit Reveals NASA Paid Boeing $2 Billion More Than SpaceX for Same ISS Mission

In 2014, NASA awarded two multi-billion-dollar contracts to Boeing and SpaceX, commissioning them to each build a spaceship system that can transport U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), in a move to end the space agency’s sole reliance on Russian Soyuz vehicles for this mission. The two companies are essentially building the same project for NASA, but for dramatically different prices. The contracts, awarded under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP), are valued at $4.3 billion for Boeing and $2.5 billion for SpaceX. But the preferential treatment doesn’t stop there. On top of Boeing’s already higher contract amount, NASA agreed to pay the company nearly $300 million extra, a new audit by the space agency’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has found.

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14:12 RT.com ‘Squeezing us out of the market’: Russia’s space agency chief rules out any cooperation with Musk & ‘direct competitor’ SpaceX

The general director of Russian space agency Roscosmos has accused Elon Musk’s SpaceX of attempting to squeeze it out of the market by operating at a significant loss, calling cooperation between the two “hardly possible.” Read Full Article at RT.com

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12:04 Teslarati.com SpaceX Inspiration4 astronaut shares behind-the-scenes look at largest space window’s ‘first light’

SpaceX Inspiration4 astronaut Sian Proctor has shared the first behind-the-scenes look at what it was like for the world’s first all-private astronaut crew to witness the largest window ever flown in space for the first time. In front of the camera: Hayley Arceneaux, now the youngest American astronaut in history and the first person ever […] The post SpaceX Inspiration4 astronaut shares behind-the-scenes look at largest space window’s ‘first light’ appeared first on TESLARATI.

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06:35 DigitalTrends.com SpaceX crewmember has colorful response to first view of Earth

As the first all-civilian crew aboard a SpaceX spacecraft caught their first glimpse of Earth through the cupola, one of them uttered an unforgettable response.

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21.09.2021
23:00 Teslarati.com SpaceX’s orbital Starship launch debut may be pushed to 2022 by slow FAA reviews

In a rare sign of material progress, SpaceX and the FAA have finally released what is known as a draft environmental assessment (EA) of the company’s South Texas Starship launch plans. Set to be the largest and most powerful rocket in spaceflight history when it first begins orbital launches, the process of acquiring permission to […] The post SpaceX’s orbital Starship launch debut may be pushed to 2022 by slow FAA reviews appeared first on TESLARATI.

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21:35 ScientificAmerican.Com SpaceX's Private Inspiration4 Crew Is Back on Earth

The crew’s splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean marks the historic mission’s end -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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21:23 NewScientist.Com SpaceX’s Inspiration4 marks a shift towards privacy for space tourists

The Inspiration4 mission was the first orbital space flight to carry only private passengers and was mostly not broadcast publicly, a surprising change from the space agency transparency

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13:13 Teslarati.com SpaceX Inspiration4 Dragon, Falcon 9 booster return to port after flawless mission

After acing a flawless commercial astronaut launch debut, SpaceX’s Inspiration4 Crew Dragon spacecraft, Falcon 9 booster, and the four private astronauts they carried have been safely returned to dry land. Simultaneously, thanks to a decently executed media strategy, a well-received Netflix documentary, and the spectacular overall success of the Inspiration4 launch, a senior SpaceX engineer […] The post SpaceX Inspiration4 Dragon, Falcon 9 booster return to port after flawless mission appeared first on TESLARATI.

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08:52 DigitalTrends.com Cupolas in space! Astronaut shows off ISS module after Crew Dragon success

Much attention was given to the new cupola on SpaceX's Crew Dragon, but an ISS astronaut has just reminded us that he also has a pretty cool observation module.

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00:12 Washingtonpost.com SpaceX lands first all-civilian crew in Atlantic Ocean

SpaceX’s Inspiration4 flight splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 18, completing the first all-civilian mission to orbit the Earth.

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20.09.2021
21:54 WhatReallyHappened.com After Inspiration4, SpaceX sees high demand for free-flyer missions

Four amateur astronauts returned from a three-day private spaceflight this weekend overflowing with enthusiasm about the experience. "Best ride of my life," said Dr. Sian Proctor shortly after emerging from the Crew Dragon capsule. Future customers for such a free-flying orbital experience, however, weren't waiting for the initial reviews to express their interest in going to space. Even before the Crew Dragon spacecraft splashed down on Saturday night the Inspiration4 mission had already ignited a firestorm of interest.

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18:16 Yahoo Tech Inspiration4's successful splashdown is just the beginning of private spaceflight for SpaceX

The latest news and headlines from Yahoo! News. Get breaking news stories and in-depth coverage with videos and photos.

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18:16 Yahoo.com Business Inspiration4's successful splashdown is just the beginning of private spaceflight for SpaceX

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17:58 Techcrunch.Com Inspiration4’s successful splashdown is just the beginning of private spaceflight for SpaceX

Just like that, they came back. The Inspiration4 crew made a triumphant splashdown on Saturday evening off the east coast of Florida, marking the close of the first completely private, all-civilian space mission. SpaceX’s Go Searcher recovery ship hauled the Crew Dragon capsule, dubbed Resilience, a little less than an hour after splashdown. The crew […]

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17:49 ExtremeTech.com SpaceX All-Civilian Inspiration4 Crew Completes Successful Trip

While in low earth orbit, the mission’s four passengers took some out-of-this-world selfies and placed the first-ever sports bet from space.  The post SpaceX All-Civilian Inspiration4 Crew Completes Successful Trip appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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16:55 ArsTechnica.com After Inspiration4, SpaceX sees high demand for free-flyer missions

"We have interest for both Dragons and Starships, which is pretty exciting."

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16:16 WhatReallyHappened.com SpaceX’s First All-Citizen Space Crew Returns to Earth in First Atlantic Splashdown in 50 Years

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14:52 CNN SpaceX capsule returns four civilians from orbit, capping off first tourism mission

Four people are set to return from a three-day extraterrestrial excursion aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule on Saturday evening, the final, and perhaps most dangerous, stretch of their mission. Their return will mark the end of the first-ever flight to Earth's orbit flown entirely by tourists or otherwise non-astronauts.

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14:47 TheRegister.co.uk US Federal Aviation Administration issues draft assessment of SpaceX Super Heavy impact

The environmental impact, not the smoking crater made an impact SpaceX took another step towards launching the orbital version of its Starship last week with the release of a Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment (DPEA) from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).…

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12:42 Benzinga.com Elon Musk Derides President Biden Over Failure To Acknowledge SpaceX's 1st All-Civilian Mission

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Sunday ridiculed U.S. President Joe Biden for failing to acknowledge the efforts of his aerospace company in successfully executing and returning an all-civilian space mission back to earth.  read more

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10:01 Teslarati.com SpaceX starts filling Starship’s orbital launch pad tanks for the first time

For the first time, SpaceX appears to have begun delivering large quantities of cryogenic fluids to Starship’s orbital launch pad – still under construction but fast approaching some level of initial operational capability. Sometime in the morning on September 19th, a semi-truck carrying a cryogenic liquid nitrogen (LN2) transport trailer arrived at SpaceX’s Starbase launch […] The post SpaceX starts filling Starship’s orbital launch pad tanks for the first time appeared first on TESLARATI.

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08:00 Fin24.com News24.com | WATCH | All-civilian SpaceX crew returns to Earth

A trailblazing tourist trip to orbit has ended safely with a splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean. A SpaceX capsule carrying four people parachuted into the ocean just before sunset on Saturday off the Florida coast.

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07:36 TechInvestorNews.com SpaceX Starlink satellite Internet might be out of beta very soon (JC Torres/SlashGear)

JC Torres / SlashGearSpaceX Starlink satellite Internet might be out of beta very soon - Elon Musk has a lot of ambitious plans, and almost all of those have proven to be controversial to some extent. One of the most debated, however, might be his vision of covering the Earth with Internet-beaming satellites under SpaceXs Starlink program. Although the current state of that service is ...

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06:45 IbTimes.co.uk SpaceX all-civilian orbital crew completes historic mission

The mission served as a huge fundraiser for St Jude's Children's Research Hospital, a leading facility in Tennessee.

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04:40 RT.com ‘He’s still sleeping’: Musk mocks Biden for ‘ignoring’ SpaceX’s historic all-civilian orbital mission

In the wake of the Inspiration4 private orbital mission’s success, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has offered a snarky reply when asked why President Biden was ignoring the feat, when even his competitors celebrated the achievement. Read Full Article at RT.com

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04:31 Zdnet.com Elon Musk announces SpaceX's Starlink project set for go-live next month

The rollout of the Starlink terminals will be a month later than planned.

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04:22 DigitalTrends.com SpaceX all-civilian crew took this out-of-this-world selfie

SpaceX's first rocket-riding space tourists have posted a selfie with one heck of a backdrop. The crew returned safely home on Sunday after three days in space.

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02:09 CNBC technology Elon Musk mocks President Biden after SpaceX completes first all-civilian mission

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk mocked President Joe Biden on Sunday for neglecting to praise his aerospace company's historic, all-civilian mission to orbit.

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19.09.2021
22:31 Teslarati.com SpaceX prepares Starship, Super Heavy for milestone Raptor static fire tests

SpaceX has scheduled a full week with as many as 30 hours of road and beach closures for Starship and Super Heavy testing and is working hard to prepare the first orbital-class ship and booster for several major challenges. First rolled to SpaceX’s Starbase orbital launch site more than six weeks ago and stacked together […] The post SpaceX prepares Starship, Super Heavy for milestone Raptor static fire tests appeared first on TESLARATI.

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