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SpaceX aces two back-to-back orbital missions

In a time gap of four hours, SpaceX launched two satellite missions from two different launching pads.

SpaceX launched Falcon 9 from California's Vandenberg Space Force Base.(Twitter/SpaceX)
Published on Mar 18, 2023 07:09 AM IST
BySnehashish Roy

Nasa's SpaceX Crew-5 splashdown: Four-person spacecraft return to Earth| Watch

The SpaceX capsule, dubbed Endurance, splashed safely down in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Tampa, Florida, at 9:02 pm EST (7:32 am as per Indian standard time), returning two Nasa astronauts, one Japanese astronaut, and one Russian cosmonaut after 157 days in space.

The SpaceX Dragon Endurance is seen as it splashes down returning Crew-5 to Earth. (Nasa TV)
Published on Mar 12, 2023 09:58 AM IST

Four astronauts return from ISS on SpaceX flight ending 5-month mission

Led by NASA's Nicole Mann, the first Native American woman to fly in space, the astronauts checked out of the station early Saturday morning. Less than 19 hours later, their Dragon capsule was bobbing in the sea as they awaited pickup.

SpaceX astronauts, from row from left, Josh Cassada, Nicole Mann, second row from left, Russian cosmonaut Anna Kikina, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata.(AP file)
Published on Mar 12, 2023 07:58 AM IST
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China set to develop LEO satellites, to compete with SpaceX's Starlink this year

Starlink, operated by billionaire Elon Musk's Space X, has built a fast-growing network of more than 3,500 satellites in low-Earth orbit.

Starlink has built a fast-growing network of more than 3,500 satellites in low-Earth orbit.(Representative image)
Published on Mar 02, 2023 03:43 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

SpaceX all set to launch next ISS crew for NASA today

The SpaceX launch vehicle, consisting of a Falcon 9 rocket topped with an autonomously operated Crew Dragon capsule called Endeavour, was set for liftoff at 1:45 a.m. EST (0645 GMT) from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft Endeavour sit on launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center as it is prepared for launch on February 26, 2023 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. NASA�s SpaceX Crew-6 mission is targeted to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station at 1:45 a.m. EST on February 27, 2023. (Getty Images via AFP)
Published on Feb 27, 2023 03:00 AM IST
Reuters |

SpaceX to be fined $175,000 by US govt for failure to provide Starlink data

SpaceX has 30 days to respond to the agency once it receives the enforcement letter.

This isn’t the first time SpaceX has run afoul of FAA launch regulations. (File)
Published on Feb 17, 2023 10:58 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Ritu Maria Johny

Where is 'Tesla Roadster' - after 5 years and 4 days since its launch?

Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, chose to launch his personal Tesla Roadster on the first test flight of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket in 2018.

Tesla Roadster was used as a test payload for the Falcon Heavy(SpaceX)
Published on Feb 11, 2023 08:45 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

SpaceX's Starship launch ‘highly likely’ in March, says Elon Musk

Musk had in January said that there was a "real shot" at launching Starship in late February

SpaceX has been looking to launch its giant Starship into orbit for the first time.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 05, 2023 07:33 AM IST
Reuters |

ISS posts incredible pictures of lingering launch plume of the SpaceX Falcon

The International Space Station (ISS) took to Instagram to share the pictures that show the lingering launch plume of the SpaceX Falcon.

The image, shared by ISS, shows the lingering launch plume of the SpaceX Falcon.(Instagram/@iss)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 10:07 AM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

Elon Musk's SpaceX files papers to launch Starlink in South Korea: Report

SpaceX in South Korea: SpaceX has filed registration papers with South Korean authorities to launch its satellites-powered internet service Starlink in the country.

SpaceX in South Korea: Elon Musk's SpaceX files papers to launch Starlink in South Korea.(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 13, 2023 06:07 PM IST
Reuters |

Bal Veer actor Dev Joshi among eight-member crew for SpaceX moon trip

Dev Joshi of Bal Veer fame will be among eight people who will travel around the moon's orbit on Starship spacecraft. The mission will be led by Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa.

Dev Joshi is part of a moon mission.
Published on Dec 13, 2022 10:31 AM IST

'Baal Veer' selected for 'first civilian crew moon flight' on Musk's Starship

Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire and the founder and CEO of the online fashion retailer Zozo, has selected Dev Joshi (Baal Veer) and eight others for a moon flight on SpaceX's Starship and Super Heavy Rocket(formerly known as BFR).

Dev Joshi is famous for portrayal of superhero Baal Veer.(screengrab/ dearMoon Youtube)
Updated on Dec 10, 2022 06:52 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Japanese billionaire picks K-pop star TOP, DJ Steve Aoki to join Space trip

Yusaku Maezawa: Yusaku Maezawa bought every seat on the maiden lunar voyage, which has been in the works since 2018.

Yusaku Maezawa: Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, who returned to Earth last month is seen. (Reuters)
Published on Dec 09, 2022 08:58 AM IST
Reuters |

Elon Musk announces ‘amnesty’ for banned Twitter accounts from next week

The new boss of Twitter, Elon Musk, conducted an informal poll on the micro-blogging site, to which, over 3.15 million respondents voted in favour of granting the “general amnesty”.

Twitter's new owner Elon Musk. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Updated on Nov 25, 2022 07:14 AM IST
By, New Delhi

From tomatoes to medical kit, what NASA sends in ISS resupply mission

SpaceX’s 26th commercial resupply mission is set to be launched shortly. Let's us read what all is bundled for the 10 astronauts camping in the space.

International Space station presently has 10 inhabitants.(Nasa)
Published on Nov 21, 2022 07:11 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Amid Twitter turmoil, Elon Musk is tackling $56 billion Tesla trial: Top points

The defendants – Elon Musk and Tesla directors – have testified that the $ 56 billion package was pronounced to deliver the 10-fold growth in Tesla’s stock price, Reuters reported.

SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk is facing trial over whether his $ 56 billion pay package by Tesla is justified or not.(REUTERS file)
Published on Nov 19, 2022 09:52 AM IST

Nasa awards $1.15 bn contract of 2nd Artemis moon lander to Elon Musk's SpaceX

SpaceX’s Elon Musk responded with another tweet. He wrote, “Much appreciated, SpaceX will not let NASA down!”

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon spacecraft atop is seen as Space X and NASA prepare for the launch of the Crew-5 mission.(AFP)
Published on Nov 16, 2022 05:06 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Musk responds to backlash over Twitter blue tick fee: ‘Continue complaining…’

Elon Musk announced on Tuesday that verified users on Twitter need to pay $8 monthly fee in order to maintain their badges. He added that they will have access to several other features of the app.

SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently became the new owner of social media app Twitter. (REUTERS/File Photo)
Updated on Nov 02, 2022 11:56 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Elon Musk's SpaceX partners with Philippine tycoon on satellite service

Elon Musk: Data Lake Inc, a Philippine-based firm partly owned by tycoon Henry Sy Jr, said it signed a deal to be the first partner of SpaceX's Starlink in Southeast Asia.

Elon Musk: Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.(AP File)
Published on Oct 27, 2022 03:38 PM IST
Reuters |

SpaceX rolls out Starlink internet service for private jets

Starlink, SpaceX's growing network of thousands of internet satellites, will charge customers seeking broadband internet on private jets between $12,500 to $25,000 a month for the service, on top of a one-time $150,000 hardware cost, the company said on its website.

SpaceX rolls out Starlink internet service for private jets(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 19, 2022 10:59 PM IST
Reuters |

Elon Musk's SpaceX seeks licence for Starlink as India readies for 5G: Report

Experts claim that with Jio, OneWeb, Nelco of the Tata Group, Canada's Telesat, and Amazon exploring the launch of satellite broadband services in the country, India's broadband-from-space services segment could be worth USD 13 billion by 2025.

SpaceX opened channels to let users pre-book for Starlink internet last year. However, the company was forced to return pre-book money after the government asked the company to first seek approval.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 19, 2022 08:58 AM IST

Blazing re-entry, then parachutes: SpaceX capsule returns 4 astronauts to Earth

SpaceX: SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule dubbed Freedom carried three US NASA astronauts and an Italian crewmate from the European Space Agency.

NASA astronauts Jessica Watkins, Robert Hines, Kjell Lindgren, and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti inside the SpaceX Crew Dragon Freedom spacecraft.(AFP)
Published on Oct 15, 2022 10:48 AM IST
Reuters |

Nasa's SpaceX crew-5 now onboard International Space Station. Watch video

The crew consists of two American NASA astronauts - flight commander Nicole Aunapu Mann, 45, and pilot Josh Cassada, 49 - as well as Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata, 59, a veteran of four previous spaceflights, and cosmonaut Anna Kikina, 38, the first Russian aboard an American spacecraft in 20 years.

NASA's SpaceX Crew-5 astronauts joining the International Space Station.(AFP)
Published on Oct 07, 2022 01:14 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Amid Ukraine war, US flies Russian cosmonaut to ISS

Anna Kikina, the only female cosmonaut in service, is part of the Crew-5 mission, which also includes one Japanese and two American astronauts.

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon capsule launches from Pad-39A on the Crew 5 mission carrying crew members.(Reuters)
Published on Oct 05, 2022 10:07 PM IST

Russian cosmonaut on ride with SpaceX as part of next space station crew

The SpaceX launch vehicle will consist of a Falcon 9 rocket topped with a Crew Dragon capsule dubbed Endurance.

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon spacecraft atop is seen.(AFP)
Published on Oct 05, 2022 11:45 AM IST
Reuters |

Elon Musk's Starlink satellite-based internet now in all seven continents

Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, shared the news on Twitter. Earlier, in a tweet, he has said that Starlink will only be utilized for peaceful use.

Starlink recently covered the McMurdo Station at Antarctica, which is inhabited by almost 1,000 people.(Twitter/ National Science Foundation)
Published on Sep 19, 2022 02:19 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

SpaceX and T-Mobile unveil satellite plan to end cellphone 'dead zones'

Musk said the service will save lives, giving the example of hikers who get lost and are currently unable to call for help.

SpaceX and T-Mobile unveil satellite plan to end cellphone 'dead zones'(Shutterstock)
Published on Aug 26, 2022 12:32 PM IST

Elon Musk's Space X launches Falcon 9 rocket with 46 Starlink satellites

The new satellites are part of Group 3, which orbits in a shell that might be prone to debris "squalls" from a Russian anti-satellite test that took place in November last year.

In this photo provided by the U..S. Space Force, a SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket carrying Starlink mission 3-3 launches from Space Launch Complex-4E on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, at 2:40 p.m.(AP)
Published on Aug 13, 2022 04:03 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

Elon Musk's praise as SpaceX breaks annual launch record with Starlink mission

The latest launch is an addition to the constellation of broadband satellites called ‘Starlink’ - majorly consumer-based service with hundreds of thousands of internet users - that Elon Musk's company is racing to build.

SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. (File image)(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 23, 2022 08:02 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi

SpaceX booster rocket engulfed in huge fireball during test launch | Video

Booster 7 – a prototype of Super Heavy for SpaceX's next-gen Starship deep-space transportation system – added to SpaceX list of failed test launches. SpaceX has lost four prototypes of the Starship in a series of high-altitude tests in late 2020 to early 2021.

SpaceX Booster 7 engulfed in a ball of flame during test launch.( Twitter via NASA livestream)
Published on Jul 12, 2022 01:40 PM IST
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