Orbital ATK launched a civilian cargo capsule into orbit Sunday, marking the second successful flight of the redesigned Antares rocket and raising the company’s hopes of developing a more powerful booster for military missions in the next decade.
This video from SpaceX shows a Falcon 9 rocket blasting off from California carrying 10 Iridium NEXT communications satellites into orbit, followed by a successful rocket booster landing.
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — Ten new satellites for Iridium Communications Inc. have been carried into orbit by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from California. The booster lifted off from coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base before dawn Monday. Show More Summary
Orbital ATK launches Antares, Minotaur and Pegasus rockets and will provide the solid rocket boosters for NASA's Space Launch System rocket.
How not to land an orbital rocket booster brought to us by, SpaceX.
SpaceX has put together a bloopers video showing "How NOT to land an orbital rocket booster," the AP reports. Set to John Philip Sousa's rousing march The Liberty Bell, the two-minute video posted Thursday shows rockets exploding at sea and over land. The opening blast, from 2013, is even synchronized...
We know that technological breakthroughs only come after a series of failures. The main thing is that you learn from your failures and move on. Elon Musk's company SpaceX has had its share of spectacular failures, every one of which was highly publicized and enshrined on YouTube. Show More Summary
SpaceX has put together a bloopers video showing "How NOT to land an orbital rocket booster."
Now that SpaceX has successfully landed their reusable orbital rocket booster a number of times, they can look back with humor in this blooper reel of their somewhat less successful early efforts. New technology always requires trial...Show More Summary
This is 'How Not To Land An Orbital Rocket Booster', a supercut of SpaceX's Falcon 9 booster rocket crashes posted by Elon Musk (followed at the very end by the first successful ground and sea landings). You know, it's refreshing to see somebody who isn't afraid to admit their failures, and learn from them. Show More Summary
SpaceX has released a great blooper reel that features a collection of missteps that they had while launching and landing their Falcon 9, the first fully reusable orbital rocket booster. CEO Elon Musk, who once said that “failure is an option here,” proved his point and shared it with all of us to enjoy. The...
A Russian Proton-M booster rocket carrying a U.S. communications satellite has lifted off, a successful launch after a year-long break caused by manufacturing flaws.
It was glass half full for Rocket Lab as its Electron booster went into space on its maiden flight, but failed to reach orbit. Today at 4:20 pm NZST (04:20 GMT), the unmanned rocket lifted off from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on the Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand and achieved the official space altitude of 100 km (52) mi three minutes later. Show More Summary
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off early Monday, carrying a classified National Reconnaissance Office spy satellite into orbit. Then the rocket booster made a successful return to earth. Watch the raw footage here.
SpaceX launched a U.S. spy satellite into orbit Monday, then landed its first-stage rocket booster near the launchpad. It was another successful launch for the Elon Musk-led company as it tries to show it can be a reliable launch provider for government and commercial payloads. The launch of the...
In the evening on Tuesday 18 April, Aalto-2, the satellite designed and built by students in Otaniemi was launched on the Atlas V booster rocket towards the International Space Station orbiting the Earth. It will take the cargo spacecraft Cygnus about three days to reach the International Space Station.
With an estimated 7,000 tonnes (7,700 tons) of debris in orbit around our planet, space junk is increasingly becoming a major problem as small bits of old satellites and discarded booster rockets act like small bullets, potentially damaging satellites and exacerbating the problem. Show More Summary
The day after launching a used orbital rocket booster for the first time, tech mogul Elon Musk took to Twitter to tease the future of his aerospace company, SpaceX. On March 30, SpaceX fired off one of its Falcon 9 rockets and delivered a satellite into orbit about 22,230 miles (35,790 kilometers) above Earth. Show More Summary
SpaceX flew a previously used rocket on Thursday in an unprecedented test of the durability of space equipment. The Falcon 9 booster took off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and landed on an ocean platform called “Of Course...Show More Summary
SpaceX launched another Falcon 9 rocket into space on Thursday evening. It was the first liquid rocket orbital class booster to be re-used, a key factor in reducing the cost of spaceflight. Manuel Bojorquez reports.