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Wed, 02 Nov 2016 12:27:12 GMT
Iridium Communications Sets Its Sights on New Satellites  -  Bloomington Pantagraph
"We were encouraged by SpaceX's public comment that the Falcon 9 rocket should be back to flight later this year," Iridium CEO Matt Desch said in the recent earnings release. "Today, ten Iridium NEXT satellites are at Vandenberg Air Force Base and ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 11:22:04 GMT

National Geographic Channel's 'Mars': Does Art Imitate Life?  -  Space.com
In September, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk unveiled an ambitious plan to begin sending astronauts to Mars as early as 2024. And NASA is eyeing human missions to the Red Planet in the mid-2030s. "It's a whole new territory to explore," Bormanis ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 10:34:56 GMT

Canada's MDA says commercial satellite market shows unexpected softness  -  SpaceNews
PARIS — Canadian satellite builder and geospatial-services provider MDA Corp. on Nov. 1 pulled back from earlier optimistic assessments of the global commercial telecommunications satellite business, saying strong customer interest in new satellites ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 10:34:35 GMT

SpaceX's Plan To Fuel Rockets With Astronauts Aboard Raises Safety Concerns  -  Science World Report
American aerospace manufacturer SpaceX has reportedly proposed to fuel its rockets with people aboard. The move has been deemed as a safety risk by a team of space industry experts that advises American space agency NASA. The team's concern ...
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Wed, 02 Nov 2016 09:59:20 GMT
Stafford Committee Worries About SpaceX Plans to Fuel Rocket While Crew Aboard  -  SpacePolicyOnline.com
Lt. Gen. Tom Stafford (Ret.) and other members of NASA's International Space Station (ISS) Advisory Committee are worried about a proposal by SpaceX to fuel its Falcon 9 rocket while crews are aboard when it conducts commercial crew launches.
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 09:57:40 GMT
Booming satellite business needs India's rockets  -  ETTelecom.com
In 2005, SpaceX was building its Falcon 1 rocket, which was designed to carry small satellites. The ban even came to be known as the "SpaceX Agreement." Problematically, though, the Falcon 1 had only one commercial launch before it was retired in 2009.
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 08:57:55 GMT

NASA Will Not Compete Against Elon Musk's SpaceX in Mars Journey  -  Nature World News
According to Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA's new associate administrator for science, SpaceX getting to Mars and bringing samples back to Earth should be a good thing. "If Elon Musk brought the samples in the door right now I'd throw him a party out of my own ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 07:39:16 GMT

Experts concerned by SpaceX plan to fuel rockets with people aboard  -  Bangladesh News 24 hours
The recovered first stage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is transported to the SpaceX hangar at launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, US, May 14, 2016. Reuters ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 07:02:45 GMT

ExoMars: SpaceX finally discovers why Falcon 9 rocket exploded during launch  -  Headlines & Global News
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on its seventh official Commercial Resupply (CRS) mission to the orbiting International Space Station explodes on Sunday, June 28, 2015, after launching from Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 07:00:27 GMT

SpaceX Closer to Explosion Source  -  Sci-Tech Today
SpaceX said Friday it's closer to understanding last month's rocket explosion at the launch pad and aims to resume flights by year's end. The company already had targeted the rocket's helium system as being breached. On Friday, SpaceX said the ...