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elon muskSpaceX Starship SN3 Prototype Fails Cryogenic Pressure Test

The SpaceX Starship SN3 prototype fails its cryogenic pressure test. Elon Musk speculates there could have been a test configuration mistake. This might mean different sections or tanks would need pressurization at different times. We will see what data review …

carnival of spaceCarnival of Space 657

1. Universe Today – This Powerful Ion Engine Will Be Flying on NASA’s DART Mission to Try and Redirect an Asteroid 2. Universe Today – Even More Repeating Fast Radio Bursts Discovered 3. Universe Today – Following Comet Y1 ATLAS: …

futureSpaceX Dragon XL Will Supply 5 Tons to the NASA Lunar Gateway

NASA has selected SpaceX as the first U.S. commercial provider under the Gateway Logistics Services contract to deliver cargo, experiments and other supplies to the agency’s Gateway in lunar orbit. The NASA announcement also revealed a larger version of the …

spaceSpaceX SN3 Starship Stacked and Will Test Hop 150 Meters Next Week

The SpaceX SN3 Starship is stacked and will have a test hop for 150 meters next week. This is assuming that the pressure tests and other preparations have no issues. SN3's been stacked: https://t.co/7wlGDbc0s5 — Chris B – NSF (@NASASpaceflight) …

astronomySuperconductoring Alloys Found in Meteorites

Researchers used a highly sensitive technique to examine 16 samples from two different meteorites to find new superconducting alloys. One meteorite formed in the iron core of an asteroid and one flung off a planet’s surface by a collision. Above …

elon muskSpaceX SHS Rocket Switching to 304L Steel and Then Custom Alloy

The SpaceX Super Heavy Starship (SHS) will switch from 301 steel alloy to 304L steel alloy for some parts and then a new custom steel alloy. The 304L steel is a lower carbon version and it will reduce welding issues. …

spaceSpaceX Successfully Deploys More Starlink Satellites

SpaceX has successfully launched and deployed another batch of 60 Starlink satellites. SpaceX is a couple of launches from a minimum operational constellation of Starlink satellites. There are 300 version 1.0 satellite and 420 would be minimum network. There are …

spaceSpaceX is Focused on the Starship / Raptor Production Line

SpaceX is continuing testing and develop of Starship prototypes and Raptor engines. Elon Musk indicates that there will be short flights with the third prototype Starship and longer flights with the fourth prototype Starship. Elon Musk and SpaceX are focused …

spaceSpaceX Starlink Launch Had an Abort

SpaceX had an abort of today’s launch of Starlink satellites. Brian Wang Brian Wang is a prolific business-oriented writer of emerging and disruptive technologies. He is known for insightful articles that combine business and technical analysis that catches the attention of …

elon muskSpaceX Starship Designed for Relaunch Within 1 Hour

Elon Musk indicated that the SpaceX Starship is designed to be relaunched within one hour of landing. SpaceX Starship could have three launches in one day. Elon also described the 20-millisecond latency for the Starlink satellites which is good enough …