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exoplanetsNASA and Spacex target launching TESS planet hunting telescope within 9 hours

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NASA and SpaceX are targeting the launch of NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for no earlier than 6:51 p.m. EDT. Frequent updates …

spaceSpaceX will build Big Falcon Rocket in Los Angeles rent free for 20 years

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The Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, confirms that the SpaceX Big Falcon rocket will start production development in Los Angeles. Los Angeles officials said Monday that a tentative lease agreement would allow SpaceX to take over a dormant building …

elon muskSpaceX Hyperloop will try to accelerate to 384 mph and brake on 1200 meter test track

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Elon Musk tweeted that the SpaceX/Tesla hyperloop will try to reach half the speed of sound and brake within the 1200 meter test track. The pod has already reached over 220 mph (355 kph) and will try to reach 384 …

elon muskSpaceX BFR main body tool has been built

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Elon Musk has released a photo on Instgram of the SpaceX main body tool. Elon Musk described the SpaceX BFR in a talk last September. It will be 106 meters tall by 9 meters wide. It will be able to …

elon muskFCC approves SpaceX 4425 internet satellite network

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The Federal Communications Commission approved an application by SpaceX to provide broadband services using satellite technology in the United States and around the world. With this action, the Commission takes another step to increase high-speed broadband availability and competition in …

elon muskRemoveDebris satellite will test space junk removal methods

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SpaceX has launched a small satellite provided by the Surrey Space Center known as RemoveDEBRIS that will be deployed through an airlock in the Japanese Kibo module and released into space by the laboratory’s Japanese robot arm. The idea is …

elon muskIn 2018, SpaceX is launching once every 13 days

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Ars Technica reports that SpaceX has flown seven rockets in 2018—six Falcon 9 missions and one Falcon Heavy. This is one launch every 13 days in 2018. * SpaceX cab use three launch pads in Florida and California * 18 …

elon muskSpaceX successfully deployed 10 Iridium NEXT Communication satellites

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SpaceX had a successful launch of a Falcon 9 using a previously used booster. They successfully deployed 10 Iridium NEXT satellites. Successful deployment of all 10 @IridiumComm NEXT satellites to low-Earth orbit confirmed. — SpaceX (@SpaceX) March 30, 2018

elon muskNASA wants to waste tens of billions on SLS despite proven SpaceX Falcon Heavy

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Ars Technica reports that Bill Gerstenmaier, chief of human spaceflight for NASA is still supporting the wasteful development of the multi-billion per year Space Launch System. The justification is that the SpaceX Falcon Heavy can deliver 18-22 tons to lunar …

futureSpaceX heavy and near term solar sail for manned missions to Near Earth Objects

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Centauri Dreams has a published paper by Gregory Matloff who has written extensively on Interstellar Travel and solar sails. Gregory new work looks at applying the SpaceX Falcon Heavy and a 700 meter by 700 meter square solar sail. Above …