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futureNASA Reveals a Moon Plan That Relies on the Terrible SLS Rocket

NASA has selected 11 companies to conduct studies and produce prototypes of human landers for its Artemis lunar exploration program. This effort will help put American astronauts — the first woman and next man — on the Moon’s south pole …

elon muskSpaceX’s Orbital Starships in Florida and Texas are Making Rapid Progress

The Texas version of the orbital Starship is further along in assembly. Here as a picture from over a week ago. SpaceX is planning Single Stage To Orbit test flights. However, those flights will not be reusable. They will likely …

elon muskSpaceX Single Stage to Orbit Starship

The new upper stage of the SpaceX Super Heavy Starship is called the Starship. Elon Musk has described that the Starship can make it to orbit in a single stage but it would not be able to have a heat …

spaceSpaceX Starhopper Tests Resume May 28

Spadre reports that SpaceX will restart Starhopper testing May 28. SpaceX also has two orbital versions of the Starship under construction. These fully reusable rocket will make rocket launching costs far more like airplanes. The East Coast Starship being built …

businessSix Launches of Starlink Satellites to Reach Initial Activation

Elon Musk tweeted that only six launches of Starlink Satellites will be needed to reach initial activation of a 360 satellite constellation. 720 satellites from 12 launches will provide significant coverage of the US and Europe. 360 satellites would only …

satellitesSixty Starlink Satellites in One Falcon 9 – Fourteen Launches for Commercial Service

Elon Musk has shown a stack of sixty Starlink Satellites in a SpaceX Falcon 9 that will soon be launched. SpaceX will be able to start operating the Starlink network with 800 Starlink satellites. It would take fourteen launches to …

elon muskSpaceX Orbital Prototype Starship Pieces Coming Together

The body of the orbital prototype of the SpaceX Starship is coming together. There are still seven Raptor engines to be built and added and a lot of Starhopper testing before the orbital Starship starts test flights.