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Here’s Space X’s drone barge after rocket explosion

Space X’s latest launch of a Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon supply capsule payload went off without a hitch last week. At least, in that it achieved orbit and successfully docked with the international space station to deliver much needed food, science experiments and other important tools for the …

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Space X barge landing best yet, still needs to improve

Yesterday’s launch of the Space X Dragon module supply run to the International Space Station went off without a hitch, sending around three tonnes of scientific experiments, food and other essentials to the orbiting station. However, arguably the bigger news was how well the first booster stage of the rocket …

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SpaceX to retry Falcon 9 barge landing at 8PM tonight

Yesterday’s intended launch of a supply mission to the International Space Station was scrapped due to a thunder storm straying too close to the launch pad, but there’s more at stake here than food and supplies for the astronauts aboard the world’s only persistent, manned space craft. Yesterday’s launch was …

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Space X manages ‘soft’ and ‘vertical’ sea landing

Although NASA has continued to wow the world with its efforts in sending robots to Mars and planet discovery, it’s Elon Musk’s Space X that has captured many people’s imaginations this year, with the continued push for a re-usable first-stage Falcon rocket using an automated drone platform. While the last effort didn’t …

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SpaceX secures a billion in funding from Google, Fidelity

Tech giant Google and investment management firm Fidelity, have together invested a billion dollars into Elon Musk’s Space X company, bringing its value to over $10 billion and helping to kick-start the project which Musk himself talked about recently: the plan to build a network of miniature satellites to offer …

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Elon Musk to make global internet dream a reality

One of the pipe dream projects that appears on Imgur, Reddit and a number of other sites occasionally is the idea that sending hundreds of miniature satellites into space would allow for the proliferation of cheap, sustainable internet that wouldn’t be controlled by any centralised organisation. That’s a nice idea, …

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Space X sea-barge landing too ‘hard’

Commercial space organisation, Space X, attempted a frequently delayed unmanned mission to the International Space Station on Saturday, delivering supplies and important cargo to the orbiting station for the first time in months. While the launch itself went off without a hitch, the big scientific experiment with it was to see …

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Space X to attempt sea-barge soft landing

One of the biggest reasons that rocket launches are so expensive, is that most parts of the initial boost stages aren’t recoverable. They separate in our atmosphere as the next engines engage, and fall back to earth – but not so on Space X’s Falcon 9 craft. Today, at 11:20 …

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Elon Musk to develop internet-for-all satellite network

One of the pipe dream projects that sometimes appears in Facebook feeds or on photo sharing sites, is the idea of crowd funding an internet-for-all network of cubesats; miniature satellites that can, in large numbers, provide a comprehensive net of internet interconnectivity around the world. Usually though these are debunked …

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