SpaceX http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/36718/all en SpaceX set for third mission to space station http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/spacex-set-third-mission-space-station <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>As US firm SpaceX prepares for its third launch to the space station Friday, NASA said there was nothing "particularly challenging" about a mission that a few months ago was unprecedented.</p> <p>Liftoff is set for 10:10 am local time (1510 GMT) in Cape Canaveral, Florida, to launch the unmanned Dragon capsule into orbit carrying some 1,200 pounds (544 kilograms) of supplies to the International Space Station.</p> <p>Forecasts give an 80 percent chance of favorable weather conditions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/spacex-set-third-mission-space-station" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Hospitality Human spaceflight National Aeronautics and Space Administration Spaceflight SpaceX AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 21:45:43 +0000 5770223 at http://www.globalpost.com Private US SpaceX rocket Falcon-9 launched http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/private-us-spacex-rocket-falcon-9-launched <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Private space firm SpaceX launched its Falcon-9 rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Friday, carrying a resupply capsule to the International Space Station, NASA television showed.</p> <p>The rocket rapidly reached orbital altitude where it deployed the Dragon vehicle, carrying 1,200 pounds (544 kilograms) of supplies, on what was the firm's third launch and second mission to the ISS.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/private-us-spacex-rocket-falcon-9-launched" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hospitality National Aeronautics and Space Administration Space technology Spaceflight SpaceX AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 15:46:05 +0000 5770999 at http://www.globalpost.com SpaceX capsule encounters problems in orbit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/spacex-capsule-encounters-problems-orbit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The unmanned Dragon capsule launched by US private firm SpaceX encountered problems en route to the International Space Station on Friday when three of its four thrusters malfunctioned, the company said.</p> <p>"Issue with Dragon thruster pods. System inhibiting three of four from initializing. About to command inhibit override," the company's billionaire founder Elon Musk wrote on the micro-blogging website Twitter.</p> <p>SpaceX spokeswoman Christina Ra said the spacecraft "experienced an issue with a propellant valve" after reaching orbit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/spacex-capsule-encounters-problems-orbit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hospitality Human spaceflight Spaceflight SpaceX SpaceX Technology AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 18:31:04 +0000 5771187 at http://www.globalpost.com SpaceX capsule encounters problems in orbit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/spacex-capsule-encounters-problems-orbit-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The unmanned Dragon capsule launched on Friday by US firm SpaceX encountered problems en route to the space station when three of its four thrusters failed to fire up, the company said.</p> <p>"Issue with Dragon thruster pods. System inhibiting three of four from initializing. About to command inhibit override," the company's billionaire founder Elon Musk wrote on the micro-blogging website Twitter.</p> <p>SpaceX spokeswoman Christina Ra said the spacecraft "experienced an issue with a propellant valve" after reaching orbit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/spacex-capsule-encounters-problems-orbit-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hospitality Human spaceflight Spaceflight SpaceX SpaceX Technology AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 19:00:29 +0000 5771209 at http://www.globalpost.com SpaceX 'optimistic' after space capsule mishap http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/spacex-optimistic-after-space-capsule-mishap <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SpaceX said it was "optimistic" Friday after a thruster outage delayed the latest resupply mission of its unmanned Dragon capsule en route to the International Space Station.</p> <p>SpaceX and NASA officials said the cargo resupply mission was still on track, but the technical mishap could fuel concerns about the US agency's ambitious plans to cut costs by privatizing elements of the space program.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/spacex-optimistic-after-space-capsule-mishap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hospitality Space technology Spaceflight SpaceX SpaceX AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 22:00:49 +0000 5771399 at http://www.globalpost.com SpaceX's ISS rendezvous set for Sunday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/spacexs-iss-rendezvous-set-sunday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SpaceX's unmanned Dragon capsule will dock Sunday with the International Space Station on a mission to deliver food, scientific experiments and other cargo, NASA said.</p> <p>"Dragon is scheduled to be captured Sunday at 6:01 am EST (1201 GMT) by NASA Expedition 34 Commander Kevin Ford and NASA Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn," the US space agency said in a statement. </p> <p>NASA said Dragon will be installed onto the Earth-facing port of the ISS's Harmony module by ground experts at mission control in Houston and bolted into place via commands by the ISS crew.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/spacexs-iss-rendezvous-set-sunday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human spaceflight National Aeronautics and Space Administration Spaceflight SpaceX AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 22:15:26 +0000 5771869 at http://www.globalpost.com SpaceX's capsule nears ISS for rendezvous on Sunday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/spacexs-capsule-nears-iss-rendezvous-sunday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A privately-owned unmanned US space capsule neared the International Space Station early Sunday, preparing to dock to deliver food, scientific materials and other crucial equipment.</p> <p>"Dragon is scheduled to be captured Sunday at 6:31 am EST (1131 GMT) by NASA Expedition 34 Commander Kevin Ford and NASA Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn," the US space agency NASA said in a statement.</p> <p>NASA said SpaceX's Dragon would be installed onto the Earth-facing port of the ISS's Harmony module by ground experts at mission control in Houston and bolted into place via commands by the ISS crew.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/spacexs-capsule-nears-iss-rendezvous-sunday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human spaceflight National Aeronautics and Space Administration Spaceflight SpaceX AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 05:45:25 +0000 5771968 at http://www.globalpost.com SpaceX's capsule arrives at ISS http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/spacexs-capsule-arrives-at-iss-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A privately-owned unmanned US space capsule arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday, bringing to the space outpost food, scientific materials and other crucial equipment.</p> <p>The capsule named Dragon was captured -- with the help of a robotic arm - by NASA Expedition 34 Commander Kevin Ford and Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn, 5:31 am EST (1031 GMT), when the ISS was over northern Ukraine, US space officials said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/spacexs-capsule-arrives-at-iss-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Manned spacecraft Spaceflight SpaceX Technology AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 11:15:30 +0000 5772050 at http://www.globalpost.com SpaceX capsule leaves ISS after resupply mission http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/spacex-capsule-leaves-iss-after-resupply-mission <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An unmanned, privately-owned US space capsule which delivered supplies to the International Space Station undocked from the orbiting outpost on Tuesday and started heading home, NASA said.</p> <p>SpaceX's Dragon capsule was de-linked from the ISS by crew using a robotic arm, ending a mission of just over three weeks. At the point of disengagement, the capsule was 344 kilometers (210 miles) over southern Australia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/spacex-capsule-leaves-iss-after-resupply-mission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Aeronautics and Space Administration Space technology Spaceflight SpaceX Technology AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 15:31:11 +0000 5794331 at http://www.globalpost.com SpaceX capsule leaves ISS after resupply mission http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/spacex-capsule-leaves-iss-after-resupply-mission-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An unmanned, privately-owned US space capsule which delivered supplies to the International Space Station undocked from the orbiting outpost on Tuesday and started heading home, NASA said.</p> <p>SpaceX's Dragon capsule was de-linked from the ISS by crew using a robotic arm, ending a mission of just over three weeks. At the point of disengagement, the capsule was 344 kilometers (210 miles) over southern Australia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/spacex-capsule-leaves-iss-after-resupply-mission-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Aeronautics and Space Administration Space technology Spaceflight SpaceX Technology AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 15:31:23 +0000 5794334 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326-28 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dragon space capsule safely splashes down in Pacific: SpaceX</p> <p>js/dw/sst</p> Manned spacecraft Spaceflight SpaceX AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 17:01:21 +0000 5794441 at http://www.globalpost.com Elon Musks' SpaceX signs 3-year lease for rocket testing at New Mexico's Spaceport America http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130507/elon-musks-spacex-signs-3-year-lease-rocket-testing-at-new-m <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Another space industry heavyweight will use New Mexico's Spaceport America.</p> <p>Gov. Susana Martinez announced Tuesday that Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, has agreed to a three-year lease to do testing of its "Grasshopper" reusable rocket in southern New Mexico.</p> <p>SpaceX is one of the leading developers of rockets and spacecraft and is one of the companies the Spaceport project has been trying to recruit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130507/elon-musks-spacex-signs-3-year-lease-rocket-testing-at-new-m" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Spaceport America Spaceports SpaceX The Canadian Press Tue, 07 May 2013 23:23:01 +0000 5833213 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan's newest rocket fails to lift off http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130827/japans-newest-rocket-fails-lift <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Elaine Lies</p> <p>TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's first new rocket in 12 years failed to lift off on Tuesday, dealing a potential blow to hopes that Japan may be able to take a larger share of the growing, multi-billion dollar satellite launch industry.</p> <p>It was the second setback for the Epsilon rocket this month.</p> <p>An earlier launch was postponed because of a computer glitch. No word was immediately available on the cause of the problem on Tuesday or when the launch might be tried again.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130827/japans-newest-rocket-fails-lift" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japanese space program Spaceflight SpaceX Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 27 Aug 2013 07:49:07 +0000 5918518 at http://www.globalpost.com Pentagon, NASA to spend $44 billion on space launches through 2018: GAO http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130910/pentagon-nasa-spend-44-billion-space-launches-through-2018-gao <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department and NASA expect to spend about $44 billion to launch government satellites and other spacecraft over the next five years, including $28 billion in procurement funding, the Government Accountability Office said on Monday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130910/pentagon-nasa-spend-44-billion-space-launches-through-2018-gao" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Spaceflight SpaceX Technology Transport USD Thomson Reuters Tue, 10 Sep 2013 08:16:00 +0000 5929362 at http://www.globalpost.com SpaceX ready to test-fly new Falcon rocket http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130927/spacex-ready-test-fly-new-falcon-rocket <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Irene Klotz</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Privately owned Space Exploration Technologies plans to test an upgraded Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday from a site in California as part of its push into the satellite launch market.</p> <p>Previous versions of the Falcon 9 have flown five times from the company's launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130927/spacex-ready-test-fly-new-falcon-rocket" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Space technology Spaceflight SpaceX Technology War Thomson Reuters Fri, 27 Sep 2013 23:01:52 +0000 5947202 at http://www.globalpost.com