Jason-3 success, Falcon-9 failure

End of 2015 and beginning of 2016 were full of successes of SpaceX. Now it is time to face with reality – is reusable technology this for Elon Musk, what “Spruce Goose” was for Howard Hughes? At Vandenberg AFS Falcon-9 was covered with thick fog but in spite of that, all other weather conditions were […]

Next attempt of SpaceX to land with Falcon-9 on 17th January 2016

SpaceX will try to perform next landing with first stage of Falcon-9 on 17th January during Jason-3 mission. This time Falcon-9 will be in previous 1.1 version. SpaceX is going to keep fast pace of reusable technology development (more about reusable technology You can read here). After spectacular success on 21 December 2015 when first […]

SpaceX reusable technology – half way to Mars mission reached ?

SpaceX since establishing in 2002 is one of leaders of space industry – not without a reason. In 2002, after establishing SpaceX, Elon Musk had one goal – Mars. It was clear that it is ambitious target. For Elon Musk and SpaceX reaching Mars and further colonization was ultimate goal; first step was offering launch vehicle with […]

Own path of development – Israeli Amos-6 communication satellite scheduled on 2016

Israel in spite of short modern history of the state has significant contribution in world space industry development. First space focused organization was established in Israel on 1960. It was National Committee for Space Research, working under Tel-Aviv University. Main goal of Committee was intensification of cooperation and intellectual exchange between Israeli academic centers. First rocket was […]

Falcon overloaded with knowledge – Falcon Heavy rocket under the Space Test Program 2 scheduled on October 2016

First contracted launch of Falcon Heavy is scheduled on October 2016. This time payload is provided by U.S. Air Force under the Space Test Program 2. Planned launch site will be Kennedy Space Center LC-39A, USA. SpaceX is continually expanding its offer for government agencies and Department of Defense. Launch scheduled on October 2016 will be research mission under […]

Two Boeing’s broadcasting satellites on atop of Falcon-9 scheduled on 2016

Direct-to-home television seems good market for launch providers. AB Satellite and Eutelsat satellites launch is planned already for 2016. SpaceX will utilize Falcon-9 1.1V or 1.2V, planned launch site is SLC-40 in Cape Canaveral. Boeing is still strong on commercial market. ABS-2A is second (from four contracted) built satellite for Asia Broadcast Satellite with fully electrical propulsion. […]

Climate changes under space observation – Jason-3 observation satellite launch planned on 31st January 2016

JASON-3 observation satellite will be launched with FALCON-9 1.1V rocket from launch site SLC-4 in Vandenberg, USA. Climate changes are under constant control from space. Since 1959, when first weather satellite was launched, much has changed. Weather and climate observation gone under civilian control (first satellite from 1959 was project of Department of Navy) and […]