Articles about SpaceX

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. or simply SpaceX is an aerospace manufacturer founded by technology entrepreneur Elon Musk. It was established in 2002 keeping in mind the colonization of Mars, but at a reduced space transportation cost. Headquartered in California, this private company is set to see its first manned space flight taking off for the International Space Station on May 27. The mission named Demo-2 will have NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley aboard its spacecraft, the Crew Dragon. If it happens, it’s going to bring a revolution in the domain of space privatization. SpaceX is also the largest commercial satellite constellation operator globally with the third launch of the Starlink project in January this year.

Elon Musk takes his 'last remaining' house off the market

20 Sep 2021

Elon Musk takes his 'last remaining' house off the market

Elon Musk is putting his vow to sell all "physical possessions" on hold.

SpaceX's Inspiration4 mission successfully concludes, crew returns home safe

19 Sep 2021

SpaceX's Inspiration4 mission successfully concludes, crew returns home safe

Elon Musk-led SpaceX's Inspiration4 mission successfully concluded as the Crew Dragon capsule splashed down off the Florida coast Saturday evening (around 4:35am IST Sunday).

SpaceX successfully launches all-civilian Inspiration4 mission: Details here

16 Sep 2021

SpaceX successfully launches all-civilian Inspiration4 mission: Details here

SpaceX has successfully launched the Inspiration4 mission's Crew Dragon spacecraft on September 15 using a Falcon 9 rocket.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak announces private space company

14 Sep 2021

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak announces private space company

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is the latest to join the likes of Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Richard Branson in the privatization of space with his new company, Privateer Space.

SpaceX greenlighted for launching four civilians into space next week

06 Sep 2021

SpaceX greenlighted for launching four civilians into space next week

Elon Musk announced plans to fly an all-civilian crew to space in February this year. Now, the mission is finally set to make history next week when a crew of four civilians will make a three-day trip around Earth.

iPhone 13 could place calls without 4G/5G cellular connectivity

30 Aug 2021

iPhone 13 could place calls without 4G/5G cellular connectivity

A fresh leak about the upcoming iPhone 13 line-up has surfaced. According to an investor note seen by AppleInsider, the phone will sport hardware that can support low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications.

SpaceX may launch a satellite to display billboards in space

09 Aug 2021

SpaceX may launch a satellite to display billboards in space

What's the one thing that you associate with commercialization? Well, advertisements!

NASA awards SpaceX launch services contract for Europa Clipper mission

25 Jul 2021

NASA awards SpaceX launch services contract for Europa Clipper mission

Just days after successfully completing a test on the Super Heavy rocket booster, SpaceX has another reason to celebrate. NASA has awarded the private space exploration company a launch services contract worth $178 million.

SpaceX tests Super Heavy Booster in hold-down test in Texas

22 Jul 2021

SpaceX tests Super Heavy Booster in hold-down test in Texas

While Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic and Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin continue to fuss over the Kármán line, Elon Musk's SpaceX ignited all the engines on its Super Heavy booster that could fly tourists to Mars one day.

Spacesuit concerns briefly interrupt spacewalk to install solar panels

17 Jun 2021

Spacesuit concerns briefly interrupt spacewalk to install solar panels

Spacewalking astronauts resumed work to install powerful, new solar panels outside the International Space Station on Wednesday, after a brief interruption caused by problems with one of their suits.

COVID-19: 'Feeding Ones in Need' supplies ration to daily-wage workers

15 Jun 2021

COVID-19: 'Feeding Ones in Need' supplies ration to daily-wage workers

The deadly second wave of the COVID-19 and the lockdown that followed has once again brought lives to a standstill.

Aakash Ranison: Meet this climate change activist, and sustainability influencer

05 Jun 2021

Aakash Ranison: Meet this climate change activist, and sustainability influencer

Aakash Ranison describes himself as a happy guy, and it is with this same infectious energy that he advocates for climate change.

Non-touch, radiation-free and easy breast examinations? NIRAMAI makes it possible

03 Jun 2021

Non-touch, radiation-free and easy breast examinations? NIRAMAI makes it possible

The painful tests for detecting breast cancer discourage many women to not go for regular examinations, despite being advised to.

The founders of Django Digital on what sets them apart

19 May 2021

The founders of Django Digital on what sets them apart

In an age where the digital space is scattered with content, childhood buddies Aashay Shah and Shivang Shah founded Django Digital with the aim of providing brands with clutter-breaking solutions.

NewsBytes Briefing: Clubhouse finally launches Android app, and more

11 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Clubhouse finally launches Android app, and more

Clubhouse just found out the hard way that it is no De Beers, and that boosting app popularity with artificial scarcity doesn't work forever.

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket completes record 10th successful launch, landing

10 May 2021

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket completes record 10th successful launch, landing

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently shared a historic achievement for SpaceX on Twitter. On May 9, a Falcon 9 rocket called B1051 successfully completed 10 launches and landings.

#WeirdNews: Musk's SpaceX is launching a Dogecoin-funded satellite to moon

10 May 2021

#WeirdNews: Musk's SpaceX is launching a Dogecoin-funded satellite to moon

After his Saturday Night Live gig was live-streamed on YouTube, a first for the show, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk plans to actually send Dogecoin to the moon.

NewsBytes Briefing: SpaceX's Starship finally sticks the landing, and more

07 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: SpaceX's Starship finally sticks the landing, and more

After numerous flight tests ending up in fiery balls of fire, Elon Musk's SpaceX has finally managed to land a Starship prototype without an incident.

SpaceX's Starship SN15 prototype finally succeeds at high-altitude flight, landing

06 May 2021

SpaceX's Starship SN15 prototype finally succeeds at high-altitude flight, landing

Elon Musk-led SpaceX successfully launched a high-altitude Starship prototype on Wednesday. It also marks a historic achievement for the company as the SN15 rocket is the first to land safely after the flight.

Akriti Gupta talks about Canfem, social enterprise for breast-cancer survivors

05 May 2021

Akriti Gupta talks about Canfem, social enterprise for breast-cancer survivors

Canfem, a social enterprise co-founded by Akriti Gupta, offers low-cost, high quality customized products for breast cancer survivors who have undergone mastectomy.

NASA freezes funding to SpaceX HLS contract after rivals protest

01 May 2021

NASA freezes funding to SpaceX HLS contract after rivals protest

Even as Amazon crushed the workers' protests against inhuman working conditions, the company's CEO Jeff Bezos successfully used the same strategy to compel NASA to suspend SpaceX's funding for the lunar project.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple puts Facebook, Google on notice, and more

28 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple puts Facebook, Google on notice, and more

In January everyone had dismissed Apple CEO Tim Cook's privacy campaign as a PR stunt. We had called it back then that it was no ordinary PR stunt, and Cook was setting up a booby trap to gut rivals Facebook and Google.

SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule had a near-miss with space debris

27 Apr 2021

SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule had a near-miss with space debris

Last week we had reported how SpaceX Crew-2 mission carried four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) without incident. Unfortunately, the mission wasn't entirely incident free. The manned Crew Dragon capsule had a near-miss collision with potentially deadly space debris.

Paving way for empathetic, conscious citizens: International Changemaker Olympiad

27 Apr 2021

Paving way for empathetic, conscious citizens: International Changemaker Olympiad

Founders Rahul Adhikari and P. Sai Sindhu of the International Changemaker Olympiad (ICO) have one thing in common: Their passion to make a change in society by nurturing young minds to become conscious citizens.

Elon Musk to host 'Saturday Night Live,' fans lash out

26 Apr 2021

Elon Musk to host 'Saturday Night Live,' fans lash out

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is set to become the first non-actor or athlete to host Saturday Night Live since Donald Trump.

Will ask Starlink to seek permits for India operations: DoT

24 Apr 2021

Will ask Starlink to seek permits for India operations: DoT

In a major development that ties Elon Musk and India together, the billionaire's satellite internet service called Starlink could be planning to begin its operations in India.

NASA, SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts successfully embark on journey to ISS

23 Apr 2021

NASA, SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts successfully embark on journey to ISS

On April 23, NASA launched a crew of four astronauts on a flight to the International Space Station (ISS) without incident.

SpaceX awarded contract to build lander for manned lunar mission—Artemis

18 Apr 2021

SpaceX awarded contract to build lander for manned lunar mission—Artemis

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has chosen Elon Musk's SpaceX to build the lunar lander for the Artemis mission.

Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin launches and lands New Shepard rocket

15 Apr 2021

Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin launches and lands New Shepard rocket

Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin might be several steps behind Elon Musk's commercial spaceflight competitor SpaceX, but it's inching toward its first manned spaceflight.

SpaceX won't 'catch' rocket components anymore, will go fishing instead

11 Apr 2021

SpaceX won't 'catch' rocket components anymore, will go fishing instead

Elon Musk's ambitious space exploration venture SpaceX has been all over the news lately for its Starlink satellite internet program, Crew Dragon missions, Falcon 9 payloads-transport rockets, and the notoriously explosive Starship test flights.

Astronauts successfully relocate SpaceX's Resilience—first for a commercial crew port

06 Apr 2021

Astronauts successfully relocate SpaceX's Resilience—first for a commercial crew port

On Monday, astronauts successfully relocated the SpaceX Crew-1 spacecraft from the forward port of the International Space Station's (ISS) Harmony module to the space-facing port.

NewsBytes Briefing: US Army bets big on HoloLens, and more

02 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: US Army bets big on HoloLens, and more

If you thought augmented reality tech was just a passing fad, the US Department of Defense begs to differ. The agency made a massive $21.88 billion deal with Microsoft to supply the US Army with 120,000 ruggedized HoloLens AR units.

SpaceX will add 360-degree glass dome to Crew Dragon capsule

01 Apr 2021

SpaceX will add 360-degree glass dome to Crew Dragon capsule

The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule might have famously completed two International Space Station (ISS) missions, but it is also primarily designed to be SpaceX's vehicle for space tourism. To that effect, the space vehicle is getting an upgrade that's more touristy than space worthy.

NewsBytes Briefing: India continues to punish TikTok, and more

01 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: India continues to punish TikTok, and more

The best way to deal with bullies is to inflict a significant cost for their belligerence. And India has been doing a fine job hurting the economic interests of China for its border transgressions.

SpaceX loses yet another Starship prototype in mid-air explosion

31 Mar 2021

SpaceX loses yet another Starship prototype in mid-air explosion

Just weeks after the SpaceX Starship Serial Number 10 (SN10) rocket met a fiery demise after a seemingly successful landing, the Starship SN11 exploded in mid-air yesterday.

NewsBytes Briefing: Google faces a $5 billion lawsuit, and more

16 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Google faces a $5 billion lawsuit, and more

Google's last-ditch effort to have the class action lawsuit thrown out has failed. Now the technology conglomerate faces $5 billion in potential fines for tracking user activity through Chrome browser's incognito mode.

SpaceX Falcon 9's latest Starlink mission completes record ninth launch

15 Mar 2021

SpaceX Falcon 9's latest Starlink mission completes record ninth launch

SpaceX has launched yet another 60 Starlink internet satellites into orbit on Sunday. The satellites were deployed by the Falcon 9 rocket, which has made its record ninth launch to date.

NewsBytes Briefing: WhatsApp gets desktop voice calling, and more

04 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: WhatsApp gets desktop voice calling, and more

Nothing drives innovation more than your consumer base waking up and saying no to the abuse. At least, that seems to be why Facebook has been adding new and shiny features at an impressive rate.

SpaceX's Starship SN10 rocket explodes after successful landing

04 Mar 2021

SpaceX's Starship SN10 rocket explodes after successful landing

Earlier today, SpaceX successfully launched and landed its Starship SN10 rocket. The flight took the spacecraft to an altitude of 10 kilometers above ground. SpaceX called it a successful test flight.

Musk's SpaceX raises $850 million, now valued at $74 billion

17 Feb 2021

Musk's SpaceX raises $850 million, now valued at $74 billion

Elon Musk's SpaceX has reportedly raised $850 million in an equity funding round last week. CNBC reports the shares were sold at $419.99 apiece. Citing unsubstantiated sources familiar with the financing, the report added that the company is now valued at around $74 billion.