SpaceX launched 24 version 2 mini satellites yesterday. Sunday's launch was the 18th of the year for SpaceX. They aim to launch 144 orbital missions and 9 Starship launches in 2024.
In a move that has rippled through the corporate world, Elon Musk announced the relocation of SpaceX from Delaware to Texas, following a Delaware judge's decision to void his $55 billion Tesla compensation package.
"The thing about space is there is very little law."
'Welcome to the moon': How Odysseus 'aced the landing of a lifetime' as it touched down on the lunar surface following a nail-biting 73-minute descent - marking the first time the US has reached the moon in more than 50 years
Intuitive Machines lands on moon in nail-biting descent of private Odysseus lander, a 1st for US since 1972
NASA Ames have shown that a simplified manufacturing and construction process is very powerful.
The US military will need to build hundreds of Mechazilla launch towers by 2030.
SPACE ODYSSEY: Nova-C Lunar Mission Takes off in Florida, on Its Way to the First American Moon Landing in More Than Half a Century
Warnings about dangerously high levels of space junk are only getting scarier (see 1, 2). In fact, there is a growing risk of space junk causing human fatalities (see 1, 2)!
The US is taking another stab at landing a privately owned and operated spacecraft on the Moon. At 1:05 am EST today, the Odysseus lander lifted off atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 29A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The White House's national security adviser said Wednesday that he had already scheduled a classified meeting with congressional leadership before a top House Republican requested that President Joe Biden declassify all information that relates to
Yesterday, Elon tweeted that the SpaceX Starship launch is in about 3 weeks.
The Insane Engineering of Re-Entry
Here is a paper written by Virtus Solis, Space based solar power startup.
Environmental and Native American Groups Win Appeal over Beach Closures for SpaceX Testing and Launches
Stoke Space is following the SpaceX path of fast steel prototypes for fully reusable rockets. The will have a steel heat shield and a ring of engines around the base of a second stage.
The Pentagon wants to make some of the Starship upper stage and the two-stage super heavy booster and Starship into government-owned, government-operated assets instead of contracting the company every time the rocket is needed according to Aviation
The European Space Agency and Hassell Studio design for a 144 person moonbase has dozens of inflatable modules that will be covered by regolith.
The giant rocket will loft Starlab in a single launch.
Iran successfully launched three satellites into space, including a research satellite and nanosatellites for global positioning and communication.
Despite the inverted arrival, JAXA gives its 'Moon Sniper' a 'perfect score.'
A public meeting on Jan. 25 will get feedback from locals.
Evidence Relating to NASA Moon Landings, Unexplained Flaws: What Is Reality? What Is Illusion?
Japan has become the fifth nation to successfully land on the Moon, but the Champagne corks aren't popping.
There have been full scale nuclear thermal rocket engines built and tested on the ground since the 1960s. The US had the NERVA project. The attraction is that the ISP would be up to triple the ISP of chemical rockets.
SpaceX is expanding the Starship Factory to increase production to one Starship every 72 hours. This would mean production would increase to over 100 per year.
Nextbigfuture has covered Elon mentioning that a future SpaceX Starship could be 20% longer BUT now it is reported that SpaceX is designing a 150 meter longer Starship. Felix Schlang at What about It? describes the new version 3 Starship work.