Category: SpaceX

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Falcon Heavy Center Core Destroyed After Landing Due to Rough Sea Conditions

During last week’s Arabsat 6A mission, all three Falcon Heavy boosters successfully landed. The center core has undergone a hot and challenging return through the atmosphere, yet it still landed safely on the droneship. Unfortunately, before the booster could be secured to the deck, rough sea caused it to tip over. Why wasn’t OctaGrabber used?

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SpaceX Stories: How SpaceX Built SLC-40 on a Shoestring Budget

A new series of articles explores the rich history of SpaceX through interesting, informative and fun stories, as told by SpaceX and NASA employees and others. In this video, former SpaceX employee Brian Mosdell will tell you about the construction of launch pad SLC-40 in 2008. The most interesting aspect of the story is how SpaceX had to be very scrappy and resourceful, reusing old hardware to keep the costs down.

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Did SpaceX quietly introduce an upgraded reusable fairing? Is Mr. Steven now obsolete?

Another set of fairings were recovered and even though they landed in the water, they will be reused this year. It would be the first reuse of fairings ever. How come it’s possible to reuse fairings that came into contact with sea water? One possible explanation is that the fairings have been upgraded. Is Mr. Steven now obsolete?

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Visual Mission Profiles

List of visual launch and landing profiles for each SpaceX mission for easy reference (starting with the Nusantara Satu mission).

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Fairing Recovery Compendium

This detailed article summarizes all the important information about SpaceX’s fairing recovery project and the special ship Ms. Tree (previously called Mr. Steven).

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Falcon Heavy Compendium

Falcon Heavy is the world’s most powerful rocket currently in operation. This overview article contains all the important information about this SpaceX rocket, including its history, cancelled features, details about its inaugural launch, photos, videos and much more.

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Starship Compendium

Starship is a proposed super heavy-lift launch system designed by SpaceX for missions to Mars, the Moon and more. Thanks to complete reusability and capability to refuel in orbit, Starship could provide low-cost transportation of cargo and people to virtually anywhere in the Solar System. In this article, you will find all the important and most up-to-date information about Starship, which is being built right now.

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SpaceX Statistics

Up-to-date list of all kinds of statistics related to SpaceX and their launches, landings and spacecraft.

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SpaceX Videos

Complete list of links to all SpaceX and NASA launch webcasts and live coverage.

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Past Falcon Launches

List of all SpaceX orbital launches along with mission outcome, landing attempt information, target orbit, Block number and more.