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News Archive / Tagged: CRS-7

  • OPINION: Is there inconsistency in how NASA treats its private partners?

    Jason RhianJuly 23rd, 2017

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A recent report noted that NASA will not be releasing a public report on the findings of the SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-7 explosion. The report also denotes that a previous similar accident was handled differently by NASA, but were the two accidents so distinct as to warrant two totally dissimilar approaches?

  • BEAM module waits for transportion to the ISS

    Joe LatrellOctober 25th, 2015

    Bigelow Aerospace is still awaiting word on when their Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) will be transported to the International Space Station (ISS). Engineers at Bigelow packed up the unit for transportation to Florida from their Nevada headquarters in March of this year.

  • SpaceX hopes to return Falcon 9 to service with Orbcomm mission

    Jason RhianOctober 19th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla -- SpaceX is working toward returning the firm's Falcon 9 launch vehicle to service within the next few weeks. SpaceX announced on Oct. 16 it would return the Falcon 9 to service on the upcoming flight of 11 Orbcomm satellites. If successful, it will mark a rapid turnaround from a recent setback that the company encountered.

  • SpaceX working to return Falcon to service

    Jason RhianSeptember 22nd, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is working to return the Hawthorne, California-based company's Falcon 9 v1.1 booster to service. The firm has been working for almost three months to rise above the unsuccessful seventh CRS mission.

  • NASA, CASIS and NanoRacks will refly student experiments lost on SpaceX CRS-7 accident

    Jim SiegelJuly 24th, 2015

    Eight students from Chatfield High School located in Littleton, CO, along with hundreds of other spectators who attended the ill-fated June 28 Commercial Resupply Services 7 (CRS-7) launch, got a reminder of just how challenging it is to send payloads into orbit. They, and students from dozens of other schools across the country, had experiments aboard the Dragon […]

  • SpaceX’s Musk: Next Falcon 9 flight no sooner than September

    Scott JohnsonJuly 20th, 2015

    A little more than three weeks after a Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX ) Falcon 9 v.1.1 launch vehicle, a Dragon spacecraft, and 4,000 pounds of International Space Station (ISS) cargo, crew supplies and experiments disintegrated just offshore from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), the company’s CEO and Founder, Elon Musk, addressed members of the media during […]

  • 2014 incident may provide clue to cause of SpaceX Falcon 9 failure

    Scott JohnsonJuly 5th, 2015

    One week ago today, Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX ) Falcon 9 v1.1 booster suffered a catastrophic failure, approximately 2 minutes and 19 seconds into flight, resulting in the loss of the rocket, the Dragon capsule sitting atop the rocket, and critical cargo intended for resupply and expansion of the International Space Station (ISS).

  • Falcon 9, Dragon debris begins washing up in Florida and Georgia

    Jason RhianJuly 4th, 2015

    Those who decide to go swimming in the Atlantic Ocean this fourth of July weekend might have to be on the lookout for something – the remains of the failed resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The Weather Channel has posted an article detailing how the U.S. Coast Guard are working with SpaceX […]

  • For some, loss of CRS-7 Dragon is personal

    Joe LatrellJuly 2nd, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — For the second time in a year, participants of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP) watched as their experiment headed skyward, launched toward a rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS). The first attempt to launch their project, in October 2014, ended when an Orbital ATK Antares rocket suffered an engine failure and crashed back down […]

  • How significant is the loss of SpaceX’s Falcon 9?

    Jason RhianJuly 1st, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Approximately 139 seconds into Sunday’s flight of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 v1.1 booster, its payload of the Dragon spacecraft and the 4,000 lbs (1,814 kg) of cargo it carried disintegrated as the rocket exploded. The multi-million dollar mission ended in a rain of debris into the Atlantic Ocean. This marks the first time that the […]

  • SFI Live: Coverage of the launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the CRS-7 Dragon for NASA

    Jason RhianJune 28th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Space Exploration Technologies, more commonly known as SpaceX – is poised to launch one of the NewSpace firm’s Falcon 9 v1.1 rockets from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida. SpaceFlight Insider brings you directly to the launch site at the Cape with our exclusive live webcast. […]

  • Falcon 9 successfully completes static fire in lead up to CRS-7 Dragon flight

    Jason RhianJune 26th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX ) successfully completed a static test fire of their Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket at 4 p.m. EDT (20:00 GMT). The test was conducted in preparation for a planned Sunday, June 28, 10:21 a.m. EDT liftoff. The Falcon 9 is set to hoist a Dragon cargo vessel filled with approximately 4,000 […]