SpaceX Places SES-8 into Geostationary Orbit
On Dec. 3 Space Exploration Technologies successfully delivered the SES-8 satellite to its targeted 295 x 80,000 kilometer geostationary transfer orbit after its launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
West View grad's talk was out of this world
As the lead propulsion engineer at Space Exploration Technologies in Los Angeles, Mr. Krauland doesn't come in contact with children very often, so it was a special occasion Nov. 26 when he visited students in three North Hills schools.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Third time's the charm for SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launch
SpaceX hit a milestone on Tuesday when a Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched its first commercial communications satellite into space, establishing it as a low-cost alternative to U.S. and foreign government heavyweights.
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Communications Satellite Launched Aboard Falcon Rocket
Orbital Sciences Corporation , one of the world's leading space technology companies, today announced that the SES-8, a communications satellite built by the company for SES S.A. of Luxembourg, was successfully launched into orbit yesterday aboard a Falcon 9 rocket operated by Space Exploration Technologies from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
SpaceX rocket lifts off on 1st commercial satellite launch
A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifts off from Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Monday.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
New Stock Coverage: Analysts Talk Turkey With Twitter's Bluebird
A month that ended by honoring the patron saint of famously frugal Scotland , whose citizens hate losing money, and Greece, which is all out of cash, had no problems making people rich.
SpaceX plans third launch attempt on Monday
Space Exploration Technologies, also known as SpaceX, plans to try again on Monday to launch its first commercial communications satellite after its Falcon 9 rocket was twice sidelined by technical issues, officials said.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Last-second glitch halts SpaceX rocket launch
The launch of an unmanned Space Exploration Technologies' Falon 9 rocket was aborted one minute before liftoff on Thursday due to an unexplained technical issue, company officials said.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Cut-rate SpaceX poised for first commercial satellite launch
Following a successful debut test fight on Sept. 29, the privately owned firm's upgraded Falcon 9 rocket is due to lift off at 5:37 p.m. EST/2237 GMT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Elon Musk Named Businessperson of the Year by Fortune Magazine
Multifaceted entrepreneur Elon Musk has been named businessman of the year by Fortune Magazine.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Businessperson of the Year: 2013's top people in business
Fortune's annual list is filled with executives who defied expectations , executed big turnarounds, and delivered stellar results for their shareholders.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
NASA Commercial Crew Partner SpaceX Achieves Milestone In Safety Review
Engineers and safety specialists from NASA and Space Exploration Technologies met in late October to review the safety of the Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket being developed to launch humans into low-Earth orbit later this decade.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
NASA to replace Russia's Soyuz with commercial spaceships by 2017
NASA plans to give up Russia's space travel services by 2017, switching all cargo and manned launches to missions performed by the national commercial space industry.
Fri Nov 08, 2013
NASA Administrator Bolden to Hail Success of Commercial Cargo Program
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will discuss the success of the agency's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services initiative during a televised news briefing at 11:30 a.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 13. Through COTS, NASA's partners Space Exploration Technologies Corp. and Orbital Sciences Corp., developed new U.S. rockets and spacecraft, launched ... (more)