Space Exploration Technologies says it has been awarded a contract with Japan’s SKY Perfect JSAT Corp. to launch a telecommunications satellite aboard a Falcon 9 rocket in 2015.
A Hawthorne-based space transport company was forced to scrub a privately-financed satellite launch for the second time this week over technical glitches.
A SpaceX rocket carrying a Canadian satellite intended to track space weather launched from the California coast Sunday in what was billed as a test flight.
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk urged the public to polish sketch plans he released last week for a “Hyperloop” that would shoot capsules full of people at the speed of sound through elevated tubes connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The SpaceX Dragon capsule was in Los Angeles Thursday after returning to Earth on Tuesday with a full science load from the International Space Station.
When NASA got out of the Space Shuttle business, it left an opening for aerospace start-up SpaceX to fill the gap.
An unmanned space capsule carrying medical samples from the International Space Station has splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, completing the first official private interstellar shipment under a billion-dollar contract with NASA.
NASA will visit SpaceX Thursday to take an up-close look at one of the company’s private dragon capsules.
The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft is back on Earth.
Space station astronauts readied the world’s first commercial supply ship Wednesday for its early morning return to Earth just like NASA’s old-time capsules.
The world’s first private supply ship successfully docked at the International Space Station Friday morning.
The world’s first private supply ship flew tantalizingly close to the International Space Station on Thursday, acing a critical test in advance of the actual docking.
SpaceX will attempt to become the first private company to send a rocket to the International Space Station early Tuesday morning.
NASA has selected Southern California’s SpaceX to launch the first commercial cargo run to the International Space Station.
SpaceX says it will launch a Thai telecommunications satellite into orbit aboard its Falcon 9 rocket.