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SpaceX has lifted off an initial wave of 60 small satellites that would provide internet connectivity for customers worldwide, Reuters reported Friday. The 500-pound satellites will beam signals as part of the Starlink constellation for the internet service of the same name. A Falcon 9 rocket lifted the satellites Friday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to orbit.

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Executive Mosaic is pleased to announce that Gwynne Shotwell, chief operating officer and president of SpaceX, was selected to the 2019 edition of the Wash100 “” Executive Mosaic's annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena “” for helping the company innovate and develop groundbreaking space technology. This latest honor marks her third consecutive win.

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SpaceX has launched a rocket carrying U.S. and foreign space assets from Cape Canaveral, Space News reported Thursday. The Falcon 9 rocket transported a U.S. Air Force small satellite, Indonesia's Nusantara Satu communications satellite and Israel's Beresheet moon lander to space.

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Boeing and SpaceX have scheduled a series of demonstrations for 2019 to seek NASA's approval for regular flights of their new spacecraft and rockets to bring astronauts to the International Space Station. The demonstrations indicate both companies have moved closer to final stages of development and evaluation of their new space vehicles, NASA said Wednesday. […] More
Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch told NASASpaceflight.com in an interview published Tuesday how the company's satellite network and devices worked to help first responders communicate and perform recovery operations in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico last year. “We could see this tremendous spike [in Puerto Rico and some of the surrounding islands] as […] More
NASA and Elon Musk’s SpaceX collaborate to finalize launch day operations for the planned April 2019 test flight of a company-built spaceship built to transport astronauts to the International Space Station. Both parties agreed on a proposal to fuel a Falcon 9 rocket after ensuring astronauts are already inside the Crew Dragon module and set for crewed […] More
Yale University astronomy professor Dr. Debra Fischer said during the recent Exoplanets II conference that NASA is financially supporting a study that would look into the possibility of launching a space telescope using SpaceX's upcoming BFR reusable rocket, Teslarati reported Monday. The Large Ultraviolet/Optical/Infrared Surveyor telescope, or LUVOIR, is being developed for use in the exploration and investigation of exoplanets […] More
An updated configuration of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket lifted off Friday from a launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to bring into orbit Bangladesh's Bangabandhu 1 communications satellite, Spaceflight Now reported Friday. The first-stage booster of the rocket’s Block 5 version landed on SpaceX's drone ship approximately 400 miles east of Cape Canaveral after […] More
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket took off Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. Eastern time from a launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida as part of its inaugural test flight, Reuters reported Tuesday. The space vehicle has 27 engines that generated at least 5 million pounds of thrust during takeoff. The rocket's two side boosters […] More
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has said the company aims to launch a heavy-lift variant of its  Falcon rocket at NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center in Florida by Feb. 6, Spaceflight Now reported Sunday. The report noted SpaceX set a three-hour window beginning at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time for the Falcon Heavy liftoff from launch pad 39A. Falcon Heavy will carry a used Tesla-built Roadster sports […] More
SpaceX on Wednesday carried out the first static fire test of its Falcon Heavy rocket at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for its initial launch that CEO Elon Musk said could occur in a “week or so,“ Spaceflight Now reported Wednesday. The company conducted a hold-down firing test of the rocket's 27 Merlin 1D main engines […] More
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