Tag: SpaceX

SpaceX to lay off 10% of workers due to ‘difficult challenges’

New York, As SpaceX attempts to get two expensive projects off the ground, the US-based private spaceflight company said it would lay off 10 per cent of its roughly 6,000-person workforce. “To continue delivering for our customers and to succeed in developing interplanetary spacecraft and a global space-based Internet, SpaceX[Read More…]

Japanese billionaire to be first tourist to Moon: SpaceX

Japanese billionaire to be first tourist to Moon: SpaceX

US private space firm SpaceX has announced that the company’s first private passenger to the Moon will be Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa. “The first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard BFR (Big Falcon Rocket) is fashion innovator and globally recognized art curator Yusaku Maezawa,” SpaceX tweeted on Monday.[Read More…]

NASA's Mars 2020 rover to explore ancient life

NASA’s next planet-hunting mission starts next week

Washington: NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or Tess aimed at detecting planets outside our solar system, is set to launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Florida on April 16. The mission is scheduled to launch no earlier around 4.02 a.m. on April 17 (India time) from Cape Canaveral Air[Read More…]

India's PSLV rocket lifts off with radar imaging satellite RISAT-2B

SpaceX launches rocket carrying 10 communication satellites

Washington: American aerospace company SpaceX on Friday successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 10 telecommunications satellites from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California. The Iridium-NEXT satellites were launched Friday morning for McLean, Virginia-based satellite operator Iridium Communications, Efe reported. The Iridium-5 NEXT Mission marked the fifth set[Read More…]

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