Lone Star Rising

According to this Bloomberg Businessweek article, it looks like SpaceX just bought itself a spaceport.  Their planned launch facility looks to cover nearly 50 acres of Texas land on the coast.  The specific area might be near Boca Chica Beach. Why would SpaceX want a launch complex in this area?  First of all, if they […]

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SpaceX Falcon 9 “Lands”

This is very cool (no matter what the naysayers say).  SpaceX just released a video (shown below) from their latest Falcon 9 launch of ORBCOMM satellites.  Except, they aren’t focusing on the rocket’s launch, but its landing. That’s right, as they’ve said they would do all along, SpaceX keeps testing their rockets’ abilities for landing.  The video they […]

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PSLV: A SpaceX/ULA/Ariane Alternative?

The Indians continue proving they are in the space business for real.  The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), their success with the Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle (GSLV), and their continued success with their latest launch today of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from the Satish Dhawan Space Center (formerly known as Sriharikota Launching Range), are all […]

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