Today at 12:35pm, Sydney time, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket. These blast offs by the private space industry have become so common in the last five years. Launches to space just don’t create the
An updated iteration of the Falcon 9 rocket has returned from its maiden flight, delivering a Bangladeshi telecommunications satellite into orbit. The Block 5 completed lift off at the Kennedy Space Centre last Friday afternoon
The world order is changing. As the ongoing mood of isolationism further turns America inwardly, the US looks backwards in its search to “make America great again”. How can Australia respond to this changing world order? On the technology and innovation front, the new Australia 2030 Prosperity Through Innovation Plan from Innovation and Science Australia promises additional fresh impetus for growth opportunities.
Using the historical NASA launch pad that sent the first man to the moon some 50 years ago, SpaceX’s latest accomplishment successfully sent its test payload into the solar system. Twice as large as its
Space start-up Rocket Lab has launched its first rocket into orbit from New Zealand. The launch, aimed at bringing small devices to space, combines carbon fibre components with 3D-printed engines and costs about US$5m per
Boeing’s Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg repeated his declared goal to beat SpaceX to Mars. With Boeing as the main contractor to the core stages of the Space Launch System rocket, Muilenburg said, “This is a
Although staying up until 3am isn’t something parent’s allow their kids to usually do, when their space coded school experiments are on board a SpaceX rocket about to launch to the ISS, an exception can
Continuing to break new ground in the launch business, SpaceX has secured a contract to launch the Air Force’s secretive space plane, the X-37B. Following SpaceX’s first successful defence satellite launch in early May, the
Not only did SpaceX return to flight with a successful launch of ten Iridium satellites, they achieved a string of firsts. Saturday’s launch demonstrated the first barge landing off the west coast of the US.
Four months after the spectacular Falcon 9 launch pad explosion, SpaceX is preparing to launch rockets again. In a fascinating technical investigation, it was concluded that the likely blast culprit was interaction between supercooled helium