#StarlinkConstellation / (288/365) Beautiful shot of the first STARLINK launch. "SpaceX next mission, slated to carry the company’s second set of Starlink broadband satellites into orbit, will be the first to fly with a reused Falcon 9 booster making its fourth launch when it takes off in the coming weeks. Hans Koenigsmann, SpaceX’s vice president of build and flight reliability, confirmed earlier this week the plan to use a thrice-flown booster on the next Falcon 9 launch. The next SpaceX launch is expected in the next few weeks — either in late October or November — from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral. The Falcon 9 will deploy the Starlink satellites into orbit a few hundred miles above Earth. The flight profile is expected to be similar to the first Starlink launch in May, when a Falcon 9 delivered 60 microsatellites to space. The satellites used on-board electric thrusters to maneuver into orbits roughly 341 miles (550 kilometers) above Earth, inclined 53 degrees to the equator. The exact number of Starlink satellites set to launch on the next mission has not been confirmed by SpaceX. The upcoming Starlink flight will be the 27th time SpaceX has launched a previously-flown booster since 2017. Seven of SpaceX’s 10 launches this year have flown with recycled first stage boosters, which either returned to propulsive touchdowns on land or on SpaceX’s offshore drone ships." - Source: spaceflightnow.com 🚀👀🌌 Photo courtesy of: @erikkuna
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Which company landed and reused the first rocket back on earth? Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin or Elon Musks SpaceX? As we all know, Blue Origin claims to be the first who landed a rocket after a suborbital flight and SpaceX was the first company able to land an orbital rocket. But isn't SpaceX' Grasshopper test vehicle also a rocket? If you consider Grasshopper as a suborbital rocket, SpaceX was also the first landing a suborbital rocket and Blue's claim was false. What's your opinion? Grasshopper or New Shepard?
SWIPE RIGHT 👉🏼 On Oct. 10th NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, Elon Musk, and NASA Demo-2 astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley spoke at the company’s Hawthorne, CA headquarters after the NASA and SpaceX heads toured the factory and spoke with company engineers.
Beyond the simple fact that there hasn’t been enough federal funding, Bridenstine also mentioned that CCP has suffered from misaligned – and completely unattainable – timelines given the underfunding. He continued to push his platform that, as the NASA Administrator, he has been focused on returning to “realism” when it comes to terms of cost and schedule.
Hopefully we will see some progress soon!
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#Spacex / (287/365) Beautiful render showcasing the underbelly of #starship MK1. There'd been a lot of movement in Boca Chicano preparation for the first suborbital flight 🚀🙌🏼 Photo courtesy of: @cburj#ConceptRender
Antes de nuestra prueba de aborto en vuelo para el comercial Crew de la NASA, que demostrará la capacidad de Crew Dragon de llevar a los astronautas lejos del cohete de manera segura en el improbable caso de una emergencia, nuestro equipo ha completado más de 700 pruebas de los motores SuperDraco de la nave espacial.
On-board the launch of NASA’s FOXSI mission aboard a Black Brant IX rocket. Then, some amazing footage once the rocket reaches space in which its first stage can be seen falling back to Earth.⠀
Video credit: @NASA⠀⠀
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#WorldsWeek2019 / (286/365) Wrapping up worlds week 2019 with some mars facts and fun! Love this concept artwork. Once day in the future our kids' kids might experience this very scene ☺️ Fun Facts below: * Even though Mars has only 15% of the Earth’s volume and just over 10% of the Earth’s mass, around two thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered in water. Martian surface gravity is only 37% of the Earth’s (meaning you could leap nearly three times higher on Mars).
* Scientists have found tiny traces of Martian atmosphere within meteorites violently ejected from Mars, then orbiting the solar system amongst galactic debris for millions of years, before crash landing on Earth. This allowed scientists to begin studying Mars prior to launching space missions.
* Mars takes its name from the Roman god of war.
* For years Mars has been known to have water in the form of ice. The first signs of trickling water are dark stripes or stains on crater wall and cliffs seen in satellite images. Due to Mars’ atmosphere this water would have to be salty to prevent it from freezing or vaporising.
* One day Mars will have a ring.
* In the next 20-40 million years Mars’ largest moon Phobos will be torn apart by gravitational forces leading to the creation of a ring that could last up to 100 million years.
Photo courtesy of: @marstronauts
Facts courtesy of: @nasa Space-Facts.com
I remember when nobody believed in SpaceX and Elon Musk when they tried to land a rocket back on earth to reuse it. Nowadays, it's completely normal that SpaceX lands its Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rocket. Over the last few years, rockets changed more than ever before since they were invented. We come closer to a time at which there is interplanetary, manned flight and space tourism for everyone as well as a human presence on other planets.
Space colision in Earth's orbit of Europe Space Agency's satelite 'Aeolus' and one of SpaceX satellites 'Starlink44' was safely avoided on this year's Labour Day, just two days ago. Aeolus did swift maneuver to avoid Starlink44. Elon Musk as owner of SpaceX and Starlink44 didn't take responsibility for playing chicken with ESA's satelite and it's not known if any betting game was in place in his headquarters on this Labour Day holiday weekend, but you never know what over-coffenated overachievers would find to amuse themselves on supposed day off. Or it might've been cosmic radiation inverting bits in procesors and messing up computing, only Elon Musk would know.
Hide your kids, hide your wife because tonight’s full harvest moon 🌚 is about to shake things up and make this Friday the 13th even freakier...
This will be the first full moon to occur on Friday the 13th in, you guessed it, 13 years! 😱 It won’t happen again until August 13th, 2049. And if you live in Central, Mountain or Pacific time zones — yup, that's us, California — the moment of full moon blossom is going to happen right before midnight tonight. Spooky! 👻
So grab a friend, human or canine, and get outside to see the harvest moon shine! Feel free to howl together if you please. 🌕🐺