Gilmour Space Tech, rockets made in Australia

Situated 25 kilometres north of Bowen in North Queensland is Abbot Point. Known for its port, Abbot Point will soon become better known for something else, a rocket launch site. What started as a childhood fascination with space is now a reality for Gilmour Space Technologies founder and chief executive, Adam Gilmour. With the approval … Read more

From Poland for European satellites and rockets. Miniature GNSS receiver “ready to fly”

The orbital vehicle navigation system allows for precise determination of its relative position in the outer space and precise monitoring of the flight trajectory. GMV together with Polish partners, including The Space Research Center is developing a GNSS receiver with two applications: for light launch rockets and for micro- and nanosatellites. The device is compatible … Read more

Are space rockets bad for the Earth? Why the question ignores an important truth

When Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic launched their respective first crewed missions in July, it sparked environmental concerns. “How the billionaire space race could be one giant leap for pollution,” The Guardian wrote. “The cost […] will be paid in carbon emissions,” read a Popular Science headline. “Who is thinking about the atmosphere?” asked The … Read more

SpaceX details plan to build Mars Base Alpha with reusable Starship rockets

For the first time, SpaceX has teamed up with researchers from NASA and several other US institutions to publicly discuss how it plans to use Starship to build Mars Base Alpha. Save for a handful of comments spread around the periphery of SpaceX and CEO Elon Musk’s main focus, Starship itself, the company and its … Read more

SpaceX: SpaceX’s fleet of spaceships can carry 1,000 times more payload than all rockets on earth combined!

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA), said Monday that SpaceX’s spacecraft is designed to carry 1,000 times more payload than all of Earth’s rockets combined. What happened Musk responded to a Twitter post that published a report by Bryce Space Tech detailing the global orbital launches of various operators in the third quarter. … Read more

Elon Musk Says SpaceX Trillion-Dollar Starship Can Bring 250 Tons of Payload to Orbit; How About Reusable Rockets?

The SpaceX Starship is another topic of conversation because of its popularity amid the FAA’s environmental study, determining whether the firm can launch from its Boca Chica site. People debate how much the Starship can carry, particularly when it approaches its limit and becomes a disposable spaceship. But then Elon Musk now has the answer! … Read more

SpaceX begins installing ‘Mechazilla’ arms designed to catch Starship rockets

After a busy few weeks spent attaching Mechazilla’s two rocket-catching arms to a carriage-like backbone, SpaceX has begun the process of installing the integrated structure on Starbase’s ~450 ft (~135m) tall Starship ‘launch tower’. Once complete, SpaceX will have created a first-of-its-kind launch tower designed to stack and manipulate Starships and Super Heavy boosters in … Read more

Musk builds car components into rockets: Why Tesla parts go to SpaceX

from Kilian Marx am 20.05.2021 SpaceXTesla parts such as the Model 3 engines are apparently installed on SpaceX rockets. The fact that there is a connection between the space company SpaceX and the automobile manufacturer Tesla is more than an open secret, thanks to the same CEO of both companies. The connection is getting closer … Read more

Environmentalists sue Texas officials, claiming the repeated closing of public beaches so that Elon Musk’s SpaceX could test its rockets is unconstitutional

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Elon Musk/SpaceX; Mark Brake/Getty Images; Business Insider A nonprofit group is suing Texas officials over the closing of public beaches for “SpaceX flight activities.” Save RGV said the Boca Chica beach has been closed for SpaceX launches for over 450 hours per year since 2019. SpaceX did not respond to a … Read more