Tag Archives: Falcon 9

SpaceX Über-esque Ride Sharing Platform

SpaceX Über-esque Ride Sharing Platform

SpaceX announced a ride-share initiative for launching satellites in August 2019. The program is designed to launch small satellites to orbit in a cost-effective and simple way. In February, 2020 Elon Musk officially opened online bookings for satellite operators to make reservations on Falcon 9 rockets. More than one hundred spacecraft operators have expressed interest since SpaceX launched the innovative ...

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SpaceX Falcon 9 First Stage Merlin Engine Specifications

SpaceX Falcon 9 First Stage Merlin Engine Specifications

SpaceX’s Falcon 9, the world’s first orbital class reusable two-stage rocket for transport of humans and cargo into Earth orbit and beyond deep space. Powered by nine Merlin engines using rocket grade kerosene (RP-1) and liquid oxygen as propellants held in aluminum-lithium alloy tanks, designed for recovery and reuse. Burning fuel decreases the rocket’s mass and changes vehicle dynamics near ...

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Why does SpaceX keep focusing on ocean landings?

Why does SpaceX keep focusing on ocean landings?

With the cost of rent skyrocketing, how does one to find a decent place to live without shelling out half a paycheck. With the need to scour newer and uncharted territory for a better deal, the question begs. What is the going rate for a quaint little 1 BHK on Mars? Sound like the stuff of science fiction? Perhaps not. ...

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