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  • Crude SpaceX Starhopper is 70 to 120 Days From First Test Flight

    01/04/2019 7:42:19 AM PST · by Moonman62 · 19 replies
    NextBigFuture ^ | 01/04/19 | Brian Wang
    The SpaceX Starhopper seems like the fastest development of a prototype rocket outside of a wartime rocket program. The purpose of the inexpensive testing is to have the first flight tests of the new Raptor engine. Three of the engines have been placed in a row and the tests will allow control software to be tested and the throttling of the engines to be tested. The Starhopper rocket should be stacked and welded into one piece within a few days or weeks. The Texas launch pad is still being built and is still piled dirt. The work on the rocket...
  • Hamas Just Sent a Mortar, Likely Provided By Iran, Through an Israeli Kindergarten

    05/30/2018 5:26:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | May 30, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Over the past 24-hours, the Iranian backed terrorist organization Hamas launched nearly 100 rockets and mortars into Israel with the intention of slaughtering innocent civilians. Israeli Defense forces responded by targeting a series of Hamas strongholds in the Gaza Strip. This illustration depicts the rockets and mortars that terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip fired at Israeli civilians— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) May 30, 2018 This video shows some of the terror targets that the IDF struck during the last 24 hours— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) May 30, 2018 A close look at the rockets shows many were developed and sent by...
  • Live: NBA Playoffs | Rockets vs Warriors in Western Conference Finals Game 7

    05/28/2018 6:43:18 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 23 replies ^ | May 29, 2018 | Live Updates
    Game 6 star Klay Thompson picked up three fouls inside the first four minutes of Game 7 and was forced to take an early seat. It left Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green to carry the offensive load for the Warriors but they shot a combined 3/14 from the field for 13 points to trail 24-19 after the first quarter.
  • IDF: Iranian forces fire 20 rockets at Israel; Iron Dome intercepts some

    05/09/2018 4:13:22 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 62 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 2018-05-10 | JUDAH ARI GROSS
    IDF: Iranian forces fire 20 rockets at Israel; Iron Dome intercepts some No Israeli injuries reported in attack; sirens blare in Golan Heights; Syrian army post comes under fire in Quneitra as tensions skyrocket on Israel-Syria border By JUDAH ARI GROSS Today, 12:26 am Updated at 1:11 am 32 Some 20 rockets were fired at Israeli military bases by Iranian forces in southern Syria just after midnight on Thursday, with some of the incoming missiles being intercepted by the Iron Dome defense system, the army said, amid sky high tensions on the northern border. There were no reports of Israeli...
  • IDF: Iranian Forces Fire Rockets at Israel

    05/09/2018 4:12:10 PM PDT · by conservativepoet · 54 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | May 9, 2018 | Aaron Klein
    Iranian forces operating from Syria fired about 20 rockets at Israeli army positions in the Golan Heights, the Israel Defense Forces said on Tuesday night.
  • Starman's view of Earth: Elon Musk releases stunning real-time video of Tesla Roadster [tr]

    02/07/2018 5:23:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 61 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 7, 2018 | Harry Pettit and Cheyenne Macdonald
    The most powerful rocket to leave Earth since the Apollo missions launched from Florida yesterday. The Falcon Heavy jumbo rocket, developed by flamboyant SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk, had a sole 'passenger' onboard - a mannequin named 'Starman' - who rode to space inside a Tesla roadster. Incredible real-time footage has emerged from inside the car showing stunning views of our planet sailing past its windscreen, as David Bowie's Life on Mars plays in the background.
  • The amazing moment SpaceX simultaneously lands TWO boosters back on Earth [tr]

    02/07/2018 5:20:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 6, 2018 | Annie Palmer and Harry Pettit and Cheyenne Macdonald
    As if SpaceX's successful Falcon Heavy launch wasn't impressive enough, the firm managed to complete another remarkable feat as the megarocket blasted off to Mars. Stunning video from today's launch shows the twin boosters returning to Cape Canaveral in a synchronized landing. The massive rocket launched at 3:45 p.m. ET, carrying Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla roadster on board. Just over three minutes into the launch, the side boosters detached from the rocket and launch operators confirmed the rocket was on the right trajectory.
  • Amir on latest developments in Israel, Oct. 22

    10/22/2017 3:51:55 PM PDT · by firebrand · 4 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Oct. 22, 2017 | Amir Tsarfati
    The Israeli military has determined that the rockets recently fired from Syria were not a spillover but an intentional attack on Israel. Amir discusses the implications of this, predicting a soon occurrence of Isaiah 17 and an eventual war, the first of Israel against a major power. The future is not all bleak, however, and will of course include great things for Israel. Look up, keep the faith, and do not live for the things of this world, is his message. Be ready, as always.
  • Alabama City Approves Deal for Rocket Engine Plant, 400 Jobs (Minimum $36 hr.)

    07/14/2017 5:33:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | July 14, 2017 | The Associated Press
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A rocket engine factory and nearly 400 high-paying jobs could come to an Alabama city. reports the Huntsville City Council unanimously approved the two-phase deal Thursday night to bring a Blue Origin factory that would create full-time jobs with hourly wages averaging at least $36. Blue Origin would invest a total of $200 million. The agreement depends on Blue Origin Alabama getting a production contract from United Launch Alliance, which needs a new engine. ULA assembles rockets in Decatur to launch military and commercial satellites into space.....
  • Jeff Bezos has job openings for nearly 100 people at Blue Origin-here's who his rocket company is...

    05/03/2017 12:25:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 2, 2017 | Dave Mosher
    In 2000, with his six-year-old business well on its way to becoming a retail empire, Jeff Bezos quietly launched his childhood dream: a rocket company. Called Blue Origin, Bezos kept the operation cloaked in secrecy for many years; only the occasional interview, or rare explosion in the deserts of west Texas (where test flights occur), divulged his plans. The company's initial goal was to launch people to the edge of space and back — all while recovering the rocket to dramatically lower the cost of flight....
  • Defense contractor to add 800 jobs in Huntsville (Alabama)

    04/11/2017 1:41:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Birmingham Business Journal ^ | April 11, 2017 | Tim Steere, digital producer
    “We are two years into the first phase of our competitive improvement program (CIP) affordability drive and the consolidation progress, and overhead cost reductions achieved to date have exceeded our expectations,” Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO and President Eileen Drake said in a release. “We intend to build on this success by expanding our CIP-related consolidation efforts so we can deliver the value our customers demand and position our company for further growth.” Aeroject Rocketdyne previously selected Huntsville as the home of its Defense division headquarters and its Rocket Shop advanced programs. Aerojet Rocketdyne has been developing the AR1 rocket engine since...
  • This 240-Rocket Semi Truck Means Business

    03/29/2017 10:42:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | March 28, 2017 | Kyle Mizokami
    Sometimes one or two rockets just won't do, and you need 239 or 240. That's the thinking behind the Jobari Defense Systems Multiple Cradle Launcher (MCL). Developed in the United Arab Emirates, MCL can ripple fire more than two hundred rockets at some unfortunate target, saturating an area with tens of thousands of lethal steel balls. The MCL consists of an Oshkosh Defense 6×6 Heavy Equipment Transporter—known in the US Army as the M1070 HET. The M1070 is used by the Army to haul Abrams tanks, and towards that end has eight wheels and a 700 horsepower Caterpillar six cylinder...
  • The incredible moment Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket lands back at Cape Canaveral [tr]

    02/20/2017 5:11:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 20, 2017 | Kaileen Gaul
    Amazing video shows the historic moment the first stage of the Falcon 9 touched down at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral on the launch pad. The SpaceX rocket descended through the clouds before landing right in the middle of the pad, a perfect landing after a rocky start. The rocket was supposed to launch Saturday but took off 9:38am Sunday instead because of a technical error. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk captioned the video on Instagram: 'Baby came back'
  • New evidence Iran evaded sanctions, continued nuclear weapons development with Venezuela

    08/30/2016 1:17:46 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Foreign desk News ^ | Aug 26, 2016 | Lisa Daftari
    New evidence suggests Iran received help from Venezuela with its nuclear program despite a decade of U.N.-mandated sanctions aimed at curbing the rouge regime’s controversial nuclear and ballistic missile programs. A 2009 document obtained by Brazil’s leading weekly, Veja magazine, shows late dictator President Hugo Chavez signing off on the release of funds to help Iran with its nuclear ambitions. Specifically, the document states the funds were to be designated for the import of equipment for a gunpowder factory and the development of production plants for nitroglycerin and nitrocellulose, elements used in rocket propulsion for Iran’s government. There is also...
  • Federal Investigators Spot Flaws in SpaceX Falcon 9 Rockets

    02/03/2017 1:32:19 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | Feb 3, 2017 | Jay Bennett
    After launching ten satellites into orbit last month, and successfully landing a Falcon 9 first stage, it looked like SpaceX was getting back on track. But unfortunately, preliminary reports from a Government Accountability Office investigation have found "persistent cracking of vital propulsion-system components," according to The Wall Street Journal. Specifically, turbofans that pump rocket fuel to the Falcon 9 engines were identified as weak points where cracking can occur. ... Acting NASA administrator Robert Lightfoot told The Wall Street Journal that the agency is "talking to [SpaceX] about turbo machinery," and that he's confident "we know how to fix them."...
  • Antares rocket raised on launch pad for station supply run (launch TODAY @ 2:12pm PDT/5:12pm EDT)

    10/16/2016 8:33:07 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 16 replies ^ | 14OCT2016 | Stephen Clark
    Engineers erected a commercial Antares rocket vertical on its launch pad on Virginia’s Eastern Shore Friday, positioning the 13-story booster for liftoff Sunday night with more than 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments for the International Space Station. With a Cygnus supply ship enclosed in its nose cone, the rocket rolled out of its Horizontal Integration Facility on a self-propelled transporter starting around 5:12 p.m. EDT (2112 GMT) Thursday for the mile-long journey to launch pad 0A on Wallops Island, Virginia. Orbital ATK’s ground team secured the rocket after reaching the seaside launch pad at dusk, then hoisted the booster...
  • Elon Musk Asks for Help Solving SpaceX Rocket Explosion

    09/09/2016 1:26:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 84 replies ^ | 09/09/2016 | Calla Cofield
    Musk tweeted about the loss of the Falcon 9 hours after the incident, noting that the explosion appeared to originate "around upper-stage oxygen tank" but the cause was "still unknown." SpaceX provided more updates about the incident on Sept. 2. Then, Musk's account went quiet until about 12:30 a.m. EDT this morning (0030 GMT), when he began tweeting actively about the explosion. "Still working on the Falcon fireball investigation. Turning out to be the most difficult and complex failure we have ever had in 14 years," Musk wrote. "Important to note that this happened during a routine filling operation. Engines...
  • SpaceX’s Explosion Reverberates Across Space, Satellite and Telecom Industries

    09/05/2016 1:34:08 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 45 replies
    NY Times ^ | SEPT. 4, 2016 | Steve Lohr
    The explosion of a SpaceX rocket last Thursday will have an impact across the space industry, far beyond the losses on the launchpad at Cape Canaveral. An Israeli satellite operator’s deal to sell itself to a Chinese company is imperiled. Planned launches of communications satellites that support international mobile phone service and digital television are delayed and put in doubt. NASA’s cargo deliveries to the International Space Station will probably be disrupted. All of them are customers of the Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, or SpaceX, whose rocket exploded in Florida. The private space launch company, led by the entrepreneur Elon...
  • Something Just Exploded on SpaceX's Launchpad

    09/01/2016 6:37:50 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 78 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | sep 1 2016 | By Jay Bennett
    Reports are pouring in that a Falcon 9 rocket exploded at SpaceX test facilities this morning. This morning a number of people near Cape Canaveral Air Force Base are reporting on Twitter that a Falcon 9 rocket blew up on the launch pad at SpaceX's facilities. It is not clear yet exactly what cause the explosion or if the it was a rocket planned for a launch in the coming days.
  • Blue Origin breaks ground on Florida factory

    06/30/2016 9:31:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies ^ | June 28, 2016 | by Brian Berger —
    In his June 28 email — the latest in a series of emails he sends out to provide short updates on Blue Origins’ activities — Bezos described the 750,000 square foot rocket factory as “custom-built from the ground up to accommodate manufacturing, processing, integration and testing. “Among other things, the facility hosts large scale friction stir welding and automated composite processing equipment,” he wrote. “All of the vehicle will be manufactured in this facility except for the engines. Initial BE-4 engine production will occur at our Kent facility while we conduct a site selection process later this year for a...