SpaceX is a private US company that produces space equipment. It was founded in 2002 by businessman Elon Musk. SpaceX designed the Falcon Rocket and the Dragon spacecraft families. Dragon delivers cargo to and from the ISS.
Before it delivers colonists to Mars, the SpaceX Starship system may be delivering tanks to a war zone. The DoD has asked the Elon Musk-funded firm to explore the possibility of hauling military cargo through orbit.
A launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket was abruptly aborted just moments before lift-off, after registering abnormal readings on its ground sensors. The mission was set to deliver a new batch of Starlink satellites into orbit.
SpaceX has successfully tested a prototype of its Starship, which it’s developing with a view to Moon and Mars missions. The rocket is a long way from an inaugural manned flight, but Elon Musk is happy with progress.
Clear, unobstructed images of the stars above will “no longer be the norm,” a group of US scientists warned, thanks to Elon Musk’s network of Starlink satellites. But Musk is not the only businessman who may blot out the sky.
Fifth time’s the charm it would seem, as SpaceX has finally managed to launch its next-generation, deep-space rocket from its facility in south Texas. While 500ft in the air is not exactly Mars, it still marks a win for Elon Musk.