Tag: spacex

74 Is the SpaceX Falcon Heavy payload (a Tesla car) space junk? 2018-02-07T12:33:48.697

66 Difference between BlueOrigin and SpaceX rocket landings? 2015-12-22T02:10:57.320

59 Why is SpaceX considering Methane as fuel for their next engine, the Raptor? 2013-12-18T14:24:13.393

57 Can I drive Elon Musk's Tesla after it's been in space for 100 Years? 2018-01-09T11:23:13.843

55 Why would SpaceX not use parachutes for the final descent of the first stage? 2015-01-09T11:12:08.700

55 Why does the SpaceX reusable launcher use vertical rather than horizontal landing? 2015-01-27T08:17:02.987

51 What was the fate of the main core of the first Falcon Heavy launch? 2018-02-06T21:35:14.500

50 In Starman's roadster, where's the Towel? 2018-02-07T22:19:51.033

48 How does the Falcon 9 first stage avoid burning up on re-entry? 2016-02-05T18:22:20.643

46 How does the SpaceX Falcon 9 first-stage straighten for landing? 2016-05-31T07:59:45.580

46 Is Starman wearing a seatbelt? 2018-02-06T21:57:12.773

44 What are the towers around the SpaceX launch pad used for? 2013-11-29T20:20:19.873

43 What happens to the Falcon 9 second stage after payload separation? 2015-01-14T19:31:08.967

43 Is a SpaceX launch completely automated? 2018-02-14T18:12:04.683

41 What is that haze on Starman's windshield? 2018-02-12T13:17:37.437

41 SpaceX merlin engine failure 2018-02-21T11:51:44.520

36 Why was AMOS-6 mounted on the rocket for a test fire? 2016-09-02T00:36:35.787

34 Why is there any launch window at all for the Falcon Heavy test flight? 2018-02-06T20:17:12.953

32 SpaceX and propulsive landing on Mars -- what just happened? (and why?) 2017-07-28T12:50:41.000

31 Why did SpaceX attempt to land the booster on a barge instead of somewhere on land? 2015-01-10T21:28:29.597

31 Why does the Falcon 9 consume hydraulic fluid? 2015-01-11T15:05:37.600

31 Will the Falcon Heavy be far enough in 12 seconds to not cause damage? 2018-02-05T16:04:46.413

30 Why does the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket do a 180 flip for reentry? 2016-08-23T12:05:54.053

30 Could a Falcon Heavy test flight be responsible for these observations? 2018-02-07T22:21:58.213

29 What work needs to be done before reusing Falcon 9? 2016-06-06T22:33:25.563

28 Why does the Falcon 9 have 9 engines? 2015-01-16T08:50:28.777

28 What started the explosion on the crashed Jason-3 stage landing on the barge? 2016-01-18T15:30:48.853

28 What is the "emergency crush core"? 2017-06-24T11:40:00.777

27 SpaceX CRS-5 Launch: What is the footage that appears to contain bubbles? 2015-01-10T10:10:24.940

27 Now that they can land a Falcon 9, what will they do with it? 2015-12-22T13:18:54.200

27 Was Amos 6 insured for pre-launch operations? 2016-09-01T14:35:58.170

26 How can a 9-engine Falcon rocket be cheaper than single engine rockets? 2016-02-10T16:16:45.450

26 How can Elon Musk's Tesla actually reach Mars orbit? 2018-01-05T19:45:43.190

26 Why did SpaceX retire Falcon 1? 2018-01-07T15:20:42.600

26 Is it possible to track an object as small as the Tesla Roadster around the Solar System 2018-02-08T07:46:29.910

25 Why did it take so long for methane to be used as a rocket propellant? 2015-10-01T11:59:59.680

25 What makes 21st century fairings so valuable that they'd potentially be recovered and re-used? 2017-02-02T17:54:25.273

25 Does anyone who works at SpaceX know the paths of classified payloads? 2017-09-11T22:19:24.033

24 How can the reusable Falcon 9 succeed when the reusable Space Shuttle failed? 2015-02-09T12:58:59.500

24 How are the SpaceX Falcon 9 Mod 3 and Mod 4 grid fins different? 2017-06-25T23:48:30.900

23 When SpaceX claims to build 4 engines/week, which engines do they mean? 2013-10-20T16:39:11.297

23 Why the soot pattern on the nosecone of Falcon Heavy side booster? 2018-02-15T19:23:33.607

22 How does a spacecraft know that it is in orbit? 2016-07-05T11:53:05.820

22 SpaceX's 4,425 satellite constellation - what's the method to the madness? 2016-11-17T23:50:26.173

22 Is Starman in the Tesla Roadster a real human? 2018-02-13T17:43:40.357

22 Could SpaceX land on the moon today? 2018-02-16T19:00:37.217

21 Is the SLS irrelevant if the Falcon Heavy launch is successful this year? 2015-02-26T12:37:56.087

21 Why did SpaceX choose to use Hydrazine over newer "green" propellants for Dragon 2? 2015-03-08T20:56:02.633

21 Why isn’t the “JRTI” barge larger? 2015-04-23T05:16:11.787

21 What computer and software is used by the Falcon 9? 2015-05-29T07:49:44.667

21 Will a Dragon v2 ever bring 7 astronauts to the ISS? 2015-08-07T12:22:25.743

21 Does SpaceX use any of Falcon-9's camera data for engineering or status information, or are they "just for PR"? 2017-01-27T16:02:34.310

21 What are the two bright objects separating from the Falcon 9? 2017-02-02T10:04:16.493

21 Does SpaceX have any significant additional legal hurdles for flying private citizens around the moon? 2017-03-01T17:08:36.437

21 Why did the grid fin of the CRS-8/SES 10 booster burn? 2017-03-31T05:51:24.240

21 If Starman is heading to Mars, why is he still spinning so we see the earth? 2018-02-07T00:51:59.583

21 Why 31 engines for the BFR? 2018-02-09T14:50:54.200

20 Why does SpaceX have a launch window for a pad abort test? 2015-04-22T01:43:13.603

20 What's so special about SpaceX's Raptor rocket engine with 300 Bar chamber pressure? 2016-10-25T21:59:07.840

20 Why won't SpaceX launch a rocket for a month? 2017-07-18T17:44:29.263

20 What made the Earth appear to be flat during the recent SpaceX launch? 2017-08-14T16:42:36.107

20 Why are the Falcon Heavy boosters stacked in a row instead of a triangle? 2018-01-02T17:17:29.253

20 How long will it take Elon Musk's roadster to become the fastest ever car? 2018-02-06T17:56:57.590

20 Starman/Roadster in a=1.795 AU orbit, now what's the method to this madness? 2018-02-07T04:10:19.043

19 What is the cost breakdown for a Falcon 9 launch? 2015-03-02T18:52:42.023

19 How stable would a Falcon 9 first stage be after it has landed on a drone ship? 2015-04-16T12:06:50.687

19 What makes the Merlin vacuum engine so deeply throttleable? 2015-11-29T18:38:11.423

19 What payload was expected for the 2018 Mars Dragon flight ("Red Dragon") 2016-04-27T17:53:24.467

18 How do the sizes of the various proposed manned capsules differ? 2015-02-03T18:52:11.773

18 Where is the other half (stage two) of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket? 2015-12-22T17:36:53.150

18 Is SpaceX the only launch service provider who can attempt another launch the next day after a scrub? 2016-02-29T12:55:17.383

18 Why is the F9-029 Amos 6 case more complex than the F9-020 CRS-7 explosion? 2016-09-16T13:56:34.987

18 More efficient SpaceX landings? 2017-03-08T16:25:14.440

17 How does SpaceX ignite their engines? 2013-12-02T21:27:20.440

17 Why is there so little price difference between the Falcon 9 and the Falcon Heavy? 2014-11-12T12:57:37.223

17 How will SpaceX achieve landing of the Falcon 9 first stage? 2015-01-06T13:37:31.413

17 What control engineering techniques are used for the landing maneuvers of Falcon 9-R? 2015-01-24T13:38:20.663

17 Why is Falcon 9's shape so tall and skinny? 2015-05-31T10:21:25.773

17 How did the Falcon 9's 1st stage return back to Cape Canaveral? 2015-12-22T03:36:26.147

17 Falcon 9 fairings cost and reusability 2016-04-10T16:44:58.680

17 Is the Falcon Heavy booster much simpler to land than the Falcon 9 first stage? 2016-05-10T09:22:29.670

17 Was the side booster footage from the same camera during the Falcon Heavy test flight stream? 2018-02-06T21:54:52.147

16 Why does SpaceX appear to get less funding from NASA for the same thing as competitors? 2015-01-13T06:53:26.620

16 Why is it even desirable for a spacecraft to land without a parachute? 2015-12-02T16:47:27.393

16 What would the challenges be in developing a Falcon Heavy with three or four strap-on boosters? 2016-07-16T18:59:29.547

16 How does a simple construction keep a firing rocket on the ground? 2016-07-30T23:11:02.450

16 JWST observing cherry red Tesla roadster 2018-01-08T14:08:23.730

16 Why didn't they launch the Falcon Heavy to be injected into Mars orbit? 2018-02-19T04:11:20.287

15 Vertical-takeoff, vertical-landing (VTVL) vehicle falling orientation 2013-07-23T12:49:55.943

15 What is involved in clearing air space for an orbital launch? 2013-11-26T16:34:18.880

15 What makes Falcon Heavy with 3 booster 4 times more capable than single booster F9? 2015-01-19T22:24:02.893

15 What are the differences between a standard Merlin engine and the Merlin Vacuum engine? 2015-04-18T23:15:42.300

15 What was the distant bright light in the SpaceX webcast of Orbcomm OG2 deployment? 2015-12-22T01:52:12.770

15 How did Falcon 9 deploy 11 satellites? 2015-12-23T12:17:56.970

15 SpaceX first stage landing: Why not use an elevated net above the landing platform to catch the rocket? 2016-03-05T05:27:21.913

15 What do the Teeth on the SpaceX Falcon Mod4 do? 2017-06-26T03:57:22.640

15 Why are Falcon 9 main engines throttled down and up shortly after launch? 2018-01-03T08:36:33.200

15 What was the outcome of the launch of ZUMA by SpaceX, to the best of the public's knowledge? 2018-01-11T03:45:34.217

15 If a living person had been inside Starman's suit, would the launch have been survivable? 2018-02-07T01:18:25.277