On December 21, 2015, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 delivered 11 satellites to low-Earth orbit and landed the first stage of the rocket back on land
Since now, SpaceX had two failed attempts to land on sea platform! The third one will be a victorious one!
What is the best starting point for this new year of EmbeddedDay? Well, a SpaceX year review is always a good start! Ok, who is going to send me an “Occupy Mars” T-Shirt as a New Year’s gift?
SpaceX has completed qualification testing for the SuperDraco thruster, an engine that will power the Dragon spacecraft’s launch escape system and enable the vehicle to land propulsively on Earth or another planet with pinpoint accuracy
First of all I have to say that the music fits perfectly the video… and I want to be on the next launch flight control room! And now a few things about the video: “On December 3, 2013 SpaceX successfully completed its first geostationary transfer mission, with the Falcon 9 rocket delivering the SES-8 satellite to its targeted 295 x 80,000 km orbit. Falcon 9 executed a picture-perfect flight, meeting 100% of mission objectives”
I thing that you already know SpaceX from the news or a magazine or any other way. It is a high tech aerospace company and one the best root to find amazing photos of technology and engineering combined together. For example the picture above! It is a Merlin engine used in the Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 rockets. The propellants of this engine are the RP-1 and liquid oxygen and it’s designed for sea recovery and reuse. I can talk all day about rocket engines but I will let the picture speak. Come on… this is beautiful!