Social Media Sidebar

Announcement

Please sign up, comment on articles and bring your friends!

Current poll

PlanetTech is asking:

What do you think about our new web site?

Love it, indeed
Really good solution
Same as old one
The old one was better
This is a new option

Quote of the day

We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.

 

Stephen Hawking

 

SpaceX will more than double rocket engine production in two years

RATE THIS! +22
Posted in Science on 17th Mar, 2015 11:33 AM by AlexMuller

SpaceX expects to produce at least 180 news rocket engines this year, with that number set to increase to 240 in the next year, and 400 in 2017, Gwynne Shotwell told Reuters in an interview late last week. Spacex is on track to complete 13 launches this year.

 
The Air Force expects to certify SpaceX by June to launch some military and intelligence satellites using its Falcon 9 rockets. Currently, those satellites can only be launched by ULA, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co, the two largest U.S. arms makers.
 
SpaceX has already launched three times this year and is gearing up for a fourth launch on March 21, followed by a cargo resupply mission for NASA in early April. The company also has a prototype crew capsule at Cape Canaveral for a test flight to prove that a spaceship carrying astronauts could safely abort a mission if a rocket blew up on the launch pad, she said.
 
Spacex is making "great progress" on its 27-engine Falcon Heavy rocket, and planned to test it later this year at a refurbished space shuttle launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Tags: spaceSpaceXFalcon 9rocketcommercial space

Read original article » Back to category

Comments

Author: Guest
Posted: 2015-03-18
+1
SpaceX has already made history and the progress is just phenomenal - we hope to see new rockets fulfilling the promise of reusable parts and many subsequent useful applications Reply


 

Recent headlines

  • Posted in Software on 2017-06-24 14:42:11
    Google to make quantum computer faster than classical.....read more
    Posted in Business on 2017-06-24 14:31:46
    SpaceX successfully launches and lands a used rocket for.....read more
    Posted in Software on 2017-06-24 14:15:18
    Yale and Oxford researchers say 50% chance AI will.....read more
    Posted in Software on 2017-06-23 12:32:59
    Google’s AI subsidiary DeepMind is partnering with.....read more
    Posted in Science on 2017-06-23 12:40:53
    Likely Mars sized planet at two times the distance to.....read more
Posted in Business on 2013-10-10 01:33
China is working towards a manned lunar mission in about.....read more
Posted in Business on 2013-10-20 07:17
Spacex says China is their main competitor for commercial.....read more
Posted in Software on 2013-10-20 06:43
Pirate Bay Browser Clocks 1,000,000 Downloads..read more
Posted in Medicine on 2013-10-10 02:10
Google reportedly investing hundreds of millions into new.....read more
Posted in Medicine on 2013-10-14 03:13
Endothelial Cells Can Repair and Regenerate Organs,.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Spacex says China is their main competitor for commercial.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Staring at Your Phone Could Be Making You Short Sighted..read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Oculus Rift virtual reality headset coming to mobile, but.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
China is working towards a manned lunar mission in about.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Delivering drugs via nanoparticles to target mitochondria..read more

Recent Blog Posts

  • Posted by AlexMuller
    Nanoparticle vaccine shows potential as immunotherapy to fight.....read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Obesity is top cause of preventable life-years lost, study shows..read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Light can be utilized to control gene function..read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Brain stimulation restores memory during lapses, research shows..read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Wax worm caterpillar will eat plastic shopping bags: New.....read more

Login to your Account

Login to your PlanetTech Account here

Username:
Password:
Remember me
or

Create a New Account

You just need username and password

The following errors occured:
Username:
Email:
Password:
Verify password:
Remember me