SpaceX will try again to launch Falcon 9 to resupply ISS from Kennedy Space Center
Countdown clocks were ticking down on Sunday for the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from a historic launchpad leased from NASA at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Blastoff of Space Exploration Technology Corp’s Falcon 9 rocket is targeted for 9:38 a.m. local time/1438 GMT on a mission to fly supplies and science experiments to the International Space Station. SpaceX scrubbed its first launch attempt on Saturday seconds before liftoff due to concerns about the steering system in the...
SpaceX will try again to launch Falcon 9 to resupply ISS from Kennedy Space Center
Countdown clocks were ticking down on Sunday for the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from a historic launchpad leased from NASA at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Blastoff of Space Exploration Technology Corp’s Falcon 9 rocket is targeted for 9:38 a.m. local time/1438 GMT on a mission to fly supplies and science experiments to the International Space Station. SpaceX scrubbed its first launch attempt on Saturday seconds before liftoff due to concerns about the steering system in the...
SpaceX aborts a launch to International Space Station after a glitch
US space company SpaceX aborted at the last minute the lift-off of its Falcon rocket and Dragon capsule to the International Space Station on Saturday due to technical trouble. A SpaceX Falcon 9, carrying a Dragon cargo capsule loaded with nearly 5,500 pounds of supplies and equipment bound for the International Space Station (ISS), was supposed to blast off from the US space agency NASA’s historic Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at the Kennedy Space Centre for the first time, Xinhua news agen...
Trends with Benefits: Elon Musk is boring a hole under LA, would you take a pilot-less flying taxi?
Why is Elon Musk digging a tunnel underneath LA? Is The Boring Company really legit? Will either tunneling or flying taxi's be a true solution to congested traffic? We have answers on this week's episode of Trends with Benefits. The post Trends with Benefits: Elon Musk is boring a hole under LA, would you take a pilot-less flying taxi? appeared first on Digital Trends....
Tesla CEO Elon Musk posts and then deletes tweets condemning US President Donald Trump
SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk posted and then quickly deleted three tweets that condemned US President Trumps order on immigration, saying they were accidentally published. “Regarding govt policy, there are often things that happen that many people don’t agree with. This is normal for a functioning democracy,” Musk wrote in one of the tweets. A second tweet read: “They rarely warrant a public statement. However, the ban on Muslim immigrants from certain countries rises t...
Tesla aims to start pilot production of Model 3 cars on February 20
Tesla Inc has told suppliers it planned to begin test-building its Model 3 sedans on Feb. 20, according to people familiar with the matter, a move that could allay concerns about the company meeting its target to start production in July. The sources did not know how many of the highly anticipated vehicles Tesla aimed to build in February, but it would likely be a small number to test the assembly system and the quality of vehicle parts. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk last year told investors a...
Elon Musk confirms that Tesla is launching in India in the summer of 2017
In a response to a question by a fan of Tesla Motors in India, Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla would be introducing its electric vehicles to the country some time in the Summer of 2017. In April last year, at the time of the unveiling of the Model 3, Elon Musk had indicated that the pre-orders for the new semi-autonomous electric vehicle would be available in new markets for the company including India, Brazil, South Africa, Singapore and Ireland. @goel_ishan Hoping for summer this year — E...
Elon Musk confirms that Tesla is launching in India in the summer of 2017
In a response to a question by a fan of Tesla Motors in India, Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla would be introducing its electric vehicles to the country some time in the Summer of 2017. In April last year, at the time of the unveiling of the Model 3, Elon Musk had indicated that the pre-orders for the new semi-autonomous electric vehicle would be available in new markets for the company including India, Brazil, South Africa, Singapore and Ireland. @goel_ishan Hoping for summer this year — E...
Elon Musk confirms that Tesla is launching in India in the summer of 2017
In a response to a question by a fan of Tesla Motors in India, Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla would be introducing its electric vehicles to the country some time in the Summer of 2017. In April last year, at the time of the unveiling of the Model 3, Elon Musk had indicated that the pre-orders for the new semi-autonomous electric vehicle would be available in new markets for the company including India, Brazil, South Africa, Singapore and Ireland. @goel_ishan Hoping for summer this year — E...
Elon Musk confirms that Tesla is launching in India in the summer of 2017
In a response to a question by a fan of Tesla Motors in India, Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla would be introducing its electric vehicles to the country some time in the Summer of 2017. In April last year, at the time of the unveiling of the Model 3, Elon Musk had indicated that the pre-orders for the new semi-autonomous electric vehicle would be available in new markets for the company including India, Brazil, South Africa, Singapore and Ireland. @goel_ishan Hoping for summer this year — E...
SpaceX’s Hyperloop competition sees three companies run their pods
 SpaceX hosted a hyperloop pod design test competition at its Hawthorne headquarters this past weekend, where student teams got the chance to run their pod designs in low-pressure environments in a test track for the first time. There were a number of teams competing, with 30 in total selected to come down for the trials, but only three were actually able to perform runs this weekend, since… Read More ...
Hyperloop: A SWOT analysis of the most popular new age transportation technology
Elon Musk’s Hyperloop transit system idea was announced in 2012 promising a pneumatic tube transportation system. The average speed that these Hyperloop pods are expected to achieve is 970kmph with a top speed of 1200kmph. This brings with it the promise of covering long distances in a matter of minutes. Since 2012, the Hyperloop concept has been taken forward by two main companies named Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) and Hyperloop One. Apart from these there are many ind...
Tesla’s Elon Musk promises 12-18 month hardware upgrades
Tesla owners wanting the latest and greatest should get used to a smartphone-style upgrade cadence, CEO Elon Musk has suggested, revealing the EV automaker’s aggressive plans for new hardware roll-outs. The California car company has become notorious for pushing out wireless software updates that bring new features to owners’ existing vehicles, at times to the consternation of safety regulators. However, … Continue reading...
Tesla’s Elon Musk promises 12-18 month hardware upgrades
Tesla owners wanting the latest and greatest should get used to a smartphone-style upgrade cadence, CEO Elon Musk has suggested, revealing the EV automaker’s aggressive plans for new hardware roll-outs. The California car company has become notorious for pushing out wireless software updates that bring new features to owners’ existing vehicles, at times to the consternation of safety regulators. However, … Continue reading...
Energy is the new new internet
 If you’re not paying attention to what’s going on in energy, you should. We’ve seen this movie before. Spoiler alert: There’s massive economic opportunity ahead. How massive? Imagine standing in 1992, knowing that Google, Akamai, Netflix, Facebook, Amazon, eBay, BuzzFeed and Uber lay ahead. This time it’s the “Enernet,” not the internet, that will… Read More ...
SpaceX makes triumphant return following fall disaster
The key concept for SpaceX is "reusable." As in reusable rocket boosters. The aerospace innovator launches them and wants them to come back down so they can be sent up again. The concept worked perfectly on Saturday. The post SpaceX makes triumphant return following fall disaster appeared first on Digital Trends....
These are Elon Musk’s favorite video games
Overwatch fever has taken over, at least in the Musk household. You’d think that between SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk doesn’t have much spare time on his hands, but he apparently has enough to play some video games here and there. In a new interview, Musk talks about what he’s currently playing, and discusses some of his favorite games from … Continue reading...
The FAA has granted Elon Musk’s SpaceX permission to resume flying from 10 January
Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket company has been cleared to resume flying following a launch pad explosion four months ago, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Friday. The decision clears SpaceX to attempt to launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 10 Iridium Communications Inc satellites as early as Monday, a day later than originally planned. SpaceX, owned by Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Officer Musk, on Friday declined to comment about what caused the delay. Liftoff from Vandenberg...
Tesla’s production grew 64 percent from 2015 but misses delivery target in Q4
Electric carmaker Tesla said Tuesday production last year surged 64 percent compared to 2015, but the company missed its delivery target for the final three months of 2016. Tesla produced 24,882 vehicles in the final quarter of the year, resulting in total 2016 production of 83,922 vehicles. Because of issues around the transition to new Autopilot auto-driving hardware, “production was weighted more heavily towards the end of the quarter than we had originally planned” and nearly 2,8...
Tesla begins rolling out much-anticipated Autopilot update for its newest cars
 Tesla CEO Elon Musk has bold plans for self-driving cars in 2017, and his company took a step towards that goal after it began rolling out a much-anticipated Autopilot update to owners of its newer vehicles. Read More ...