Author: Liam Murphy

Liam Murphy is an esteemed author specializing in the field of aerospace and defense. With a deep passion for exploring cutting-edge technology and its impact on global security, his insightful writings provide valuable insights into this dynamic industry's advancements and challenges.

SpaceX, a company known for being friendly to businesses, moved its official registration from Delaware to Texas, according to a report by Bloomberg. Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, openly criticized Delaware and a judge’s decision that canceled his $55 billion pay plan for Tesla. On Wednesday, Musk shared the decision to relocate to Texas on his social media platform, X (formerly Twitter). https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1757924482885583112/ The paperwork was submitted just under a month after a judge in Delaware canceled Elon Musk’s $55 billion pay plan for Tesla. This decision put Musk’s position as the world’s wealthiest person at risk. The judge…

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On Saturday, Aditya-L1 arrived at the position in space where it can now constantly observe the Sun. The spacecraft has been journeying towards the Sun for four months since its launch on 2 September. India’s space agency, ISRO, launched it shortly after India achieved the historic feat of landing near the Moon’s south pole. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the mission a “landmark” and an “extraordinary feat.” Sharing on X, previously known as Twitter, Mr. Modi expressed, “It highlights the unwavering commitment of our scientists in accomplishing one of the most complex and intricate space missions.” India’s inaugural mission to…

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SpaceX, led by Elon Musk, broke its own record for rocket launches in 2023. They successfully completed 96 missions, launching rockets into orbit approximately every four days. This included 91 launches with the Falcon 9 rocket and five with the Falcon Heavy. This surpassed their previous record of 61 launches in 2022. To put it in perspective, they launched the Falcon 9 more times in 2023 than in the entire first decade since the rocket was first introduced. SpaceX’s Remarkable Achievements in 2023 In the course of this year, SpaceX achieved significant milestones. They successfully landed their 250th orbital rocket…

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Blue Origin, which is owned by Jeff Bezos, is getting ready to launch its New Shepard rocket after more than a year. The company mentioned on Tuesday that “We’re targeting a launch window that opens on Dec. 18 for our next New Shepard payload mission,” Blue Origin said in social media posts, shortly after Bloomberg reported the target date. The upcoming launch, known as NS-24, will be a cargo mission carrying various research and scientific items. This launch is significant because it marks the return to flight for the suborbital rocket. It had been more than 14 months since its…

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Amazon recently purchased three rocket launches from SpaceX for its Project Kuiper internet satellites. This might be unexpected, as Amazon’s Kuiper system is in direct competition with Elon Musk’s Starlink in the satellite broadband market. Both Starlink and Kuiper are huge projects with the goal of creating networks using thousands of satellites in space to provide services to a wide range of customers, from regular consumers to governments. Amazon’s Rocket Orders Before, Amazon placed a significant order for rocket launches from three of SpaceX’s main competitors, including Blue Origin, which is owned by Jeff Bezos. This decision faced criticism in…

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Boeing, which is a big company that deals with defense and space, has mentioned that they are looking into a cyber issue that affected some of their business operations related to parts and distribution. They are also cooperating with law enforcement to investigate this incident, According to a report. Lockbit Cyber Threat and Boeing’s Response This comes after a group of cybercriminals called Lockbit claimed they had taken a lot of important data from Boeing and threatened to release it online unless Boeing paid a ransom by November 2. However, as of Wednesday, the Lockbit group’s threat was not visible…

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Amazon, has formally entered the competition to develop extensive satellite constellations capable of providing global internet coverage. This strategic move now places the tech giant in direct rivalry with SpaceX and its Starlink system. The inaugural pair of prototype satellites for Amazon’s network known as Project Kuiper, were successfully launched via a United Launch Alliance rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 2:06 p.m. ET on Friday. “We’ve done extensive testing here in our lab and have a high degree of confidence in our satellite design, but there’s no substitute for on-orbit testing,” said Rajeev Badyal, Project Kuiper’s vice president of…

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Jeff Bezos, is taking a significant stride towards joining the broadband satellite industry through Project Kuiper, an initiative led by Amazon. Project Kuiper’s main goal is to deploy thousands of small satellites or constellations in low Earth orbit (LEO). Its primary mission is to expand internet access to areas that currently lack dependable connectivity, especially remote and rural regions where setting up internet infrastructure is either expensive or logistically challenging. Although Project Kuiper faces serious competition from other companies with similar ambitions, such as SpaceX’s Starlink and OneWeb. Amazon is gearing up to enter the competition with its inaugural mission…

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NASA, the United States’ National Space Agency, has ambitious plans to construct lunar residences by 2040, as confirmed by a report of several scientists within the organization who have revealed that work on this project is already in progress. The agency’s vision involves a return to the moon, where astronauts can establish long-term habitation within 3D-printed lunar houses. The concept revolves around creating the structural components of these dwellings using a unique lunar concrete derived from the moon’s surface. In a strategic partnership, NASA has selected Austin-based 3D printing firm, ICON, to execute this groundbreaking endeavor, known as Project Olympus.…

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India has successfully achieved the remarkable milestone of landing its Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft on the moon, solidifying its position as the fourth nation in history to accomplish this extraordinary endeavor. The success of this mission has the potential to establish India as a significant global player in the realm of space exploration. Until now, soft landings on the lunar surface have been achieved exclusively by the United States, China, and the former Soviet Union. Chandrayaan-3’s chosen landing site pushes the boundaries further by venturing closer to the moon’s south pole than any previous spacecraft. This region at the south pole holds…

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