Long Beach Accelerator Launches First Class

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A new startup accelerator in Long Beach, the Long Beach Accelerator, said this week that it has launched its very first class of startups. The accelerator is being run by Sunstone Management, the City of Long Beach's Economic Development Department and California State University Long Beach's Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CSLUB IIE). The Long Beach Accelerator's Executive Director is Andrea White-Kjoss.

SpaceX Dragon Splashes Down Off Long Beach

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A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft successfully splashed down 300 miles southwest of Long Beach at 2:50pm on Tuesday, after the 20th cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station for NASA. spacex dragon long beach space spacecraft international stationThe spacecraft was loaded with more than 4,000 pounds of scientific experiments and cargo.

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Relativity Space Secures New HQ In Long Beach

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Los Angeles-based Relativity Space , which is venture backed by Bond, Tribe Capital, Playground Global, Y Combinator, Social Capital, Phillip Spector formerly of Intelsat, and Mark Cuban, says it has secured new headquarters space in Long Beach, where it will set up its business operations and manufacturing. Burnett in Long Beach, and features 120,000 square feet of space. relativity space rocket long beach printed terran aerospace aviation spaceflight

Rocket Lab Expands In Long Beach, Ramps Hiring

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Huntington Beach-based small satellite launch provider Rocket Lab said on Tuesday that it is expanding in Long Beach, with a new facility which will both be a corporate headquarters as well as a production complex. The company says it has more than 50 positions open at the new Long Beach location, including jobs in engineering, avionics production, Mission Management, Launch Services and more.

Long Beach To Gain New, 400MWh Energy Storage System

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The City of Long Beach will be the site of a new, 400 megawatt-hour battery-based energy storage system , as part of Southern California Edison's (SCE) support of California's clean energy efforts, according to power plant operator AES Alamitos. long beach energy storage system cleantech

SpaceX Cargo Craft Splashes Down Off Long Beach

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According to SpaceX, the successful retrieval of the Dragon from the Pacific off of Long Beach marks the first time a Dragon has completed three missions to the ISS The SpaceX Dragon departed the International Space Station on Tuesday and splashed down in the Pacific about 300 miles southwest of Long Beach.

Virgin Galactic Sets Up New Location In Long Beach, Plans Hiring

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Mojave-based Virgin Galactic has set up shop in a new location in Long Beach, saying Thursday that it has opened up a new, 150,000 square foot facility at Long Beach Airport, where it intends to fill a significant number of open positions at the company. virgin galactic richard brandon spaceship long beach longbeach space expansion hiring jobs aerospace

SpaceX Dragon Returns To Earth, Heads To Long Beach

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The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, which has been docked at the International Space Station (ISS) for the last month, successfully returned to earth on Saturday morning, and headed back to Long Beach for further processing. NASA said that the Dragon will be unpacked in Long Beach, with its cargo sent to NASA, and the Dragon headed to the SpaceX test site in Texas for further processing.

SpinLaunch Finds $35M For Orbital Launch Systems, Expansion In Long Beach

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Long Beach-based SpinLaumch , a space startup working on oribal launch systems which use a kinetic launch system to deliver payloads into space from the ground using a mass acceleration system, has raised $35M more, the company said on Thursday afternoon. According to SpinLaunch, the new funds will go towards hiring, continued buildout of a new corporate headquarters in Long Beach, plus a flight test facility in New Mexico.

Startups Win $25,000 In CSULB Challenge

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Two startups won a total of $25,000 in prizes last week at the Sunstone Innovations Challenge at CSULB, a startup pitch competition involving student teams from CSU Long Beach. long beach accelerator startup sunstone longbeach venture capital seed investment winner competition

SpaceX Dragon Returns From ISS, Heads To Long Beach

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The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, designed and launched by Hawthorne-based SpaceX , successfully returned to earth on Wednesday, splashing down 261 miles southwest of Long Beach with more than 3,700 pounds of cargo. NASA said the Dragon spacecraft will now be taken by ship to Long Beach, where some cargo will be removed and returned to NASA.

Curative received FDA emergency use authorization for its novel COVID-19 tests

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Our work with the Cities of Los Angeles and Long Beach has helped thousands of people access testing at drive-through facilities and we are fully equipped to expand that access to help thousands more across the country.

Long Beach, BYD Motors Cancel Electric Bus Deal

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Chinese electric car and bus manufacturer BYD Motors said Thursday that it has agreed to mutually terminate a contract with the Long Beach Transportation Company , for ten electric buses for the city. The contract had been worth $12.1M; Long Beach is expected to reopen bidding on the contract. cleantech transportation buses electric motors beach long

Relativity Space gains new customer in Iridium and new launch site at Vandenberg

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Relativity Space expands its rocket-printing operations into an enormous new Long Beach HQ. Relativity Space has a new customer for its 3D-printed rockets: Established satellite maker and operator Iridium, which has picked the company for launches in 2023.

The 8th Annual Long Beach Soundwalk! | Art Mediums From Random Materials to High Tech

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This past weekend, the annual Long Beach Soundwalk took place across the blocks of downtown Long Beach’s art district. The final result, an interesting stroll through Downtown Long Beach with ambient sounds hitting our ears from all sides, able to provide you just enough of what was going on with each exhibit to draw you closer and explore. What is sound art?

Local Aerospace Companies Play Major Roles in NASA’s Moon Missions

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Later this year, Long Beach-based rocket manufacturer Rocket Lab USA Inc. will attempt its first mission to the moon

Volvo Planning Major Electric Truck Rollout In LA

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The grant--worth $44.8M--is part of an effort by local regulators to reduce air pollution, much of it related to shipping and transportation between the Port of Long Beach and the rest of the country. volvo electric truck cleantech angeles long beach port scaqmdVolvo Trucks North America , the truck manufacturing arm of Volvo, says it plans on a major rollout of electric cars in the Los Angeles area, starting next year.

With a $3.5 million haul, Dray Alliance joins a booming logistics startup scene in LA

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With an angle on a long-neglected part of the shipping industry — the short-haul movement of cargo from docks to logistics centers — Dray Alliance is joining a growing startup scene for logistics businesses based in Los Angeles. With some of the nation’s largest ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach, the Southern California region is now fertile ground for businesses hoping to tackle what amounts to a trillion-dollar industry.

SpaceX Dragon, With NASA Cargo, Headed Back To SoCal On Saturday

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It looks like Saturday is going to be a big day for Southern California's growing space industry, as 4,000 pounds of cargo will be returning to earth--heading towards Long Beach--in a SpaceX Dragon capsule. According to NASA, the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is expected to splash down in the Pacific on Saturday west of Baja California, where it will be taken by ship to Long Beach. spacex dragon international space station longbeach long beach landing nasa aerospace

Relativity Plans Larger, Reusable Rocket

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Long Beach-based rocket manufacturer Relativity Space Inc. will begin development on a fully reusable launch vehicle

Relativity Plans Larger, Reusable Rocket

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Long Beach-based rocket manufacturer Relativity Space Inc. will begin development on a fully reusable launch vehicle

Virgin Orbit to Make Ventilators for Covid-19 Patients

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Virgin Orbit will start making a "bridge ventilator" for partially recovered Covid-19 patients at its Long Beach manufacturing facility

Gulfstream to Relocate Employees to Van Nuys Airport

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will move jobs to Van Nuys Airport from Long Beach as part of a streamlining and modernizing of its customer service Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.

From Paralysis To Recovery, Optimization Offers Ports New Tech Remedy

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Column TC boldiq jetsuite Los Angeles long beach international space station food United StatesEight weeks is what the port of Oakland estimated it would take to recover from the paralyzing effects of the west coast port labor disputes. That’s right, as much as eight weeks of delays for domestic car manufacturers to receive parts, grocery stores to receive food and retailers to get their hands on the new Apple Watches. And eight weeks for the U.S.

Rocket Lab Launches 15th Electron Rocket

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Long Beach-based aerospace company Rocket Lab USA Inc. has successfully launched its 15th Electron rocket

Off to TEDActive 2010 in Palm Springs

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While I wish I was going to Long Beach where the actual event is held, I am only able to attend TEDActive in Palm Springs this year. TEDActive is where TEDWannabees like me pay 2/3 the price of the actual TED Conference in Long Beach and hang out with 399 others and watch the event on TV, live. This is the actual conference in Long Beach and is invitation only. Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.

Off to TEDActive 2010 in Palm Springs

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While I wish I was going to Long Beach where the actual event is held, I am only able to attend TEDActive in Palm Springs this year. TEDActive is where TEDWannabees like me pay 2/3 the price of the actual TED Conference in Long Beach and hang out with 399 others and watch the event on TV, live. This is the actual conference in Long Beach and is invitation only. Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.

Rocket Lab Buys Sinclair

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a Long Beach-based space systems company, has acquired Canadian satellite hardware manufacturer Sinclair Interplanetary Rocket Lab USA Inc.,

Rocket Lab Buys Sinclair

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a Long Beach-based space systems company, has acquired Canadian satellite hardware manufacturer Sinclair Interplanetary Rocket Lab USA Inc.,

Virgin Orbit Seeks Funds Ahead of Launch

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Long Beach-based satellite launch company Virgin Orbit, looking to rebound from a failed test flight in May, is seeking to raise funds ahead of a second launch

BIL 2013 | The Unconference

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In previous years, BIL has been held in the bowels of the Queen Mary in the Long Beach Seaport, however, this year BIL has grown its land legs and relocated to the old Z Gallery building in downtown Long Beach. If you aren’t familiar with the location, the Z Gallery building is one of the oldest buildings in DT Long Beach and flaunts wide open spaces and a sense of luxury. Business Culture Events BIL Conference LA Tech Long Beach Technology TED

Momentum IoT Lands $3.1 Million

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Long Beach-based mixed fleet management software developer Momentum IoT announced Sept. 10 it raised $3.1 million

Rocket Lab Launches Probe After Failed Mission

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the Long Beach-based space systems company, has begun an investigation into a mission failure that occurred during a launch on July 4 Rocket Lab USA Inc.,

Rocket Lab Launches First Mission of 2021

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Long Beach-based aerospace company Rocket Lab successfully completed its first mission of 2021 on Jan. 20, deploying a microsatellite into orbit on behalf of German space technology company OHB

Relativity Space Signs Rocket Contract With Lockheed

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a Long Beach-based startup, signed a contract to build a 3D-printed rocket for aerospace and defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. Rocket builder Relativity Space Inc.,

Rocket Lab Deploys First In-House Satellite

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Long Beach-based Rocket Lab USA Inc. made a successful return to flight on Aug. 30, rebounding from a July mission where the company lost its launch vehicle and client payloads

Razor, Lime Deploy E-Scooters in LA

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Four months after announcing its arrival in Long Beach, Cerritos-based Razor USA will bring shared electric scooters to LA, as well

Virgin Orbit Partners With Japan's ANA Holdings

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Long Beach-based small satellite launch company Virgin Orbit announced June 6 that it will partner with Japanese firm ANA Holdings to bring Virgin’s LauncherOne rocket launch system to Japan

Rocket Lab USA Planning Monthly Satellite Missions

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the Long Beach-based space systems company, is targeting monthly launches for the remainder of 2020 following a successful June 12 mission that deployed satellites for NASA, the National Reconnaissance Office and the University of New South Wales Canberra Space Rocket Lab USA Inc.,

Virgin Galactic Spins off Satellite Launch Division

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Virgin Galactic of Long Beach has spun off its small-satellite launch division into a new company called Virgin Orbit, according to a statement

SpinLaunch Wins First Department of Defense Contract

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Long Beach-based aerospace firm SpinLaunch Inc. announced June 20 that it had won a contract from the Department of Defense to develop a small satellite launch system prototype

Russian Firm’s Bid For Rocket Launcher Comes Under Fire.

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Russian private aviation holding company CJSC S7 Group’s purchase of Sea Launch, a rocket launch company that operates out of the Port of Long Beach, is making waves in the Southern California aerospace industry, with a legal challenge by the Boeing Co.

Virgin Orbit Develops Ventilator For Pandemic Response

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Long Beach-based space launch company Virgin Orbit has temporarily shifted its attention from developing rockets and its satellite launch systems, and applied its engineering skills to developing a new ventilator, designed to help in the battle against the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.