SpaceX to build its massive BFR in Los Angeles

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The mayor of Los Angeles confirmed earlier reports that SpaceX will build its largest rocket, the BFR, at the Port of Los Angeles. SpaceX says the BFR is simply too big to be transported by roads. ” Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX president and COO, said in a statement.

SpaceX Moving Some Starship Prototyping To Texas

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is reportedly getting set to move some parts of the prototyping of its big, Mars-bound passenger rocket--the Starship (formerly known as the BFR)--to Texas, according to reports on Wednesday. SpaceX renamed its BFR (Officially known as "Big Falcon Rocket", but often referred to as "Big F ing Rocket") to Starship in November. spacex starship rocket launch aerospace space spaceship texas

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SpaceX Wins $82.7M GPS Satellite Launch Contract

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has won a big, $82.7M According to the contract award , the contract will include launch vehicle production, mission integration, and launch operations for a GPS III mission. spacex satellite launch contract gps3 usaf defense national security rocket aerospace

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SpaceX Wins $290M Launch Contract From US Air Force

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The US Department of Defense announced late Wednesday evening that it has awarded Hawthorne-based SpaceX , a $290.594M contract, to launch GPS satellites for the United States Air Force (USAF) into space, as part of its GPS III satellite constellation. award to SpaceX competitor United Launch Services, for similar launch services for a pair of USAF satellites. spacex launch contract usaf united states satellite navigation aerospace space

SpaceX: Build Your Own Falcon 9 Rocket

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Fans of Hawthorne-based SpaceX , the commercial rocket firm of Elon Musk, have been riding high this week, with the approval of its NASA launch mission to the International Space Station, scheduled for February. spacex falcon rocket falcon9 dragon spaceflight nasa rocketship aerospace flight

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Techstars and Starburst Aerospace are launching a space industry accelerator in Los Angeles

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Already a major hub for the space and aerospace startup industry, with companies like SpaceX, Relativity Space, Virgin Orbit, Rocket Lab, Phase Four, and others calling Los Angeles home, the new accelerator will provide another booster for LA’s growing startup scene.

SpaceX Wins $130M Deal To Launch Air Force Satellite On Falcon Heavy

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has been selected by the U.S. According to the contract award, SpaceX will receive $130,000 to deliver the Air Force Space Command-52 satellite, including launch vehicle production and mission, as well as integration, launch operations and spaceflight worthiness activities. The launch is the first announced paying customer for SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, which had its debut in February, sending a Tesla Roadster into space.

Dreaming of Mars, the startup Relativity Space gets its first launch site on Earth

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Noone had gone on to take a job at SpaceX and Ellis at Blue Origin, but the two remained in touch and had an idea for building rockets quickly and cheaply — with the vision that they wanted to eventually build these rockets on Mars. 3D-printing the first rocket on Mars.

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SpaceX Rolls Out Space Vehicle

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Hawthorne-based Space eXploration Technologies (SpaceX), the rocket firm backed by Elon Musk, said Monday that the firm has introduced a new, reusable spacecraft as part of its set of products.

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RivetAI Targets Hollywood With AI Tools

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The startup--whose founders come from production company End Cue, SpaceX, and Caltech--says its software can help assist in such areas as script dissection--providing producers with information every prop, character, and scene that will be required on set; budget prediction; optimizing scheduling; and even in analyzing script plots and suggesting changes to writers. rivetai hollywood endcue spacex startup content machine learning planning production

Silicon Beach Report Jan. 7: Allen, DiMaria Join Rainn Wilson’s SoulPancake

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Ring offers new products; Government shutdown delays SpaceX launch; SoulPancake hires new executives

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Report: SEC Goes After Elon Musk For Violating Accord

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Securities and Exchange Commission is looking to hold Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk in contempt for violating a settlement Musk made last year with the SEC, due to a tweet earlier this month where Musk talked about production numbers for Tesla's vehicles, according to a report on Monday from Bloomberg. elon musk securities fraud lawsuit legal spacex tesla motorsThe U.S.

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Microsemi Powers Recent Iridium Satellite Launch

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Aliso Viejo-based semiconductor maker Microsemi 's chips are being used in the ten Iridium NEXT satellites that were just launched into orbit by SpaceX, according to Microsemi. Microsemi also said its commercial FPGAs are also being used by SpaceX, in its launch vehicle. microsemi iridium satellite launch spacex communications dragon next constellation aerospace

Yes, You Can Now Buy A Hat From Elon Musk's Boring Company

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In the first product you can actually buy from Elon Musk's new tunnel-digging startup, The Boring Company , the company is now selling a hat with the company's name/logo on it. Musk's company--which has been digging tunnels beneath SpaceX's headquarters in Hawthorne--says the hat costs $20, including shipping and tax. elon musk boring company tunnel spacex hyperloop transportation

Silicon Beach Report: Meg Whitman Tapped as Chief Executive of Katzenberg’s WndrCo

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Meg Whitman tapped as chief executive of Katzenberg’s WndrCo; Snap’s VP of product to leave company; and SpaceX conducts Falcon Heavy static fire test

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The Snap IPO Happened. What Next LA?

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Snap, Riot Games, Tinder, SpaceX and on and on — these are great things for LA as is every new VC fund launching in LA to create the next big innovation.

The Surest Sign You’re Winning is When Goliath Takes a Swing at You

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Ring is now arguably the fastest growing consumer product in the country and is now in a staggering 1 million homes in America and growing at an unbelievable clip. I’ve been involved with several startups where a giant incumbent attacks you and tries to sue you out of existence.

Lean on Your Networks When Making Early Hires

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It may be the case that the engineer friend of yours at SpaceX won’t be able to join simply because she’s supporting her parents back home. Then make sure your employees have the information they need to talk about your company’s mission, product and impact.

All The Questions You Wanted Answered about Bird Scooters and Their Recent $300 Million Funding

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The more people that see your brand as the innovator the more “earned media” the company gets and the product becomes synonymous with the category.

Rocket Lab Plans First Commercial Launch

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Unlike SpaceX, Rocket Lab is focused solely on the very small nanosatellite market, which does not require a large lifting capability; Rocket Lab said it is focusing on the ability to deliver payloads to orbit every 72 hours. The company said it is ramping its production facility in Huntington Beach to support its commercial ambitions.

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Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map

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Products. Elon Musk – SpaceX, Tesla Motors, PayPal. His second venture was Tesla Motors, creating the first production electric car of the modern era. Finally, and probably his best-known company, SpaceX is Musk’s third hyper-successful business. Follow PandoDaily: Search.

The Case for Optimism and Risk at Startups

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” When Elon Musk set out to build SpaceX he wasn’t greeted with enthusiasm from the space community not used to having a private enterprise challenge the government funded space exploration of NASA. When we ship product.

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Inspiring College Entrepreneurship | With lessons from Y Combinator and Elon Musk

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LavaLab is USC’s first product design incubator program run for students by students. Each semester, we admit an incoming class with some of USC’s most ambitious, talented, and diverse entrepreneurs to allow them to form teams and build products through the course of our program.

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Tesla Gets $465M DOE Loan, May Boost SoCal

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According to Tesla, it will use $365M of the low interest loans from the DOE for production engineering and assembly of the company's Model S all-electric family sedan, which the company has said will be built at a yet-to-be-determined Southern California assembly plant.

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How Event Farm Is Making Events A Part Of Your Sales Funnel

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Our clients are large, Fortune 1000 companies, like Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Nike, JP Morgan, Lamborghini, and SpaceX. We also wanted access to development resources, and we have our product team here, the engineers and designers, all based in Santa Monica. Silicon Beach is the premiere market for what we're doing, and it is really about attracting talent, getting the right ideas, and getting the right cultural environment, to be able to produce the product we have.

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Free Yourself at the UnCubed Startup Job Festival

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A full day of exploring career opportunities, discovering new products and interacting with the most influential folks in the L.A Companies like Fullscreen, Honest Company, Subblime, Daqri, Factual and SpaceX will be attendance amongst others. Necessity is the mother of invention.

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Reflections On 2017: Krisztina 'Z' Holly, MAKE IT IN LA

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2017 was the year SpaceX demonstrated their premise of reusability to bring down the cost of satellite launches and space travel, with multiple Falcon rockets and a reused capsule giving repeat performances. Over the last few years or so consumers have radically changed our expectations around delivery, wanting nearly instant access to products as though we were turning on a faucet or flipping a light switch.

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