Aggressive Plan for SpaceX

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A look at SpaceX’s partnership with NASA and its goals for human spaceflight

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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 Receives Funding from NASA to Aid Moon, Mars Missions

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SpaceX is one of 14 companies awarded grants from NASA to boost the agency's mission to return to the Moon and to eventually land on Mars

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SpaceX Fuels Industry’s Rebirth

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Alumni of SpaceX are leading a renaissance in aerospace

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SpaceX Completes Static Fire Testing For Crew Dragon

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX appears to be back on track to launching astronauts into space, after successful completion of a static firing test of the Crew Dragon on Wednesday. The successful completion of the static fire is a welcome change for SpaceX, which destroyed its last Crew Dragon during static fire testing in April. spacex static fire testing crew dragon abort spaceflight aerospace

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SpaceX Breaks Launch Record

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SpaceX reaches new heights with record-breaking rocket launch

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SpaceX Plans Another 30,000 Starlink Satellites

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has applied to deploy an additional 30,000 Starlink satellites , in addition to an existing 12,000 it has already gotten approval for from the Federal Communications Communications (FCC). SpaceX has already deployed the first 60 of its satellites, in its first deployment of those satellites. spacex starlink satellites constellation globe broadband space aerospace telecom

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SpaceX Tests Encrypted, Military Communications Through Starlink

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has been testing encrypted, military communications through its broadband Internet, Starlink satellite constellation, according to Reuters , saying the U.S The military effort on Starlink was disclosed by SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell, and is part of a $28M contract from the Pentagon which was awarded in 2018, according to the report. spacex force military communications satcomm link broadband internet aerospace defense

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NASA Awards SpaceX $50 Million Launch Contract

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NASA awarded Hawthorne-based SpaceX a $50.3 million contract to launch three space telescopes in 2021

German Team Wins SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition

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A German team has won the fourth annual SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition on Sunday, taking its pod up to 288 mph (463 km/h), as SpaceX continues to push development of technology for the high tech, futuristic transportation technology cooked up by Elon Musk. spacex hyperloop competition technical university munich transport elon musk

SpaceX Seeking $510M In New Funding

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is looking to raise another $510M in funding--the second time the firm has gone out for funding this year-- according to a regulatory filing from the firm. The funding will bring SpaceX's total raised to more than $2.75 spacex falcon heavy venture capital aerospace rocket launch elon musk

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SpaceX 4K Video Dazzles Viewers

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Are you a fan of Hawthorne-based SpaceX , the space rocket developer founded by Elon Musk? SpaceX has just released some impressive, 4K video of its launches on YouTube, offering up an impressive compilation of the company''s various launches in the very high resolution video format.

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SpaceX Offers New Dedicated Small Satellite Launches

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX said on Monday that it will begin offering up regularly scheduled, shared "rideshare" launches, aimed at use by small satellite operators. According to SpaceX, those launches will cost as low as $2.25M per mission, including up to 150 kg of payload mass. SpaceX says it plans to let any payloads that run into issues to shift their launches to subsequent missions, with only a possible rebooking fee.

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Watch: SpaceX Attempts Launch Of Iridium-6/GRACE-FO

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is getting set to launch another set of satellites into space for Iridium, as well as a mission for NASA. SpaceX said in pre-launch broadcast that it will attempt to again catch the fairing off the rocket, but will not attempt to recover the Falcon 9's first stage.

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SpaceX Test Fires Falcon Heavy

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX test fired the Falcon Heavy in Florida on Wednesday, in another step forward towards an actual flight of its new design. SpaceX posted a video of the static fire test, which lasted 22 seconds. pic.twitter.com/EZF4JOT8e4 — SpaceX (@SpaceX) January 24, 2018. spacex falcon heavy florida test fire aerospace space nasa

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SpaceX Delivers Another Cargo Craft To ISS

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully delivered another Dragon cargo spacecraft into space on Saturday, to delivery supplies to the International Space Station, in it's 40th successful launch from Florida, the company said over the weekend. SpaceX said the CRS-17 mission carries more than 5,500 pounds of supplies and payloads, including critical materials to directly support more than 250 science and research investigations.

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Report: SpaceX May Conduct Crew Dragon Test Next Week

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX may be getting set to run a test of its Crew Dragon, putting it back on track to put astronauts into space, six months after a test failure destroyed its prior Crew Dragon. spacex crew dragon astronaut international space station accident aerospace nasa capsule testing launch spaceflight

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SpaceX's Next Launch To ISS Delayed

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A new launch of supplies to the International Space Station by Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has been delayed, on request of NASA. According to NASA , it ran into a power system glitch on the ISS on Monday, and has shifted the window for the SpaceX launch no earlier than Friday, May 3rd. spacex falcon international space station rocket aerospace resupply delay

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SpaceX Cargo Craft Splashes Down Off Long Beach

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX said it successfully retrieved a Dragon resupply spacecraft from the International Space Station on Wednesday morning, filled with almost 2,700 pounds of scientific experiments and other cargo. The SpaceX Dragon had launched July 25th from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. spacex cargo dragon resupply aerospace space spaceflight international station nasa

SpaceX Test Fires New Raptor Engines

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has test fired its new Raptor engines, the new engines which are being developed for the next SpaceX launch vehicle. The Raptor engine is a liquid-fueled rocket engine which uses methane and liquid oxygen, and are expected to have about twice the power of the current Merlin 1D engines used in the SpaceX Falcon 9. spacex raptor engine spaceflight aerospace elon musk

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Silicon Beach Report June 28: SpaceX Raising $300 Million

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PCM security breached; Marvel and Team Liquid partner; SpaceX starts third fundraising effort this year

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SpaceX Plans First Commercial Flights Of Starship In 2021

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is hoping to launch the very first, commercial missions for its Starship spacecraft--designed to deliver passengers to Mars--in 2021, according to the company , and is currently in talks with three companies on those missions. spacex starship commercial flight spaceflight aerospace elon musk spacecraft mars

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SpaceX Delays Starlink Launch Until Later This Week

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SpaceX has delayed its launch of its first set of Starlink satellites, the first 60 of thousands of low earth orbit (LEO) satellites SpaceX is deploying to offer up Internet access anywhere in the world, until later this week. SpaceX said late Thursday evening that it was "standing down to update satellite software and triple-check everything again." SpaceX had already delayed the launch earlier in the week due to high upper level winds.

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NASA Selects SpaceX, Other Local Space Companies For New Program

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NASA has selected Hawthorne-based SpaceX , Carlsbad-based Vulcan Wireless , and Canoga Park-based Aerojet Rocketdyne as part of a new program to boost technologies to land humans on the Moon by 2024, the space agency announced on Tuesday. nasa spacex development research moon rocket aerojet vulcan wireless cubesat satellite

SpaceX Starlink Satellite Has Near Miss

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One of the SpaceX high speed, Starlink communications satellites nearly ran over a European Space Agency (ESA) satellite on Monday, and only avoided disaster after the ESA performed a "collision avoidance maneuver" to steer out of the way of one of those Starlink satellites, the ESA said today. SpaceX has already launched 60 satellites that are part of its Starlink constellation, but has plans to launch over 1,500 of those satellites into space.

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NASA, SpaceX Rehearse Crew Ocean Landings

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NASA and SpaceX have been rehearsing recovery for future, crewed missions of the SpaceX Crew Dragon out at sea, NASA said on Monday , as the two move closer to launching astronauts into space using SpaceX rockets. According to NASA, SpaceX has outfitted its recovery ship, the GO Searcher, with a medical treatment facility and a helipad in the center of the vessel, in the "unlikely event" of an astronaut medical emergency.

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Watch SpaceX's Next Mission to The ISS

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SpaceX is getting set to launch its fourteenth mission to the International Space Station (ISS), Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. You can watch the SpaceX live webcast below: READ MORE>>. spacex falcon9 cape canaveral crs14

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SpaceX Ready For Wednesday NASA Launch

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is getting set to launch yet another payload into space for NASA, saying all systems and weather are go for the 6:51 p.m. SpaceX is launching the payload on a Falcon 9 from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

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SpaceX Successfully Delivers 60 Starlink Satellites Into Orbit

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully delivered 60, Starlink communications satellites into orbit last night, the first of what is planned to be thousands of low earth orbit satellites designed to provide Internet communications anywhere in the world. SpaceX launched its satellites into space from Cape Canaveral, and also succesfully landed the Falcon 9 on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship.

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SpaceX Dragon Arrives At ISS

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A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft has just arrived at the International Space Station this morning, according to NASA, at 6:52am PT. The SpaceX Dragon is expected to remain attached to the ISS for the next month, and will deliver more than 5,900 pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware to the orbiting laboratory. SpaceX launched its latest mission, the CRS-15 (Commercial Resupply Services) mission, to the ISS on Thursday from Cape Canaveral.

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SpaceX Wins $3M For Moon, Mars Exploration Research

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has received a $3M contract from NASA, to go towards some of its work aimed at space exploration on the Moon and Mars, NASA said this week. NASA said that SpaceX will collaborate with NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, to develop and test coupler prototypes  or nozzles  for refueling spacecraft such as the companys Starship vehicle. spacex moon mars development nasa research grant fueling fuel marshall aerospace rocket

SpaceX Renames BFR To Starship

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Hawthorne-based rocket and space vehicle developer SpaceX is renaming its upcoming, passenger-carrying rocket--the BFR--to "Starship", and will refer to the rocket booster as "Super Heavy", according to SpaceX founder Elon Musk. spacex starship rocket launch aerospace space spaceship

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SpaceX Gears Up For Falcon Heavy Launch Later Today

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is gearing up for another launch of its Falcon Heavy, with the first use of the Falcon Heavy by the Department of Defense (DoD). According to SpaceX, the launch window for the Space Test Program-2 (STP-2) mission opens at 11:30pm today, June 24th, with a liftoff targeted from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. spacex falcon heavy launch satellite department defense aerospace rocket

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SpaceX Gets For Another Reuse Milestone

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is getting set to reach another milestone in its development of space exploration technology, which is to push the reuse of its rockets even further. According to a SpaceX official, the company is about to relaunch one of its boosters for the third time. Although SpaceX has re-used many of its rockets in prior launches--re-using the first stage of Falcon 9 rockets 30 times--it has only done so twice with each booster.

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SpaceX Lands $314M More In Funding, Says Report

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has raised $314.2M According to CNBC, the funding came at $214 per share, and will bring the total raised by SpaceX in 2019 to $1.33 Privately held SpaceX rarely announces investment details on its funding. spacex venture capital funding ontario pension provider aerospace space spaceflightin new funding, according to a report from CNBC Thursday, which said part, if not all, of that investment came from the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.

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