SpaceX Launches Satellite for Space Force

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SpaceX successfully launched the company's first mission for the U.S. Space Force

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SpaceX Scrubs Satellite Launch Mission

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX scrubbed its plans for a launch of another 57 Starlink communications satellites on Friday, saying its team needed additional time for pre-launch checkouts. SpaceX did not announced a new target launch date for the mission--part of an ongoing set of missions designed to send thousands of its Starlink satellites into low earth orbit. SpaceX has another launch--a military GPS satellite--scheduled for Tuesday, also from Florida.

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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 Fuels Industry’s Rebirth

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Alumni of SpaceX are leading a renaissance in aerospace

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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 reportedly looking to build Starship rockets at Port of LA

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As CNBC points out, this isn’t the first time that SpaceX has done this dance with the Port of LA: The company had received approval to build a manufacturing facility in the port two years ago, and agreed on a 10-year, $1.4

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SpaceX Successfully Launches Manned Mission

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A SpaceX Crew Dragon rocket launches the first manned mission from U.S. soil since 2011

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SpaceX alumni are helping build LA’s startup ecosystem

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Instead, several former SpaceX employees have launched a raft of new companies, capturing the imagination and dollars of some of the biggest names in venture capital. Perhaps the most successful SpaceX offshoot is Relativity Space , founded by Jordan Noone and Tim Ellis. Since Noone, a former SpaceX engineer, and Ellis, a former Blue Origin engineer, founded their company, the business has been (forgive the expression) a rocket ship.

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SpaceX Starship Explodes During Test Firing

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has seen another setback in their efforts to develop its next generation Starship, after a full size prototype of the SpaceX Starship exploded after a test firing of its Raptor engines. Videos show the Starship exploding at SpaceX's test site at Boca Chica, Texas at 1:49 p.m. The Starship is intended to eventually replace the Falcon 9 and Dragon, and is expected to be the basis for SpaceX's plan to deliver humans to Mars.

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SpaceX Adds Satellite Client for Latest Launch

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the Hawthorne-based aerospace company, launched 58 Starlink satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket on June 13, then successfully landed the rocket on a waiting SpaceX ship at sea Space Exploration Technologies Corp.,

SpaceX Planning New Launch From Vandenberg

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is planning a new launch of a payload from Vandenberg Air Force Base , just north of Lompoc, the first since June of 2019. SpaceX's last launch in Vandenberg was a set of three earth observation satellites for the Government of Canada. aerospace space satellite sentinel nasa launch vandenberg spacexAccording to NASA, it will be launching a new, international ocean measurement satellite, Sentinel-6.

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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 Starship Prototype Reportedly Explodes In Texas

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A prototype of a SpaceX Starship, which is undergoing testing in Texas, reportedly exploded during pressure testing on Wednesday afternoon. SpaceX has yet to issue a statement on what might have gone wrong with the prototype Starship. accident prototype texas explosion starship spacex

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SpaceX Launches More Starlink Satellites

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX sent another set of its Starlink satellites into space this morning, successfully launching its sixth Starlink mission into space at 8:16 a.m. The mission also included a recovered fairing, which was used in May 2019 on the first SpaceX Starlink mission. spacex starlink satellite mission falcon9 spacecraft aerospace launch

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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 Opens Up Online ISS Docking Simulator

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has just released an online simulator, where you can try your hand at docking one of the SpaceX Dragon capsules with the ISS--using the exact controls that NASA astronauts will be using. capsule space spacecraft docking simulator spacexHave you ever wanted to dock a spacecraft with the International Space Station ?

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SpaceX Ramps Up Constellation Efforts

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Since Hawthorne-based SpaceX began its ambitious Starlink project in late 2018, the company has launched roughly 300 small satellites into low Earth orbit

SpaceX Dragon, With Crew, In Historic Launch And Docking

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In a historic first, Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX had a successful launch, and subsequent docking, of a SpaceX Dragon capsule--the Endeavor--with the International Space Station. The launch on Friday went off without a hitch, and the SpaceX Dragon docked with the ISS, delivering Astronauts Bob Behnken and Col. The SpaceX Dragon spent 19 hours orbiting the earth before berthing with the ISS.

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NASA Selects SpaceX For Moon Landing System

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is one of three companies which was selected by NASA today to develop lunar landers to land astronauts on the Moon, according to NASA. According to NASA, SpaceX is one of the companies selected to design and develop human landing systems (HLS) for the agency's Artemis program. nasa spacex moon landing lunar aerospace spaceship spacecraft contract

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SpaceX Aiming At Another Starlink Launch Today

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is aiming at another launch of a number of Starlink satellites, part of a constellations of thousands that the spaceflight company is hoping to send into low earth orbit. spacex starlink launch earth orbit spaceflight aerospace canaveral cape falcon9 rocket rocketshipAccording to the company, it hopes for a launch on Wednesday, June 3rd at 9:25 p.m. EDT, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

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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.

SpaceX Launches 60 More Starlink Satellites Into Space

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully launched sixty more of its Starlink satellites on Wednesday evening, with another launch and landing from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. SpaceX is planning on deploying thousands of its Starlink satellites to provide high speed, broadband access across the globe. spacex starlink launch earth orbit spaceflight aerospace canaveral cape falcon9 rocket rocketship

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SpaceX Lets You Book Satellite Launches Online

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is now accepting online reservations for flights on one of its dedicated, satellite ride sharing missions--for a cost as low as $1M. According to SpaceX, it is expanding its launch services "to directly address the needs of small satellite operators" through the online booking tool. The new tool lets users specify the type of orbit, date, and payload mass and get an instant price and ability to book a spot on a future SpaceX mission.

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SpaceX To Offer Space Tourism Trip

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has inked a deal with Space Adventures , to launch private citizens into space on the SpaceX Crew Dragon, according to Spacex and Space Adventures. According to Space Adventures, it is in an agreement with SpaceX to fly up to four individuals with a change to fly on the Crew Dragon, with an "opportunity to break the world altitude record for private citizen spaceflight and see planet Earth the way no one has since the Gemini program."

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SpaceX's Next Attempt On Saturday, After Flight Scrubbed Wednesday

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX and NASA will re-attempt the first launch of satellites into space on the SpaceX Crew Dragon and a Falcon 9 on Saturday, after being forced to scrub their Wednesday launch. Inclement weather, including nearby thunderstorms and rain, forced SpaceX to halt its launch efforts 16 minutes before launch. spacex crew launch dragon astronaut doug hurley behnken spaceflight aerospace

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Is Musk Considering Tesla-SpaceX Project?

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Industry experts speculate that SpaceX founder Elon Musk could tap his aerospace company’s communications technology to support a key element of his automotive company, Tesla Inc

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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

SpaceX Wins $135 Million Contract

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Space Exploration Technologies Corp., the Hawthorne-based aerospace company, was awarded a $135 million contract by NASA as part of a nearly $1 billion effort to return astronauts to the moon by 2024

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SpaceX Plans Launch Of 60 More Starlink Satellites Today

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is getting set to launch 60 additional Starlink satellites today, with a target launch of 6:56 a.m. According to SpaceX, the new set of Starlink satellites will fly on a previously flown Falcon 9, along with a previously flown fairing. The launch will nearly double the number of Starlink satellites that SpaceX has launching into space; the company already has launched 62 satellites, the first in thousands planned by SpaceX.

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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 Gears Up For Possible Crew Launch On Wednesday

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is gearing up for a possible launch of the Crew Dragon mission--and the first delivery of astronauts into space from U.S. The SpaceX Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon is currently in place at Launch Complex 39A at NASA Kennedy Space Center. spacex crew launch dragon astronaut doug hurley behnken spaceflight aerospacesoil--on Wednesday. The flight--which will take two NASA astronauts, Col.

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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 Successfully Launches Another Payload To ISS

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully launched yet another payload to the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, launching a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and launchpad SLC-40. The SpaceX Dragon is delivering science investigations, supplies and equipment. The SpaceX CRS-19 mission is delivering 5,700 pounds of supplies and payloads to the ISS. international space station spacex dragon nasa canaveral

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SpaceX Plans To Spin Off Starlink Via IPO

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is planning to spin off its satellite launch arm, Starlink , via an IPO, according to Bloomberg. SpaceX has been launching a massive fleet of thousands of satellites into space to provide Internet access across the globe. The plans for a potential IPO and spinout of Starlink came from SpaceX's President Gwynne Shotwell, at a JPMorgan Chase & Co. spacex starlik satellite merger acquisition communications aerospace rocket

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Mixed Results for SpaceX

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The latest effort by Hawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp. to increase its international broadband internet service produced mixed results

SpaceX Manned Launch Mission As Early As May, Say Reports

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX may be launching astronauts into space on the Crew Dragon spacecraft as early as May, according to reports, after meeting all of the milestones required to fly actual astronauts on its spacecraft. The first mission reportedly could be as early as May 7th, on the SpaceX Demo-2 launch. SpaceX has not yet publicly detailed any launch plans. spacex manned space launch crew dragon astronauts astronaut

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SpaceX Crew Dragon Undergoes EMI Testing

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX showed off its Crew Dragon undergoing electromagnetic interference testing on Tuesday, saying that the craft is expected to fly two NASA astronauts, Bob Behnkey and Doug Hurley, to and from the International Space Station. spacex manned space launch crew dragon astronauts astronaut

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NASA, SpaceX To Send Astronauts To ISS On May 27th

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In a major win for Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX , NASA announced on Friday morning that it plans to send astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) on May 27th. According to NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine, the launch--which will be the first from American soil since the Space Shuttle was retired--will happen in a SpaceX Crew Dragon, sitting atop a Falcon 9 rocket. nasa spacex launchamerica space spaceflight aerospace

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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 Employee, Healthcare Contractor Both Test Positive For COVID-19

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An employee of Hawthorne-based SpaceX , as well as an on-site health care provider at the SpaceX headquarters, have tested positive for COVID-19 , sending a number of employees into quarantine, according to a report from CNBC. Accordnig to CNBC, SpaceX is asking the employees it sent home to remain in quarantine for 14 days. spacex space launch covid19 virus coronavirus outbreak pandemic health

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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 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 Parachute Test Issue Likely To Delay Crew Launch

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The recent issue during a parachute test of the SpaceX Crew Dragon is likely to cause a delay to the plans of the Hawthorne, California-based company to launch astronauts the International Space Station, according to a report on Wednesday. According to a report from Parabolic Arc, an abnormal condition early in March during a parachute test for the Crew Dragon potentially delays the SpaceX launch to the ISS until June. spacex launch crew dragon aerospace

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