SpaceX Acquires Swarm Technologies

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SpaceX has agreed to purchase Swarm Technologies, which designs small satellites to manage internet-of-things services

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SpaceX Takes Starlink To Aviation Market

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is preparing to roll out its Starlink satellite Internet service to the aviation market, with a new offering, called Starlink Aviation. According to SpaceX, the new service will provide "High-speed, low-latency, in-flight internet with connectivity across the globe" and cost $12,500 to $25,000 per month, with a one-time hardware cost of $150,000. access internet aerospace airline aviation starlink spacex

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Former SpaceX Employees File Complaint With NLRB

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Eight, former employees of Torrance-based SpaceX have filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board, saying they were fired for drafting a letter complaining about Elon Musk. spacex nlrb employee protection human resources elon musk lawsuit labor complaint social media twitter

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SpaceX Launches Final Mission of 2020

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SpaceX closed out a record-breaking year of launches with the completion of its 26th mission for 2020

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SpaceX, Dish Scuffle Over Frequency Usage

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX and satellite television operator DISH are in scuffle over 5G frequency usage at the FCC, with SpaceX saying that Dish's play for 5G expansion would "severely impact" Starlink. According to SpaceX, its customers "will experience harmful interference more than 77 percent of the time and total outage of service 74 percent of the time, rendering Starlink unusable for most Americans" if Dish is allowed to use the 12Ghz signals it is requesting for use.

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SpaceX Launches Starlink For RVs

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In a move which will make many a nomadic tech worker happy, Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has launched a new Starlink product specifically aimed at RVs and those on the go. spacex starlink internet access satelliteThe new service includes features that let users pause and unpause service--so they are not billed all the time--but also is deprioritized in areas with heavy congestion. The new service is immediately available, with the service costing $135 a month.

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SpaceX Wins $2.9 Billion NASA Contract

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The next astronauts to land on the Moon will likely do so in a spacecraft designed by SpaceX

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SpaceX Gets Approval For Spy Satellite Launches

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has gained approval to launch secretive U.S. According to reports, the move may give SpaceX a "temporary edge" over Boeing-Lockheed in launching top secret spy satellites into space, as the Boeing-Lockheed joint venture, United Launch Alliance, still is awaiting certification for their own satellite launch platform, which is based on rockets from Blue Origin, the space venture of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. spacex satellite falcon heavy

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SpaceX Buys Swarm Technologies

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Los Angeles-based rocket and spacecraft developer SpaceX has acquired Swarm Technologies, a developer of "smallsat" (small satellite) technology. spacex swarm technologies merger acquisition satellite cubesat smallsatFinancial terms of the buy were not announced, and no details of the acquisition were announced. The deal was uncovered via a series of filings with the FCC. Swarm has a network of 120.

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SpaceX Plans Space Station Mission In August

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is planning a mission to the International Space Station on Aug.

SpaceX Launches Third Crewed Mission

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SpaceX launched its third crewed mission April 23, sending four astronauts to the International Space Station

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SpaceX Wins New ISS Resupply Missions

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has won an additional six resupply missions to the International Space Station (ISS), as part of a the NASA Commercial Resupply Services-2 (CRS-2) contract. The award to SpaceX also came in addition to orders with Northrop Grumman and Sierra Nevada Corporation, with all three awards worth $14 billion. international space station spacex mission launch nasa aerospace

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Founded by former SpaceX engineers, First Resonance pitches tools to make things the SpaceX way

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After operating in stealth mode for about two years, First Resonance , a company founded by former SpaceX engineers, is finally showing the world their software toolkit designed to let manufacturers make things using the processes employed by their former boss.

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SpaceX Seeking New Funding

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX is seeking yet another massive round of investment, according to a report, which would value the company at between $60 billion to $92 billion. SpaceX has raised more than $5.4 spacex venture capital private equity space spaceflight aerospace aviationThe size of the round was unknown. The report--from Business Insider--cited "three people who are familiar with the deal." billion in total since being founded.

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SpaceX Sets Record With Latest Launch

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SpaceX set a record on Jan. 24, carrying 143 small satellites into space — the most ever deployed in a single launch

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SpaceX Plans Space Station Mission in August

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is planning a mission to the International Space Station on Aug.

SpaceX Expansion Effort In Texas Sees Hiccup

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An effort by Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX to expand its Starbase operations has seen a major hiccup, after the U.S. The withdrawal apparently was a result of a failure by SpaceX to provide environmental information requested by the agency. According to documents obtained by CNBC, which reported the withdrawal, the US Army Corps of Engineers said that SpaceX had failed to provide details after "repeated requests for specific environmental impact information.".

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SpaceX Seeking Another $250M

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX , led by Elon Musk, is seeking another $250M in funding, which would value SpaceX at an astounding $36 billion. CNBC said that SpaceX raised $1.33 musk elon aerospace spaceflight space capital venture spacexAccording to CNBC, the funding will go towards the Crew Dragon, Starlink, and Starship. billion in 2019. READ MORE>>.

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SpaceX Inks $850M Funding

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX confirmed a $850M fundraising in a regulatory filing on Tuesday, in an equity funding round which included 69 investors. spacex starlink venture capital funding aerospace aviation space spaceflightThe fundraising had been rumored to have been in process for the last month or so. The filing said the effort started on February 16th. The round reportedly values the company at $74 billion.

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SpaceX Launches 25th Mission of 2020

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SpaceX launched its 25th successful mission for this year on Dec. 13, deploying an audio satellite for Sirius XM Holdings Inc

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FCC Rejects SpaceX Bid For Rural Broadband Subsidies For Starlink

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The Federal Communications Commission has rejected a bid by SpaceX to access Rural Digital Opportunity Funds, saying that SpaceX's Starlink network " are not delivering the promised speeds or are not likely to meet program requirements." SpaceX had asked for a subsidy of nearly $900M from the program. spacex starlink dish rural broadband network telecom subsidiary digital opportunity

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SpaceX Opens Signups For Starlink

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has opened up signups for its Starlink satellite Internet, allowing interested customers to sign up for ordering the service on its website. SpaceX requests users' email and service address, and says that orders are "first come, first serve". SpaceX has been beta testing the satellite Internet services in a number of locations. spacex starlink signup internet access beta satellite

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SpaceX Facing Signal Jamming, Presumably Over Ukraine

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said this weekend that there will be "slight delays" in Starship and Starlink V2, due to what he says are efforts to over come "signal jamming"--presumably over Ukraine. SpaceX has very visibly been providing Starlink Internet terminals to Ukraine, as part of its support for the country as it has been under attack by Russia. spacex starlink ukraine internet access starship

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SpaceX Plans Orbital Starship Launch

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Hawthorne-based rocket and spacecraft developer SpaceX has put together plans to launch a Starship into orbit from Texas, with landing off the coast of Hawaii, according to documents filed with the FCC. SpaceX said the launch would both include a booster stage--which will land off the coast of Texas--as well as an Orbital Stage, which will perform a powered, targeted landing approximately 62 miles off the northwest coast of Kauai.

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SpaceX Plans to Launch All-Civilian Crew

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SpaceX is planning a new mission with a crew entirely made up of civilians later this year

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SpaceX Rolls Out Starlink Internet To 32 Countries

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has expanded availability of its Starlink satellite-based internet service to a total of 32 countries, the company said on Thursday. SpaceX started rolling out international support last September. spacex starlink internet international expansion satelliteAccording to the company, it is now providing its service to Australia, Chile, US, Canada, Europe, Brazil, and elsewhere, an expansion from 25 countries supported in February.

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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 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 Fires Employees Who Critized Elon Musk In Open Letter

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has fired a number of employees involved in putting out an open letter on Wednesday criticizing Musk's behavior and tweeting. spacex elon musk firing employees employment space aerospaceAccording to the New York Times, a number of employees who signed the letter were fired. In an email quoted by the New York Times, Gwynne Shotwell said the letter made other employees "feel uncomfortable, intimidated and bullied.".

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SpaceX Pushes Off Satellite Launch

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX says it is pushing off its planned launch of another, 60 Starlink satellites which were scheduled to launch on Monday. According to SpaceX, the launch--which was set to take off at 10:22AM EDT--was delayed due to weather. SpaceX did not announced a new target date for the launch. SpaceX already has more than 500 satellites in orbit around the earth that are currently part of Starlink.

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SpaceX Lands $850M, Now Worth $74 Billion

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has completed raising $850M in new funding, boosting the valuation of the company to an astounding $74 billion, according to CNBC. The funding--which has not been announced by SpaceX--apparently valued SpaceX at $419.99 per share, and is a steep rise from its previous round in August, which valued SpaceX at $46 billion. spacex starlink venture capital funding aerospace aviation space spaceflight

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SpaceX Launches Satellite Ridesharing Mission

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX successfully launched its first, dedicated satellite ridesharing mission into space on Sunday, launching 133 commercial and government spacecraft--plus 10 Starlink satellites--into space in one fell swoop. SpaceX's Transporter-1 mission used a Falcon 9 rocket, and launched into space at 10:00 a.m. spacex satellite ridesharing mission transporter transport

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Intuitive Machines Taps SpaceX for Lunar Launch

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Intuitive Machines said it will use SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket for a lunar lander mission in 2024

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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. Announced last September SpaceX intends for the reusable BFR to eventually replace its Falcon 9 and Falcon 9 Heavy rockets. ” Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX president and COO, said in a statement. SpaceX has used the port for its west coast recovery operations since 2012.

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 Breaks Launch Record

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SpaceX reaches new heights with record-breaking rocket launch

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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 Wins Missile Tracking Contract

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has received a new, $149M contract to help develop new, missile tracking satellites for the U.S. SpaceX is reportedly looking to use the same base platform as it has been for Starlink for the satellite tracking. The award is the first for SpaceX for building satellites. spacex missile tracking contract stars aerospace starlink elon musk defense military

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SpaceX Bumping Prices Of Launch Services, Satellite Internet

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX is significantly raising prices for its launches, as well as its Starlink internet service, blaming the increase on "excessive levels of inflation". According to SpaceX, it has boosted the price of Falcon 9 launches from $62M for a launch to $67M, and the price of Falcon 9 Heavy launches from $90M to $97M. spacex launch service satellite internet inflation starlink aerospace space

SpaceX Successfully Lands Starship in Test Flight

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It took five tries, but SpaceX successfully completed a high-altitude test flight of its Starship spacecraft

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NASA Awards SpaceX Three Crew Flights On Boeing Delays

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NASA said on Friday that it is awarding three more, crewed astronaut missions to SpaceX. The contract award comes as SpaceX competitor Boeing has seen more delays for its own spacecraft launch efforts. At the moment, SpaceX is the only commercial company with a platform which meets NASA's safety requirements to transport crew to the space station. nasa spacex spaceship flight contract award aerospace

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SpaceX Successfully Launches Space Tourism Flight

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully launched four, non-professional astronauts to space on Wednesday, the first time a SpaceX capsule has been used to take private citizens to space. inspiration4 spacex space tourism shift4 jude spacecraft aerospace tour billionairesThe company's Inspiration4 mission was bankrolled by one of those citizens, billionaire Jared Isaacman, who made his fortune as the founder and CEO of Shift4 Payments.

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SpaceX Space Tourism Launch Set For Today

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX is getting set to launch its first ever, space tourism focused mission today from Florida. According to SpaceX, there's a give-hour launch window today opening at 8:02 p.m. spacex space tourism spaceflight jared isaacman shift4 aerospacefor the Inspiration4 mission, which it says will be the world's "first ever all-civilian human spaceflight".

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