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 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 Breaks Launch Record

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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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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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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 Planning Another Try On Starlink Satellite Launch Today

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SpaceX , which is in the midst of attempting to launch 60 satellites into space, said that it will try again today to launch its first set of Starlink communications satellites into space today at 10:30 p.m. SpaceX scrubbed the original launch on Wednesday, due to excess upper level winds. SpaceX is launching the 60 Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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SpaceX Gets FCC Approval On Massive Satellite Constellation

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has received approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), to launch its massive constellation of 1,500 satellites into space, for its planned "Starlink" Internet service. According to SpaceX, its Starlink satellite constellation is aimed a providing "reliable and affordable" broadband service to people around the world. SpaceX's massive satellite constellation would fly at an altitude of 550 kilometers.

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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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SpaceX Confirms Crew Dragon Destroyed In Testing Mishap

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX confirmed on Thursday that its Crew Dragon capsule, designed to carry astronauts into space, was destroyed in the accident last month during testing. SpaceX said the accident occurred during an activation of the capsule's escape system thrusters, which are designed to bring the Crew Dragon back to earth in the case of an accident. Image: The SpaceX Crew Dragon at the International Space Station, before it was destroyed in an accident last month.

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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 Falcon Heavy Core Lost To Heavy Seas

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The core of the Falcon Heavy rocket--which was successfully landed on a drone ship last week, in the first commercial Falcon Heavy launch by Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX , has been lost in the Atlantic, according to SpaceX. SpaceX had landed the center core at sea, and two booster rockets on land in its launch of the Arabsat-6A high capacity telecommunications satellite. spacex falcon heavy core launch rocket aerospace capanveral space arabsat

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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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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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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 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 Aims Massive Satellite Launch At Vandenberg On Wednesday

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Fans of SpaceX , the rocket launch and spacecraft company founded by technology mogul Elon Musk, have yet another opportunity to see SpaceX send a spacecraft into space from Southern California, as early as Wednesday. SpaceX said over the weekend that it is targeting a November 28th launch of Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, which is north of Santa Barbara near the town of Lompoc.

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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 Seeks $750M In Debt Funding

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX , the commercial space exploration firm run by Elon Musk, is looking to raised $750M in a leveraged loan offering, according to a report on Tuesday. spacex commercial space exploration elon musk loan debt funding aerospaceThe loan effort is being led by BofA Merrill Lynch. The debt funding effort is apparently the company's first time it has attempted to tap into the institutional debt market. READ MORE>>.

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SpaceX, LACMA Art Project Heads Into Space

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully launched yet another payload into space on Monday morning, carrying 64 satellites into space on the Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express mission. Among the 64 satellites on the flight is one of the more unusual payloads for SpaceX: an art project for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The art project--created by Tavares Strachan--was funded in part by SpaceX.

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SpaceX Crew Dragon Suffers Anomaly During Engine Test

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The SpaceX Crew Dragon , the spacecraft being designed by Hawthorne-based SpaceX to deliver astronauts into orbit, suffered what appears to be a major issue in testing on Saturday during an engine test--sending smoke billowing from its test location which was visible from miles away. According to SpaceX, there was an "anomaly" on the test stand involving a Crew Dragon test vehicle. spacex crew dragon engine test anomaly flight testing aerospace space nasa

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SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon Heavy Into Space, Lands 3 Boosters

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has successfully launched a Falcon Heavy into space with a communications satellite payload, and also landed all three rocket boosters attached to the Falcon Heavy, including two side boosters and a central core. SpaceX launched the Arabsat-6A high capacity telecommunications satellite from NASA Kenney Space Center in Florida on Thursday afternoon, at 6:35 p.m. falcon9 space falcon heavy booster rocket spacex arabsat6a arabsat satellite communications teleco

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SpaceX To Try Falcon Heavy Launch Again Today

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is hoping to launch another rocket, this time a Falcon Heavy, from Florida, later today, after high atmospheric winds scrubbed a launch attempt on Wednesday. According to SpaceX, it is now targeting a launch of Thursday, April 11th with a launch window of 6:35 p.m. SpaceX will attempt to land both side boosters for the Falcon Heavy on land at Cape Canaveral, and the center core on the "Of Course I Still Love You" drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.

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SpaceX Wins $297M For New Air Force Launch Missions

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has scored $297M more in a launch contract from the U.S. According to the Air Force Space and Missle Systems Center, SpaceX won one of two Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) launch services contracts, worth a total of $297M. The Air Force also awarded another $441.76M contract to SpaceX competitor ULA, for similar launches. Image: an earlier SpaceX launch of NROL-76 into space in 2017.

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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 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 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 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's Next Launch From Vandenberg Delayed

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Hawthorne-based rocket launch and spacecraft developer SpaceX has delayed its next, West Coast launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, from tomorrow--Tuesday--to an indefinite future date. SpaceX had planned a launch of the Iridum 8 mission, carrying the Iridum Next 66-75 satellites on Tuesday morning. SpaceX is launching its Falcon 9 in its own launch from Vandenberg. Image: an earlier SpaceX rocket readied for launch.

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SpaceX Books Lunar Lander Launch Mission

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has been booked to launch the first, privately funded lunar lander mission, as a secondary payload on an upcoming launch from Cape Canaveral. According to satellite launch arranger Spaceflight, the first, privately funded and developed lunar lander has been booked on an upcoming ride-sharing mission on a SpaceX Falcon 9. spaceflight lunar lander launch spacex falcon9 falcon aerospace satellite

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SpaceX Launches New Payload To ISS

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has launched yet another payload into space--only two days after a successful launch of a satellite payload at Vandenberg. SpaceX and NASA put another resupply mission, the Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-16), to the International Space Station (ISS) into space on Wednesday at 1:16pm ET, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The mission is the sixteenth delivery of supplies to the ISS for SpaceX.

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SpaceX Crew Dragon Set For Splashdown Early Friday Morning

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With the first launch of an astronaut-capable spacecraft by Los Angeles-based SpaceX , last weekend, was a success, SpaceX is now attempting to return its Crew Dragon spacecraft to earth this morning. According to NASA and SpaceX, at 2:32 a.m. If successful, the mission will help pave SpaceX's move into moving astronauts to space for the United States, which has been relying on the Russian space program for that capability since the retirement of the Space Shuttle.

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SpaceX Launches Koreasat-5A Into Space

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully put the Koreasat-5A into space on Monday, successfully launching another satellite into space, and again successfully landing the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship in the Atlantic. SpaceX launched the Koreasat-5A from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 3:34 p.m. musk elon rocket satcom aerospace atlantic drone droneship landing space satellite koreasat koreasat5a spacex

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SpaceX Running Fairing Catch Tests Near Catalina Island

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX , in an attempt to further hone its technology to be able to catch the rocket fairings off of its spacecraft, was running a test on Monday afternoon off the back side of Catalina Island, dropping that fairing to Mr. Steven, its fairing-catching marine vessel. According to both aircraft and marine traffic tracking systems, SpaceX made its latest drop at around 2:30pm, letting go of its fairing from 10,800 feet.

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SpaceX Tries Again On GovSat-1 Launch

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX is set for another try on it latest satellite launch, the launch of a geosynchronous satellite for GovSat. According to SpaceX, GovSat-1 is set to launch at 4:25pm EST on Wednesday, January 31st, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40).

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