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 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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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 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 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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Watch SpaceX's First Falcon Heavy Launch Attempt

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has shifted the launch time for its first attempt to launch its new rocket, the Falcon Heavy, to 2:50 PM ET, as a result of upper level wind shear. SpaceX is webcasting the launch on its website, via YouTube.

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SpaceX Shows Off Animation Of Plan For Falcon Heavy Launch

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has released an animated video of what it hopes to demonstrate with its Falcon Heavy launch, scheduled now for tomorrow, Tuesday. spacex falcon heavy rocket animation aerospace elon musk

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SpaceX Sets Hispasat Launch For Tuesday Morning

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX said today that it is now targeting launch of the Hispasat 30W-6 satellite for tonight, at 12:33 a.m. SpaceX--which had originally planned to launch the satellite payload in February--said the satellite will be the largest, geostationary satellite the company has ever flown. SpaceX said it has a backup launch window opening on Wednesday, if needed. spacex hispasat satellite launch aerospace falcon9 florida cape canaveral

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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 Delays PAZ Satellite Launch To Sunday

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has delayed its launch of the Spanish PAZ satellite--as well as the first two prototypes of its microsatellites for global Internet access--until Sunday, February 18th, SpaceX said late Thursday evening. According to SpaceX, it is now targeting a launch of February 18th from Vandenberg's SLC-4E launch pad, in order to allow for additional time for pre-launch systems checks. SpaceX said that the Falcon 9 and payload "remain healthy."

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SpaceX Successfully Launches NASA TESS To Space, Recovers Falcon 9

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully launched another payload into space on Wednesday, sending the NASA TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) into orbit around the earth. SpaceX also landed the first stage of the Falcon 9 on its landing barge, "Of Course I Still Love You". spacex nasa aerospace launch planet exoplanet tess cape canaveral florida exploration

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Report: Zuma Launch Failure Not Due To SpaceX

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is not to blame for the reported failure of the super-secret "Zuma" government payload, according to a report today from the WSJ. According to the report--citing "people familiar with the details"--the second stage of the SpaceX rocket failed to separate from the Zuma payload, but that failure was a result of issues with a design by defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. SpaceX sent the super secret payload into space in January from Florida.

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SpaceX Successfully Delivers Hispasat To Orbit

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully delivered its largest, geosynchronous satellite payload, the Hispasat 30W-6, to orbit last night, in a late evening launch from Cape Canaveral. SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 with the Hispasat 30W-6 at 12:33 a.m. SpaceX's next launch is expected to be another launch of another 10 Iridium satellites, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, on March 29th, at 7:19a.m. spacex hispasat satellite launch aerospace falcon9 florida cape canaveral

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SpaceX Selected By DigitalGlobe For Satellite Constellation

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has added another satellite customer, DigitalGlobe , to its queue of launch contracts, the two companies said Wednesday morning. According to the two companies, DigitalGlobe, which operates a network of earth imaging satellites, will use SpaceX to launch the next generation of its WorldView satellite imaging constellation. spacex digitalglobe satellite constallation falcon9 launch aerospace earth imaging rocket

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SpaceX Targets NASA Mission for This Afternoon From Canaveral

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is continuing its hectic pace of rocket launches, saying that it it targeting a launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida this afternoon, at 6:32 p.m. SpaceX is launching NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), a satellite which is designed to look for "exoplanets" -- potential planets orbiting bright host stars relatively close to Earth. spacex nasa aerospace launch planet exoplanet tess cape canaveral florida

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SpaceX Plans Microsatellite Launch From Vandenberg

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX will attempt to put two, orbiting microsatellites into space--prototypes for an effort to provide widespread, high speed satellite Internet across the globe--from its launch this week from Vandenberg Air Force Base, according to documents filed by SpaceX with the FCC. SpaceX's primary mission in that launch is to put the PAZ satellite for Hisdesat of Madrid, Spain, into orbit.

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SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon Heavy Test Flight Into Space

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In the biggest rocket to leave the planet since 1973, Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has successfully sent its Falcon Heavy on its way to space, lifting off the new rocket off from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 3:45PM ET. SpaceX is sending a red, Tesla Roadster--complete with a dummy spaceman in the drier's seat--to orbit around Mars. spacex falcon heavy launch test rocket space

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Watch SpaceX Falcon Launch From Vandenberg At 6:17AM

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is getting set for another attempted launch of the PAZ satellite mission from Vandenberg Air Force Base this morning, with an expected launch at 6:17 a.m. spacex satellite launch vandenberg space aerospace spain formosat

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SpaceX Has Successful Launch, Landing For NASA

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SpaceX has successfully launched a mission to the International Space Station (ISS) this morning, the Commercial Resupply Services 13 (CRS-13) mission, in the first time the rocket and spacecraft developer has used a previously launched Falcon 9 first stage, as well as previously used Dragon spacecraft for NASA. SpaceX also successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 at "Landing Zone 1", which it said is its 20th successful recovery of a first stage booster.

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FCC Approves SpaceX Plan For Thousands Of Internet Access Satellites

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The FCC has just approved a plan by Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX to launch a constellation of 4,425 satellites, to provide widespread Internet access across the earth. According to the FCC on Thursday, it has granted SpaceX permission to construct, deploy, and operate a proposed non-geostationary orbit (NGSO) satellite system comprising 4,425 satellites for the provision of fixed-satellite service (FSS) around the world. spacex rocket launch internet access constellation

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Survives Surprise Water Landing

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX successfully delivered its latest satellite payload, the GovSat-1 communications satellite, into orbit on Wednesday, and--as a bonus--managed to preserve the first stage of the Falcon 9 used in the launch. According to Elon Musk, SpaceX attempted a "very high retrothrust landing in water", which appeared to have been successful, as he posted a photo of the Falcon 9 floating in the Atlantic.

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SpaceX Has Successful Satellite Liftoff of GovSat-1

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX successfully lifted the GovSat-1 payload into space, and was on the way to delivering the communications satellite into geosynchronous orbit, from Florida on Wednesday afternoon. SpaceX launched the GovSat-1 at 4:25pm EST on Wednesday, January 31st, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40), after a one day delay related to a sensor replacement.

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Next SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch, Saturday, Should Be Visible Across SoCal

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Anyone who someone managed to completely miss the last SpaceX launch in Southern California--the UFO-report-spurring, traffic-stopping launch of a set of satellites in December --might want to get up a little early on Saturday morning, and look to the North and West. SpaceX's launch of a satellite for Spanish satellite firm Hisdesat, as well as a secondary payload containing SpaceX's prototypes for its own Internet communications network, is expected to launch at 6:17 a.m.

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SpaceX Test Fires Mars Engines

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has test fired the "Raptor" rocket engines it intends to use to take humans to Mars, according to a tweet from Elon Musk over the weekend. SpaceX has not detailed all of the specs on the new engine, which is intended to propel its spacecraft to Mars, as part of SpaceX's longer term goal of getting humans to the red planet. spacex mars enginer rocket space aerospace planetexploration

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Elon Musk Joins #DeleteFacebook Movement, Deletes SpaceX, Tesla Pages

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Elon Musk , founder of both LA's SpaceX and electric vehicle maker Tesla , has deleted the Facebook pages for both of the companies, in support of the #DeleteFacebook movement. After an inquiry from followers on Twitter on if he'd delete the SpaceX page, Musk said "I didn't realize there was one. Both the SpaceX and Tesla pages disappeared shortly from Facebook. spacex elon musk tesla facebook deletefacebook data security trust

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SpaceX Set To Launch Payload From Vandenberg Friday Morning

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is getting set to launch another mission from Vandenberg Air Force Base, just north of Santa Barbara, at 7:13 a.m. SpaceX said that the Iridium-5 NEXT mission will launch from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg, and will be the fifth set of 10 satellites being launched for Iridum's satellite constellation. SpaceX has a contract for a series of a total of 75 satellites for Iridium.

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SpaceX Delays PAZ Launch To Wednesday

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX delayed its launch of the Spanish PAZ satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base over the weekend to Wednesday, February 21st. According to SpaceX, the delay is so its team can take "additional time to perform final checkouts of upgraded fairing." SpaceX had originally intended to launch its payload on Saturday, February 17th, but decided late Thursday to instead to shift it to Sunday, February 18th, before the current delay.

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SpaceX Launch Of Zuma on Track For Sunday Evening

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EST, according to the SpaceX website, which will be broadcasting a live feed of the launch. According to SpaceX, the next backup launch window for the Zuma payload will open at 8:00 p.m. SpaceX, as well as the un-named, U.S.

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Broadcom Sues SpaceX Over Engineering Hires

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Irvine-based Broadcom has sued Hawthorne-based SpaceX , saying that SpaceX has been raiding the company for key engineers, and stealing its proprietary technology. broadcom spacex legal lawsuit hiring confidentiality engineering jobs employment

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SpaceX Scrubs Launch Due To High Winds, Try Again Tomorrow

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Did you get up early to try to catch the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 from Vandenberg Air Force Base? Hawthorne-based SpaceX has scrubbed its launch attempt for Wednesday, due to high upper level winds. According to SpaceX, it will again attempt to launch the PAZ satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Thursday, at 6:17 a.m. aerospace space vandenberg launch satellite spacex

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SpaceX Sends Fourteenth Falcon 9 Mission Towards The ISS

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has successfully launched its fourteenth mission to the International Space Station (ISS) from Cape Canaveral, sending a previously flown Falcon 9 and Dragon capsule to the ISS at 4:30 p.m. The SpaceX Falcon is carrying 5,800 pounds of supplies, payloads, and vehicle hardware to the ISS, where it is expected to dock on Wednesday, April 4th. spacex falcon international space station cape canaveral dragon capsule nasa crs14

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Report: Super-Secret SpaceX Payload, Zuma, A Total Loss

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A report in the Wall Street Journal this morning says that the highly secret rocket mission launched by Los Angeles-based SpaceX on Sunday was presumed to be a total loss, and failed to reach orbit. According to that report, Zuma the billion dollar spy satellite plummeted back into the atmosphere after failure to separate from the second stage of the SpaceX Falcon. For its part, SpaceX told the WSJ that its launch was "nominal".

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SpaceX Targeting Yet Another Launch, Today, To ISS

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX , fresh off a successful satellite deployment mission on Friday morning, is launching another mission this morning from Cape Canaveral. SpaceX said it is targeting a launch at 4:30 p.m. SpaceX said this mission's Falcon 9, as well as Dragon capsule, were both previously flown. SpaceX said it will not attempt to recover the fist stage of the Falcon 9 after launch. spacex launch rocket cape canaveral nasa international space station

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