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 Breaks Launch Record

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SpaceX reaches new heights with record-breaking rocket launch

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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 Launch Today At 7:31am, If Weather Holds

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is hoping to launch another set of Iridium NEXT satellites into space this morning from Vandenberg Air Force Base, north of Santa Barbara, if the weather and other conditions hold. According to SpaceX, the instantaneous launch window for the launch is 7:31 a.m. spacex vandenberg launch aerospace iridium satellite iridiumnext spaceflight space

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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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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 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 At Friday Morning For Vandenberg Launch

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has rescheduled its next launch from the West Coast, its Iridium-8 satellite launch, for tomorrow, January 11th, and 7:31 a.m. SpaceX has already successfully launched a number of the Iridium satellites into orbit from Vandenberg. SpaceX delayed the launch from Tuesday, due to the storm system coming through Southern California. SpaceX said in its last update that the weather is 60% favorable for the launch on Friday.

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SpaceX Successfully Delivers GPS Satellite Into Orbit

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully delivered another payload into space over the Christmas weekend, delivering the GPS III SV01 Mission into space on Sunday, December 23rd at 5:51 a.m. SpaceX and the Air Force said the new satellites have three times better accuracy, and up to eight times improved anti-jamming capability. spacex satellite payload christmas force constellation

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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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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 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 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 Chops 10 Percent Of Employees, Says Report

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX --despite a continuing string of successful launches--is cutting 10 percent of its 6,000 employees, according to a report published on Friday. spacex iridium vandenberg layoff jobs employment space aerospaceThe report--from the LA Times--confirmed the layoff with the company, which said that Space "must become a leaner company" to continue to deliver for its customers.

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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 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 Delays Satellite Launch Mission From Vandenberg

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has just delayed its upcoming satellite launch mission--of the Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express --due to the incoming weather system into California. According to SpaceX, the launch is being delayed to extreme high-altitude winds that violate its Range requirements. spacex satellite launch spaceflight cubesat smallsat space aerospace elon musk rocket

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SpaceX Authorized To Launch Massive, 7,518 Satellite Constellation

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Hawthorne-based space launch provider SpaceX , led by technology mogul Elon Musk, has just been given permission to launch a massive, 7,518 satellites into space, designed to provide saturated broadband communications across the globe. The FCC said on Thursday that it would allow the new, SpaceX satellite constellation, on top of another 4,425 satellites it already had been given permission to deploy into space.

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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 Completes Launch, Landing At Vandenberg

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SpaceX has completed another successful launch, and its first land-based landing, at Vandenberg Air Force Base on Sunday evening, in a spectacularly visible display over Southern California. The SpaceX launch, of the SAOCOM 1A satellite for Argentina, launched at 7:21pm on Sunday evening, leaving a giant luminous cloud visible up and down the California coast. SpaceX also successfully landed the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket next to its launch site, the first on the West Coast.

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Report: SpaceX Raising $500M For Satellite Internet Efforts

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is in the midst of raising another $500M in funding, according to the WSJ, in a funding round to help it bring its constellation of Internet satellites to space. According to the report--citing "people familiar with the fundraising"--the new round values SpaceX at $30.5 After the funding round, SpaceX will have raised a total of $2.5 spacex satellite internet launch broadband constellation aerospace space

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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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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 Aims At 7:21pm Landing Sunday

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX confirmed late Friday afternoon that it plans to attempt the first, West Coast land landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base on Sunday evening, shortly after 7:21pm. According to SpaceX, it is targeting launch of the SAOCOM 1A mission from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at 7:21pm PDT, and will attempt to land the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a new pad, Landing Zone 4.

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SpaceX To Deliver Robots To The Moon

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has just signed a deal to deliver two robot payloads to the moon for a small Japanese company, ispace , ispace said this morning. According to ispace, it has signed a contract with SpaceX for two flights to land two lunar orbiters on the moon. spacex ispace rover robot robotics moon rocket aerospace

SpaceX Launch Shifts To Sunday Evening

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The next launch of a SpaceX rocket--of an earth observation satellite, the SAOCOM-1A, for Argentina--has shifted to Sunday evening, based on new launch data. The SpaceX launch will also include the first, ground-based landing for a SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage on the west coast; SpaceX is planning to land the stage within sight of its launch pad at Vandenberg, while also deploying its oceangoing vessel, the Mr. Steven, to catch the fairing of the Falcon 9.

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SpaceX Shifts Satellite Launch Mission To Later Today

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX shifts its planned launch for Sunday to today, Monday, saying it is now looking to launch the Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express mission from Vandenberg Air Force Base this morning. SpaceX said the launch window for the mission opens at 10:32 a.m. The original launch window for the SpaceX launch from Vandenberg was last Wednesday, which was delayed due to high winds from the storm system which came through the West Coast last week.

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SpaceX Plans Rocket Landing At Vandenberg Saturday

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is getting set to launch another rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc, just north of Santa Barbara--and hopes to also land the first stage of its Falcon 9 on land at a nearby landing pad. SpaceX--which is targeting the launch for 7:21 p.m. SpaceX has successfully been launching and landing its rockets both out on the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, as well as on land in Florida. spacex rocket landing vandenberg aerospace space

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SpaceX Dragon Capsule Returns To Earth

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A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft, launched into space by Los Angeles-based SpaceX in June, returned to earth on Friday afternoon, landing in the Pacific Ocean at 3:17 p.m. The SpaceX Dragon delivered more than 5,900 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station, and returning with more than 3,800 pounds of cargo from the ISS on Friday. SpaceX retrieved the Dragon on Friday and brought it back to Long Beach, for return to NASA.

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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 Aims At Sunday For New Vandenberg Launch

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is hoping that it will be able to launch its Spaceflight SSO-A mission on Sunday, five days after it was force to scrub its original Wednesday launch date for the small satellite launch mission. According to the last update from SpaceX, it is now targeting December 2nd for launch of the SmallSat Express from Vandenberg Air Force Base. spacex satellite launch spaceflight cubesat smallsat space aerospace rocket

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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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SpaceX Delays Hispasat Launch In Florida

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX delayed its anticipated launch of the Hispasat 30W-6 satellite over the weekend, saying that it needed to conduct additional testing on the Falcon 9's fairing's pressurization system before launch. SpaceX had hoped to launch the Hispasat 30W-6 mission on Sunday mornig from Florida. SpaceX has not yet rescheduled the launch time for the new mission. spacex hispasat satellite launch aerospace falcon9

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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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