SpaceX Fuels Industry’s Rebirth

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Alumni of SpaceX are leading a renaissance in aerospace

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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.

German Team Wins SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition

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A German team has won the fourth annual SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition on Sunday, taking its pod up to 288 mph (463 km/h), as SpaceX continues to push development of technology for the high tech, futuristic transportation technology cooked up by Elon Musk. spacex hyperloop competition technical university munich transport elon musk

SpaceX Breaks Launch Record

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SpaceX reaches new heights with record-breaking rocket launch

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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: Leaking Component Cause Of Destruction Of Crew Dragon

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has released the results of an investigation into the destruction of its Crew Dragon in April, during a static fire engine test, blaming a leaky component for the failure. The failure on April 20th occurred during a test of SpaceX's vehicle propulsion systems, which were designed to detect system level issues prior to an "In-Flight Abort" test of the space capsule. spacex crew dragon astronaut international space station accident aerospace nasa capsule

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SpaceX Plans First Commercial Flights Of Starship In 2021

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is hoping to launch the very first, commercial missions for its Starship spacecraft--designed to deliver passengers to Mars--in 2021, according to the company , and is currently in talks with three companies on those missions. spacex starship commercial flight spaceflight aerospace elon musk spacecraft mars

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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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Fire Reported At SpaceX Facility In Florida

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A fire broke out this morning at a SpaceX facility in Florida, where SpaceX is working on its "Starship", reportedly causing around $650,000 in damage. Other details on the fire have not yet been provided by SpaceX. SpaceX, which is based in the Los Angeles area, in Hawthorne, has said that it hopes to launch commercial missions on the Starship in 2021.

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 Lands $314M More In Funding, Says Report

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has raised $314.2M According to CNBC, the funding came at $214 per share, and will bring the total raised by SpaceX in 2019 to $1.33 Privately held SpaceX rarely announces investment details on its funding. spacex venture capital funding ontario pension provider aerospace space spaceflightin new funding, according to a report from CNBC Thursday, which said part, if not all, of that investment came from the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.

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SpaceX Gears Up For Falcon Heavy Launch Later Today

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is gearing up for another launch of its Falcon Heavy, with the first use of the Falcon Heavy by the Department of Defense (DoD). According to SpaceX, the launch window for the Space Test Program-2 (STP-2) mission opens at 11:30pm today, June 24th, with a liftoff targeted from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. spacex falcon heavy launch satellite department defense aerospace rocket

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SpaceX's Next Launch To ISS Delayed

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A new launch of supplies to the International Space Station by Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has been delayed, on request of NASA. According to NASA , it ran into a power system glitch on the ISS on Monday, and has shifted the window for the SpaceX launch no earlier than Friday, May 3rd. spacex falcon international space station rocket aerospace resupply delay

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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 Wins Award To Send Probe To Study Black Holes

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has scored a $50.3M The mission is expected to launch from Florida in April of 2021, from the SpaceX Launch Complex 39A. blackhole rocket falcon launch aerospace explorer polarimetry xray mission star neutron hole black spacexcontract to launch a NASA probe to study black holes and neutron stars. According to NASA, the award covers both launch services and other mission-related costs for the Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE).

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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 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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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 Has Successful Launch Mission From West Coast

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX successfully launched a mission from Vandenberg Air Force Base, just north of Santa Barbara, on Tuesday morning, and also successfully landed the first stage of the Falcon 9 on base--only the second time SpaceX has landed the first stage of a Falcon 9 on land on the west coast. The SpaceX Falcon 9 that was used in the launch, and which was successfully recovered, was previously used in the March 2019 Crew Dragon demonstration flight 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 Successfully Launches Another Falcon Heavy Mission, But Loses Core

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has successfully delivered another Falcon Heavy into space late Monday evening, delivering a payload of satellites into space for the Department of Defense. SpaceX said the launch was "among the most challenging launches" in its history, with four separate upper-stage engine burns, three separate deployment orbits, a final propulsive passivation maneuver and a total mission duration of over six hours.

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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 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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Next West Coast SpaceX Mission Scheduled For Wednesday

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Fans of Hawthorne, California-based rocket and spacecraft developer SpaceX have another opportunity to catch a launch in San Luis Obispo, as SpaceX attempts to launch three Earth observation satellites on Wednesday. Image: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on the launchpad at Vandenberg Air Force Base at an earlier launch, in January of 2019. spacex spaceflight space canada earth observation satellite rocket launch vandenberg

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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 Picks Up $1 Billion More In New Funding

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has raised over $1 billion in new funding, according to regulatory filings from the firm filed on Friday. According to the regulatory filings, SpaceX raised the $1.022 billion split acros two rounds of funding, one worth $535.7M, and $486.2M spacex venture capital aerospace space launch rocketin the other. Source of the new funding and intended use for the new funds have not been announced by the company. READ MORE>>.

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 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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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 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 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 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 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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