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 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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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 Targets Next Launch For Sunday, From Florida

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX said on Wednesday that it is targeting its next rocket launch for Sunday, July 22nd, from its launchpad in Florida. According to SpaceX, it will look to launch the Telstar 19 VANTAGE payload from Pad 40 at Kennedy Space Center for an "early morning" launch. Exact times were not announced by SpaceX. SpaceX just completed its static fire testing of the Falcon 9 for that mission on Wednesday.

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SpaceX Plans Expansion In Florida

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is reportedly planning a big expansion of its operations in Florida, at the Kennedy Space Center, as the company continues to ramp up its launch operations there, according to local Florida publications. According to Florida Today, SpaceX is planning a new 133,000 square foot hangar, and a new launch control center, among other expansion at its current location at Kennedy Space Center. rocket aerospace control center space kennedy florida expansion spacex

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SpaceX Launches Fifteenth Payload To ISS

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully launched its fifteenth mission to the International Space Station this morning, sending the CRS-15 (Commercial Resupply Services) mission into space at 5:42 a.m. The latest SpaceX mission to the space station includes more than 5,900 pounds of supplies, including materials for more than 250 science and research projects. SpaceX has a contract for up to 20 missions to deliver supplies to the ISS.

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SpaceX Delivers SES-12 Satellite Into Orbit

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully delivered another satellite payload into space early Monday evening, launching the SES-12 satellite into Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) at 12:45 a.m. According to SpaceX, the SES-12 satellite was deployed about 32 minutes after liftoff. SpaceX did not attempt to recover the first stage again on this launch. spacex ses12 satellite orbit aerospace space rocket

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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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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 Shows Off Crew Capsule Chute Testing

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX said on Tuesday that it has completed its 16th test of the parachute system for its crewed Dragon module, part of the company's efforts to launch astronauts into space. According to SpaceX, the recent test was held at the Naval Air Facility El Centro in Southern California, verifying the system's ability to slow Crew Dragon and ensure a safe landing in the unlikely event of a low altitude abort. SpaceX released a video of the parachute test on Tuesday.

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SpaceX Dragon Docks At ISS

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SpaceX 's Dragon has successfully docked at the International Space Station this morning, and was officially bolted to the ISS at 9:00am ET, according to NASA. The Dragon is delivering around 5,800 pounds of science and cargo in SpaceX's fourteenth resupply mission to the space station, and will be at the space station for about a month. The SpaceX CRS-14 mission was launched from Cape Canaveral on Monday morning.

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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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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 Valuation Now $25 Billion, Says Report

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is now worth around $25 billion, based on the valuation of the company on a new, $507M fundraising round, according to Bloomberg. The valuation would make SpaceX the third most valuable startup in the United States, behind Uber and Airbnb, according to the report. spacex venture capital aerospace valuation unicorn elon musk

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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, Lands New Rocket Design

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Hawhorne-based SpaceX , the rocket and spacecraft developer led by technology mogul Elon Musk, successfully launched and landed a brand new rocket design on Friday, while successfully delivering a satellite into orbit for Bangladesh. SpaceX put its new Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket into space from Cape Canaveral at 4:14 p.m. The first stage of the new Falcon 9 Block 5 landed on the SpaceX droneship Of Course I Still Love You.

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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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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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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 Delays SES-12 Launch, Shows Off Fairing Capture

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Hawthorne-based rocket and spacecraft developer SpaceX delayed the SES-12 satellite launch, which had been scheduled for Friday, saying on Thursday that it needed to run additional tests on the Falcon 9's second stage. According to SpaceX, it is now looking at a June 4th launch of the satellite mission from Florida's Cape Canaveral. Those fairings--used to protect the satellite payloads on SpaceX's Falcon 9--are are SpaceX's list of components to make re-usable for future launches.

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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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SpaceX Prepping For Launch Later Today Of New Rocket Design

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is in the final phases of launch for a new rocket design, the Falcon 9 Block 5, targeted at 4:12 EDT today in Florida. SpaceX--which is hoping to launch the very first satellite for Bangladesh, the Bangabandhu-1, with the launch--and also prove out its new, highly re-usable design, which is aimed at making it even easier for SpaceX to re-use its rockets. spacex rocket launch manned flight aerospace nasa block5 bangladesh bangbadhu

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SpaceX Queues Up Satellite Launch At Canaveral For June 1st

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX said over the weekend that its next launch, the SES-12 mission, is being targeted for June 1st, from Pad 40 at Cape Canveral. SpaceX said it is "closely watching" weather conditions at the Cape for the launch. Image: an earlier SpaceX mission on the launchpad. spacex cape canaveral satellite launch communications aerospace rocket

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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 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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SpaceX Dragon Returns To Earth, Heads To Long Beach

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The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, which has been docked at the International Space Station (ISS) for the last month, successfully returned to earth on Saturday morning, and headed back to Long Beach for further processing. According to NASA and SpaceX, the Dragon returned with more than 4,000 pounds of cargo and research materials from its stay in space. The mission is the third to and from the ISS with a "flight-proven" spacecraft for SpaceX.

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 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 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 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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