SpaceX Acquires Swarm Technologies

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SpaceX has agreed to purchase Swarm Technologies, which designs small satellites to manage internet-of-things services

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SpaceX Plans Space Station Mission In August

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is planning a mission to the International Space Station on Aug.

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SpaceX Launches Final Mission of 2020

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SpaceX closed out a record-breaking year of launches with the completion of its 26th mission for 2020

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SpaceX Buys Swarm Technologies

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Los Angeles-based rocket and spacecraft developer SpaceX has acquired Swarm Technologies, a developer of "smallsat" (small satellite) technology. spacex swarm technologies merger acquisition satellite cubesat smallsatFinancial terms of the buy were not announced, and no details of the acquisition were announced. The deal was uncovered via a series of filings with the FCC. Swarm has a network of 120.

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SpaceX Plans Space Station Mission in August

L.A. Business Journal

Hawthorne-based SpaceX is planning a mission to the International Space Station on Aug.

SpaceX Wins $2.9 Billion NASA Contract

L.A. Business Journal

The next astronauts to land on the Moon will likely do so in a spacecraft designed by SpaceX

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SpaceX Launches Third Crewed Mission

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SpaceX launched its third crewed mission April 23, sending four astronauts to the International Space Station

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SpaceX Sets Record With Latest Launch

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SpaceX set a record on Jan. 24, carrying 143 small satellites into space — the most ever deployed in a single launch

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SpaceX Inks $850M Funding

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX confirmed a $850M fundraising in a regulatory filing on Tuesday, in an equity funding round which included 69 investors. spacex starlink venture capital funding aerospace aviation space spaceflightThe fundraising had been rumored to have been in process for the last month or so. The filing said the effort started on February 16th. The round reportedly values the company at $74 billion.

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SpaceX Successfully Launches Space Tourism Flight

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully launched four, non-professional astronauts to space on Wednesday, the first time a SpaceX capsule has been used to take private citizens to space. inspiration4 spacex space tourism shift4 jude spacecraft aerospace tour billionairesThe company's Inspiration4 mission was bankrolled by one of those citizens, billionaire Jared Isaacman, who made his fortune as the founder and CEO of Shift4 Payments.

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SpaceX Launches 25th Mission of 2020

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SpaceX launched its 25th successful mission for this year on Dec. 13, deploying an audio satellite for Sirius XM Holdings Inc

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SpaceX Space Tourism Launch Set For Today

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX is getting set to launch its first ever, space tourism focused mission today from Florida. According to SpaceX, there's a give-hour launch window today opening at 8:02 p.m. spacex space tourism spaceflight jared isaacman shift4 aerospacefor the Inspiration4 mission, which it says will be the world's "first ever all-civilian human spaceflight".

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Intuitive Machines Taps SpaceX for Lunar Launch

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Intuitive Machines said it will use SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket for a lunar lander mission in 2024

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SpaceX Opens Signups For Starlink

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has opened up signups for its Starlink satellite Internet, allowing interested customers to sign up for ordering the service on its website. SpaceX requests users' email and service address, and says that orders are "first come, first serve". SpaceX has been beta testing the satellite Internet services in a number of locations. spacex starlink signup internet access beta satellite

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SpaceX Plans Orbital Starship Launch

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Hawthorne-based rocket and spacecraft developer SpaceX has put together plans to launch a Starship into orbit from Texas, with landing off the coast of Hawaii, according to documents filed with the FCC. SpaceX said the launch would both include a booster stage--which will land off the coast of Texas--as well as an Orbital Stage, which will perform a powered, targeted landing approximately 62 miles off the northwest coast of Kauai.

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SpaceX Seeking Another $250M

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX , led by Elon Musk, is seeking another $250M in funding, which would value SpaceX at an astounding $36 billion. CNBC said that SpaceX raised $1.33 musk elon aerospace spaceflight space capital venture spacexAccording to CNBC, the funding will go towards the Crew Dragon, Starlink, and Starship. billion in 2019. READ MORE>>.

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SpaceX Fuels Industry’s Rebirth

L.A. Business Journal

Alumni of SpaceX are leading a renaissance in aerospace

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SpaceX Plans to Launch All-Civilian Crew

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SpaceX is planning a new mission with a crew entirely made up of civilians later this year

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Aggressive Plan for SpaceX

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A look at SpaceX’s partnership with NASA and its goals for human spaceflight

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Founded by former SpaceX engineers, First Resonance pitches tools to make things the SpaceX way

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After operating in stealth mode for about two years, First Resonance , a company founded by former SpaceX engineers, is finally showing the world their software toolkit designed to let manufacturers make things using the processes employed by their former boss.

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SpaceX Breaks Launch Record

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SpaceX reaches new heights with record-breaking rocket launch

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SpaceX Lands $850M, Now Worth $74 Billion

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has completed raising $850M in new funding, boosting the valuation of the company to an astounding $74 billion, according to CNBC. The funding--which has not been announced by SpaceX--apparently valued SpaceX at $419.99 per share, and is a steep rise from its previous round in August, which valued SpaceX at $46 billion. spacex starlink venture capital funding aerospace aviation space spaceflight

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SpaceX Launches Satellite Ridesharing Mission

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX successfully launched its first, dedicated satellite ridesharing mission into space on Sunday, launching 133 commercial and government spacecraft--plus 10 Starlink satellites--into space in one fell swoop. SpaceX's Transporter-1 mission used a Falcon 9 rocket, and launched into space at 10:00 a.m. spacex satellite ridesharing mission transporter transport

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SpaceX Successfully Lands Starship in Test Flight

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It took five tries, but SpaceX successfully completed a high-altitude test flight of its Starship spacecraft

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SpaceX Plans First Billionaire Space Tourism Launch Today

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is planning its first ever, all-civilian space launch today, saying it is targeting a five hour launch window opening at 8:02 p.m. The company said it the "Inspiration4" mission will launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. space tourists billionaire spacex launch rocket aerospace aviation shift4

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SpaceX Pushes Off Satellite Launch

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX says it is pushing off its planned launch of another, 60 Starlink satellites which were scheduled to launch on Monday. According to SpaceX, the launch--which was set to take off at 10:22AM EDT--was delayed due to weather. SpaceX did not announced a new target date for the launch. SpaceX already has more than 500 satellites in orbit around the earth that are currently part of Starlink.

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SpaceX, Google Cloud In Data Center Deal

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX and Sunnyvale-based Google Cloud said on Thursday that the two are in a new partnership, where Starlink will locate its ground stations within Google's data center properties. According to Google Cloud and SpaceX, the deal will provide low-latency and reliable delivery of data from Starlink's satellites to locations on the network edge connected into Google's cloud. google cloud spacex starlink datacenter connectivity

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SpaceX Successfully Launches Manned Mission

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A SpaceX Crew Dragon rocket launches the first manned mission from U.S. soil since 2011

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SpaceX Wins Missile Tracking Contract

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has received a new, $149M contract to help develop new, missile tracking satellites for the U.S. SpaceX is reportedly looking to use the same base platform as it has been for Starlink for the satellite tracking. The award is the first for SpaceX for building satellites. spacex missile tracking contract stars aerospace starlink elon musk defense military

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SpaceX Scrubs Satellite Launch Mission

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX scrubbed its plans for a launch of another 57 Starlink communications satellites on Friday, saying its team needed additional time for pre-launch checkouts. SpaceX did not announced a new target launch date for the mission--part of an ongoing set of missions designed to send thousands of its Starlink satellites into low earth orbit. SpaceX has another launch--a military GPS satellite--scheduled for Tuesday, also from Florida.

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SpaceX Test Flight Ends in Another Crash

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SpaceX lost another prototype of its Starship rocket when a test flight of the enormous spacecraft ended in a crash landing

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SpaceX Launches Satellite for Space Force

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SpaceX successfully launched the company's first mission for the U.S. Space Force

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SpaceX Launches Four More Astronauts Towards ISS

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has successfully launched four more astronauts towards the International Space Station, in a launch for a href="[link] first time that a re-used Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket have been used on a crew mission. spacex crew mission astronauts aerospace aviation international space station florida launch reuse rocket

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SpaceX Sends SiriusXM Satellite Into Space

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Hawthorne, California-based rocket launch provider SpaceX has successfully launched a new satellite into space for SiriusXM. Maxar Technologies--which built the satellite for SiriusXM, before delivery to SpaceX for launch--said the satellite is performing properly. spacex siriusxm sxm7 satellite launch aerospace space rocketThe company launched the SiriusXM SXM-7 satellite into space this weekend, in a launch from Florida.

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SpaceX Launches, Lands SN10 Starship, Which Later Explodes

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX had another launch and landing test of its Starship spacecraft, successfully launching and landing the SN10 Starship--which then spectacularly exploded on the launch pad. The Starship is the latest prototype of the space vehicle to be destroyed in testing, as SpaceX has been moving towards launching the extremely large spacecraft into space. SpaceX is conducting the launch testing in Boca Chica, Texas.

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SpaceX Successfully Launches GPS Satellite Into Space

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has successfully launched a new, GPS satellite into space for the United States Space Force on Thursday afternoon. SpaceX launched the US Space Force's GPS III Space Vehicle 04 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, in Florida, from its launchpad at Space Launch Complex 40. spacex satellite launch usaf ussf spaceflight space aerospace rocket

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SpaceX Starship Explodes During Test Firing

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has seen another setback in their efforts to develop its next generation Starship, after a full size prototype of the SpaceX Starship exploded after a test firing of its Raptor engines. Videos show the Starship exploding at SpaceX's test site at Boca Chica, Texas at 1:49 p.m. The Starship is intended to eventually replace the Falcon 9 and Dragon, and is expected to be the basis for SpaceX's plan to deliver humans to Mars.

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SpaceX Dragon Headed Back To Earth Today

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Another, SpaceX Dragon capsule is headed back to earth, and is expected to splash down in the Atlantic at 10PM Eastern time, according to NASA, which is broadcasting the departure of the capsule from the International Space Station (ISS) this morning. The Dragon cargo craft is actually one of two, SpaceX Dragon spacecraft currently at the International Space Station--there's also a Crew Dragon attached to the ISS at the moment. SpaceX is based in the Los Angeles area, in Hawthorne.

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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. Announced last September SpaceX intends for the reusable BFR to eventually replace its Falcon 9 and Falcon 9 Heavy rockets. ” Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX president and COO, said in a statement. SpaceX has used the port for its west coast recovery operations since 2012.

SpaceX Capsule Returns Space Station Astronauts to Earth

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Four astronauts returned to Earth from the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX-designed capsule on May 2

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SpaceX Launches More Starlink Satellites

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX sent another set of its Starlink satellites into space this morning, successfully launching its sixth Starlink mission into space at 8:16 a.m. The mission also included a recovered fairing, which was used in May 2019 on the first SpaceX Starlink mission. spacex starlink satellite mission falcon9 spacecraft aerospace launch

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SpaceX Starship Explodes After Attempted Landing

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Hawthorne, California-based rocket developer SpaceX conducted a high-altitude, suborbital flight of its Starship spacecraft on Wednesday, successfully launching the vehicle to high altitudes--but ending with a spectacular explosion of the Starship just as it reached the ground. SpaceX intends to eventually use the Starship to send humans to Mars. mars experiment aerospace spaceflight space destroyed starship spacex

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SpaceX Destroys Another Starship In Flight Test

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has destroyed another one of its prototype Starship space rockets on Tuesday, after a Starship SN9 failed to land properly in Bolsa Chica, high altitude test. SpaceX is hoping to eventually use the Starship to deliver human beings to Mars. spacex starship destroyed space spaceflight aerospace experiment mars

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