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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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 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 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 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 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 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

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Alumni of SpaceX are leading a renaissance in aerospace

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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 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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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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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 Breaks Launch Record

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SpaceX reaches new heights with record-breaking rocket launch

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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 alumni are helping build LA’s startup ecosystem

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Instead, several former SpaceX employees have launched a raft of new companies, capturing the imagination and dollars of some of the biggest names in venture capital. Perhaps the most successful SpaceX offshoot is Relativity Space , founded by Jordan Noone and Tim Ellis. Since Noone, a former SpaceX engineer, and Ellis, a former Blue Origin engineer, founded their company, the business has been (forgive the expression) a rocket ship.

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SpaceX reportedly looking to build Starship rockets at Port of LA

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SpaceX is said to be in talks with local government officials about setting up a new rocket factory in the Port of Los Angeles, a location that would give it easy access to the ocean for transporting its next-generation Starship and Super Heavy launch vehicles to its coastal launchpad sites in Florida. Currently, SpaceX is building its Starship prototype for orbital testing at a facility in Boca Chica, Texas.

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SpaceX Gets Investment From Legendary Ventures

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Hawthorne, California-based rocket and spacecraft developer SpaceX has just closed a Series N funding round, according to investor Legendary Ventures, which invested in the round. Amount of the Series N funding round was not announced, and Legendary Ventures did not say how much it invested in SpaceX through the round, and whether is was a major or minor investor in the round. A report in August said SpaceX was raising $1.9

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SpaceX Launch For Today Delayed, Again

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A launch of another 60, Starlink satellites by Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has again been delayed this morning, after SpaceX said it received an "out of family ground system sensor reading". SpaceX said it will announced a new, target launch date once it is confirmed on the Range. SpaceX already has more than 500 satellites in orbit around the earth that are currently part of Starlink. spacex starlink satellite space spaceflight aerospace

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SpaceX Delivers New Airlock to International Space Station

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SpaceX returned to the International Space Station, carrying a new airlock and thousands of pounds of other equipment

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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 Scores $886M From FCC For High Speed Rural Broadband

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX , which is developing its own constellation of thousands of satellites to provide Internet service to earth, has been selected to receive $886M from the FCC to deploy high speed broadband to the rural United States. According to the FCC, SpaceX was among 180 companies to receive part of $9.2 spacex starlink rural broadband funding geolinks

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SpaceX Puts Another 60 Satellites Into Space

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX put yet another 60 satellites for its Starlink system into space on Sunday, using a Falcon 9 first stage which was previously used to launch the Crew Dragon to the International Space Station. SpaceX's launch occurred at 8:25 a.m. spacex starlink satellite earth orbite aerospace space spaceflight

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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 Launches More Satellites, Breaks Reuse Record

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has once again successfully launched another set of Starlink satellites into space on Tuesday morning, breaking a re-use record for the first stage of a Falcon 9 booster rocket in the process. SpaceX launched 58 Starlink satellites and three Planet SkySats in the launch from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, at 10:31AM EDT. spacex launch satellite planet spaceflight aerospace rocket

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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 Completes Launch Of ANASIS-II

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has again successfully put another payload into space, this time, a military communications satellite for South Korea. The rocket runaround took SpaceX only 51 days between flights for the same Falcon 9 first stage booster. spacex falcon9 anasis2 space aerospace aviation nasa rocket

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SpaceX Adds $1.9M In New Funding, Says Report

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has raised another, $1.9 The new funds reportedly value SpaceX at $46 billion, according to Bloomberg. SpaceX recently launched two astronauts into space for NASA, and just set a new record for re-use of a Falcon 9 booster Tuesday morning. spacex venture capital private equity space spaceflight aerospacebillion in funding, according to Reuters , which says the funding was disclosed in regulatory filings.

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SpaceX Planning New Launch From Vandenberg

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is planning a new launch of a payload from Vandenberg Air Force Base , just north of Lompoc, the first since June of 2019. SpaceX's last launch in Vandenberg was a set of three earth observation satellites for the Government of Canada. aerospace space satellite sentinel nasa launch vandenberg spacexAccording to NASA, it will be launching a new, international ocean measurement satellite, Sentinel-6.

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SpaceX Launches First Official NASA Crew Mission To ISS

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has successfully launched its first full, NASA astronaut mission to the International Space Station, sending the NASA Crew-1 mission into space on Sunday. ET aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon. nasa spacex launch crew mission astronauts aerospace aviation international space station crew1

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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 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 Opens Up Online ISS Docking Simulator

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has just released an online simulator, where you can try your hand at docking one of the SpaceX Dragon capsules with the ISS--using the exact controls that NASA astronauts will be using. capsule space spacecraft docking simulator spacexHave you ever wanted to dock a spacecraft with the International Space Station ?

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SpaceX Adds $1.9B In New Funding, Says Report

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has raised another, $1.9 The new funds reportedly value SpaceX at $46 billion, according to Bloomberg. SpaceX recently launched two astronauts into space for NASA, and just set a new record for re-use of a Falcon 9 booster Tuesday morning. aerospace spaceflight space equity private capital venture spacexbillion in funding, according to Reuters , which says the funding was disclosed in regulatory filings.

SpaceX To Provide Internet To Texas School District

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Hawthorne, California-based rocket launch, spacecraft, and satellite developer SpaceX , in one of the first large scale deployments of its Starlink satellite constellation, will provide Internet access to Ector County, Texas. According to the Ector County Independent School District (ECISD), it will become the first school district to utilize the SpaceX satellite to expand Internet capacity in Ector County. spacex starlink internet texas school access education broadband

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NASA Selects SpaceX For Moon Landing System

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is one of three companies which was selected by NASA today to develop lunar landers to land astronauts on the Moon, according to NASA. According to NASA, SpaceX is one of the companies selected to design and develop human landing systems (HLS) for the agency's Artemis program. nasa spacex moon landing lunar aerospace spaceship spacecraft contract

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SpaceX Lets You Book Satellite Launches Online

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is now accepting online reservations for flights on one of its dedicated, satellite ride sharing missions--for a cost as low as $1M. According to SpaceX, it is expanding its launch services "to directly address the needs of small satellite operators" through the online booking tool. The new tool lets users specify the type of orbit, date, and payload mass and get an instant price and ability to book a spot on a future SpaceX mission.

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SpaceX Starship Prototype Reportedly Explodes In Texas

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A prototype of a SpaceX Starship, which is undergoing testing in Texas, reportedly exploded during pressure testing on Wednesday afternoon. A live stream of the site, in Boca Chica, Texas, showed the top of the SpaceX Starship MK1 prototype being blown off with smoke billowing from the prototype spacecraft. SpaceX has yet to issue a statement on what might have gone wrong with the prototype Starship. accident prototype texas explosion starship spacex

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SpaceX To Offer Space Tourism Trip

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has inked a deal with Space Adventures , to launch private citizens into space on the SpaceX Crew Dragon, according to Spacex and Space Adventures. According to Space Adventures, it is in an agreement with SpaceX to fly up to four individuals with a change to fly on the Crew Dragon, with an "opportunity to break the world altitude record for private citizen spaceflight and see planet Earth the way no one has since the Gemini program."

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SpaceX Launches 60 More Satellites

L.A. Business Journal

Hawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp. sent 60 more Starlink satellites into orbit using the company’s Falcon 9 rocket during an Oct. 18 launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida

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SpaceX Dragon Splashes Down Off Long Beach

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A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft successfully splashed down 300 miles southwest of Long Beach at 2:50pm on Tuesday, after the 20th cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station for NASA. spacex dragon long beach space spacecraft international stationThe spacecraft was loaded with more than 4,000 pounds of scientific experiments and cargo.

SpaceX Plans Launch Of 60 More Starlink Satellites Today

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is getting set to launch 60 additional Starlink satellites today, with a target launch of 6:56 a.m. According to SpaceX, the new set of Starlink satellites will fly on a previously flown Falcon 9, along with a previously flown fairing. The launch will nearly double the number of Starlink satellites that SpaceX has launching into space; the company already has launched 62 satellites, the first in thousands planned by SpaceX.

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SpaceX Receives Funding from NASA to Aid Moon, Mars Missions

L.A. Business Journal

SpaceX is one of 14 companies awarded grants from NASA to boost the agency's mission to return to the Moon and to eventually land on Mars

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SpaceX Dragon, With Crew, In Historic Launch And Docking

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In a historic first, Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX had a successful launch, and subsequent docking, of a SpaceX Dragon capsule--the Endeavor--with the International Space Station. The launch on Friday went off without a hitch, and the SpaceX Dragon docked with the ISS, delivering Astronauts Bob Behnken and Col. The SpaceX Dragon spent 19 hours orbiting the earth before berthing with the ISS.

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