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.

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 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 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 Sets Launch For Thursday In Florida

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is set to put its next Falcon 9 into space on Thursday, with a launch of the Es'hail-2 rocket from its operations in Florida, according to the company. spacex eshail satellite qatar communications spaceThe communications satellite--owned by the country of Qatar--will launch from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The launch is currently scheduled for launch at 3:46 p.m.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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 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 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 Books Flight Around The Moon For Private Passenger

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SpaceX said on Thursday that it has booked the world's first private passenger to fly around the Moon, about the company's BFR launch vehicle. SpaceX did not announce the name or details on the passenger, saying that it will be making a formal announcement on Monday, September 17th of the deal. spacex moon rocket space exploration aerospace

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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 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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Silicon Beach Report Nov. 11: SpaceX Shifts Gears on Satellite Testing

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Seven exit SpaceX's satellite testing team; Hulu prioritizes non-English content; new Office of Child Protection website launches with AI

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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 Successfully Launches Another Iridium Mission

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SpaceX successfully launched another Falcon 9 into space on Wednesday morning, putting the Iridium-7 NEXT mission into space at 4:39 a.m. The very early morning launch is the seventh of 75 satellites that SpaceX will be delivering into space for Iridium for that company's global satellite communications network. As part of the launch, SpaceX also landed the first stage of the Falcon 9 in the Pacific Ocean, on the "Just Read the Instructions" droneship.

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SpaceX Launch Targeted For Next Week

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is targeting its next rocket launch for sometime next week, from its launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. SpaceX has targeted the launch of the Telstar 18 VANTAGE communications satellite for a launch window starting at 11:33pm EDT on the 23rd, according to multiple sources. Image: The SpaceX launch of the Telstar 19 satellite in July. spacex telstar18 telstar communications satellite rocket launch aerospace space

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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 Delivers Telstar Vantage 18 To Space

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully delivered another payload into space in the early hours of the morning, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Base. SpaceX launched the satellite payload at 12:45 a.m. SpaceX also landed the Falcon 9 rocket used in the launch on a drone ship in the Atlantic. aerospace canaveral florida rocket launch spacex telstar18 vantage telstar

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SpaceX Delivers Indonesian Satellite Into Orbit

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully delivered the Merah Putih, an Indonesian communications satellite, into orbit at 1:18 a.m. According to SpaceX, it delivered the Merah Putih satellite into Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, using the same Falcon 9 first stage that it used for the prior Bangbandhu Satellite-1 mission in May. SpaceX successfully landed that first stage in the Atlantic after the launch.

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NASA Gives Nod To SpaceX Fueling Plan

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NASA has given the nod to Hawthorne-based SpaceX , for its plan to fuel its rockets while astronauts are on board its Crew Dragon spacecraft. In a statement, published on Friday, NASA said it will allow SpaceX to use its "load-and-go" approach to fueling its Falcon 9 rockets even while astronauts are onboard its Dragon spacecraft. SpaceX is attempting to place astronauts into space by April of next year. nasa spacex fueling rocket aerospace spaceflight space astronaut

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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 Names Passenger For Around The Moon Trip

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has unveiled the name of the person who has booked an around the Moon trip on its BFR rocket on Monday evening, saying that it's Japanese fashion mogul Yusaku Maezawa. According to SpaceX, Maezawa has paid a "substantial" deposit on the trip on the yet-to-launch BFR, the SpaceX manned rocket which is being designed to take a large number of humans to space--and potentially, as far as Mars.

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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 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 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 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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Silicon Beach Report Oct. 19: SpaceX Prioritizes Talent Over Cost

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SpaceX prioritizes talent over cost in Port of L.A. project; Nexon’s ‘MapleStory’ hits 1 million; Clippers and Second Spectrum team up for VR game viewer

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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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