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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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 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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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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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 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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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 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 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 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 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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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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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 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 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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Silicon Beach Report Aug. 17: SpaceX Gains NASA Fueling Approval

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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 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 Sends Telstar 19 Into Orbit

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully sent another satellite payload into space over the weekend, sending the Telstar 19 Vantage into space from Florida early Sunday morning. SpaceX also successfully landed the Falcon 9's first stage on the "Of Course I Still Love You" droneship in the Atlantic. SpaceX's next launch is scheduled for Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, at 4:39 a.m. spacex telstar telstar19 vantage florida rocket aerospace launch

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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 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 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, Air Force Settle Lawsuit

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Los Angeles-based space rocket developer SpaceX said Friday that the company has reached an agreement with the U.S. Air Force, to drop its lawsuit against the USAF--giving SpaceX the opportunity to bid for national security space launches. SpaceX is based in Hawthorne, not far from LAX.

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SpaceX Plans Expansion In Seattle

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has opened up a new office in Seattle, where it plans to hire "thousands", according to CEO Elon Musk today. Musk, speaking on Bloomberg, said the new office will help SpaceX develop satellites , part of his plan to eventually deliver reach Mars.

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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 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 Targets Wednesday Early AM For Next Launch

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is targeting its next launch for here in Southern California tomorrow, July 25th, at the very, very early morning hours. SpaceX said it will be attempting to launch the Iridum-7 NEXT missio at 4:39 a.m. SpaceX said the backup launch opportunity is Thursday, July 26th, at 4:33 a.m. SpaceX said it will attempt to land the first stage of the Falcon 9 being used in the mission in the Pacific Ocean, on the "Just Read the Instructions" droneship.

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