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Elon Musk"s SpaceX keeps winning US military contracts — here"s why, according to an aerospace expert

Steve Nutt, professor at the University of Southern California, says Elon Musk's SpaceX is now the main alternative to traditional contractors. SpaceX founder and chief engineer Elon Musk. REUTERS/Steve Nesius The US milita.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytOct 18th, 2020

The US military and Elon Musk are planning a 7,500 mph rocket that can deliver weapons anywhere in the world in an hour

The planned SpaceX rocket can blast 80 tonnes of cargo into space, and complete a 7,652-mile journey from Florida to Afghanistan in about an hour. Yichuan .....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytOct 9th, 2020

SpaceX scrubs 1 of its back-to-back Central Florida rocket launches

Elon Musk's aerospace firm had planned two missions on Sunday within about nine hours of each other......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 31st, 2020

SpaceX may attempt 3 rocket launches on Sunday

SpaceX, Elon Musk's aerospace company, has scheduled two back-to-back Falcon 9 launches in Florida, just nine hours apart. REUTERS/Joe Skipper .....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytAug 30th, 2020

Starlink"s speed tests may look impressive, but experts say SpaceX"s satellite-internet project is unlikely to win any federal subsidies

Telecommunications experts said that Elon Musk's aerospace company will struggle to win $16 billion the regulator is reverse-auctioning in October. SpaceX founder Elo.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytAug 27th, 2020

Elon Musk seems furious that SpaceX has to split Space Force contracts worth billions with his nemesis, ULA

AP Photo/Susan Walsh SpaceX recently won a 40% share of a prized agreement with the Space Force to launch classified US payloads into orbit. But the .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 14th, 2020

SpaceX is trying to launch a 16-story Starship prototype hundreds of feet into the air

Elon Musk/SpaceX via Twitter SpaceX is developing a fully reusable rocket system called Starship-Super Heavy in Texas. Before the vehicle can fly to orbit, the aerospace company needs to prove the system's core design works.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 4th, 2020

SpaceX may launch a full-size Starship prototype hundreds of feet above Texas on Monday

Elon Musk/SpaceX via Twitter SpaceX is developing a fully reusable rocket system called Starship-Super Heavy in Texas. Before the vehicle can fly to orbit, the aerospace company needs t.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 3rd, 2020

SpaceX may "hop" a full-size Starship rocket prototype hundreds of feet into the air on Sunday

Elon Musk/SpaceX via Twitter SpaceX is developing a fully reusable rocket system called Starship-Super Heavy in Boca Chica, Texas. Before the vehicle can fly to orbit, though, the aerospace company needs to prove the system's core design works. To tha.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 30th, 2020

Elon Musk says SpaceX will try launching a full-size Starship prototype "later this week," and the rocket may fly 150 meters high

SpaceX is developing a fully reusable rocket system called Starship-Super Heavy in Boca Chica, Texas. Before a full-size vehicle can fly to orbit, though, the aerospace .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 21st, 2020

SpaceX has kicked off a new FAA environmental review in hopes of soon launching Starship-Super Heavy rockets to orbit from South Texas

SpaceX is aiming to soon launch a new 39-story rocket system called Starship-Super Heavy from Boca Chica at the southeastern tip of Texas. However, the aerospace company, founded by Elon Musk in 200.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 17th, 2020

Elon Musk: "SpaceX is building floating, superheavy-class spaceports" for its Starship rocket to reach the moon, Mars, and fly passengers around Earth

SpaceX/YouTube This week SpaceX posted two new jobs for "offshore operations engineers" in Brownsville, Texas. Elon Musk, who founded the aerospace company in 2002, all bu.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 16th, 2020

SpaceX eyeing Port of Los Angeles for Starship

Elon Musk's aerospace company had ditched plans to lease land on Terminal Island for Boca China, Texas, but is revisiting the idea......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 20th, 2020

SpaceX tourist seeks a girlfriend to love to the moon and back

With Elon Musk at the helm, SpaceX is no stranger to showmanship. But stunts involving the Hawthorne, California-based aerospace company have reached new heights with Yusaku Maezawa's announcement that he's looking for a girlfriend to take to the m.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 15th, 2020

SpaceX makes history with successful launch of reused fairing, booster"s fourth mission

Elon Musk's aerospace company launched 60 more satellites for its Starlink constellation......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 11th, 2019

Musk"s SpaceX sues U.S. Air Force over rocket-building contracts: filings

Billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX accused the U.S. Air Force of breaking contracting rules when it awarded money to three rocket makers but passed on Musk's rival bid, and said the tender should be reopened, according to a court filing unsealed on Wednesday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMay 22nd, 2019

Watch live: SpaceX to try launching Falcon Heavy, the world"s most powerful operational rocket, on its first paid mission

Thom Baur/Reuters SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by Elon Musk, plans to launch Falcon Heavy for the second time on Thur.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 11th, 2019

SpaceX: Fly Anywhere in 30 minutes

SpaceX: Fly Anywhere in 30 minutes What’s up at SpaceX? Engineer Gwynne Shotwell was employee number seven at Elon Musk’s pioneering aerospace company and is now its president. In conversa.....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsApr 24th, 2018

SpaceX and NASA Delay Launch of Planet-Hunting Satellite TESS

It's now slated for blast off on Wednesday. SpaceX and NASA have delayed a major satellite launch. The Elon Musk-led aerospace company said Mond.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneApr 16th, 2018

SpaceX"s massive Falcon Heavy rocket lands $130 million military launch contract

The US Air Force handed a launch contract to SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, marking another win for Elon Musk's rocket venture......»»

Category: topSource: cnnJun 21st, 2018

SpaceX may still rocket 2 mystery customers around the moon — here"s what Apollo astronaut Jim Lovell says the trip could be like

NASASpaceX, the aerospace company founded by Elon Musk, is poised to launch people to the moon for the first time in more than 45 years. In February, SpaceX successfully test-launched a.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 20th, 2018