Tag: SpaceX

OneWeb raises $1.25 billion to mass produce high-speed internet satellites

OneWeb, a space startup that recently launched its first “constellation” of micro-satellites to deliver broadband access across the globe, has raised $1.25 billion to begin mass production of its satellites and capitalize on what it calls “first mover advantage.” The gargantuan cash injection was led by SoftBank, Qualcomm, Grupo Salinas, and the Rwandan government, and […]

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SpaceX rocket with unmanned U.S. capsule blasts off for space station

(Reuters) — A SpaceX rocket with an unmanned crew capsule blasted off on Saturday for the International Space Station, in a key milestone for Elon Musk’s space company and NASA’s long-delayed goal to resume human spaceflight from U.S. soil later this year. SpaceX’s 16-foot-tall (4.9 meter) Crew Dragon capsule, atop a Falcon 9 rocket, lifted […]

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SpaceX, Elon Musk’s Rocket Company, Cuts 10 Percent of Its Work Force

SpaceX, the private rocket company founded by the billionaire Elon Musk, is laying off about 10 percent of its work force in what it framed as a necessary cutback to position the company for an unchartered future. The company will have about 6,000 employees remaining after the layoffs, which will take place companywide. “To continue […]

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SpaceX competitor Vector raises $70 million to build more rockets

Space company Vector today announced it has raised a $70 million funding round to build the Vector R and Vector H rockets. Vector focuses on the use of smaller rockets to put microsatellites in orbit and make deliveries. Vector plans to launch its first rocket later this year in Kodiak, Alaska and complete 12 Vector […]

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elon musk will fly artists around the moon to come up with a masterpiece in 2023

a japanese billionaire and a group of artists will visit the moon, becoming the first private citizens ever to fly beyond low-earth orbit, spaceX CEO elon musk has announced. yusaku maezawa, 42-year-old billionaire and founder of japanese e-commerce giant zozo, signed up for the mission that will see the company’s BFR spacecraft fly beyond low-earth orbit […]

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Japanese fashion billionaire Yusaku Maezawa lands first private SpaceX moon flight

(Reuters) — SpaceX, Elon Musk’s space transportation company, on Monday named its first private passenger on a voyage around the moon as Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, the founder and chief executive of online fashion retailer Zozo. A former drummer in a punk band, Maezawa is tentatively planning to make his moon flight in 2023 aboard […]

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elon musk tweets new images of forthcoming spaceX BFR spacecraft

ahead of the today’s imminent reveal of the mystery passenger who will fly around the moon in spaceX‘s forthcoming big falcon rocket, elon musk has tweeted two new renders of the spacecraft. announced for the first time last year and nicknamed ‘big f***ing rocket’ by musk, the 348 feet tall (106 meters) ship will contain up to 40 […]

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Well, Elon Musk Just Ruined Weed for Everyone

Grimes’s boyfriend and possible Bond supervillain Elon Musk took a break from launching sports cars into space, trying to colonize Mars, and fighting with small-town artists to go on Joe Rogan’s podcast Thursday night, which was broadcast live on YouTube. The two had a very long, wide-ranging conversation that touched on electric planes, multiple universes, […]

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