Tag: SpaceX

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 […]

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SpaceX shows off Crew Dragon’s integrated solar panels for the first time

SpaceX is already leading the charge in commercialized spaceflight with a packed schedule of launches and partnerships with countless space agencies and private companies, but its deal with NASA is easily one of its most important. SpaceX has been tasked with developing a crewed launch vehicle that is capable of ferrying astronauts to and from […]

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SpaceX raising $500 million to help build satellite broadband network

Enlarge / SpaceX’s first Starlink broadband satellites. reader comments 21 with 15 posters participating Share this story SpaceX is raising $500 million from investors to help build its worldwide satellite broadband network, The Wall Street Journal reported today. The company run by Elon Musk has agreed on financing terms with existing shareholders and new investor […]

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NASA’s director really wants Elon Musk to stop smoking weed in public

It was revealed last week that NASA will be conducting an investigation into the company culture of SpaceX after concerns over Elon Musk’s behavior began to grow within NASA’s upper management. NASA has remained relatively silent as far as public statements against Musk’s stunts are concerned but that appears to be changing ever so slightly. […]

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FCC tells SpaceX it can deploy up to 11,943 broadband satellites

reader comments 14 with 11 posters participating Share this story SpaceX today received US approval to deploy 7,518 broadband satellites, in addition to the 4,425 satellites that were approved eight months ago. The Federal Communications Commission voted to let SpaceX launch 4,425 low Earth orbit satellites in March of this year. SpaceX separately sought approval […]

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Unhappy Elon Musk went on firing spree over slow satellite broadband progress

Enlarge / Elon Musk at a SpaceX press conference on September 17, 2018 in Hawthorne, California. Getty Images | Mario Tama reader comments 38 Share this story SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently “fired at least seven” managers in order to speed up development and testing of satellites that could provide broadband around the world, Reuters […]

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