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SpaceX

Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, better known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California.

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Date incorporated
March 14, 2002
Incorporation reference
3500808
Place of incorporation
Delaware
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SpaceX Launch Vehicles:

Name
Mass to LEO
Mass to GTO

Falcon 1 [no longer in production]

420kg (926 lb)

N/A

Falcon 1e [proposed - never flown]

1010kg (2220 lb)

N/A

22,800kg (50,265 lb)

8,300kg (18,300 lb)

63,800kg (140,660 lb)

26,700kg (58,860 lb)

Starship [in development]

100,000+ kg (220,000+ lb)

N/A

Edits on 26 Jun, 2019
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June 25, 2019

Falcon Heavy launches STP-2 mission with Falcon Heavy

February 2018

SpaceX launched the car on a test flight of its Heavy rocket.

February 2018

SpaceX launched the car on a test flight of its Heavy rocket.
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SpaceX Launch Vehicles:

SpaceX Launch Vehicles:

Name
Mass to LEO
Mass to GTO

Big Falcon Rocket [in development]

100,000+ kg (220,000+ lb)

N/A

Falcon 1 [no longer in production]

420kg (926 lb)

N/A

Falcon 1e [proposed - never flown]

1010kg (2220 lb)

N/A

22,800kg (50,265 lb)

8,300kg (18,300 lb)

63,800kg (140,660 lb)

26,700kg (58,860 lb)

Edits on 2 May, 2019
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In March 2006 SpaceX made its first Falcon 1 launch, which began successfully but ended prematurely because of a fuel leak and fire. By this time, however, the company had already earned millions of dollars in launching orders, many of them from the U.S. government. In August of that year SpaceX was a winner of a NASA competition for funds to build and demonstrate spacecraft that could potentially service the ISS after the decommissioning of the space shuttlespace shuttle. Falcon 1 launches that failed to attain Earth orbit followed in March 2007 and August 2008, but in September 2008 SpaceX became the first privately owned company to send a liquid-fueled rocket into orbit. Three months later it won a NASA contract for servicing the ISS that was worth more than $1 billion.

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SpaceX was formed in the hopes of revolutionizing the aerospace industry and making affordable spaceflight a reality. The company entered the arena with the Falcon 1 rocket, a two-stage liquid-fueled craft designed to send small satellites into orbit. The Falcon 1 was vastly cheaper to build and operate than its competitors, a field largely populated by spacecraft built by publicly owned and government-funded companies such as Lockheed MartinLockheed Martin and Boeing. Part of the rocket’s cost-effectiveness was made possible by the SpaceX-developed Merlin engine, a cheaper alternative to those used by other companies. SpaceX also focused on making reusable rockets (other launch vehicles are generally made for one-time use).

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In March 2006 SpaceX made its first Falcon 1 launch, which began successfully but ended prematurely because of a fuel leak and fire. By this time, however, the company had already earned millions of dollars in launching orders, many of them from the U.S. government. In August of that year SpaceX was a winner of a NASANASA competition for funds to build and demonstrate spacecraft that could potentially service the ISS after the decommissioning of the space shuttle. Falcon 1 launches that failed to attain Earth orbit followed in March 2007 and August 2008, but in September 2008 SpaceX became the first privately owned company to send a liquid-fueled rocket into orbit. Three months later it won a NASA contract for servicing the ISS that was worth more than $1 billion.

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Name
Mass to LEO
Mass to GTO

22,800kg (50,265 lb)

22,800kg8,300kg (50,26518,300 lb)

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Role
Related Golden topics

Thomas Mueller

Propulsion CTO

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Name
Mass to LEO
Mass to GTO

Falcon 1 [inactiveno longer in production]

420kg (926 lb)

N/A

Edits on 24 Jan, 2019
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SpaceX launch systems:

Name
Mass to LEO
Mass to GTO

Falcon 1 [inactive]

420kg (926 lb)

N/A

Falcon 1e [proposed - never flown]

1010kg (2220 lb)

N/A

22,800kg (50,265 lb)

22,800kg (50,265 lb)

63,800kg (140,660 lb)

26,700kg (58,860 lb)

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