Space exploration Tech
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. designs, manufactures, and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company's products include Falcon 9, a two-stage rocket; and Dragon, a free-flying spacecraft. Space Exploration Technologies Corp. was founded in 2002 and is based in Hawthorne, California with an additional office in Redmond.
1 Rocket Road
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Founded in 2002
Key Executives for Space Exploration Technologies Corp.
Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Rocket Designer
President and Chief Operating Officer
Chief Financial Officer and President of Strategic Acquisitions Group
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Propulsion Chief Technology Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. Key Developments
Global-IP Announces the Selection of Space Exploration Technologies to Launch its 150 Gbps GiSAT-1
Apr 3 17
Global-IP Cayman signed a launch services agreement with Space Exploration Technologies Corp. for its first communication satellite GiSAT-1. GiSAT-1 is a High-Throughput Satellite with 150 Gbps of capacity, currently under construction by The Boeing Company. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will launch GiSAT-1. The deployment is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2018 and will launch GiSAT-1 into its trajectory for geostationary orbit off the west coast of Africa. GiSAT-1 will have a mission life of 15 years.
Spacex Launches First Recycled Rocket
Mar 30 17
SpaceX launch its first recycled rocket, using a booster that sent food and supplies to the astronauts living at the International Space Station in April, 2017. Standing tall at the NASA launchpad, the white Falcon 9 rocket contains a tall, column-like portion known as the first stage, or booster, that propelled the unmanned Dragon cargo ship to space last year, then returned to an upright landing on an ocean platform. The company headed by internet entrepreneur Elon Musk, has for years been honing the technology of powering its boosters back to careful Earth landings on solid ground and in the water. So far it has successfully landed eight five on so-called drone ships floating in the ocean, and three on land. Currently, millions of dollars’ worth of rocket parts are jettisoned after each launch. The company officials have informed that reusing hardware could slash costs with each Falcon 9 launch costing over $61 million by about 30%. While generating plenty of buzz, the novel process still raises concerns for both customers and the company.
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. Wins $96, 500, 490 Contract
Mar 25 17
Space Exploration Technologies Corp., Hawthorne, California, won a $96, 500, 490 federal contract from the U.S. Air Force Space Command for mission launch services for an evolved expendable launch vehicle (EELV) global positioning system. The place of performance will be at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida; Hawthorne, California; and McGregor, Texas.
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