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SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.

SpaceX is a private company founded in 2002 by CEO and Lead Designer Elon Musk. The company has more than 5,000 employees at its headquarters in Hawthorne, California; launch facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and Vandenberg Air Force Base, California; a rocket-development facility in McGregor, Texas; and offices in Houston, Texas; Chantilly, Virginia; and Washington, DC. SpaceX has suppliers in all 50 states; see our SpaceX Supplier/Contractor Policy here.
 

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Falcon Heavy Test Launch



On Tuesday, Feb. 6th at 3:45 PM ET, Falcon Heavy successfully lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Falcon Heavy is the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two, with the ability to lift into orbit nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lb)--a mass greater than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel.

Falcon Heavy's first stage is composed of three Falcon 9 nine-engine cores whose 27 Merlin engines together generate more than 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff, equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft.

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PAZ MISSION
(Article by VWilson at SpaceX)



On Thursday, February 22nd at 6:17 a.m. PT, SpaceX successfully launched the PAZ satellite from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The mission, launched on a flight-proven Falcon 9, also carried SpaceX’s first two Starlink demonstration satellites to orbit.

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Hispasat 30W-6 Mission
(Article by VWilson at SpaceX)



On Tuesday, March 6th at 12:33 a.m. ET, SpaceX successfully launched the Hispasat 30W-6 satellite from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

The Hispasat 30W-6 satellite, weighing about six metric tons, is the third largest geostationary satellite SpaceX has flown to date. The satellite was deployed to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) approximately 33 minutes after launch. SpaceX did not attempt to land Falcon 9’s first stage after launch due to unfavorable weather conditions in the recovery area off the Atlantic Coast.

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Iridium-5 Mission
(Article by VWilson at SpaceX)



On Friday, March 30 at 7:13 a.m. PDT, SpaceX successfully launched the Iridium-5 mission from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. This was the fifth set of 10 satellites in a series of 75 total satellites that SpaceX will launch for Iridium’s next generation global satellite constellation, Iridium® NEXT. The satellites were deployed about an hour after launch.

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Dragon Resupply Mission (CRS-14)
(Article by VWilson at SpaceX)



On Monday, April 2 at 4:30 p.m. EDT, SpaceX had a successful liftoff of its fourteenth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-14) to the International Space Station. The Dragon spacecraft separated from the Falcon 9 rocket’s second stage about 10 minutes after liftoff and will attach to the space station on Wednesday, April 4. Dragon will return to Earth with more than 3,900 pounds of cargo after an approximately one-month stay at the ISS.

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TESS Mission
(Article by VWilson at SpaceX)



On Wednesday, April 18th at 6:51 p.m. EDT, SpaceX successfully launched NASA’s TESS spacecraft from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage successfully landed on “Of Course I Still Love You,” SpaceX’s droneship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Dragon Resupply Mission (CRS-14)
(Article by VWilson at SpaceX)



Welcome home, Dragon! Bringing back more than 4,000 pounds of NASA cargo, science and technology demonstration samples from the International Space Station, the Dragon spacecraft successfully returned to Earth, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean today at about 11:59 a.m. PDT.

The spacecraft will be taken by ship to Long Beach, California where some cargo will be removed immediately for return to NASA. Dragon then will be prepared for a return trip to SpaceX’s test facility in McGregor, Texas for final processing.

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Bangabandhu Satellite-1 Mission
(Article by VWilson at SpaceX)



On Friday, May 11th at 4:14 p.m. EDT, SpaceX successfully launched Bangabandhu Satellite-1 from historic Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage successfully landed on “Of Course I Still Love You,” SpaceX’s droneship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Iridium-6/GRACE-FO Mission
(Article by VWilson at SpaceX)



On Tuesday, May 22nd at 12:47 p.m. PDT, SpaceX successfully launched five Iridium® NEXT satellites and two GRACE-FO satellites from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Liftoff occurred at 12:47 p.m. PDT, or 19:47 UTC. The GRACE-FO satellites were deployed about eleven minutes and thirty seconds after launch, followed by the deployment of the five Iridium® NEXT satellites about an hour after launch.

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SES-12 Mission
(Article by VWilson at SpaceX)



SpaceX successfully launched the SES-12 satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) on Monday, June 4, 2018 from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Liftoff occurred at 12:45 a.m. EDT. The SES-12 satellite was deployed about 32 minutes after liftoff.

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Dragon Resupply Mission (CRS-15)
(Article by Emily Shanklin at SpaceX)



On Friday June 29, Falcon 9 successfully lifted for launch of its fifteenth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-15) at 5:42:42 a.m. EDT, or 9:42:42 UTC, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Dragon separated from Falcon 9’s second stage about nine minutes and thirty seconds after liftoff and is on its way to the International Space Station, currently expected to arrive early on the morning of July 2nd.

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TELSTAR 19 VANTAGE
(Article by VWilson at SpaceX)



On Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 1:50 a.m. EDT, SpaceX successfully launched the Telstar 19 VANTAGE satellite from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

The satellite was deployed approximately 32 minutes after liftoff. Following stage separation, SpaceX successfully landed Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Hispasat 30W-6 Mission
(Article by VWilson at SpaceX)



On Tuesday, March 6th at 12:33 a.m. ET, SpaceX successfully launched the Hispasat 30W-6 satellite from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

The Hispasat 30W-6 satellite was deployed to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) approximately 33 minutes after launch. SpaceX did not attempt to land Falcon 9’s first stage after launch due to unfavorable weather conditions in the recovery area off the Atlantic Coast.

(More at SpaceX.com)
 

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Iridium-5 Mission
(Article by VWilson at SpaceX)



On Friday, March 30 at 7:13 a.m. PDT, SpaceX successfully launched the Iridium-5 mission from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. This was the fifth set of 10 satellites in a series of 75 total satellites that SpaceX will launch for Iridium’s next generation global satellite constellation, Iridium® NEXT. The satellites were deployed about an hour after launch.

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Dragon Resupply Mission (CRS-14)
(Article by VWilson at SpaceX)



On Monday, April 2 at 4:30 p.m. EDT, SpaceX had a successful liftoff of its fourteenth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-14) to the International Space Station. The Dragon spacecraft separated from the Falcon 9 rocket’s second stage about 10 minutes after liftoff and attached to the space station on Wednesday, April 4. This is SpaceX’s 14th cargo mission to the space station under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract. Dragon is scheduled to depart the station in May and return to Earth with more than 3,500 pounds of research, hardware and crew supplies.

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TESS Mission
(Article by VWilson at SpaceX)



On Wednesday, April 18th at 6:51 p.m. EDT, SpaceX successfully launched NASA’s TESS spacecraft from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage successfully landed on “Of Course I Still Love You,” SpaceX’s droneship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Dragon Resupply Mission (CRS-14)
(Article by VWilson at SpaceX)



Welcome home, Dragon! Bringing back more than 4,000 pounds of NASA cargo, science and technology demonstration samples from the International Space Station, the Dragon spacecraft successfully returned to Earth, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean today at about 11:59 a.m. PDT.

The spacecraft will be taken by ship to Long Beach, California where some cargo will be removed immediately for return to NASA. Dragon then will be prepared for a return trip to SpaceX’s test facility in McGregor, Texas for final processing.

(More at SpaceX.com)
 

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Bangabandhu Satellite-1 Mission
(Article by VWilson at SpaceX)



On Friday, May 11th at 4:14 p.m. EDT, SpaceX successfully launched Bangabandhu Satellite-1 from historic Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage successfully landed on “Of Course I Still Love You,” SpaceX’s droneship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

(More at SpaceX.com)
 

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Iridium-6/GRACE-FO Mission
(Article by VWilson at SpaceX)



On Tuesday, May 22nd at 12:47 p.m. PDT, SpaceX successfully launched five Iridium® NEXT satellites and two GRACE-FO satellites from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Liftoff occurred at 12:47 p.m. PDT, or 19:47 UTC. The GRACE-FO satellites were deployed about eleven minutes and thirty seconds after launch, followed by the deployment of the five Iridium® NEXT satellites about an hour after launch.

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