Space Exploration Technologies Corp. is an American aerospace manufacturer, space transportation services and communications company.

Basic Information

SpaceX was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs to enable the colonization of Mars. SpaceX manufactures the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy launch vehicles, several rocket engines, Dragon cargo, crew spacecraft and Starlink communications satellites. SpaceX's achievements include the first privately funded liquid-propellant rocket to reach orbit (Falcon 1 in 2008), the first private company to successfully launch, orbit, and recover a spacecraft (Dragon in 2010), the first private company to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station (Dragon in 2012), the first vertical take-off and vertical propulsive landing for an orbital rocket (Falcon 9 in 2015), the first reuse of an orbital rocket (Falcon 9 in 2017), and the first private company to send astronauts to orbit and to the International Space Station (SpaceX Crew Dragon Demo-2 in 2020). SpaceX has flown and reflown the Falcon 9 series of rockets over one hundred times. SpaceX is developing a satellite megaconstellation named Starlink to provide commercial internet service. See more

Legal Name

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Space Exploration Technologies Corp.

Headquarters

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Hawthorne, California, United States of America

Founding Date

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1st Jun 2002

No. of Employees

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1000+

Core Team

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1.

Elon Musk

Founder & CEO