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SpaceX (also known as Space Exploration Technologies) is an aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company. It designs, manufactures, and launches reusable rockets and spacecraft. The company aims to reduce space transportation costs and enable the colonization of Mars. SpaceX develops the Falcon launch vehicle family and the Dragon spacecraft family, which both deliver payloads into Earth orbit.
TypePrivate
Founded2002
HQHawthorne, US
Websitespacex.com
Employee Ratings4.2

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Mar 2020)6,000
Job Openings490
Revenue (Y, 2018)$2 B(+56%)
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

Key People/Management at SpaceX

Elon Musk

Elon Musk

Co-Founder, CEO, and Chief Engineer/Designer
Bret Johnsen

Bret Johnsen

CFO
David Harris

David Harris

Acting General Counsel
Gwynne E. Shotwell

Gwynne E. Shotwell

President and Chief Operating Officer
Thomas Mueller

Thomas Mueller

Co-Founder and Senior Advisor
Patricia Cooper

Patricia Cooper

Vice President of Satellite Government Affairs
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SpaceX Office Locations

SpaceX has offices in Hawthorne, Brownsville, Cape Canaveral, Chantilly and in 6 other locations
Hawthorne, US (HQ)
1 Rocket Rd
Brownsville, US
54298 Boca Chica Blvd
Cape Canaveral, US
Air Force Station
Chantilly, US
14150 Newbrook Dr
Irvine, US
96 Corporate Park
McGregor, US
1 Rocket Rd
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SpaceX Financials and Metrics

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SpaceX Revenue

SpaceX's revenue was reported to be $2.02 b in Y, 2018 which is a 55.4% increase from the previous period.
USD

Revenue (Y, 2018)

2.0b

Revenue growth (Y, 2017 - Y, 2018), %

55.4%

Market valuation

36.1b

Cash (31-Dec-2015)

1.3b
USDY, 2013EY, 2014EY, 2015EY, 2016EY, 2017EY, 2018E

Revenue

680.0m1.0b945.0m1.0b1.3b2.0b

Revenue growth, %

47%(5%)6%30%55%

Net Income

(260.0m)
USDY, 2015

Cash

1.3b
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SpaceX Operating Metrics

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Successful Launches per Year was reported to be 6 in Mar, 2020.
Y, 2010Y, 2012Y, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015Y, 2016Y, 2017Jan, 2018Apr, 2018Y, 2018Jan, 2019Y, 2019Mar, 2020

Falcon 9 Successful Launches to Date

2 4 7 13 19 27 45 49 51 65 69 76 82

Falcon 9 Launches per Year

2 2 3 6 7 9 18 20 11 6

Falcon 9 Successful Launches per Year

2 2 3 6 6 8 18 20 11 6

Falcon 9 Successful Landings per Year

2 2 5 15
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SpaceX Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

C

73/100

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SpaceX Online and Social Media Presence

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SpaceX News and Updates

Watch SpaceX launch Starlink satellites equipped with ‘sun visors’ live

SpaceX has a launch schedule for today, for a combined payload that includes 57 of its Starlink satellites, as well as two satellites it’s flying on behalf of BlackSky. The launch is set to take off at 11:59 AM EDT (8:59 AM PDT), from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The launch…

When And Where To Watch Live Wednesday As SpaceX Finally Launches All-New Starlink ‘VisorSats’

SpaceX’s latest Starlink rocket launch on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 is at an easy time to watch online from both North America and Europe.

SpaceX launches a U.S. Space Force GPS 3 satellite, recovers rocket’s first stage

This was the first time SpaceX recovered a booster following a National Security Space Launch mission. SpaceNews.com

SpaceX successfully launches GPS III space vehicle on behalf of the US Space Force

SpaceX successfully launched a GPS III satellite for the U.S. Space Force today. The Space Force took over the U.S. in-space GPS assets from the Air Force when it became its own dedicated wing of the U.S. armed forces. The launch employed a Falcon 9 rocket, the first stage of which was new and fresh…

Watch SpaceX launch a GPS III satellite for the U.S. Space Force live

SpaceX is set to launch a Falcon 9 rocket today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch is set to take place at 3:55 PM EDT (12:55 PM PDT), with a 15-minute window opening at that time, and there is a backup opportunity on Wednesday, July 1 if the launch needs to […]

Exolaunch and NanoAvionics sign contracts for SpaceX flights

German launch services provider Exolaunch announced contracts June 29 with Lithuanian nanosatellite manufacturer NanoAvionics to integrate two cubesats on SpaceX’s rideshare missions. SpaceNews.com
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SpaceX Blogs

DRAGON RESUPPLY MISSION (CRS-19) LAUNCH

On Thursday, December 5, SpaceX launched its nineteenth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-19) at 12:29 p.m. EST, or 17:29 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 after liftoff an…

STARSHIP UPDATE

SpaceX's Starship and Super Heavy launch vehicle is a fully, rapidly reusable transportation system designed to carry both crew and cargo to Earth orbit, the Moon, Mars, and anywhere else in the solar system. On Saturday, September 28 at our launch facility in Cameron County, Texas, SpaceX Chief Eng…

AMOS-17 Mission

On Tuesday, August 6, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, carrying the AMOS-17 satellite for Spacecom. Liftoff occurred at 7:23 p.m. EDT, or 23:23 UTC and the satellite was deployed approximately 31 minu…

DRAGON ARRIVES AT THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

Dragon arrived at the International Space Station on July 27, 2019 and was captured at 6:11 a.m. PDT while flying about 267 statute miles over the coast of southern Chile. The spacecraft was then installed on the Harmony module for the duration of its four-week stay at the orbiting laboratory.

DRAGON RESUPPLY MISSION (CRS-18) LAUNCH

At 6:01 p.m. EDT, or 22:01 UTC, on Thursday, July 25, SpaceX launched its eighteenth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-18) 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 after liftoff.

UPDATE: IN-FLIGHT ABORT STATIC FIRE TEST ANOMALY INVESTIGATION

On Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 18:13 UTC, SpaceX conducted a series of static fire engine tests of the Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort test vehicle on a test stand at SpaceX’s Landing Zone 1, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
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SpaceX Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was SpaceX founded?

    SpaceX was founded in 2002.

  • Who are SpaceX key executives?

    SpaceX's key executives are Elon Musk, Bret Johnsen and David Harris.

  • How many employees does SpaceX have?

    SpaceX has 6,000 employees.

  • What is SpaceX revenue?

    Latest SpaceX annual revenue is $2 b.

  • What is SpaceX revenue per employee?

    Latest SpaceX revenue per employee is $336.7 k.

  • Who are SpaceX competitors?

    Competitors of SpaceX include Blue Origin, Virgin Orbit and United Launch Alliance.

  • Where is SpaceX headquarters?

    SpaceX headquarters is located at 1 Rocket Rd, Hawthorne.

  • Where are SpaceX offices?

    SpaceX has offices in Hawthorne, Brownsville, Cape Canaveral, Chantilly and in 6 other locations.

  • How many offices does SpaceX have?

    SpaceX has 11 offices.