SpaceX

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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 focuses on reducing space transportation costs and enabling 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, CA, US
Websitespacex.com
Employee Ratings4
Overall CultureB

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (May 2022)9,605
Job Openings792
Revenue (Y, 2021)$1.6 B(+34%)
Cybersecurity ratingFMore
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Key People/Management at SpaceX

Elon Musk

Elon Musk

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Engineer, and Designer
Bret Johnsen

Bret Johnsen

Chief Financial Officer
Gwynne E. Shotwell

Gwynne E. Shotwell

President, Chief Operating Officer
Brian Gower

Brian Gower

Chief Marketing Officer
David Harris

David Harris

General Counsel
Jonathan Hofeller

Jonathan Hofeller

Vice President of Starlink and Commercial Sales
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SpaceX Office Locations

SpaceX has offices in Hawthorne, Brownsville, Chantilly, Irvine and in 6 other locations
Hawthorne, CA, US (HQ)
1 Rocket Rd
Brownsville, TX, US
54298 Boca Chica Blvd
Chantilly, VA, US
14150 Newbrook Dr
Irvine, CA, US
96 Corporate Park
Lompoc, CA, US
731 Kelp Rd
McGregor, TX, US
1 Rocket Rd
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SpaceX Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

2002

SpaceX total Funding

$7.4 b

SpaceX latest funding size

$337.36 m

Time since last funding

5 months ago

SpaceX investors

SpaceX's latest funding round in December 2021 was reported to be $337.4 m. In total, SpaceX has raised $7.4 b. SpaceX's latest valuation is reported to be $74 b.
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SpaceX Revenue

SpaceX's revenue was reported to be $1.6 b in Y, 2021 which is a 33.3% increase from the previous period.
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Revenue (Y, 2021)

1.6b

Revenue growth (Y, 2020 - Y, 2021), %

33.3%

Market valuation

74.0b
USDY, 2018EY, 2019EY, 2020EY, 2021E

Revenue

2.0b900.0m1.2b1.6b

Revenue growth, %

55%(55%)33%33%
USDY, 2018

Revenue/Employee

349.5k
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SpaceX Operating Metrics

Y, 2018Y, 2019Dec, 2020Y, 2020Sep, 2021Y, 2021Jan, 2022Mar, 2022

GTO Reaches

27313333353636

LEO Reaches

31385657748081

Patents (US)

1417

Trademarks (US)

1718

SpaceX Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Swarm TechnologiesAugust 09, 2021
Spacex, LLC

SpaceX Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

F

55/100

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SpaceX Online and Social Media Presence

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SpaceX Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    B

    72/100

  • CEO Rating

    A+

    80/100

  • Compensation

    B-

    70/100

  • Diversity

    C

    65/100

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SpaceX News and Updates

SpaceX president defends Elon Musk over sex misconduct claims: 'I believe the allegations to be false'

SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell defended Elon Musk in an email to employees responding to sexual misconduct allegations directed at the CEO.

SpaceX looks to raise $1.7 billion in new funding, boosting its valuation to $127 billion

SpaceX is raising a massive round of fresh funding, CNBC has learned, sending the private company's valuation to about $127 billion.

SpaceX paid $250,000 to settle sexual misconduct claim against Elon Musk: report

SpaceX paid $250,000 to settle sexual misconduct claim against Elon Musk: report

: SpaceX paid $250,000 to settle sexual misconduct claim against Elon Musk: report

Billionaire claims “politically motivated hit piece.”

When And Where To See The New ‘Starliner’ Spacecraft Launch In Prime-Time Thursday As SpaceX Gets Some Orbital Competition

Boeing’s uncrewed Orbital Flight Test 2 will see its “Starliner” spacecraft visit the International Space Station in an effort to join SpaceX as a NASA-certified system for getting astronauts into low-Earth orbit. Delayed since a technical glitch in 2021, the pressure is on to get it right.

Twitter responds to Elon Musk's complaints; SpaceX set to be valued at $125B

In the proxy statement, Twitter addressed Musk's concerns around its spam bot data while SpaceX is about to become the most valuable startup in America.
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SpaceX Blogs

Starlink Discussion National Academy of Sciences

SpaceX is launching Starlink to provide high-speed, low-latency broadband connectivity across the globe, including to locations where internet has traditionally been too expensive, unreliable, or entirely unavailable. We also firmly believe in the importance of a natural night sky for all of us to e…

DRAGON RESUPPLY MISSION (CRS-20) LAUNCH

On Friday, March 6 at 11:50 p.m. EST, SpaceX launched its twentieth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-20) 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.

CREW DRAGON LAUNCH ESCAPE DEMONSTRATION

On Sunday, January 19, SpaceX successfully completed an in-flight test of Crew Dragon’s launch escape capabilities from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This test, which did not have NASA astronauts onboard the spacecraft, demonstrated Crew Dragon’s ability to r…

DRAGON RESUPPLY MISSION (CRS-19) SPLASHDOWN

Packed with about 3,800 pounds of cargo and science, SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft departed the International Space Station on Tuesday, January 7. A parachute-assisted splashdown in the Pacific Ocean occurred that morning just west of Baja California. A recovery team then secured Dragon on a boat for t…

Starlink Mission

On Monday, January 6 at 9:19 p.m. EST, or 2:19 UTC on January 7, SpaceX launched its third launch of Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

JCSAT-18/KACIFIC1 MISSION

On Monday, December 16 at 7:10 p.m. EST, SpaceX launched JCSAT-18/Kacific1 from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The satellite was deployed approximately 33 minutes after liftoff.
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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 Gwynne E. Shotwell.

  • How many employees does SpaceX have?

    SpaceX has 9,605 employees.

  • What is SpaceX revenue?

    Latest SpaceX annual revenue is $1.6 b.

  • What is SpaceX revenue per employee?

    Latest SpaceX revenue per employee is $166.6 k.

  • Who are SpaceX competitors?

    Competitors of SpaceX include Safran Cabin, Avibras and Astra.

  • Where is SpaceX headquarters?

    SpaceX headquarters is located at 1 Rocket Rd, Hawthorne.

  • Where are SpaceX offices?

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

  • How many offices does SpaceX have?

    SpaceX has 11 offices.