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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
Overall CultureC+

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Employees (est.) (Nov 2020)6,929(+2%)
Job Openings630
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

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

2002

SpaceX total Funding

$5.1 b

SpaceX latest funding size

$1.90 b

Time since last funding

3 months ago

SpaceX investors

SpaceX's latest funding round in August 2020 was reported to be $1.9 b. In total, SpaceX has raised $5.1 b. SpaceX's latest valuation is reported to be $46 b.
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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

46.0b

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 10 in Sep, 2020.
Y, 2010Y, 2012Y, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015Y, 2016Y, 2017Jan, 2018Apr, 2018Y, 2018Jan, 2019Y, 2019Mar, 2020Sep, 2020

Falcon 9 Successful Launches to Date

2 4 7 13 19 27 45 49 51 65 69 76 82 86

Falcon 9 Launches per Year

2 2 3 6 7 9 18 20 11 6 10

Falcon 9 Successful Launches per Year

2 2 3 6 6 8 18 20 11 6 10

Falcon 9 Successful Landings per Year

2 2 5 15
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SpaceX Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

C

77/100

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SpaceX Online and Social Media Presence

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SpaceX Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    C+

    68/100

  • CEO Rating

    A+

    83/100

  • Compensation

    B-

    71/100

  • Diversity

    C

    64/100

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SpaceX News and Updates

NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 Astronauts Arrive at Space Station, NASA Leaders and Crew to Discuss Mission

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The SpaceX Crew Dragon Resilience successfully docked to the International Space Station at 11:01 p.m. EST Monday, transporting NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut...

SpaceX capsule with 4 astronauts docks at space station

SpaceX's newly launched capsule with four astronauts has arrived at the International Space Station

The future of commercial space travel is almost here with the latest SpaceX launch

The crew of SpaceX’s Crew-1 head to the launch pad. | Gregg Newton/AFP via Getty Images Elon Musk’s private space company has now successfully launched two crewed flights into orbital space. Elon Musk’s SpaceX just launched the first operational crewed flight into orbital space, following up …

NASA sends Baby Yoda to space aboard SpaceX Dragon alongside astronauts

NASA added a surprise fifth passenger to the Crew-1 mission currently en route to the International Space Station – a plush The Child (aka Baby Yoda) from The Mandalorian. The doll is what’s known as the “zero-gravity indicator” – typically a soft, small object that is allowed to float free in the s…

Elon Musk's SpaceX launches 2nd crew, regular station crew flights begin

Cheers and applause erupted at SpaceX Mission Control in Hawthorne, California, after the capsule reached orbit and the first-stage booster landed on a floating platform in the Atlantic.

SpaceX Launches 4 Astronauts To The International Space Station

This is the first full-fledged taxi flight for NASA by a private company.
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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 David Harris.

  • How many employees does SpaceX have?

    SpaceX has 6,929 employees.

  • What is SpaceX revenue?

    Latest SpaceX annual revenue is $2 b.

  • What is SpaceX revenue per employee?

    Latest SpaceX revenue per employee is $291.5 k.

  • Who are SpaceX competitors?

    Competitors of SpaceX include Boeing Defense, Space & Security, Boeing 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.