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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, CA, US
Websitespacex.com
Employee Ratings4.2
Overall CultureC+

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Employees (est.) (Jun 2021)8,225(+5%)
Job Openings798
Revenue (Y, 2018)$2 B(+56%)
Cybersecurity ratingFMore

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
Patricia Cooper

Patricia Cooper

Vice President of Satellite Government Affairs
Brian Gower

Brian Gower

Chief Marketing Officer
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SpaceX Office Locations

SpaceX has offices in Hawthorne, Brownsville, Irvine, McGregor and in 5 other locations
Hawthorne, CA, US (HQ)
1 Rocket Rd
Brownsville, TX, US
54298 Boca Chica Blvd
Irvine, CA, US
96 Corporate Park
McGregor, TX, US
1 Rocket Rd
Redmond, WA, US
22908 NE Alder Crest Dr
Vandenberg, CA, US
Air Force Base
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SpaceX Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

2002

SpaceX total Funding

$5.9 b

SpaceX latest funding size

$850 m

Time since last funding

4 months ago

SpaceX investors

SpaceX's latest funding round in February 2021 was reported to be $850 m. In total, SpaceX has raised $5.9 b. SpaceX's latest valuation is reported to be $74 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

74.0b

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

Y, 2017Y, 2018Y, 2019Sep, 2020Dec, 2020

Falcon 9 Launches to Date

101

Falcon 9 Landings to Date

62

Falcon 9 Successful Launches to Date

4565768695

Falcon 9 Launches per Year

182113
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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

    C+

    69/100

  • CEO Rating

    A+

    82/100

  • Compensation

    B-

    71/100

  • Diversity

    C

    64/100

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SpaceX News and Updates

SpaceX launches Dragon cargo spacecraft to the Space Station with new Falcon 9

SpaceX’s Dragon capsule is once again heading to the International Space Station. The company launched its 22nd Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission for NASA on Thursday. This is the fifth capsule SpaceX has sent to ISS in the last 12 months, SpaceX director of Dragon mission management Sarah …

Axiom Space inks deal with SpaceX for 3 more private spaceflights to space station

Houston-based Axiom Space has now contracted four launches with SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft to fly paying customers to the International Space Station.

SpaceX to launch a new satellite for SiriusXM radio

SpaceX also launched a satellite for SiriusXM in January 2021, but the satellite failed once in orbit.

DoD space agency to launch laser communications experiments on SpaceX rideshare

A pair of cubesats built by General Atomics for the Space Development Agency will seek to demonstrate optical communications between satellites, and from satellites to a military drone aircraft.  SpaceNews

Wanna Visit The ISS? Axiom & SpaceX Sign 3 (More) Mission Deal

Commercial human spaceflight. Space Tourism. Whatever you call it – it’s happening. And soon.

This Tesla Roadster simulation with the SpaceX thruster pack shows its insane speed

Tesla is claiming that its upcoming Roadster sports car will accelerate from zero to 60 quicker than pretty much anything else on the planet — 1.9 seconds to be precise. It’s so fast that there isn’t much out there to compare it to, so we don’t really have a frame of reference. What’s more, for reas…
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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 8,225 employees.

  • What is SpaceX revenue?

    Latest SpaceX annual revenue is $2 b.

  • What is SpaceX revenue per employee?

    Latest SpaceX revenue per employee is $245.6 k.

  • Who are SpaceX competitors?

    Competitors of SpaceX include Boeing, United Launch Alliance and Northrop Grumman.

  • Where is SpaceX headquarters?

    SpaceX headquarters is located at 1 Rocket Rd, Hawthorne.

  • Where are SpaceX offices?

    SpaceX has offices in Hawthorne, Brownsville, Irvine, McGregor and in 5 other locations.

  • How many offices does SpaceX have?

    SpaceX has 10 offices.