Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, traded as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation company headquartered in Hawthorne, California.
It was founded by Elon Musk in 2002 with the goal of reducing space transportation costs to launch the Mars colony. SpaceX has developed several launch vehicles, the StarLink satellite constellations, the Dragon Cargo spacecraft and the crew has flown humans to the International Space Station on Dragon Demo-2.
One of the major achievements of SpaceX was the privately-funded liquid-rocket orbital reach (Falcon 1 in 2008), successfully launching them into the orbit and retrieving the spacecraft (Dragon in 2010).
It was the first private company in the world to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station (Dragon in 2012), the first propulsion for the orbiting rocket (Falcon 9 in 2015), the first reuse of an orbiting rocket (Falcon 9 in 2017).
The Sun (Tesla Roadster’s Falcon Heavy Payload in 2018), and the first private company to send astronauts to the International Space Station in space (SpaceX crew demo-mission in 2020).
In partnership with NASA, the SpaceX 20 Cargo Response Mission flew to the International Space Station (ISS) on March 2, 2019, as well as the unpublished Dragon 2 spacecraft (Crew Demo-1).
Forthcoming SpaceX Launch:
According to SpaceX, the next launch could take place on Tuesday, September 1, from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
The implementation of the project began in February 2018. A total of about 12,000 satellites are planned to be launched.
FLORIDA: The SpaceX Starlink project has postponed the launch of the next batch of satellites to Saturday due to weather before the flight.
SpaceX tweeted that “Starlink is stranded before the opening day due to pre-flight weather. The next launch is scheduled on September 1, at 9:29, am EDT, series approval is pending”.
Starlink is a next-gen satellite network that can provide broadband access to Earth’s inhabitants, as per Sputnik reports.
Another 30,000 satellites will be placed in orbit at an altitude of 328 to 580 km. SpaceX is worth the US $ 10 billion for this project.
In January 2020, by launching the 3rd Starlink project, SpaceX has become the largest commercial satellite planetarium operator in the world. Earlier this year, SpaceX has also confirmed that it’s going to replace their current Falcon 9 vehicles with Dragon Space Capsule Fleet.