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Company Description

Space Exploration Technologies (“SpaceX”) was founded to design, manufacture, and launch advanced rockets and spacecrafts with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets. Headquartered in Hawthorne, CA, the company was founded by Elon Musk in 2002. Though its interplanetary goals are yet to be achieved, the company currently generates revenue through commercial and government contracts. These contracts make use of SpaceX rockets for a range of objectives, including launching satellites into orbit and resupplying the International Space Station. In 2010, SpaceX demonstrated its ability of returning a spacecraft from low Earth orbit. In 2012, the company delivered cargo to and from the International Space Station via its Dragon spacecraft. Through March 2018, SpaceX has secured 100 missions to its manifest, representing over $12 billion on contract.

Company Info

Website: www.spacex.com

Industry: Transportation

Founded: 2002

Funding to Date: $1,200M

Last Round Est. Valuation: $24.69B

Management Team
  • Elon Musk Ph.D - Founder, Lead Designer, CTO, & CEO
  • Bret Johnsen - CFO & President of Strategic Acquisitions Group
  • Gwynne Shotwell - President & COO
  • Ken Venner - Chief Information Officer
  • Thomas Mueller - Propulsion CTO
Board Members
  • Kimbal Musk - Self
  • Randall Glein - DFJ Growth
  • Stephen Jurvetson - Draper Fisher Jurvetson
  • Luke Nosek - Founders Fund
  • Antonio Gracias JD - Valor Equity Partners
Competitors

Space Exploration Technologies News

Article
2018-11-02

Recode - Musk talks about his "excruciating" 2018, fighting with journalists on Twitter, why Tesla won’t build an electric scooter and much more.

Article
2018-10-25

NY Times - Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX is looking to borrow $500 million (£390.1 million) in the leveraged loan market through Goldman Sachs, which is leading talks with potential investors this week, Bloomberg reported https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-25/spacex-is-said-to-seek-500-million-leveraged-loan-via-goldman on Thursday.

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