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elon muskElon Musk to build high speed hyperloop to from downtown Chicago to airport

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Elon Musk’s Boring Co. has won a bid to build a multibillion-dollar high-speed express train to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. We’re really excited to work with the Mayor and the City to bring this new high-speed public transportation system to …

elon muskSpaceX will try to use NASA inflatable aeroshell decelerator to enable second stage reuse

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NASA’s Low-Earth Orbit Flight Test of an Inflatable Decelerator, or LOFTID, is demonstrating technology for atmospheric entry. LOFTID acts as a giant brake by deploying a large inflatable aeroshell (a deployable structure protected by a flexible heatshield) before entering the …

batteriesTesla sustaining battery leadership and Model 3 has better gross margins

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Analysts at investment bank Berenberg have a $500 price target for Tesla. Tesla is currently trading at $320. * Original Equipment Manufacturers are not as threatening to Tesla because Tesla has technology advantages * Tesla’s centralized, integrated, technology-driven architecture enables …

batteriesTesla solving Model 3 production in 2018 and targets for millions of cars by 2023

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Elon Musk and Tesla announced that they are solving their Model 3 production in 2018 and will hit battery cost and other milestones which should translate to millions by 2023. In the near term in June, Model 3 production will …

batteriesTesla reaching $100 per kWh battery cost milestones and will make high volume low cost electric car

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Elon Musk says Tesla will achieve a battery cell cost of $100 per kWh by the end of 2018 if commodity prices remaining stable. Elon Musk sees Tesla batteries becoming cheaper than $100 per kWh for the overall battery pack …

elon muskSpaceX tries to lower cost and improve the performance of internet satellites by ten times

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SpaceX is going all-in on building in-house its own satellite constellation. They are even building their own ground terminals and gateways. SpaceX is hiring ground station and user terminal engineers. SpaceX has a goal of medium to high volume in-house …

elon muskSpaceX delays sending tourists on lunar orbital trip to 2019 or later

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SpaceX will not launch a pair of space tourists around the moon this year as previously announced but sometime in mid-2018 or later. SpaceX expects to launch between 25 and 30 missions in 2018. SpaceX projects may launch 40 percent …

elon muskSpaceX has had three months of successful tests of prototype internet satellites

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SpaceXfirst two prototype Starlink internet satellites tests are working three months after launch. Elon tweeted – TinTin A & B are both closing the link to ground w phased array at high bandwidth, low latency (25 ms). Good enough to …

colonizationDawn of a True Space Age is Near

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I will illustrate the massive game-changer that the SpaceX BFR will be. I will show this by describing how we can have millions of people in space by the 2040s. Gerard O’Neill visions from the 1970s failed to be realized …

elon muskEvery 3-5 years SpaceX is adding a decade lead on competitors

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Former Pentagon Under Secretary of Defense for acquisition tech and logistics John Young told CNBC in February that no one can compete with even Falcon Heavy, let alone BFR. “Musk said it’s ‘game over,’ and I believe that’s true.” …