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chinaChina is “sputniking” the US so the US needs to spread Elon Musk and SpaceX methods

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China is “sputniking” the USA with military technology surprises. Technologies like hypersonic missiles, railguns, electromagnetic launchers and metamaterials. It is not that China got fast. It is that the USA got slow. The US rocket developers (Lockheed and Boeing) have …

elon muskSpaceX Hyperloop will try to accelerate to 384 mph and brake on 1200 meter test track

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Elon Musk tweeted that the SpaceX/Tesla hyperloop will try to reach half the speed of sound and brake within the 1200 meter test track. The pod has already reached over 220 mph (355 kph) and will try to reach 384 …

elon muskSpaceX BFR main body tool has been built

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Elon Musk has released a photo on Instgram of the SpaceX main body tool. Elon Musk described the SpaceX BFR in a talk last September. It will be 106 meters tall by 9 meters wide. It will be able to …

carsTesla 3 production is around 2400 per week

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Bloomberg estimate is that Tesla has manufactured 14,357 Model 3s so far and is now building approximately 2,394 a week. Tesla did not reach its goal of producing 2,500 Model 3 per week during the first three months of 2018. …

elon muskFCC approves SpaceX 4425 internet satellite network

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The Federal Communications Commission approved an application by SpaceX to provide broadband services using satellite technology in the United States and around the world. With this action, the Commission takes another step to increase high-speed broadband availability and competition in …

elon muskRemoveDebris satellite will test space junk removal methods

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SpaceX has launched a small satellite provided by the Surrey Space Center known as RemoveDEBRIS that will be deployed through an airlock in the Japanese Kibo module and released into space by the laboratory’s Japanese robot arm. The idea is …

elon muskIn 2018, SpaceX is launching once every 13 days

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Ars Technica reports that SpaceX has flown seven rockets in 2018—six Falcon 9 missions and one Falcon Heavy. This is one launch every 13 days in 2018. * SpaceX cab use three launch pads in Florida and California * 18 …

carsElon Musk sleeping at the Gigafactory and directly in charge of Model 3 production

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Tesla made just under 9,800 Model 3s from January through March. That’s four times what it made in the fourth quarter. But it’s still only a fraction of the 20,000 per month that CEO Elon Musk promised when Tesla first …

electric carTesla producing Model 3 at a rate of over 2000 per week

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Elon Musk told employees in a company-wide email on Monday that Tesla had just passed a rate of 2,000 per week. That was still a big increase from earlier production numbers and Tesla shares recovered some of Monday’s heavy losses …

elon muskSpaceX successfully deployed 10 Iridium NEXT Communication satellites

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SpaceX had a successful launch of a Falcon 9 using a previously used booster. They successfully deployed 10 Iridium NEXT satellites. Successful deployment of all 10 @IridiumComm NEXT satellites to low-Earth orbit confirmed. — SpaceX (@SpaceX) March 30, 2018