Biggest Private Companies Are Tik Tok’s Byte Dance and SpaceX

In July 2021, ByteDance reached a valuation of $425 billion for new private equity investors, according to Chinese technology news portal 36Kr. 36Kr showed three listings of stakes for sale in ByteDance. In 2020, ByteDance more than doubled revenue to $34.3 billion. It posted $2.1 billion in operating losses and logged 1.9 billion users across …

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Blue Origin Was Doomed from the Start

In 2018, Blue Origin paid consultants to tell them how to copy the success of SpaceX. Ars Technica reviewed the consultant’s advice and findings about rapid iterative testing and how motivated SpaceX employees were. There were other comments about customer focus and focus on achieving low cost. However, the main Blue Origin problems were no …

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Version 2 Starlink with Lasers and Gen 2 SpaceX Starlink Bigger and Faster

SpaceX has launched the first Starlink v1.5 satellites which have laser communication between satellites. Starlink v2.0 satellites will also launch within the next three months in 2021. Version 2.0 satellites will be significantly more capable. SpaceX will transition to Gen2 satellites which will be larger and much faster. SpaceX started launching v1.5 Starlink satellites with …

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Kilometer Structure from One SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch

University of Washington and Carnegie Mellon researchers have a NASA NIAC study into kilometer size structures deployable from a single SpaceX Falcon 9 launch. They are using flexible materials which would be able to expand to 150 times their packed size. They have made tiny prototypes of the planned materials and structures. They have modeled …

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Inspiration 4 Crew Returns Safely on SpaceX Crew Dragon

After three days on-orbit, Dragon and the Inspiration4 crew – the world’s first all-civilian mission to orbit – has safely returned to Earth in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida. They splashed down under parachutes. SOURCES- SpaceX Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular …

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All Civilian SpaceX Inspiration 4 Was Successfully Launched

Inspiration 4 has successfully launched world’s first all-civilian human spaceflight to orbit. It launched from Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Approximately three days after liftoff, Dragon and the Inspiration4 crew will return to Earth and splash down at one of several possible landing sites off the Florida coast. SOURCES – SpaceXCentric …

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SpaceX Inspiration4 All Civilian Orbital Mission Could Launch Tomorrow

Inspiration4, the world’s first all-civilian mission to orbit, is targeted to launch no earlier than 8:02 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. The crew discuss their mission from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The mission will be commanded by Jared Isaacman, the 38-year-old founder and Chief Executive Officer …

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