‘SpaceX’ an Aviation and Aerospace Company That Designs, Manufactures, and Launches Advanced Rockets and Spacecraft
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SpaceX, the rocket company founded by tech billionaire Elon Musk, was created with the mission of taking humans to Mars. Nearly two decades on, it’s already taken and accomplished plenty of other milestones along the way.
SpaceX pays its bills by putting satellites in orbit. It does work for government agencies and telecommunications and satellite companies. The company designs develops, makes, and launches its rockets. The company maintains a relatively low-cost-launch structure, which features rockets designed to return to Earth for re-use.
Besides its launch vehicles, SpaceX makes the Dragon spacecraft, which carries cargo and can carry people. Besides getting stuff into space, it can bring significant amounts of cargo back to Earth. In 2019, the Dragon spacecraft became the first American spacecraft to autonomously dock with the International Space Station.
Starlink, a division of SpaceX, is developing a low latency, broadband internet system to meet the needs of consumers. It is targeting services in the Northern US and Canada.