SpaceX raises $850 million in fresh equity funding round, sees valuation jump to $74 billion

According to a report from CNBC which citing sources familiar with the financing, Elon Musk’s SpaceX has completed an equity funding round of $850 million which sent its valuation soaring to nearly $74 billion. SpaceX raised the funds at $419.99 a share, said the report. SpaceX did not immediately respond to requests for comments.

SpaceX bags SDA contract to track ICBM launches

In a defining moment for SpaceX, Elon Musk’s space venture has won a $149 million contract to build missile-tracking satellites for the Pentagon, said the U.S. Space Development Agency (SDA) in a statement on Monday. The development marks SpaceX’s first government contract to build satellites. Known for its reusable rockets and astronaut capsules, SpaceX is…

SpaceX bans Zoom video conferencing app citing significant security threats

SpaceX, Elon Musk’s rocket company, has banned its employees from using Zoom, a video conferencing app, following “significant privacy and security concerns”, according to an internal memo. The development comes days after U.S. law enforcement agencies warned users about security concerns regarding the popular app. With many Americans quarrantined in their homes because of the…

SpaceX could be valued at $36 billion in latest funding round

According to sources familiar with financing of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, the company is looking to raise around $250 million, which could see its valuation touch $36 billion, reported CNBC. According to CNBC’s report, SpaceX plans on raising the amount at a price of $220 per share. The funding round is expected to close after the…

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket lifts off carrying 24 experimental satellites

Elon Musk, SpaceX’s CEO, described the launch as one of the most challenging in the company’s history. On Tuesday, in a significant development which Elon Musk described as one of the most difficult in the company’s history, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket lifted-off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida carrying 24 experimental satellites. The text-book…

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy places Arabsat-6A communications satellite into space

The launch demonstrates SpaceX’s capability as well as Elon Musk’s entrepreneurial acumen. It will go a long way to garner lucrative satellite launch of military satellites, worth billions of dollars. In a significant development, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, the most powerful operational rocket in the world, lifted off from Florida in a key demonstration of Elon…

SpaceX launches Israel’s first unmanned moon lander

Israel’s first unmanned moon lander’s Beresheet was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at about 8:45 p.m. EST (0145 GMT Friday). In a significant development for Elon Musk’s SpaceX, the firm’s Falcon 9 rocket launched off successfully on Thursday night from Florida carrying Israel’s first lunar lander. The development is likely to make Israel…

SpaceX launches 1st U.S. military navigational satellite

The launch is huge for SpaceX since it marks its first ever national security space mission for the United States. In what is possibly a milestone in SpaceX’s corporate history, Elon Musk’s privately held rocket company has blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Sunday carrying a U.S. military navigation satellite, marking the launch as…