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SpaceX

  1. 1. By David Rushdoony
  2. 2. Sample Products
  3. 3. Financial Info ● Currently private ● Initial funding from founder Elon Musk ($100 million by March 2006) ● $1 billion in funding from first ten years ● February 2012: roughly valued $1.3 billion (⅔ of which Elon Musk’s)
  4. 4. History of Company ● June 2002: founded by Elon Musk ● Aug 2006: SpaceX wins contract from NASA ● Dec 2010: first company to launch/return spacecraft from orbit ● May 2012: first company to have spacecraft to attach to International Space Station
  5. 5. What’s Hot? ● NASA Contract: Humanrated Dragon ● Reusable rocket launcher: Grasshopper
  6. 6. Competition
  7. 7. Secret Sauce ● Free from bureaucracy ● Low cost launches ● Elon Musk
  8. 8. Story ● Dec 3, 2013: SpaceX deploys commercial communications satellite ● Cost: $60,000 (tens of millions cheaper than going rate)
  9. 9. Prediction ● Success!
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