Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, or SpaceX, is a private space exploration company. It was the world's first privately held company to successfully launch a cargo mission into space.

Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, or SpaceX, is a private space exploration company. It was the world's first privately held company to successfully launch a cargo mission into space.

They developed launchers:

  • Falcon 1 (retired)
  • Falcon 9 (v1.0 retired, v1.1 active)
  • Falcon Heavy (active)

They developed the engines:

  • Kestrel (retired)
  • Draco (active)
  • SuperDraco (active)
  • Merlin family (1D is active)
  • Raptor (under development)

Famous payloads:

  • Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR)
  • Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster (carrying Starman)
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