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  1. News from Drive Tesla Canada
    SpaceX planning one launch per week in 2022 SpaceX set a record in 2021 with 31 launches throughout the year, beating the previous record from 2020 in which it launched 26 times. If they are able to follow through on their plans in 2022, they will smash last year's record and double the number...
  2. News from Drive Tesla Canada
    SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on collision course with the moon SpaceX won a contract last year to build NASA a lander that will help bring humans back to the moon. While that mission is still a few years away, SpaceX will be on the moon much sooner than that, in just over one week. A Falcon 9...
  3. News from Drive Tesla Canada
    SpaceX prepping a new 'ruggedized' Starlink dish Starlink is planning a new ruggedized satellite dish. The dish would operate in hotter and colder temperatures and avoid the "thermal shutdown" problem that residential dishes have in extreme temperatures. In a filing on Friday, SpaceX requested...
  4. News from Drive Tesla Canada
    SpaceX wins $102 million US Air Force contract The United States Air Force awarded SpaceX a $102 million five-year contract to demonstrate point-to-point space transportation. The contract is meant to fund the demonstration of technologies and capabilities to transport military cargo and...
  5. News from Drive Tesla Canada
    SpaceX begins Starlink service in Spain SpaceX has expanded the number of countries where it offers its satellite internet service, with Spain being the latest added to the list. The company began emailing customers this week who had previously paid 99 euros to hold their spot in line. The...
  6. News from Drive Tesla Canada
    SpaceX is offering refunds for all Starlink pre-orders in India SpaceX is offering full refunds to those who pre-ordered Starlink services in India. Starlink provided details on how to get a refund in the email, along with a short update on the state of the service. The company is still...
  7. News from Drive Tesla Canada
    SpaceX to start 2022 with another Starlink launch this week SpaceX plans to kick off 2022 with another Starlink launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to take off on Thursday if the weather cooperates. The mission, which SpaceX designated Starlink 4-5, will...
  8. News from Drive Tesla Canada
    SpaceX raised over $1.5 billion in funding in 2021 SpaceX had a very good 2021, both on the launch pad and in terms of private funding. The company raised over $1.5 billion this year, adding to the $2 billion it raised in 2020. Back in February, SpaceX raised $850 million. Then, in April, the...
  9. News from Drive Tesla Canada
    SpaceX raises over $337 million in fresh funding SpaceX raised over $337.4 million in equity financing, according to a regulatory filing. The company did not provide any other details about this latest round of investing. However we do know that SpaceX counts Alphabet Inc and Fidelity...
  10. News from Drive Tesla Canada
    SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne sees COVID-19 outbreak A COVID-19 outbreak at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne is among several Los Angeles County COVID-19 workplace outbreaks. However, the SpaceX outbreak, with 132 impacted workers is the most significant outbreak; next in line is the FedEx...
  11. News from Drive Tesla Canada
    SpaceX closing out 2021 in style with three launches in three days in California and Florida SpaceX plans to end the year with a bang, but hopefully not that kind of bang. Elon Musk's company is set to launch three Falcon 9 rockets in about three days, using launch facilities on both the east...
  12. News from Drive Tesla Canada
    SpaceX to start a program to take CO2 out of the atmosphere According to a tweet by CEO Elon Musk, SpaceX is starting a program to take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere to convert it into rocket fuel. Musk added that this program will be important for the overall Mars mission goal...
  13. News from Drive Tesla Canada
    New Starship launchpad is under construction in Florida A new SpaceX launchpad is under construction in Florida. That's according to CEO Elon Musk who tweeted that the Starship orbital launch pad construction had begun in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Previous to this announcement, SpaceX's...
  14. News from Drive Tesla Canada
    SpaceX and NASA extend sole-source contract to transport astronauts to the ISS by 3 flights NASA announced this afternoon it plans to acquire up to three additional crew flights to the International Space Station (ISS) with SpaceX. The sole-source modification will allow NASA to have...
  15. News from Drive Tesla Canada
    SpaceX currently testing Starlink on aircraft for future in-flight WiFi service A SpaceX vice president confirmed this week the company is currently testing Starlink satellite internet on several aircraft, with the goal to offer the service to airlines "as soon as possible." Jonathan Hofeller...
  16. News from Drive Tesla Canada
    SpaceX CEO Elon Musk calls for all hands on deck to recover from Raptor engine production 'disaster': Report SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has reportedly asked for all hands on deck in order for the company to recover from what he calls a "disaster" relating to Raptor engine production. The grim...
  17. News from Drive Tesla Canada
    SpaceX apologizes to customers for Starlink delays In an email to customers, SpaceX apologized for delays in the delivery of their Starlink internet kits. SpaceX notes that the silicon shortages over the last six months impacted the production rate and thus affected its ability to fulfil...
  18. News from Drive Tesla Canada
    SpaceX not bringing Starlink internet service to China, for now According to a representative from Tesla China, SpaceX has no plans to bring Starlink to China, at least for the time being. The reasoning for this is that SpaceX has to comply with the rules and regulations from mainland China...
  19. News from Drive Tesla Canada
    SpaceX launches another 53 Starlink satellites aboard Falcon 9 SpaceX has successfully launched another Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday morning, carrying another 53 Starlink satellites into orbit. The SpaceX rocket lifted off at 7:19am EST through a thick blanket of low cloud and fog. The launch...
  20. News from Drive Tesla Canada
    SpaceX successfully launches four astronauts for ISS mission Late Wednesday night, SpaceX successfully launched four astronauts into orbit; the launch saw delays due to weather and medical issues. NASA nor SpaceX confirmed what the medical delays were around, nor did they confirm which...
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