Elon Musk reveals assembled Starship test rocket

SpaceX to Cut Workforce Prepares to Develop Interplanetary Spacecraft Space Based Internet

The company responded to Los Angeles Times questions with a statement: "To continue delivering for our customers and to succeed in developing interplanetary spacecraft and a global space-based internet, SpaceX must become a leaner company". The company has two NASA contracts, a multibillion-dollar deal to deliver thousands of pounds of cargo to the International Space Station, and competes for military launch contracts.

The decision to trim down was "only due to the extraordinarily hard challenges ahead", SpaceX pointed out.

Others said the sleek design and prominent fins closely resemble spaceships depicted in 1950s/60s films, Wallace and Gromit and even Toy Story.

"This means we must part ways with some talented and hardworking members of our team", the statement continued.

The news of the layoffs came after SpaceX's first successful launch of 2019 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Friday morning.

SpaceX makes its money through private contract launches and US government contract launches for NASA and national security missions.

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Elon Musk reveals assembled Starship test rocket

In October, Elon Musk reportedly at least seven people from senior management at the SpaceX facilities in Redmond, Washington, as he was not satisfied with the speed of developing and testing Starlink satellites.

"Starship test flight rocket just finished assembly at the SpaceX Texas launch site", Musk wrote in a tweet. SpaceX reportedly plans to launch the starship to suborbital heights to prove the viability of its systems. However, it has several expensive projects in the works - including a launch from California on Friday.

SpaceX now launches regular supply missions to the astronauts living at the International Space Station, using its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo capsule. "This is probably one of the most challenging - if not the most challenging - projects we've undertaken", Shotwell said.

Back in November, Bloomberg reported that SpaceX had taken out a $250 million loan, which was only half of the $500 million it was allegedly seeking.

SpaceX's Starlink program is competing with OneWeb and Canada's Telesat to be the first to market with a new satellite-based internet service.

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