Space Exploration Technologies Inc., which has its home office in Hawthorne, California, is a U.S. aerospatial and space transport services company. In 2002, it was founded by Elon Musk to reduce the cost of space travel to enable Mars to colonize. SpaceX also developed a range of launch ships, the constellation Starlink Satellite and the spaceship Dragon.
SpaceX has accomplished by providing the first private liquid-propellant rocket that will reach orbit (Falcon 1 2008), the first private company to launch, orbit and retrieve a spacecraft successfully (Dragon 2010), The first commercial aerospace organization to submit to the International Space Station, a first orbital rocket propulsion recovery (Falcon 9 2015), the first orbital rocket reuse (Falcon 9 2017), the first commercial private enterprise to fire an earth target in arbitration around the world (Falcon Strong 2018 payload of a Tesla Roadster), and the first private business to take astronauts to the International Space Station SpaceX has performed to the International Space Station (ISS) 20 cargo resupply flights under collaboration with NASA, as well as an uncrewed test flight on March 2, 2019, from Dragon 2 ‘s Human-Rating Spacecraft and on May 30, 2020, the first Dragon 2 Crew.
A Falcon 9 completed a vertical propulsive landing in December 2015. That was the first such accomplishment by a spaceflight rocket. SpaceX successfully landed the first stage vertically on an ocean-drone landing platform in April 2016, with the starting of CRS-8. The first stage landed in May 2016 again, but during a much greater geostationary orbiting mission. In May 2016. SpaceX first succeeded in restarting and ending the first phase of an orbital missile in March 2017. SpaceX became the world ‘s largest commercial satellite constellation operator with the third launch of the Starlink project in January 2020.
In September 2016, Musk announced the later called Starship Interplanetary Transport Network, a privately-funded launch vehicle for the production of spaceflight technologies and interplanetary crews. In 2017, Musk confirmed that it would eventually substitute its current Falcon 9 lance and Dragon space capsule fleet with Starship, also in the Earth-orbit satellite distribution segment. This network will be updated to conduct interplanetary operations plus become the main SpaceX orbital after early 2020. Starship is supposed to be fully re-usable and the largest weapon ever set for the beginning of 2020.