• Safi Bello

Next SpaceX Launch Planned For Saturday January 14, 2017

According to the Wall Street Journal -- The next SpaceX launch is planned for Saturday January 14 when it will seek to regain momentum in the face of depressed revenue, jittery customers and a ballooning backlog of delayed missions. SpaceX projected the satellite-internet business would have over 40 million subscribers and bring in more than $30 billion in revenue by 2025, according to documents. The internet service is currently in planning stages without a factory or a full-fledged team of engineers, according to industry officials and earlier comments by company President Gwynne Shotwell. SpaceX's rocket business has struggled to pull off consistent launches. From 2010 to June 2015, it managed 18 successful launches in a row before its first accident, versus more than 100 straight so far by its main U.S. rival, a joint venture between Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp., and more than 75 successful consecutive liftoffs for Europe's Arianespace SA. SpaceX had initially planned its first launch for January 8th, but weather conditions in California forced the company to postpone the launch. To get more in depth information on the SpaceX launch scheduled for January 14, 2017 click on the pictures below to read the articles.

SpaceX hopes satellite internet business will pad thin rocket launch margins - Read More from Tech Crunch
New report details SpaceX’s enormous launch and Internet ambitions - Read More from Ars Technica
With Clear Skies Ahead, SpaceX Eyes A Saturday Launch - Read More from Wired
SpaceX Returns to Flight on Saturday - Read More from Popular Mechanics
The stakes are higher than ever for tomorrow’s SpaceX rocket launch - Read More from The Verge

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