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Michael Sheetz
a month ago
Elon Musk, in a company-wide email obtained by CNBC, said SpaceX's Raptor engine program is "a disaster" and in "crisis": "We face genuine risk of bankruptcy if we cannot achieve a Starship flight rate of at least once every two weeks next year."
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Michael Sheetz
a month ago
Musk sent the update on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, and said he had planned to take the holiday off but would be personally working on the Raptor production line through the weekend.
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Michael Sheetz
a month ago
The email provides more context to the significance of former propulsion VP Will Heltlsey's departure, who CNBC reported was taken off Raptor development earlier this month:
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Michael Sheetz
2 months ago
Scoop – SpaceX has had some recent changes to leadership of its rocket business, with a pair of VPs and a senior director leaving the company, sources told CNBC:
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Michael Sheetz
a month ago
Musk's email was first reported by @derekiswise
@space_explored
SpaceExplored.com
a month ago
Elon Musk says SpaceX could face 'genuine risk of bankruptcy' from Starship engine production by @derekiswise
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Michael Sheetz
a month ago
@derekiswise . @lorengrush published the full email:
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Rockets Are Awesome!
a month ago
@thesheetztweetz Doesn’t make sense to me.
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dana
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rick
a month ago
@thesheetztweetz A flight every two weeks would be insane !!
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Janidu Dasith
a month ago
@rickstysanchez @thesheetztweetz That's for now baby!! 🤣🍼
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Edoardo Giammarino
a month ago
@thesheetztweetz “We face genuine risk of bankruptcy if we cannot achieve a Starship flight rate of at least once every two weeks next year,” Once every two weeks? That doesn't make any sense compared with what @elonmusk said in the past weeks and neither makes sense according to proposed FAA ER
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Robert Kruse
a month ago
@_lenny97 @thesheetztweetz @elonmusk OR to the financial situation, as far as we know it. OR to the launch manifest of next year.
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