SpaceX to lay off 10% of its workers

Elon Musk Unveils SpaceX Starship Test Vehicle (VIDEO)

Elon Musk Debuts Completed 'Hopper' Rocket to Social Media Derision

Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX will reduce its workforce by about 10 per cent of the company's 6,000 plus employees, it said on Friday.

Later that month, he was sued by a British caver who had helped rescue 12 boys trapped in Thailand after Musk called him a "pedo guy" and a "child rapist" after his proposal to use his miniature submarine to extract the boys was rejected. "This means we must part ways with some talented and hardworking members of our team", the company said.

Elon Musk said on Friday that his company, SpaceX, had completed the installation of a Starship reusable space-rocket system launch vehicle for a suborbital test flight.

We most recently saw the Starship in more than one piece, apparently in the midst of being assembled.

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In a statement late January 11, the company confirmed that SpaceX is laying off a portion of its workforce in the first large-scale reduction of its workforce since the company was founded in 2002.

The first launch of that capsule, without a crew, is planned for February.

The layoffs were announced to workers in an email from SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Similar to the hopper, the spaceship will have a silver finish not just for style, but also because the exterior will be too hot for paint. SpaceX Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell said during a TED Talk past year that she expects the satellite constellation to cost about $10 billion to deploy. The company also reportedly plans to replace their current Falcon and Falcon Heavy rockets with this starship model in the near future, making the success of the hopper extremely important to the company. Named Tintin A and Tintin B, these prototypes are in a 310-mile (500-kilometer) polar orbit and are used to communicate with testing ground stations in Washington and California. Richardson joined our team shortly thereafter.His passion for space ignited when he watched Space Shuttle Discovery launch into space October 29, 1998. Since joining SpaceFlight Insider in 2015, Richardson has worked to increase the quality of our content, eventually becoming our managing editor.

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