Space Exploration Technologies

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) is an American space transport company founded by PayPal co-founder Elon Musk. It has developed the Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 rockets, both of which are built with a goal of being reusable launch vehicles. SpaceX has developed the Dragon spacecraft to be carried to orbit by Falcon 9 launch vehicles. SpaceX designs, tests and fabricates the majority of their components in-house, including the Merlin, Kestrel, and Draco rocket engines. In December 2010, SpaceX became the first private company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft (a Dragon).

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Lobbying

$1,880,000 Spent
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Lobbying on Behalf of Space Exploration Technologies

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Regulations

Mentioned in 11 dockets; Submitted to 2 dockets
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All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

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The tables show occurrences of "Space Exploration Technologies" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Federal Spending

11 contracts
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Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at USASpending.gov. Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.

Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.

Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.

covers through USASpending.gov's Sept. 15, 2012 release for contracts and Oct. 19, 2012 for grants.

Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.

Type Recipient Name Year Agency Description Amount
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Space Exploration Technologies Corp. 2012 National Aeronautics And Space Administration ISS COMMERCIAL RESUPPLY SERVICES $150,336,817
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Space Exploration Technologies Corp. 2011 National Aeronautics And Space Administration ISS COMMERCIAL RESUPPLY SERVICES. $76,597,276
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Space Exploration Technologies Corp. 2011 National Aeronautics And Space Administration ISS COMMERCIAL RESUPPLY SERVICES. $59,596,841
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Space Exploration Technologies Corp. 2012 National Aeronautics And Space Administration ISS COMMERCIAL RESUPPLY SERVICES $55,478,451
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Space Exploration Technologies Corp. 2012 National Aeronautics And Space Administration ISS COMMERCIAL RESUPPLY SERVICES. $38,048,826
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Space Exploration Technologies Corp. 2011 National Aeronautics And Space Administration ISS COMMERCIAL RESUPPLY SERVICES. $29,616,418
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Space Exploration Technologies Corp. 2011 National Aeronautics And Space Administration ISS COMMERCIAL RESUPPLY SERVICES. $25,800,000
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Space Exploration Technologies Corp. 2012 National Aeronautics And Space Administration NASA LAUNCH SERVICES II - SPACE EXPLORATION TECHNOLOGIES THE AWARD WILL PROVIDE A BROAD RANGE OF LAUNCH SERVICES FOR NASA'S PLANETARY, EARTH-OBSERVING, EXPLORATION, AND SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES. THE NLS CONTRACTS PROVIDE FOR A MINIMUM CAPABILITY OF DELIVERING AGENCY PAYLOADS WEIGHING APPROXIMATELY 550 POUNDS OR MORE TO A MINIMUM 124-MILE-HIGH CIRCULAR ORBIT WITH A LAUNCH INCLINATION OF 28.5 DEGREES. THE LAUNCH SERVICE PROVIDER ALSO MAY OFFER A RANGE OF VEHICLES TO NASA TO MEET HIGHER PAYLOAD WEIGHT AND ORBIT REQUIREMENTS. MOD 000009 WAS EXECUTED ON 07/17/12 TO INCORPORATE THE JASON-3 LAUNCH SERVICE INTO THE CONTRACT. AS A RESULT, THE TOTAL CONTRACT VALUE IS INCREASED BY $63,284,159.00 FROM $1,358,016.00 TO $64,642,175.00. IN ADDITION, FUNDING IS INCREASED BY $6,328,416 FROM $1,358,016.00 TO $7,686,432.00. $6,328,416
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Space Exploration Technologies Corp. 2012 National Aeronautics And Space Administration NASA LAUNCH SERVICES II - SPACE EXPLORATION TECHNOLOGIES THE AWARD WILL PROVIDE A BROAD RANGE OF LAUNCH SERVICES FOR NASA'S PLANETARY, EARTH-OBSERVING, EXPLORATION, AND SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES. THE NLS CONTRACTS PROVIDE FOR A MINIMUM CAPABILITY OF DELIVERING AGENCY PAYLOADS WEIGHING APPROXIMATELY 550 POUNDS OR MORE TO A MINIMUM 124-MILE-HIGH CIRCULAR ORBIT WITH A LAUNCH INCLINATION OF 28.5 DEGREES. THE LAUNCH SERVICE PROVIDER ALSO MAY OFFER A RANGE OF VEHICLES TO NASA TO MEET HIGHER PAYLOAD WEIGHT AND ORBIT REQUIREMENTS. MOD 12 -THE PURPOSE OF THIS MODIFICATION IS TO INCREASE THE SUM AVAILABLE FOR PAYMENT BY $2,471,303.00. SECTION C, CLAUSE 6.0, NFS 1852.232-77 LIMITIATION OF FUNDS FROM $9,462,527.00 TO $11,933,830. THE FUNDED THROUGH DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO DECEMBER 31, 2012. $2,471,303
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Space Exploration Technologies Corp. 2011 National Aeronautics And Space Administration ISS COMMERCIAL RESUPPLY SERVICES. $1,847,668
View all grant & loan data for Space Exploration Technologies View all contract data for Space Exploration Technologies Sources: USASpending.gov

Advisory Committees

1 person on 1 committee
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Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.

The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "Space Exploration Technologies" that sat on federal advisory committees.

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