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Starship’s Raptor engine crisis risks bankruptcy

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk stands at the base of a Starship rocket prototype at the company's facility in Boca Chica, Texas.Steve Jurvetson on flickrElon Musk is angry with the lack of progress SpaceX has made in developing the Raptor engines that power its Starship rocket.He described a dire situation the day after Thanksgiving in a company-wide email,…
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Not reusing rockets is ‘a dead-end product’

A look at the company's production floor shows a series of Electron boosters, with the typical black carbon fiber rockets in the foreground and a metallic-looking reusable booster in the center.Rocket LabRocket Lab CEO Peter Beck was once confident that his company would never reuse its rockets like Elon Musk's SpaceX — to the point that Beck…
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