Sunday, June 16, 2019
Home World SpaceX will "degrease" 10% of its approximately 6,000 employees

SpaceX will "degrease" 10% of its approximately 6,000 employees

Headquarters of SpaceX, Hawthorne, California, September 19, 2018.
SpaceX headquarters, Hawthorne, Calif., September 19, 2018. Mike Blake / REUTERS

The aerospace company SpaceX, which works for NASA, will lay off 10% of its 6,000 or so employees, a source close to the file said on Friday.

"To continue to supply our customers and successfully develop our interplanetary gears as well as the Internet space, the company SpaceX must degrease", writes SpaceX in a statement sent to Agence France-Presse.

"These efforts, even undertaken separately, have ruined other organizations. That means we have to separate ourselves from some of our team members, talented and hardworking "continues the statement. "We are grateful for all they have accomplished and their commitment to SpaceX's mission. This initiative is only due to the extraordinary challenges that await us "says the company, headquartered in Hawthorne, a suburb of Los Angeles.

Read also How SpaceX got a place in aerospace

"A very difficult decision"

According to an email from SpaceX president, Gwynne Shotwell, sent to employees and obtained by the Los Angeles Times, this downsizing "Is a very difficult but necessary decision".

The firm, founded by the whimsical billionaire Elon Musk, supplies including the International Space Station on behalf of NASA and must allow him to send astronauts back into space. Since the shutdown of the space shuttle in 2011, the US agency, like all the others, in fact relies entirely Russian Soyuz rockets for its manned flights.

It also plans to send some 12,000 telecommunications satellites in the coming decade to develop cheap internet links.

SpaceX is developing a new large rocket, "Starship", which will eventually become SpaceX's only launcher and one day to bring astronauts around the Moon or even Mars, according to Elon Musk's plans. Today, the company uses and reuses its Falcon 9 rockets.

Read also The far-west space at the time of the SpaceX tsunami
React or view all comments

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Must Read

Meeting in Nuremberg: stage club discusses leadership styles and skills shortages

The German Stage Association has achieved in its executive bodies largely a parity occupation with men and women.In the election of the presidium at...

What's next for Tyson Fury?

Published on 16.06.2013From: Hans Themistode Tyson Fury (28-0-1, 20 KOs), heavyweight champion, receives praise for his destruction of the relatively unknown Tom Schwarz (24-1, 16...

Film sequences that took decades to get going

Based on the novel by Irvine Welsh, Trainspotting is a pitch black comedy featuring the scariest baby, the dirtiest toilet, and the most memorable...

Pilots reveal the disturbing secrets from airline industry

One of the most horrifying anecdotes from yesterday's "Disturbing secrets of flight attendants" from a pilot, not a host.This makes sense. Whatever flight attendants...

Importance of Strawberry Moon: What does the name June Full Moon mean? | Science | news

The Strawberry Moon, the sixth full moon of the year, will peak on Monday morning, June 17, in British times. Here in the UK,...