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Relativity Tests 3D-Printed Rocket for 2022 Debut Launch

Relativity aims for Terran 1 to be the first entirely 3D-printed rocket to reach low-Earth orbit.

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Fisker Launches EV Development Division in the UK

Fisker Inc. is launching a specialty vehicle engineering and development division in the United Kingdom to be led by David King, former chief special operations officer at Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd.

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Vernon Logistics Company Lays Off Hundreds in Split From Amazon

QX Logistix Inc. in Vernon is divesting from its Amazon delivery business to concentrate on warehousing, ecommerce fulfillment and transportation.

Stimulus Funding Drives Record Orders of Classroom Furniture

A Torrance-based school furniture-maker, contending with a record order backlog, said stimulus funding is driving a substantial increase in spending on furniture and equipment for schools.

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Car Leasing App Fair Gears Up for Relaunch

After a tumultuous 2020, Fair Financial Corp. is looking to get back on the road.

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How the LA Ports Plan to Ease Congestion Ahead of Holiday Shopping

Joe Falzarano, owner of Huzzah Toys in Venice Beach, met last week with a sales rep from Hawthorne-based Bruder Toys America Inc. to place orders for the busy fourth quarter shopping period. But the pickings were slim.

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Rocket Lab Inks Contract for Space Debris Removal

Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck said removing space debris is “highly complex" as objects in orbit travel more than 14,500 miles per hour.

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LA Ports Still Clogged With Cargo Imports

With some 60 container cargo ships idling at the entrance of the port complex last week, traffic congestion in the San Pedro Bay shows no signs of letting up.

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SpaceX’s Historic Week Ushers in New Possibilities for Space Exploration

Inspiration4 proves that the company is making headway on its mission of opening space travel to all.

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SpaceX Deploys 51 Starlink Satellites From Vandenberg

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. completed its first Starlink launch from the West Coast.

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Spectrum Laboratory Gets Covid-19 Boost

Spectrum Laboratory Products Inc., whose chemicals are used to make Covid-19 vaccines, is bracing for an uptick in production amid concerns that the pandemic is far from over.

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Rocket Lab Stock Lifts Off

Rocket Lab USA Inc. is soaring on the public markets.

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SpaceX Works to Produce Cheaper Starlink Satellites

SpaceX is losing money on the satellite dishes and wants to boost production.

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SpaceX Sets All-Civilian Mission for Sept. 15

If successful, Inspiration4 will become the first human spaceflight mission to orbit Earth with only private citizens on board.

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SpaceX Delivers NASA Supplies to Space Station

SpaceX delivered 4,800 pounds of hardware, supplies and science experiments to the International Space Station.

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