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SpaceX Poised to Gain Military Contracts on Russian Engine Spat

bloomberg.com — Elon Musk's SpaceX may have won more than the right to compete for U.S. satellite launches when the Air Force certified its Falcon 9 rocket for military missions. With Congress limiting a competitor's use of Russian-made rocket engines, Space Exploration Technologies Corp.

SpaceX Gets U.S. Approval to Enter $70 Billion Military Market

bloomberg.com — The Falcon 9 rocket of billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX won U.S. Air Force certification, letting the company battle a Boeing Co.-Lockheed Martin Corp. venture for national security space missions. Competition between the two launch providers could heat up as soon as June, when the Air Force said it will issue a request for proposal for GPS III launch services.

Tesla May Need to Raise More Capital After Losses, Analysts Say

bloomberg.com — Analysts are voicing concerns about Tesla Motors Inc.'s cash, saying the maker of electric cars and energy-storage products may need to raise money. Tesla said it had $1.51 billion in cash and cash equivalents as of March 31, down from $1.91 billion three months earlier.

Tesla Battery Factory Runs Ahead of Plan to Power Cars, Homes

bloomberg.com — Of all the good news Tesla Motors Inc. showered on investors Wednesday, progress at the battery factory it's building in Sparks, Nevada, may have been the most important, since its output will power the company's autos and its new line of stationary storage products.

Tesla Rises After Reporting a Narrower Loss Than Predicted

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Autos Take Center Stage Back From Batteries in Tesla Earnings

bloomberg.com — Cars -- not batteries -- will take center stage as Tesla Motors Inc. reports earnings later today. Tesla investors will scour the results for clues on whether the company's on track to meet this year's ambitious goal to sell 55,000 vehicles and for progress on its Model X sport utility vehicle, due to be released this summer.

Listen up Africa: Musk says Tesla’s new batteries will help world’s poor leapfrog the grid

mgafrica.com — ELON Musk says the new suite of batteries being offered by Tesla Motors Inc. can revolutionise electricity for the world's poorest citizens the way mobile technology disrupted the telecommunications industry. Coupled with solar panels or wind turbines, powerful lithium-ion batteries can store energy and provide electricity for people facing what's called "energy poverty."

Musk Says Tesla Energy Will Help World’s Poor Leapfrog the Grid

bloomberg.com — Elon Musk said the new suite of batteries being offered by Tesla Motors Inc. can revolutionize electricity for the world's poorest citizens the way mobile technology disrupted the telecommunications industry. Coupled with solar panels or wind turbines, powerful lithium-ion batteries can store energy and provide electricity for people facing what's called "energy poverty."

Tesla Launches Batteries for Homes, Businesses, Utilities

bloomberg.com — Tesla Motors Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk unveiled a suite of batteries to store electricity for homes, businesses and utilities, saying a greener power grid furthers the company's mission to provide pollution-free energy. "Our goal here is to fundamentally change the way the world uses energy," Musk said at a press briefing in Hawthorne, California.

The 7 Biggest Questions Ahead of Tesla's Battery Announcement

bloomberg.com — Tesla Motors Inc. will introduce its line of energy-storage products Thursday night at the company's design studio in Hawthorne, California. Select Tesla car owners, utility executives and representatives of the solar industry are among those with invitations. The company will announce both a home battery and a "very large utility scale battery," it said in a note to investors last week.
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