Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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3 instances of misconduct since 1995 | $3.9M in penalties

Space Explorations Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) is a launch and space transport services company. SpaceX designs, manufactures, and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.

Correspondence Date
FY Rank Contract Awards
2020 #62 $1,152.7M
2019 #53 $1,291.5M
2018 #64 $1,014.4M
2017 #56 $1,122.7M
2016 #55 $1,075.2M
2015 #83 $672.8M
2014 #90 $587.4M
2013 #71 $771.5M
2012 N/A $256.3M
2011 N/A $194.6M

3 Instances of Misconduct since 1995

1 additional instance of misconduct pending resolution.

Date Instance Penalty
12/20/2017 Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Program Quality-Control Lapses
SpaceX, United Launch Alliance, LLC
8/18/2014 Allen et al. v. SpaceX (Racial Discrimination)
8/8/2014 California Labor Law Violations
8/4/2014 Lee v. SpaceX (Wrongful Termination)

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