SpaceX acquires parachute company for $2.2M – because it turns out space-rated parachutes are very hard

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SpaceX is known for its vertical integration, but one component it’s been outsourcing is parachutes — until earlier this month, when the company quietly acquired parachute vendor Pioneer Aerospace after its parent company went bankrupt. The Information first reported the news. This is the second known acquisition for SpaceX, which acquired small satellite startup Swarm […]

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