(December 15): Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technology Corporation is in talks with investors to raise another round of funding and is trying to double its value to $ 92 billion, Business Insider reported.
Negotiations are still in the early stages, with SpaceX seeking to close the funds in January, Business Insider said Monday, informing the public. The publication states that the rocket maker is unable to persuade investors that its value should be double its level in a deal that closed four months ago.
SpaceX, which raised 1. 9.9 billion in August, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Since the last round of funding, SpaceX, already one of the world’s most valuable private companies, has flown its first regular crew mission to the International Space Station for NASA. This was another milestone for a company that was in a hurry to make money on the commercialization of space – and was planning large investments in satellite-based Internet service and a large new rocket.
Last week, SpaceX conducted the first high-altitude test of its new Starship SN8 prototype vehicle, designed to take humans to the moon, Mars and other destinations. Musk called the flight a success, although the test ended with a landing in South Texas.
SpaceX has two more Starship test vehicles nearing completion, and Musk said the craft will likely launch its first B-Ribble in 2021.
The California-based Holthorn company is under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to build a starship that could land humans on the moon as part of the agency’s Artemis program. After all, Musk wants to send hundreds of starships to colonize Mars and spread human life beyond Earth.
In addition to human exploration, SpaceX is building its own Starlink satellite network to provide worldwide broadband internet from low-Earth bit rabbits. The company has launched more than 700 satellites with thousands of plans to offer global coverage. The company has launched a “no better than no” beta testing program in the US and Canada, with kits for the 499 and $ 99 per month service.