Elon Musk’s SpaceX reportedly raises $850m boosting its valuation by 60%

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Billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX completed an equity funding circular of $850 million, increasing the company’s valuation 60 % to almost $74 billion, according to a media report.

The business had a $46bn valuation at its last round that raised $1.9bn in August 2020.

SpaceX raised the brand new funds at $419.99 a share the other day, CNBC reported, citing persons familiar with the matter.

“SpaceX raised only some of the funding obtainable in the marketplace … the business received insane demand of about $6bn in offers during the period of just three times,” the broadcaster said.

The latest injection of new funds coincides with SpaceX simultaneously working on two futuristic projects - Starship rocket mission and Starlink initiative - to build an economical internet ecosystem using clusters of satellites.

Earlier this month, SpaceX expanded the scope of the general public beta check of its Starlink task, by started acquiring pre-orders from potential clients in the US, Canada and the UK.

Membership found in the Starlink project comes at a monthly price of $99. There can be an additional upfront price of $499 that addresses Starlink equipment for instance a Wi-Fi router and a customer terminal to hook up to satellites, furthermore to shipping charges.

The US Federal government Communications Commission has sanctioned SpaceX to launch 11,943 satellites.

With an increase of than 1,000 satellites already deployed, SpaceX aims to have 4,425 Starlink satellites over another four years.

In 2019, Mr Musk told reporters Starlink could generate $30bn of earnings annually.

SpaceX’s Starship is a transport system made to hold both crew and cargo to Earth orbit, the Moon, Mars and beyond.

The company is building and testing prototypes in Texas.

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