SpaceX plans to assemble another processing plant in Austin, Texas – adding another extension to the locale from one of Elon Musk’s organizations after the billionaire founder moved there a year ago.
The arrangement for the facility was uncovered in an organization job posting, which looks for a designer for its Starlink satellite internet division.
“To keep up with global demand, SpaceX is breaking ground on a new, state of the art manufacturing facility in Austin, TX,” the company said in the posting.
SpaceX noticed that the plant is intended for “high volume manufacturing,” explicitly to make “millions of consumer facing devices.” For its satellite internet organization, those gadgets are known as the Starlink Kit and incorporate the antenna (or dish) that interfaces with the satellites, Wi-Fi switches and radio wire mounting equipment.
Presently the organization’s Starlink unit is situated in Redmond, Washington – a couple of miles east of Seattle. The Redmond office has created and produced Starlink hardware to date, with the organization assembling as much as 120 satellites each month.
The organization didn’t promptly react to CNBC’s request for comment on its arrangements for the Austin processing plant.
SpaceX’s arrangements for the new plant were first revealed by Austin-based NBC affiliate KXAN.
Starlink is the organization’s capital-intensive project to construct an interconnected internet network with a huge number of satellites, referred to in the space industry as a constellation, intended to deliver high-speed internet to shoppers anyplace on the planet.
To date SpaceX has launched in excess of 1,000 satellites for Starlink. In October, SpaceX started turning out early service in a public beta to clients in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., with service valued at $99 every month, in addition to a $499 forthright expense for the equipment expected to associate with the network.
The work posting didn’t give further subtleties on the Austin factory, like square feet, when it is required to get operational, or its expected creation goals. SpaceX’s posting noticed that the job will remember turning out far off for Austin and going about a fourth of the opportunity to SpaceX’s central command in Los Angeles, “until Austin facility is fully established.”