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Elon Musk and SpaceX prepare a Starlink factory

After announcing his move from California to Texas, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is investigating the possibility of incorporating a new city called Starbasewhich would be an expansion of Boca Chica Village, where the company is currently developing its Starship rocket, with the goal of de take people to the planet Mars and the Moon.

According to Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, The region would also be interested in hosting Musk’s planned city, as long as the merger complies with state laws. “Cameron County will process all appropriate requests in accordance with applicable law,” he explained.

starbase It should encompass an area much larger than Boca Chica and, according to Elon Musk, the city could also have other attractions in addition to the construction and launch of spaceships, such as, for example, a resort. Musk also says that the financial system would be based on cryptocurrencies (cited Dogecoin as the main currency).

SpaceX would create a factory for Starlink

In addition to the region’s expansion plans for SpaceX rocket development, the company also would be preparing a “state-of-the-art” factory to mass produce Starlink products. Remember that this project has already put 1,140 satellites into orbit, although the goal in this first phase is 12,000.

The information comes from a clue found in vacancies on the company’s official website, which suggest a factory in Austin to accelerate the project to launch satellites that will form Elon Musk’s ambitious network to cover the entire planet.

The contracting announcement states that the new plant must “develop millions of consumer devices (Starlink antennas, Wi-Fi routers, assembly tools, etc.).” SpaceX has not yet commented anything officially about this issue.

The company aborted the launch of 60 new satellites

Sunday night’s launch abort is the latest delay for this particular Starlink mission. It was originally scheduled to fly in early February, but was delayed due to hardware issues and bad weather. The mission, called Starlink 17, It will now be SpaceX’s 20th Starlink mission and the company’s sixth launch in 2021.

SpaceX currently has more than 1,000 Starlink satellites in orbit while building a mega-constellation capable of providing global high-speed Internet coverage, particularly to remote areas. or unattended places. He Falcon 9 rocket for Starlink 17 It includes a first-stage booster that has flown seven times so far.

Launched satellite missions Iridium-8 and Telstar 18 Vantage, as well as five separate Starlink flights. In addition to the booster, the Starlink 17 mission also includes reused payload fairings. Half are making their fourth flight while the other is on their third.

Two SpaceX recovery ships, the GO Searcher and the GO Navigatorare parked on the coast to recover the fairings for later reuse.

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