Tesla CEO Elon Musk may be planning a second facility following the toll road across from Gigafactory Texas, and multiple sources reported to Austin Business Journal that the land is set aside for one of Musk’s other companies, SpaceX, (via Biz Journals).
Job postings in early March show that Musk was searching for someone to oversee construction for a SpaceX facility in early March, but the company hadn’t stated where in Austin it planned to build the facility.
SpaceX Plans Starlink Factory in Austin, Texas According to Job Listing https://t.co/j3LxvYzSLL
— TeslaNorth.com (@RealTeslaNorth) March 3, 2021
Another SpaceX job posting indicated the company’s potential plans to construct a facility for its low-Earth satellite internet project, Starlink. While the listing mentioned SpaceX’s plans to “break ground on a new, state of the art manufacturing facility in Austin,” Musk also went on to say that he would be “creating the city of Starbase, Texas,” without providing any further details.
As of yet, the company hasn’t filed any permits with the city of Austin for the land, which is located on the southwest side of State Highway 130 – and just across from Gigafactory Texas, which is currently under construction.
Currently, SpaceX is constructing its new Starship in Boca Chica, Texas, along with a testing facility southwest of Waco, in McGregor, Texas.
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