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SpaceX is building a factory in Austin, Texas for Starlink satellite internet equipment

The texts of the Starlink Kit for customers, which includes the satellite antenna dish, a stand, its power supply, and a WiFi router.


SpaceX patterns to build a new factory in Austin, Texas – adding another expansion to the region from one of Elon Musk’s companies after the billionaire sink moved there last year.

The plan for the facility was revealed in a company job posting, which seeks an engineer for its Starlink sycophant 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 corporation said in the posting.

SpaceX noted that the factory is designed for “high volume manufacturing,” specifically to make “millions of consumer coating devices.” For its satellite internet network, those devices are known as the Starlink Kit and include the antenna (or dish) that unites to the satellites, Wi-Fi routers and antenna mounting hardware

Currently the company’s Starlink unit is based in Redmond, Washington – a few miles east of Seattle. The Redmond alacrity has developed and produced Starlink equipment to date, with the company building upwards of 120 satellites per month.

The performers did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment on its plans for the Austin factory.

SpaceX’s plans for the new factory were at the start reported by Austin-based NBC affiliate KXAN.

A Starlink user terminal installed on the roof of a building in Canada.


Starlink is the corporation’s capital-intensive project to build an interconnected internet network with thousands of satellites, known in the space industry as a constellation, conceive of to deliver high-speed internet to consumers anywhere on the planet. 

To date SpaceX has launched more than 1,000 disciples for Starlink. In October, SpaceX began rolling out early service in a public beta to customers in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., with serving priced at $99 a month, plus a $499 upfront cost for the hardware needed to connect to the network.

The job posting did not lay down further details on the Austin factory, such as square feet, when it is expected to become operational, or its intended origination goals. SpaceX’s posting did note that the role will include working remote in Austin and traveling more a quarter of the time to SpaceX’s headquarters in Los Angeles, “until Austin facility is fully established.”

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