With ‘Starbase’ and a new Starlink factory, Musk deepens foray into Texas

With ‘Starbase’ and a new Starlink factory, Musk deepens foray into Texas


SpaceX’s Boca Chica Starship plant is growing rapidly.

Pieces of SpaceX’s ambitious plans to expand its sizable foothold in Texas were on full display this week in three very different corners of the internet. CEO Elon Musk speculated on Twitter about a proposed city in Texas named Starbase, while new job descriptions on the company’s website hinted at an anticipated “state of the art” factory for mass-producing Starlink satellites. And the company made its latest move in a protracted legal fight for a methane-rich piece of land that will supply fuel for Starship.

Here’s a breakdown of the latest details.

Starbase, Texas

Musk, who has said he’s moving to Texas and committed to more projects in the state last year to spite California’s pandemic restrictions, said on Tuesday he’s aiming to…

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