Elon Musk’s SpaceX Raises $250 Million Through Fresh Equity Offering as Its Valuation Soars

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Raises $250 Million Through Fresh Equity Offering as Its Valuation Soars
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched on NASAs SpaceX Crew-4 mission to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren, Robert Hines, Jessica Watkins, and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti onboard at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on April 27, 2022, in this handout photo. (Joel Kowsky/NASA via Getty Images)

Elon Musk’s SpaceX raised additional financing through the issue of equity in late July, according to a new filing by the company on Friday.

SpaceX raked in proceeds of $250 million by selling equity, with the date of the first sale mentioned as July 20. The funding came from five investors. With this, the company has raised about $2 billion in 2022, CNBC said.

In May, the company raised $1.725 billion, giving it a valuation of $127 billion. Since the Musk-led company operates in a capital-intensive industry, the funding needs are huge.

SpaceX is currently developing and testing a fully-reusable, super-heavy-lift launch vehicle called Starship at its Boca Chica, South Texas facility. The Starship is meant to transport crew and cargo to the Earth’s orbit, and the Moon and Mars. Recently, Musk updated the timing of the orbital launch of Starship, suggesting it can take anywhere between one and 12 months.

The company also owns the Starlink high-speed, satellite internet service.

Early Saturday, the Tesla, Inc. CEO tweeted that he is at the launchpad and updated that the rocket is being moved to the launchpad.

SpaceX’ Falcon 9 rocket late Friday carried South Korea’s lunar spacecraft “Danuri” to space from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

By Shanthi Rexaline
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