SpaceX plans to build Starlink factory in Texas

A job posting from the company shows that SpaceX is building a new factory in Texas for its satellite-based broadband service Starlink.

SpaceX CEO billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, who leads several futuristic companies, continues to invest in the southern U.S. state.

Earlier on Tuesday, Musk tweeted, “Creating the city of Starbase, Texas,” without elaborating further.

SpaceX job posting for a Starlink engineer said it was breaking ground on a “new, state-of-the-art” manufacturing facility in Austin, Texas to keep up with global demand.

The Starlink venture, a planned network of tens of thousands of satellites in low-earth orbit, aims to offer fast internet speeds globally.

The Tesla CEO had said earlier that Starlink, currently based in Redmond, Washington, will be a crucial source of funding for his broader plans like developing the Starship rocket to fly paying customers to the moon and eventually trying to colonize Mars.