Elon Musk's SpaceX is coming to Austin

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SpaceX is developing a presence in Austin, according to new job postings on the company's website. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

SpaceX is developing a presence in Austin, according to new job postings on the company's website. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

SpaceX, the aerospace manufacturing and transportation company owned by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, is breaking ground on a new manufacturing facility in Austin, according to job postings on the company’s website.

Two engineering jobs posted on SpaceX’s website are tied to Austin. While both are listed as remote positions, information in the job listings link them to an upcoming facility.

“To keep up with global demand, SpaceX is breaking ground on a new, state of the art manufacturing facility in Austin, TX,” they read.

The positions’ responsibilities involve handling operations of the SpaceX’s StarLink broadband internet system, including the manufacturing of satellites, Wi-Fi routers and more equipment.

SpaceX has yet to announce where this new manufacturing facility will be located or if it will be tied to the Tesla gigafactory under construction in southeast Travis County. That manufacturing facility is slated for completion before the end of 2021. Plans also emerged in December for Musk to bring an outpost for his tunnel-building venture, The Boring Co., to Travis County.


SpaceX has a launch site in Brownsville and a test site McGregor and is headquartered in Hawthorne, California. The company’s mission is to develop technologies that will promote space exploration, “with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.”
By Olivia Aldridge

Reporter, Central Austin

Olivia joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in March 2019. She covers public health, business, development and Travis County government. A graduate of Presbyterian College in South Carolina, Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas. Her work has appeared on NPR and in the New York Times.