These are the good news days for Elon Musk, after hitting a record high Tesla (TSLA) share price of $1,911.31 yesterday, his private space exploration venture SpaceX has secured its largest funding round of $1.9 billion, Reuters reports.
According to SpaceX’s regulatory filing of this funding round with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (PDF below), SpaceX had originally offered $2,066,446,620 USD worth of equity and preferred stock for sale and until yesterday $1,901,446,920 USD has been sold from the offered amount.
Around $165 million of equity and the preferred stock amount is still up for grabs. The $1.9B financial injection to SpaceX has escalated the company’s value to $46 billion, making it one of the most valuable privately held companies of the U.S.
SpaceX $2B SEC Filing
SpaceX is currently testing multiple prototypes of the company’s next spaceship named ‘Starship’ aimed at taking a manned mission around the moon in 2023, the project codenamed ‘#dearMoon‘.
Musk shared the interesting video of SpaceX’s recovery vessel Ms. Tree catching the fairing half after yesterday’s Falcon-9 launch which had 58 Starlink satetllites and 3 Panet’s SkySats aboard (same setup as the previous Falcon-9 launch).