The California-based SpaceX plans to fire 10 percent of its more than 6,000 employees to meet its goals to develop spacecraft and revolutionize the Internet of Outer Space, unveiled on Friday.
The company of Elon Musk is financially sound and was recently valued at almost $ 30.5 billion in December, but the company has several expensive projects in the making.
Musk has estimated that it will cost up to $ 10 billion to develop a spaceship that could send people to Mars.
SpaceX, led by Elon Musk, plans to fire 10 percent of its more than 6,000 employees to • succeed in developing interplanetary spacecraft and a global space-based Internet & # 39;
Those who have been made redundant receive at least eight weeks of career coaching and resume assistance. Pictured is the head office of Hawthorne, California in September 2018
This week, he unveiled a steel-lined prototype of the rocket's test flight, which he calls Starship, and the headquarters of Hawthorne had previously outlined plans for a trip to Mars in 2022, followed by a manned mission to the Red Planet in 2024.
Another project of $ 10 billion called Starlink would create a constellation of satellites to provide affordable broadband internet and to make it happen in time, SpaceX clears its workforce.
In order to continue delivering to our customers and to succeed in developing interplanetary spacecraft and a global space-related internet, SpaceX must become a leaner company, "they said in a statement.
This year the company plans to start Starship test flights and launch the first Starlink satellites.
& # 39; Both developments have, even when they have been tried separately, other organizations declared bankrupt & # 39 ;, he added. & # 39; This means we have to separate a few talented and hard-working members from our team.
& # 39; This action is only taken because of the extremely difficult challenges ahead and would otherwise not be necessary. & # 39;
The announcement came when SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket on Friday for the Vandenberg Air Base in California with 10 communication satellites
Referring to an e-mail sent to employees by President Gwynne Shotwell on Friday, the Los Angeles Times said the company offered the individuals a minimum wage of eight weeks and other benefits, including career coaching and resume support.
In June, Elon Musk fired at least seven people in the senior management team with a SpaceX satellite launch project, reported Reuters in November. The layoffs had to do with disagreements about the pace at which the team was developing and testing its Starlink satellites.
This week he unveiled a steel-lined prototype of the test flight of the rocket, which he calls Starship.
SpaceX's StarLink program competes with OneWeb and Canada's Telesat to be the first to enter the market with a new satellite-based Internet service.
The management shake meant that Musk brought in new managers from the SpaceX headquarters in California to replace a number of executives he had dismissed in Seattle.
The announcement came when SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket on Friday from the Vandenberg Air Base in California with 10 communication satellites.
SpaceX gets the bulk of its money from billions of contracts with NASA and satellite launches.
In November, they won the permission of US officials to bring nearly 12,000 satellites into orbit around the earth to encourage low-cost, wireless Internet access by 2020.
Last month, SpaceX launched its first US national safety space mission when a SpaceX rocket with a US military navigation satellite from Florida & # 39; s Cape Canaveral was shot.
The Wall Street Journal reported in December that the company collected $ 500 million from investors to launch its satellite Internet service.
The serious entrepreneur Musk has become known with a series of ambitious companies, namely Tesla, which has increased the production of its Model 3 electric car and has continued to enjoy the strong demand for the vehicle.
Tesla Inc said that in June, 9 percent of its workforce was narrowed by removing thousands of jobs in the company for cost-cutting measures.
Musk's Tesla, said in June that it smashed 9 percent of its workforce by removing thousands of jobs in the company for cost-saving measures
Other Musk companies include OpenAI, Neuralink and the Boring Company, which focuses on infrastructure and tunnels.
But Musk has also received a lot of criticism of unconventional and sometimes capricious behavior – after he admitted last year that he was struggling with exhaustion.
In an interview broadcast last month, Musk openly mocked the US Securities and Exchange Commission after accepting a $ 20 million fine to deal with the fraud the agency had done with Musk's quickly-cut attempt at Tesla to take private.
And in September Musk raised his eyebrows with an appearance on a podcast with comedian Joe Rogan, who saw him drink whiskey and smoked weed, while he mused about artificial intelligence, colonized space and the need to give love a chance.
Later that month, he was indicted by a British caver who had helped save 12 boys who were trapped in Thailand after Musk made him a pedo-vent & # 39; and a & # 39; child rapist & # 39; called.