It is mainly the recent program presented by Elon Musk, the boss of SpaceX, that would interest Google. The latter thus evoked the project to put into orbit a network of micro satellites making it possible to connect the entire planet to the Internet, with the ambition of using the Earth as a test area before reproducing the whole around March.
Google would be ready to invest massively in SpaceX, enough to value the company at more than 10 billion dollars, which is estimated between 1 and 3.5 billion dollars by The Motley Fool, a site specializing in financial analysis.
SpaceX for its part has not raised funds for several years already, Elon Musk having invested heavily in his personal funds to create the company. The firm is already profitable and has freight forwarding contracts to the ISS on behalf of NASA. In addition, SpaceX's order book is already very busy, and the firm recently announced that it has $ 5 billion in orders for the orbit of different satellites.
It remains to be seen whether SpaceX will give in to the sirens of Google or whether Elon Musk will wish to preserve the independence of the company, the two structures not necessarily displaying the same ideals.