High Flier: SpaceX’s HQ in Hawthorne.

High Flier: SpaceX’s HQ in Hawthorne. Photo by Ringo Chiu.

Space X has raised over $1 billion in the last six months as it seeks to bolster its plans to build a network of satellites in space, new filings show.

SEC filings posted on May 24 show that Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. brought in $535 million in an April fundraising round and $486 million from a December fundraising round.

The details emerged a day after Space X launched 60 Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

The effort is part of a plan to build a network of 11,000 interconnected satellites that would provide global internet connectivity.

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