Oorspronkelijk geplaatst door Hoofdstraat
Leer aub eens Engels lezen, het Nasa geld was noodzakelijk voor SpaceX om te overleven
kun jij niet bewijzen.
Wat normaal is voor zo'n bedrijf, je hebt de steun van een overheid nodig.
Ach so er bestaan geen banken?
Ach so anderen kunnen niet investeren in SpaceX?
Mogen anderen niet verdienen aan de waarde van SpaceX?
Why Did Google Invest $1 Billion in SpaceX?
"Space-based applications like imaging satellites can help people more easily access important information, so we're excited to support SpaceX's growth as it develops new launch technologies," said Don Harrison, Google's vice president for corporate development, in a statement about the SpaceX investment, according to The New York Times.
And, notably, Harrison joined the board of SpaceX.
Based on Harrison's statement, the origins of the company's motivation for the investment was likely rooted in SpaceX CEO Elon Musk's announcement just before Google's investment. Musk noted SpaceX would set out to build and deploy the world's largest global communications systems via a network of hundreds of satellites.
"Our focus is on creating a global communications system that would be larger than anything that has been talked about to date," Musk told Bloomberg last year.
Alphabet may be more serious about space than it lets on
Before Alphabet was formalized last year, the company's projects like these were considered "moonshots." But with the creation of Alphabet in August, these "moonshots" were upgraded to "Other Bets" as the company structured its business in a way it can give more focus to these side projects.
You can bet that whatever satellite initiative Alphabet works on in regard to SpaceX, it's going to be one of the company's bigger bets. With 10% ownership of SpaceX in conjunction with Fidelity, the company arguably has a solid stake in what could become the most important space company in our lifetimes.
And it's worth noting that Alphabet's SpaceX investment has likely already panned out to be a bargain. Now that SpaceX has proved it can successfully land one of its rockets after returning from space, and with the rocket company now aiming for a 70% rocket landing success rate during 2016 and planning to launch its Falcon Heavy later this year, it probably sports a much greater valuation in the private markets than it did when Google invested in it early last year.
Time will tell what Alphabet makes of its SpaceX investment, but don't be surprised if it turns into something significant.
Onlangs nog extra $500 miljoen:
Waar haalt de overheid overigens zijn geld?
Waarvoor is de overheid ook nog nodig?
Voor wetgeving: lol
De Tesla roadster in de ruimte vloog overigens te snel. lol.