SpaceX’s satellite internet constellation, Starlink, is reportedly being considered for a possible spinoff through an IPO by late 2024. According to sources cited by Bloomberg, discussions surrounding the IPO have begun. Billionaire investor Ron Baron, CEO of Baron Capital, predicts that a Starlink IPO could take place around 2027, estimating SpaceX’s value to be between $250 billion and $300 billion by then.
Although SpaceX has not yet commented on the speculation, CEO Elon Musk recently tweeted that Starlink has achieved breakeven cash flow and currently has the majority of active satellites. Musk also mentioned that Starlink plans to launch a majority of all satellites from Earth by next year.
In terms of revenue, Starlink reported $1.4 billion in 2022, a significant increase from the $222 million generated the previous year. These figures were obtained from documents reviewed by the Wall Street Journal in September. During the same period, SpaceX’s valuation was approximately $150 billion.
In addition to its financial achievements, Starlink has also extended its services to aid organizations in Gaza. Elon Musk announced last month that Starlink would provide internet connectivity to internationally recognized aid organizations in the region.
Overall, Starlink’s satellite network has proven to be a successful venture, with the company reaching breakeven cash flow and increasing its revenue substantially over the past year. With the possibility of a future IPO, the value of SpaceX and its Starlink satellite network is expected to soar in the coming years.