The space Internet project is too slow, and musk fired 7 executives.

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 The space Internet project is too slow, and musk fired 7 executives.


Netease Technologies News Nov. 2, according to foreign media reports, the source said that Elon Musk, chief executive of SpaceX, fired at least seven executives in charge of the satellite launch project because of his dissatisfaction with the progress of the Starlink project, and asked his successor to launch the first batch of American satellites into the project by the middle of next year. Rail.

According to sources, Musk flew to Seattle in June to meet with a team of engineers responsible for a satellite launch project. It is reported that the project is crucial to the growth of SpaceX.

Within hours of landing, however, Musk fired all seven Starlink executives. According to two SpaceX employees, the project team and Musk disagreed on the development and testing progress of Starlink satellite.

According to the news, Mask quickly introduced new executives from SpaceX headquarters in California. Their mission is to launch the first US made satellite in the next year.

Starlink satellite system aims to cover remote areas of the world with Internet services, essentially rebuilding the Internet in space. The company believes that this business is the key to SpaceXs cash flow and the economic basis for Musks lunar orbits and landings on Mars.

But SpaceX employees say that the project has encountered difficulties in recruiting and retaining employees. According to sources, at present, about 300 SpaceX employees work in Raymonds Starlink project. According to GeekWire, Musk said in 2015 that three to four years after Raymonds project was running, there may be hundreds, there may be a thousand people.

One SpaceX employee said that so far this year, about 50 employees have voluntarily left the company, although the reasons for leaving are unclear. At present, SpaceX has more than 6000 employees.

Eva Behrend, a spokeswoman for SpaceX, said the companys office in Raymond was still an important part of its next-generation satellite network.

Given the success of our recent Starlink demonstration satellite, we learned lessons from it and reorganized it so that the next design iteration can be completed in a short time, Berlund said.

She did not comment further on the reorganization or launch schedule, but pointed out that the strategy was similar to the rapid iteration of design and testing, which was the key to the success of the SpaceX rocket.

Employees said Rajeev Badyal, an engineer and hardware veteran at Microsoft and HP, and Mark Krebs, a top designer in Googles satellite and aircraft divisions, had been fired. Krebs declined to comment, and he did not respond to requests for comment.

A source said that before the management personnel change, Musk had put pressure on the project team to speed up satellite testing. Behrend of SpaceX did not comment on the matter. Another source said corporate culture is also a major challenge for recent recruitment. Many managers have been excavated from Microsoft, a nearby technology giant. As we all know, Microsoft employees are more accustomed to longer term development plans. One of the sources said: he also wants to make three satellite tests. But Musk believes that we can do this faster with cheaper, simpler satellites. (Han Bing) source: NetEase science and technology report editor: Wang Fengzhi _NT2541

A source said that before the management personnel change, Musk had put pressure on the project team to speed up satellite testing. Behrend of SpaceX did not comment on the matter.

Another source said corporate culture is also a major challenge for recent recruitment. Many managers have been excavated from Microsoft, a nearby technology giant. As we all know, Microsoft employees are more accustomed to longer term development plans.

One of the sources said: he also wants to make three satellite tests. But Musk believes that we can do this faster with cheaper, simpler satellites. (Han ice)