By CCN: As markets close Friday, Elon Musk’s aerospace venture SpaceX is poised to eclipse his car company Tesla in market value for the first time. Tesla’s stock is trading down 1.5% at press time with a $33.01 billion market cap attached. According to CNBC, SpaceX is valued at $33.3 billion.

SpaceX boasts an updated market valuation after a recent fundraising round. CNBC’s Michael Sheetz reports that a recent filing shows SpaceX’s latest capital infusion was $536 million at a price of $204 a share.

That brings the total amount of money invested in SpaceX this year to an impressive $1 billion-plus. The company has had no trouble finding the cash to pursue its ambitious plan to wire up the entire planet with internet via satellite and meanwhile colonize Mars.

In its most recent fundraising round, investor demand was so great that the company reportedly could have raised an additional $400 million.

Though SpaceX was founded in 2002, a year before Tesla, it has taken the aerospace and rocket manufacturer the better part of two decades to overtake Tesla’s market value.

SpaceX Starlink Revenues Could Be 2x NASA’s Budget

Investors are lining up to get a piece of SpaceX because of the projected revenues from building Starlink. The 12,000 satellite “constellation” will be capable of transmitting hi-speed Wi-Fi to provide consumers with internet service. If it succeeds, revenue from Starlink could be as much as double NASA’s entire budget.

SpaceX’s cutting-edge development of aerospace tech like reusable rockets means it can assemble its satellite internet system at unprecedented low prices. Estimates have placed the entire cost at $10 billion. It could rake in as much as $40 billion a year (about what AT&T makes with Direct TV) to pay back investors and fund its other projects. Like Mars.

The 2024 Manned Mission to Mars

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