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Published on November 12th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan


Starlink Launches As Elon Musk Arrives In Berlin — For Gigafactory 4?

November 12th, 2019 by  

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s visions are being realized well in and out of this world, as the past week reveals. Elon Musk’s life has been surfing through land, sky, and space this week. Last fall, Musk tweeted, “Pace of innovation is all that matters in the long run.” He is certainly demonstrating that’s his companies’ mutual obsession.


X Auto’s Iqtidar Ali and mutual friend Morten Lund yesterday revealed Musk’s whereabouts as he alerted us all to the successful deployment of 60 Starlink satellites. It wasn’t in space, but rather, in Germany.



Following those tweets, German engineer and CleanTechnica contributor Alex Voigt shed more light on the matter.


Iqtidar points out that Musk’s timing is right on target for this topic:

“2019 was the year when ‘Elon Time’ came as close as possible to the real-time and things he announced late last year like the Model Y reveal and estimate production start time and the Gigafactory 3 China have come to fruition, unexpected by many.”

The reports are that Elon Musk is indeed in Germany. His flight over took place as the Falcon 9 was preparing to send 60 Starlink satellites into orbit on November 11, Monday.

One does wonder about the significance of Musk not being at the point of departure. He is consistently involved, with his charismatic presence definitely a prime highlight at these events. It must have been something important to pull him away.

Iqtidar points to a list of Musk to-dos:

“Landing in the German capital is speculated to be pointing towards the possible contract signing or MoU between Tesla and the German Government for the Gigafactory 4 Europe location. Elon Musk stated in the Tesla Q3′ Earnings Call last month that the location of the Gigafactory Europe will be announced before the end of this year.”

According to Elon, the announcement of Gigafactory 4’s location in Europe will come soon. Coming before the holiday season would be good for generous mainstream media coverage. It remains to be seen, but CleanTechnica will be following closely.

Update: Yes, Gigafactory 4 will be in Berlin:


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Cynthia Shahan started writing after previously doing research and publishing work on natural birth practices. (Several unrelated publications) She is a licensed health care provider. She studied and practiced both Waldorf education, and Montessori education, mother of four unconditionally loving spirits, teachers, and environmentally conscious beings born with spiritual insights and ethics beyond this world. (She was able to advance more in this way led by her children.)

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