The move has fuelled talk among colleagues he is being groomed for a bigger role in Tesla, at a time when chief executive Elon Musk has been distracted by Twitter
The Tesla billionaire has argued that allowing Beijing a say in running the disputed island would reduce tensions
It was the 32nd launch of 2022 and the intense activity is due to the company's race to build a constellation of Starlink broadband satellites
Elon Musk, its chief executive, has demanded the company ramp up battery production, especially of its so-called 4680, denoting the diameter (46mm) and height (80mm)
The social media platform has sued to hold Musk to his $44 billion takeover offer and a Delaware judge said it deserved a quick resolution of the deal's uncertainty
The suit is likely to be one of the most closely followed business battles of all time, pitching the colourful executive against the western commentariat's favourite arena
Musk previously said that vehicles Starlink was expected to be used with were aircraft, ships, large trucks and recreation vehicles such as motorhomes
The Tesla chief executive said a shortage of batteries and machinery tools stuck in Chinese ports is taking a big toll on output and revenue.
China is concerned about Elon Musk's ties to the US military and the role his satellites could play in a war in Asia, which means Tesla's access to the Chinese market could be at risk
Former Tesla workers have filed a lawsuit claiming the 'mass layoff' was illegal because people got no advance warning. And some of Tesla's top diversity advocates were among those sacked.
The US military has been considering using SpaceX rockets as a quick way to deliver cargo – or even a "quick reaction force" – to global emergencies that require urgent aid
At least five employees were sacked by SpaceX, the private rocket company set up by Elon Musk, after they wrote and circulated a letter criticising the company founder, sources said