Reuters Dec 19, 2018 08:34:36 IST
The company is raising the capital from existing shareholders and new investor Baillie Gifford & Co, the third-largest shareholder in Musk-led electric carmaker Tesla Inc.
SpaceX did not immediately responded to Reuters request for comment.
SpaceX investors are paying $186 per share for new stock in the latest funding round, WSJ reported, adding that it is up about 10 percent from the $169-per-share paid during an April fundraising.
In April, Reuters reported that SpaceX was raising $507 million in a new round of funding, valuing the company at around $26 billion.
The Hawthorne, California-based company has outlined plans for a trip to Mars in 2022, to be followed by a manned mission to the red planet by 2024.
Separately, SpaceX's launch of a long-delayed navigation satellite for the US military was halted on December 18, postponing for at least a day the space transportation company's first designated national security mission for the United States.
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