SpaceX's constellation of Starlink internet satellites may be aboard the Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla. In May.
Earlier this week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filed paperwork with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on behalf of SpaceX, requesting permission for the production and deployment of 30,000 Starlink satellites,
If granted, the project wants to add to the 12,000 broadband satellites
Experts say the cost of this undertaking could reach $ 60 billion without the potential deployment of the 12,000 satellites, Business Insider wrote Friday
"As demand escalates for fast, reliable Internet around the world, especially for those where connectivity is non-existent, too expensive or unreliable, SpaceX is taki Steps to responsibly scale Starlink's total network capacity and data density to meet the growth in users' anticipated needs, "a SpaceX spokesperson said in a statement, according to Space News.
Space.com reported that SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said the satellite satellites-which were originally intended to provide high-speed internet service to people all over the world-won't be able to provide "minor" coverage until about 400 fully-operational space vessels have been launched.
However SpaceX wants to end up launching the already-approved 1
First announced in 2015, the Starlink mission was created as a stepping stone for other SpaceX ambitions, such as sending humans to Mars. Its success would be to build up a spacecraft and super heavy rocket-developing system that would carry humans between the earth, moon, and mars.
Following on appearance on a panel Wednesday, SpaceX president and chief operating officer Gwynne Shotwell discussed the sustainability of the starship rockets.
They want to "move people and so on", they told Space News .  Newsweek The SpaceX raised the bar in August with the completion of the Dragon capsule's third mission.
The capsule, carried by a Falcon 9 rocket, returned more than 2,700 pounds of scientific experiments and other cargo, NASA said in a statement.
"A better understanding of silica morphology Earth's environment. "